Autumn Kramer is a senior at the UMBC. 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 San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
"What cancer CANNOT do? It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot silence courage," is a quote I am very fond of. I have seen too many family members and friends’ battle cancer. Some have won and some have not been so lucky. I have seen cancer take too many lives from too many people, way too quickly. I ride for all those who have lost a loved one, for all those who have been in its destructive path, and every person to have been crippled by cancers effects. I ride with positivity that a cure will be found and in the meantime support the individuals who need it most!
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
This is an opportunity of a lifetime as well as a one in a million kind of experience. I would have regretted it if I had not taken the possibility of applying. Not only are we raising money that will directly help young adults and their families but also riding to visit individuals who are currently battling cancer. Biking across the country will be a rewarding experience, I didn't even have to think twice about it!!!
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!
|Paige Dutrow||09/01/2017||$40.00||B.j. Kramer||09/01/2017||$50.00||Caley Hebert||09/01/2017||$50.00||❤️❤️❤️||Anonymous Friend||09/01/2017||$100.00||You have a heart of gold and I am always in awe of how much you give! Here's to celebrating a successful 4K experience and to reaching an incredible donation goal!||Kathy Kelly||09/01/2017||$100.00||Way to go Autumn!! Such a awesome adventure for a great cause!||Jacqueline Basile||08/16/2017||$100.00||Kristyn Ewart||08/05/2017||$10.00||I am SO proud of how far you've come literally and figuratively!!||Anonymous Friend||06/11/2017||$50.00||Hi Autumn! I'm a friend of your aunt Judy. This is a great thing to do!||Ted Dymicki||06/04/2017||$50.00||Best of Luck! Sorry, we're late. We'll be thinking of you and can't wait until you return!||The Dean Family||06/03/2017||$50.00||Have an awesome time and make amazing memories! Hugs :)||Jessica Paesch||05/29/2017||$30.90||Good luck Autumn!! Can't wait to hear all about your journey. You are awesome!!||Lisa Winebrenner||05/28/2017||$50.00||Thank you for going on this amazing journey - have fun and enjoy the ride!||Anonymous Friend||05/28/2017||$50.00||Ride or Die! :)||Zoe Fulton||05/28/2017||$20.00||Crying thinking about how proud I am of you and how much I will miss you!! Ride hard, have the most amazing time, don't fall, and see ya in Cali :) all my love!||Sarah Hios||05/28/2017||$25.00||Good luck Auty!!!||Carmel McGuire||05/25/2017||$100.00||Good luck, Autumn!||Katie Smallwood||05/25/2017||$20.00||Good luck on your journey, you are doing such amazing thing and Barre will miss you! Thanks for always being so helpful and kind :)||Sara Emden||05/04/2017||$10.00||Good luck, kick some ass!!!!||Anonymous Friend||04/02/2017||$50.00||Eva Benvenga||03/02/2017||$15.00||I <3 u auty||Anonymous Friend||03/02/2017||$50.00||Good luck Nauty||Katie Rab||03/02/2017||$25.00||"Donate it in honor of my ratchetness" -Auty But forreals so very proud of you ❤||Branden Rusta||03/02/2017||$225.00||Have fun ;) and be safe! Don't have too many asthma attacks!||Brandi Layton||03/02/2017||$25.00||You are amazing Autumn. I'm so proud of everything you've accomplished and I'm glad I've been a part of your life!||Anonymous Friend||03/02/2017||$20.00||Lol sorry I'm late||Anonymous Friend||03/01/2017||$35.00||proud of you!||Nicole Wheeler||03/01/2017||$25.00||This is so awesome, good luck! (:||Kristyn Ewart||03/01/2017||$10.00||we're still months away from summer and you're almost at your goal!! Go aut!!!||Trish and Rick Ewart||03/01/2017||$20.00||Good luck!||Ashley Dymicki||03/01/2017||$20.00||This journey your about to endeavor is such an inspiration to all. I am so proud to call you my best friend. 70 days seems like a long time to be apart but it gives me comfort knowing you're doing good in this world for those that need it. Whenever you're feeling down or homesick along the way, know that I'm always a phone call/text away, you have the best support system, you can achieve ANYTHING you put your mind to, and always keep your head up. You are a beautiful person inside and out and all of us back home will miss your sweet soul. Give it your all out there and live it up! I love you so much, babe! ❤️||Kenneth Sachs||03/01/2017||$100.00||Kacey Love||03/01/2017||$10.00||Good luck Autumn! You are amazing for doing this!