Ann Hinrichs is a senior at the University of Minnesota. In the summer of 2017, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70 day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
In 2014, as a Freshman in college, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now, three years later as a college senior, I recently underwent brain surgery to have a tumor removed. With all the negativity that comes with cancer, my goal is to take away the positives from those situations--a new perspective and appreciation for life. What better way to celebrate the gift of life than biking across the country!
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I have experienced what it takes to beat cancer--twice. I want to take the mental and physical strength I have gained through my personal journey, and apply it to this opportunity. It is a personal challenge I graciously accept. I am excited to be doing this ride with like minded individuals, who as a team, have the power to do amazing things for cancer research, and add love and support to the young adults as they too deal with the journey of cancer.
2017 marks the 16th year of the 4K for Cancer sending young adults on journeys across the country in an effort to inspire hope and unite communities in the fight against cancer. The 4K for Cancer is a program of The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year. Young adults (ages 15-39) face a variety of unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis including fertility preservation, social isolation, lack of insurance, delayed diagnosis, and more.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, the Ulman Cancer Fund is able to provide free support services and resources for the young adult cancer community including:
Cancer to 5K - a 12-week training program designed to introduce or reintroduce cancer survivors to physical activity.
Patient Navigation - a free program (onsite at cancer centers and remotely through our office) that ensures no young adult ever faces cancer alone. We provide one-on-one support & resources to young adults and their families to help them manage the cancer experience and long-term cancer survival.
Scholarships - a financial assistance program to help young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
UCF House - This year UCF broke ground on a “home away from home” to provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers, in East Baltimore.
Your donation will help make these programs and our mission possible!
|Bob Ferguson||06/08/2017||$50.00||Ann, I am a friend of your brother, Bob, and had a family member affected by cancer as a young adult so wanted to donate to your great cause!||John & Denise Morrisette||06/05/2017||$100.00||WOW Ann! You are amazing! Good luck on the trip and God Bless You.||Michelle Ferguson||06/03/2017||$50.00||Good luck Ann! Have fun! I am sitting talking to your mom at pickle ball right now. I played with you at O'Malley Garden!||Mary Timm||06/01/2017||$50.00||Good luck, Ann! I'm a friend of your Aunt Kathy||Patricia A Dahl||05/30/2017||$100.00||Patricia A Dahl||05/30/2017||$100.00||Susan Arth||05/28/2017||$50.00||MARGARET & PETER COLEMAN||05/22/2017||$40.00||Good luck Ann. Enjoy the ride!||Ellen Borgen||05/16/2017||$50.00||Good Luck, Ann! Enjoy the ride! Love, Nate Ellen Charlie & Howard||Julie A McDonough||05/16/2017||$100.00||Jeff & Anne Wild||05/12/2017||$100.00||Good Luck Ann!||Jay Durbin||05/11/2017||$250.00||Ann, you are a rock star! This is such an awesome quest. Be safe, and enjoy every mile. Downhill. Tailwind. Jay and Shery.||Terry and Molly Lyons||05/11/2017||$100.00||Good luck and have fun!||Geneva Capital, LLC||05/10/2017||$500.00||David Schneiderhan||05/08/2017||$250.00||Good luck Ann! Enjoy your journey!||Becky & Butch Birmingham||05/07/2017||$50.00||Bruce Andrews||05/03/2017||$100.00||Great to meet you at Julie & Dave's! All the best to you on your ride! Bruce & Tim||Kirstie Willean||05/02/2017||$100.00||What a story and inspiration your ride is and will be! Very best wishes and memorable miles beneath your wheels!||Bruce and Lucia Wheeler||05/02/2017||$100.00||Your commitment and strength are truly inspirational Ann. We wish you a wonderful trip with the wind at your back the entire way.||Robert and Linda Quast||04/30/2017||$30.00||Debra K Sivanich||04/28/2017||$50.00||Julie B Winsor||04/27/2017||$50.00||Cindy Siems||04/27/2017||$100.00||Kathy O'Reilly-Doyle||04/26/2017||$100.00||Here's to your success!||Grandma O'Reilly||04/26/2017||$100.00||I will be cheering for you all the way! Love and prayers, Grandma||Terry Karro||04/26/2017||$40.00||Good luck Ann. I look forward to meeting you when you hit the Methow Valley!||Mark O Anderson||04/24/2017||$100.00||Dave and Cindy Bucher||04/23/2017||$250.00||We pray for a safe ride and cure for this disease!||Mike & Terri Frain||04/23/2017||$250.00||Good luck and have fun Ann. Glad to hear you are overcoming your diagnoses and also taking on this challenge for the Ulman Cancer fund. This will be an exciting adventure.