Austin Johnson's Fundraising Page
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Austin Johnson's Fundraising Page

Austin Johnson is a graduate of McGill University. In the summer of 2017, he 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?

"About half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes" (American Cancer Society). And because of this reality - my connection to the cancer community is similar to nearly every other person I know.2

Mema, my grandmother, a breast cancer survivor. A best friend's little brother, passed away at the age of 7. My friend in university, celebrated her final chemo session last year and I was fortunate enough to be in town to celebrate with her. A colleague in university who was diagnosed with a brain tumor soon after graduating and has had to face realities much harder than anything I can imagine.

This is for you and many others.

Why are you traveling over 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

There are many situations in this world where we think to ourselves "it won't happen to ME!" Young adults are prone to live with this mentality of invincibility that so often times comes with a youthful body and spirit. Cancer picks no favourites.

I am riding to raise money for scholarships that will be awarded to young adults who have been disheartened by the medical bills they are saddled with. I am riding to hand deliver chemo care packages to patients who, just as they were getting started in life, are faced with uncertainty. I am riding to dedicate myself to a cause that I hope would be there for me if I was dealt a different hand. Any way you can support me in this undertaking would be amazing for those whose lives we will impact.

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 www.4kforcancer.org

Challenge:

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. 

Solution:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Noah Neustadt 11/09/2017 $15.00 :)
Nicholas Taylor 11/09/2017 $20.00  
Vicky Woo 10/26/2017 $25.00  
Gavin Lytton 07/27/2017 $100.00 *tips your hat off*
Jena Boomhower 07/24/2017 $100.00 Great cause, Austin. Safe travels! Biking cross country is on my bucket list.
Shannon Larson 07/13/2017 $100.00 Good luck, Austin! Thank you for all that you are doing to raise awareness and help others fight cancer! - The Larson's
The GOATMAN 07/01/2017 $.28 de goat loves you!
Molly Santangelo 06/20/2017 $50.00 I'm soooooo late to this party, but soooooo proud of you Austin!!!! A true inspiration. Thank you. xx
Judith Williams 06/15/2017 $100.00  
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program 06/08/2017 $250.00  
Cenna Ghaderpanah 06/04/2017 $25.00  
Ashutosh Gupta 06/02/2017 $45.00 You don't understaaaand!
Fran├žois Beausoleil 05/31/2017 $25.00 Way to go, Austin!
Anonymous Friend 05/30/2017 $25.00 Ride on!
Wolf Kohlberg 05/30/2017 $100.00 GO AUSTIN GO!
Natasha Paz 05/30/2017 $150.00  
Megs Roulet 05/28/2017 $10.00  
Steph Natale 05/16/2017 $25.00 YEAH BUDDY! Get it! #inspiration xoxo
Katie Lopes 05/15/2017 $25.00 Crush it, Austin! SO proud of you!
Francis Carr 05/15/2017 $25.00 Way to go Austin!!!!!
Danielle Linteris 05/10/2017 $25.00 Sweat for a cause!
Ernie Johnson 05/10/2017 $200.00 Wanted you to get to that goal. Will be there to see you off and follow your progress! love you
Austin Johnson 05/09/2017 $110.14 Thanks to everyone who came out to Sweat for a Cause 004: 10K Fun Run! This includes the cash donations from Vic, Stu, John, Marie-Eve, and Eva.
Em Laferriere 04/30/2017 $20.00 Sweat for a cause
Cindy Owen 04/30/2017 $30.00 sweat for the cause run for alex and cindy
Jacob Lessard 04/29/2017 $15.00 Getting sweaty for a cause
Rita Barbour 04/29/2017 $20.00  
Alex Bonavia 04/29/2017 $20.00 Sweat for the cause 10 K baby!!
David Lastovskiy 04/29/2017 $50.00 Sweat for a Cause 004
Julia Clark-Combot 04/29/2017 $20.00 t'es badass.
Kirsten Charron 04/29/2017 $15.00 sweat for a cause 004
Joanne Pattullo 04/27/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause 004