||Mary Miller||02/21/2017||$99.10||Bridget Simmons||02/19/2017||$20.00||Let's go AUTYYYYY so proud of you! <3||Rebecca Paesch||02/18/2017||$200.00||Good luck Autumn!||Kristina Bowman||02/16/2017||$50.00||So proud of my fellow cville Unicorn. Love you, girl. YITS❤||Coby Kay Callahan||02/16/2017||$10.00||So proud of you! xoxo!||Madeleine Winebrenner||02/16/2017||$10.00||This is so amazing that you're doing this Auty!! I wish you so much luck and I'm so happy that you're so close to your goal! :)))||Anonymous Friend||02/15/2017||$5.00||Tracey Hirsch||02/15/2017||$20.00||Good luck and have fun on this journey! It's a great thing you are doing! ❤️||Anonymous Friend||02/15/2017||$50.00||so very proud of you!||Ryan AuCoin||02/14/2017||$20.00||What you're doing is so awesome and I'm happy to be able to support it!||Hannah Quade||02/13/2017||$25.00||Good luck! And keep doing amazing things. Love you!||Suzy Kramer||02/13/2017||$200.00||Go, you fabulous unicorn, go!!!||Jacob Logan Stanley||02/13/2017||$20.00||❤️||Kristyn Ewart||02/13/2017||$10.00||GO BEST FRIEND THATS MY BEST FRIEND||Bradley Ingram||02/13/2017||$30.00||Patti LeConte||02/13/2017||$25.00||Spread the D Phi E love from coast to coast!!!||Paige Dutrow||02/13/2017||$20.00||So proud of you Auty! You have such a big heart and I am so lucky to call you my sister! Love you!!!||Lana Williamson||02/13/2017||$10.00||Happy Valentines Day <3||Kyra Chabay||02/13/2017||$40.00||I love you sooo much!!!! Plus I really wanna see you in that unicorn suit :)||Tyler Kramer||02/13/2017||$50.00||Ride, unicorn! Ride!||Lauren Franz||02/13/2017||$50.00||So proud of you Auty!!! Going to miss you this summer! Enjoy every moment and create amazing memories.||Debbie Higgins||02/13/2017||$25.00||So proud of you Autumn! This is so awesome! Rock it out girl for dphie and for all those who lost the battle to cancer. Be safe and have fun on this incredible journey. Love you||Dom Tidwell||02/04/2017||$10.00||Rachel Jezek||02/04/2017||$15.00||Nolan Anne Bryden||02/03/2017||$50.00||You are my hero - Nolan Anne!||Anonymous Friend||01/22/2017||$90.00||John Mox||01/19/2017||$30.00||Love this so much, love what you're doing. Keep it up :)||Anonymous Friend||01/16/2017||$100.00||Remember us when you're famous!||Mary Choplick||01/16/2017||$100.00||You are beyond awesome.||Tiffany Barnhart||01/16/2017||$30.00||You're so close!!! So proud of you! Love you bunches :)||Eva Benvenga||01/10/2017||$25.00||❤️ ya!||Apryl Motley||01/10/2017||$50.00||You go girl!||Suzanne Nolan||01/09/2017||$60.00||You go girl!!! Autumn I am proud of you!||Will Soper||01/09/2017||$20.00||Keep up the great work Auty!!||Elizabeth Chen||01/09/2017||$50.00||Daniel Lin||01/09/2017||$30.00||Have a safe and fun experience. Make memories, push on forward, and use them legs! :D||Rachel Kim||01/09/2017||$10.00||had to get you to $3000! so proud of you girl <3 be safe and have an amazing trip :)||Sarah Mcgee||01/09/2017||$25.00||What an awesome experience from an even more awesome girl!!||Jen Shin||01/09/2017||$40.00||ily bb||Zach Miles||01/09/2017||$50.00||Kill it||Tiffany Barnhart||12/30/2016||$40.00||Cheering you on from Charlotte baby girl!! It makes me so proud to be able to call you my best friend. This is only the beginning of all the great things I know you'll do and I can't wait to be there to watch you along the way! Love you always. P.S. Sorry it took me this long to donate||Anonymous Friend||12/30/2016||$50.00||"When people say to me how do you get through life or each day, it’s the same thing. To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special."||Judy Kramer||12/23/2016||$50.00||Your mother said to make a donation instead of giving her a christmas present, so here you go!