Brandon Gauthier is a junior at CSU Sacramento State. In the summer of 2018, he 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?
I have had family members who were taken by cancer and my aunt is a cancer survivor.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of years back and it scared my whole family. She fought hard and never stopped until she kicked cancer's butt. While I was deployed I got a message from my mother saying that my aunt had another cancerous build-up in her intestines and she was going to get surgery. I was scared for her but couldn't be there to support her while I was overseas. I feel that doing this ride and raising this money will help to support her and help to fight cancer for all.
2018 marks the 17th 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 a 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!
|Anonymous Friend||01/12/2018||$195.00||Patty Ospina||12/22/2017||$25.00||Hi Brandon your my secret santa so I will donate as your christmas gift :) Love patty and valentina||GA Herrera||12/10/2017||$10.00||Small hand for your cause!||Gabriel Gonzalez||12/08/2017||$20.00||Good luck bro!||Eric Espinoza||12/08/2017||$50.00||Kill it!||Anonymous Friend||12/08/2017||$250.00||Michael Danko||12/04/2017||$30.00||I love you ❤||Anonymous Friend||12/04/2017||$300.00||Juan Pena||12/02/2017||$10.00||God bless you||Alvaro Theonard||12/02/2017||$10.00||Run Brandon Run!!||Brandon Gauthier||11/10/2017||$100.00|