Austin Johnson 04/27/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause 004 ! OH YA
David Evans 04/26/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause 004
Laura Grafton 04/26/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause donation ! Not sure I can make it but still wanna support :D
Sophy Drouin 04/26/2017 $15.00 Wooooo fun runnnn
Samantha Cote 04/26/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause 004
Saskia Gaucher 04/26/2017 $15.00 Sweat For A Cause! Woohoo! Keep it up Austin!
Thao Ngo 04/25/2017 $25.00 GET IT AUSTIN. - Sweat for a Cause 004 -
MJ Ponce 04/19/2017 $40.00  
Emily MacLean 04/19/2017 $15.00 004 FUN RUN !
Hunter Shaw 04/19/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause 004!!! Keep it up Austin!
Jocelyne Whitehead 04/18/2017 $15.00 Donation is for Sweat for a Cause 004!
Lauren Phizicky 04/16/2017 $40.00 ABJx004
Nana & Grandpa McBride 04/16/2017 $50.00 Good luck Austin. We love you!
Miriam FL 04/15/2017 $15.00 Registration for SWEAT FOR A CAUSE 004 10KM RUN - Congratulations on this incredible project Austin, the world needs more people like you :)
Riley Massender 04/15/2017 $15.00 Best of luck!
Ben Ng 04/14/2017 $15.00 Sweat for a Cause 004!! - purple monkey dishwasher
Brendan Neal 04/14/2017 $20.00 "The longest run of my life" aka SWEAT FOR A CAUSE 004 10K FUN RUN BABBBYYYY
Nicole Paznokaitis 04/12/2017 $15.00 Registration for Sweat for a Cause 004: 10k Fun Run
Jake Watson 04/11/2017 $15.00 For the fun run
Austin Johnson 04/10/2017 $40.00 Registration for Sweat for a Cause 004: 10K Fun Run --- OH YAAA
Susan Magher 04/09/2017 $25.00 Good luck Austin!
Elliot Byrne 04/04/2017 $55.00 Never stop doing what you do brother.
Krissy Reimels 04/04/2017 $10.00  
Kyle Boulay 04/03/2017 $50.00 HOLY SMOKES
Austin Johnson 03/25/2017 $102.39 Thanks to everyone who came out for Sweat for a Cause 003 at Vic Park!
Kitty Royce 03/24/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/23/2017 $200.00 What an incredible journey - Wishing you all best! Praying for you and the people who will benefit from Ullman Cancer Fund.
Chris Filliter 03/17/2017 $50.00 you da mang
Phil Black 03/13/2017 $244.38 Thank you to everyone who came out to Sweat for a Cause 002 at Blackout Fitness!
Rachel Bolivar 03/01/2017 $40.00 !!!yay Austin!!!
Anonymous Friend 02/26/2017 $347.01 Thank you so much to Hugo and the rest of the Spin Energie team for hosting Sweat for a Cause 001! Shout out to everyone who came or donated: Jason V, Ian H, Sam C, Dave E, Nicole P, Taylor M, Vic S, Suzanne P, Warren R, Emily M, Hunter S, Liz L, Hannah A, Annabelle, Claire E, Maida H, Vita S, Karina V, Jason K, Liam C, Ricki H, Alex B, Jacynthe D, Dave L, Myriam F, Nick T, Noah N, Sophy D, Carla B, and Jake W
Marijke and Lance Stern 02/20/2017 $250.00 one more goal, milestone, one more challenge. Austin, you never cease to inspire...ride on...
Andre Baril 02/18/2017 $25.00 Good luck buddy!
Kristen Valente 02/15/2017 $50.00 This one's for my lovely and strong friend C. Barkely. And best of luck to you Austin, this is an awesome idea!
Ann & John Duncan 02/13/2017 $25.00 You're a great thing Austin. Good Luck
Rosemary Feltham 02/12/2017 $25.00 Thank you Austin, for your great contribution to research and treatment for young people with cancer.
Anonymous Friend 02/12/2017 $25.00  
Marylou Cormier 02/11/2017 $25.00 Good luck, Austin!
Jake Watson 02/11/2017 $15.00  
Carla Bragagnolo 02/11/2017 $10.00  
Ri Ri 02/10/2017 $186.70  
Sarah HOUNAS 02/10/2017 $20.00  
Carly Cullen 02/10/2017 $30.00 Good luck Austin! This is SO appreciated by so many!
Brad Tullis 02/08/2017 $100.00 Don't ever shave that moustache. Lookin' forward to seeing you in Seattle bruh.
Robe Robe 02/08/2017 $81.00 Your face gives me nightmares
Papa Ernie Johnson 02/06/2017 $400.00 Praying for your safety on the trip. Planning to be there for the launch in Baltimore and the finish in Seattle. God bless you.
Andrew Rose 02/04/2017 $109.00 You're the man.