||Judy Kramer||12/23/2016||$100.00||You said to make a donation instead of giving you a christmas present! You're more than half way to your goal. Congrats. love you, Aunt Judy||Leonora Kramer||12/19/2016||$100.00||You GO girl ♡♡♡||Anonymous Friend||12/02/2016||$50.00||your the sweetest, & will be the sweatiest||Moire Campbell||11/29/2016||$20.00||Hi. I am poor so $20 is all I can give BUT ANYTHING HELPS RIGHT. OK I love you and you're amazing. (Also I'm not positive but PRETTY sure that the background photo of this is taken in Colorado so...............!!!!!) k bye||Goureesh Paranjpe||11/29/2016||$5.00||I'm too broke to donate any more for now, but keep up the great work, and maybe our paths will cross this summer :)||Meghan Beno||11/29/2016||$57.00||Proud of you!||Pat and Brenda Kelly||11/29/2016||$100.00||Good Luck and have a wonderful time! Love you and we are very proud of you! Don't forget your water bottle!||Kristina Higgins||11/21/2016||$40.00||So proud of you Aut, those little legs will pedal you so far <3||Emma McDonnell||11/21/2016||$50.00||Amy Malczewski||11/21/2016||$50.00||You have a heart of gold and you inspire me, Auty! Have an amazing summer, I can't wait for you to have the best summer of your life! I'm so proud of you!!!||Kathy Phillips||11/16/2016||$50.00||You can do it Autumn!!!! Prepare is the key!||Mary Miller||11/15/2016||$99.10||You're a dime plus 99||JOYCE WETZEL||11/15/2016||$25.00||Stay safe don't forget to take pictures and send them to you know who! Lol||Vincent Ebb||11/15/2016||$5.00||Amrita Anand||11/15/2016||$25.00||Happy Birthday, Auty. YITS!||Jamie Grace||11/15/2016||$20.00||I love you so much and literally couldn't be prouder ❤️||Alice Jiang||11/15/2016||$11.90||Hi Autumn, as a DPhiE Phi Chi and 4K alum, I love to see you all carry on the important work. Don't forget to smell the roses on your journey!||Samantha Furman||11/15/2016||$15.00||Supporting you forever and always my little aut. More donations to come :)||Rachel Riser||11/15/2016||$60.00||Congrats on 2000. Love you <3||Alex Bruce||11/15/2016||$27.00||Pedal for the cure! Good luck Autumn!||Dave Ricketts||11/14/2016||$100.00||Safe and Happy Travels Autumn!!!||Jan Timreck||11/14/2016||$20.00||Thank you for taking action, Autumn! Have a great ride!||Mike Spurgeon||11/13/2016||$20.00||God Bless you on your amazing journey!||Sharon + Mike Lee||11/13/2016||$50.00||Very proud of you as always!!||JOHN Footen||11/13/2016||$310.00||Sounds like an amazing experience. Keep seizing these opportunities to explore and see this amazing world.||Jackie Powers||11/13/2016||$25.00||Chuck Vallette||11/13/2016||$25.00||Good Luck.||Julie Martinez||11/13/2016||$25.00||You go girl||Hailee Clampitt||11/09/2016||$15.00||Go Auty!!||Meghann Ryan||11/08/2016||$19.99||Good luck!!||Lauren Baylor||11/08/2016||$20.00||Good luck, Autumn! I'm going to miss you so much at the studio, but am ecstatic for you and this amazing opportunity you have. You're going to crush this! xo Lauren||Alma Lee||11/08/2016||$10.00||So proud of you Auty! You are amazing||Bethany Leedy||11/07/2016||$15.00||Lana Williamson||11/07/2016||$5.00||LANA LOVES YOU <3||Anonymous Friend||11/07/2016||$300.00||Christopher Bate||11/07/2016||$21.01||Proud of ya lil Autters, you're gonna do great :)||Corey Howden||11/07/2016||$23.00||f u Bate! CONGRATS ON $1,000 AUTY!||Harold Perry||11/07/2016||$100.00||Wish I could go too. Have fun. You are so caring.||Hannah Sadollah||11/04/2016||$20.00||You're amazing and always doing big things! Good luck (:||Ellen Frishberg||11/03/2016||$50.00||Safe travels, daughter of my happy girlfriend!||Tiffany Mertes||11/03/2016||$15.00||Enjoy have safe travels||Morgan Hewitt||11/02/2016||$10.00||So proud of you Auty!!||Kerri Howden||11/02/2016||$20.00||Small girl, big cause ❤️||Corey Howden||11/02/2016||$21.00||Go Auty go! (Obviously I like you more than Kerri cause extra $1)||Kristyn Ewart||11/01/2016||$10.00||Go Auty!!!||Tyler Smith||11/01/2016||$10.00||Cait Furtado||11/01/2016||$20.00||Haze McCrary||11/01/2016||$100.00||Shannon King||11/01/2016||$50.00||Love you more than words can say||Eva Benvenga||11/01/2016||$25.00||I love you so much! So excited and proud of you always||Abby Glomp||11/01/2016||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||11/01/2016||$20.00||ITS LIT||Jen Shin||11/01/2016||$100.00||I am so so proud of you little. You never cease to amaze me, I love you!!!||Cathy Kramer||10/31/2016||$50.00||I will donate as often as I can. So proud of you! May you have an amazing journey!!!||Anonymous Friend||10/25/2016||$5.00||Autumn Kramer||10/24/2016||$100.00|