||Peter McWaters||04/23/2017||$100.00||Chris Wiskow||04/20/2017||$25.00||Best of luck, have fun and a safe journey.||Drew & Teresa Gleckler||04/15/2017||$100.00||Good Luck Ann ! We Love YOU !!!||Bev Swanson||04/15/2017||$100.00||we are very happy to donate & back Ann Hinrichs as she bikes from Baltimore to Seattle.||Dave & Deb Lutz||04/13/2017||$50.00||We believe in you! May the wind be at your back and the sun shine brightly on your journey! Our prayers and positive vibes are with you!||Harv and Julie Busta||04/12/2017||$50.00||Have an exciting trip. We love to support such a courageous young woman. Go Ann!||Anthea Johnson||04/11/2017||$50.00||Bell Bank Mortgage Pay It Forward||04/11/2017||$1,000.00||Tim and Diann Egeland||04/11/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Ann! Mandi says you are an amazing person. What an awesome adventure.||The Soukup's||04/10/2017||$200.00||You are amazing. We love you Ann! Travel safely this summer. Can't wait to hear how it goes!||John and Shelly O'Brien||04/10/2017||$50.00||Ann, good luck on this journey and safe travels! You are amazing!||Tope and Kadee Heger||04/10/2017||$30.00||Good luck Ann||Lynn Bucka||04/10/2017||$100.00||Good luck Ann! You amaze me with your courage and your strength! Have fun and enjoy the journey!||Barb Webster||04/10/2017||$500.00||Sona L Kleppe||04/10/2017||$25.00||Brad and Sharon Krogman||04/09/2017||$100.00||Ann, Best of luck on this exciting journey . A great way to see the USA. Our prayers will be with you for a safe trip. Brad and Sharon||Erika and Adam Bradseth||04/09/2017||$50.00||Good luck on your journey across the US! We can't wait to follow you and hear about the adventure!||Don & Tami Zurbay||04/09/2017||$300.00||You are an unbelievable inspiration with such a strong, adventurous spirit!! Stay strong and enjoy the journey!!||Bob and Jody Bonsen||04/09/2017||$100.00||Ann - So proud of you. You are making a real difference. BTW - you owe us a date for our marsh mellow game :)||Paul & Christel Bucher||04/08/2017||$200.00||Wishing you all the best, Ann. Have a great ride. You should get your Dad to do it for the third time!||Steven & Peri Rasske||04/07/2017||$300.00||My advice. Buy a really good bike seat and get to know the driver of the van really well. My butt gets sore just thinking about riding that distance. Have an amazing time.||Darrell & Kris Olson||04/07/2017||$50.00||Brain tumors suck! Thanks for helping find a cure. What an amazing feat you are taking on!||Ann Hinrichs||04/07/2017||$50.00||We are so proud of you! Your an inspiration!||Joan Freeberg||04/07/2017||$100.00||Kristi Baetsen||04/06/2017||$100.00||Good Luck!!||Charles Carlson||04/06/2017||$200.00||Go for it Ann..........proud of you!! Chuck and Sandy||Teresa & Mark Lynch||04/06/2017||$25.00||Such a great cause! Best of luck on your journey.||Bruce Schliep||04/06/2017||$100.00||Pat Bradley||04/05/2017||$100.00||Good luck Ann.||Mary O'Reilly-Seim||04/05/2017||$75.00||We are cheering you on, Ann. Larry, Mary, Bill and Tom||Adam Knebel||04/02/2017||$300.00||Caitlin O'Brien||04/02/2017||$40.00||You're an inspiration to all of us! Keeping being you Ann!||Jay Meyerhoff||03/31/2017||$50.00||Proud of you and never stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||Paul Peterson||03/26/2017||$200.00||Good luck Ann! Glad to see you are following in your Dad's footsteps. Thanks for raising money for such a great cause! Hope you have a great time on your ride across the country!||Anonymous Friend||03/26/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Anne!||Jon Borman||03/25/2017||$50.00||Good luck on the ride and in the future.We will miss you this summer.||Claire Janc||03/24/2017||$70.00||Theresa Hinnenkamp Lienau||03/23/2017||$50.00||Ann! Best of luck! We are cheering for you every pedal of the way!||Doug Johnson||03/23/2017||$100.00||Wishing you all the best Ann! I didn't even know about your journey until Jess posted a link on SharePoint. I admire your courage!||Jerry Freeman||03/22/2017||$50.00||Good Luck, we'll miss you at Rush||Megan Lutz||03/21/2017||$20.00||Incredible Ann! You are doing an amazing and inspiring thing!||Mike Looby||03/21/2017||$50.00||Kathleen Wedin||03/21/2017||$50.00||Go, Ann, Go!||Molly Billion||03/20/2017||$20.00||I admire you so much Anny!!! Eat a lot of seaweed along the way and know I am cheering you on. xoox||Maija Gust||03/20/2017||$100.00||Good luck, Ann! You're an amazing young woman and I'm glad to know you! I'm so proud of you!||Maddie Soukup||03/20/2017||$40.00||Proud of ya, you're the bomb!||Greg Frandsen||03/20/2017||$200.00||Good Luck Ann!||Jenny Stendahl||03/20/2017||$20.00||Cris Beltman||03/20/2017||$50.00||Pete Harmeling||03/20/2017||$500.00||Ann, I am so proud of you. You are a WINNER! I look forward to following your progress. UDAWOMAN!!||Kevin Kirvida||03/20/2017||$200.00||Ann, we love your spirit and healthy attitude. I would love to ride with you.||Ann Hinrichs||03/15/2017||$100.00|