Ryan Willms 02/04/2017 $100.00  
Mike & Lesli McBride 01/30/2017 $100.00 This is an incredible commitment. All the best with your training and your ride.
Murph Johnson 01/30/2017 $40.00 So proud of you Austin! Cannot wait to hear about your amazing experience!
John & Ann Duncan 01/28/2017 $25.00 What a wonderful undertaking. Best of luck on your ride.
Anonymous Friend 01/18/2017 $100.00 best of luck ..its wonderful that you are doing this friend of Julia's mom
Andrea Cawein 01/17/2017 $100.00 Best of luck on your trip!
Jan Lindwall 01/17/2017 $25.00 What an unselfish undertaking! Prayers for a safe journey.
Laura Grafton 01/16/2017 $25.00 Way to go, Austin! :)
Sarah Sedlack 01/16/2017 $50.00 Love you Austin!
Andy R 01/16/2017 $30.00 You're a legend, good luck!
Sam Charters 01/16/2017 $25.00 So proud of you xo
Edna Sandoval 01/16/2017 $100.00 Congratulations it's very commendable and wish you good luck.!
Nick Taylor 01/16/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/16/2017 $25.00 Keep it upppppp!!!
Julia Chi 01/16/2017 $50.00 See you at your kickoff!!! Love you
Elena Lu-Torres 01/16/2017 $200.00 Good Luck and Enjoy your ride cross country! Elena Lu-Torres
Erin Guillette 01/14/2017 $100.00 What a great cause! We're proud of you.
Anonymous Friend 01/10/2017 $50.00 Our daughter was recently diagnosed with non-smokers lung cancer. We have two young beautiful granddaughters. I hope this will help others.
Ken Bushell 01/05/2017 $100.00 With best wishes for this tough ride. Hope you enjoy it. Great job you are doing with this project.
Jocelyne Whitehead 01/04/2017 $40.00 You're inspiring! Keep at it!
Beth Armstrong 01/03/2017 $169.00 GO AUSTIN GO!
Lauren Gilmartin 01/03/2017 $50.00 Go kill it - can't wait to see ya on the other side!
James Napolitano 12/30/2016 $51.00 I had to donate more than my mother but I didn't want to donate much more because I hate you. JK break a leg out there Johnson.
Izabella Stern 12/29/2016 $50.00 Have an amazing journey, Austin! You inspire us all to be better people. Love you!
Anonymous Friend 12/27/2016 $250.00 Good luck, Austin! You will be in our prayers during your journey!
The Napolitano's 12/23/2016 $50.00 Love and best wishes- Brielle, Jim, Toni, and James
Greig Chi 12/22/2016 $250.00 Good luck on your trip!
Judith Williams 12/22/2016 $100.00  
Wynn Church 12/14/2016 $50.00 May the wind be always at you back
Ellein Lutz 12/14/2016 $25.00  
Anais Roger 12/06/2016 $30.00 Best of luck for your adventure!
Anonymous Friend 10/29/2016 $160.00 The world needs more people like you with your kind and gracious resolve.
Nicole Paznokaitis 10/28/2016 $100.00 This is such an awesome thing you're doing. I'm so proud of you. Have an amazing ride!
Anonymous Friend 10/10/2016 $200.00  
Brock Jones 09/12/2016 $500.00 Have a great ride Austin! Your desire to help young people all over the world battling cancer is inspiring! Your great enthusiasm is evident and it warms my heart knowing these sick, young adults have such a great young man backing them!
Donald Andersen 09/01/2016 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/01/2016 $50.00  
Simon Tattrie 08/31/2016 $40.00 Happy Birthday, Austin! Have a great ride!
Mary Racine 08/30/2016 $100.00  
Don & Patsy Copley 08/29/2016 $50.00 Have a great time and good luck.
Ed Marshall 08/28/2016 $100.00 Have fun.
Ginny Johnson 08/27/2016 $500.00 May God bless you and give you safe travels for this journey.
Patrick Fauceglia 08/27/2016 $100.00 My wife is a cancer survivor. We offer this contribution, in support of those innocent, afflicted, young adults, striving to live a simple, yet significant life. We pray you will achieve your financial goal, providing financial aid, and equally important, in giving of your time, emotional support and recognizing their worth in this, their most difficult time.
Anonymous Friend 08/26/2016 $50.00  
Austin Johnson 07/06/2016 $100.00  
  Total $9,215.90  
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