Ann Hinrichs's Fundraising Page
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Ann Hinrichs's Fundraising Page

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.

ABOUT 2017 4K for 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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Loren Karro 08/06/2017 $100.00 Congratulations Ann. I look forward to seeing you again and am proud of all that you have accomplished. Here's to a bright and healthy future.
Anonymous Friend 07/31/2017 $25.00  
Barbara L Feyereisen 06/27/2017 $25.00  
Thrivent Financial 06/14/2017 $50.00  
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  
  Total $10,100.00  
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