Carly Solow's Fundraising Page
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Carly Solow's Fundraising Page
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Carly Solow is a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Both of my paternal grandparents passed due to cancer when I was very young. I cherish the memories I have with them, but can't help but to wish they were here today. As a teenager, my teammates and I rallied behind our teammate, Amanda Post, when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Amanda was the girl who kicked butt at everything she did, both on and off the field, and she brought us all together. When my father was diagnosed with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer, it was difficult to comprehend. But, despite his health struggles, he continues to put others before himself every day. This ride is for all of them, and countless others.

Now, as a future physical therapist, my relationship to the cancer community has evolved. Suddenly I was standing alongside the medical team, describing goals for therapy in turn. It has given me a completely new perspective on what patients experience, and how I may be part of that journey. I have learned to research, motivate, empathize, and, some days, back down. I'm using this ride to remind others at we are all part of this community and we can all do something to support it.

Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I am riding over 4,000 miles to support those who are fighting cancer, honor those who have beat it, and remember those who have passed. This ride provides the opportunity to bring resources to young adults and their families, interact with patients, and share inspiring stories. As a team, we will rely on each other, enduring a physically and mentally challenging journey, while spreading awareness throughout the communities we visit. Young adults can face a unique set of challenges, but no one has to face them on their own.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

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


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
Ray & Juanita Youngberg 07/18/2018 $50.00 Good luck!!
Ken and Linda Solow 07/09/2018 $100.00 This is from MomMom and PopPop. We love you! Halfway there!
Zeena Umrani 07/08/2018 $15.00  
Tom & Barbara Allen 06/20/2018 $100.00  
Trevor Meairl Rose & Laura Rose 06/10/2018 $50.00  
John Hill 06/10/2018 $250.00 Great mission Carly!
Katie Kanner 05/30/2018 $25.00 Go Dr. Carl!
Bill and Lisa Kelly 05/26/2018 $100.00 You are a very inspiring young lady. Be safe, have a great adventure! -Bill and Lisa.
Sarah Schrell 05/26/2018 $50.00  
Kylie Ordovensky 04/29/2018 $300.00 soup snakes 4 life.
Chipotle 04/27/2018 $326.65  
Anonymous Friend 04/26/2018 $100.00 Donating, even after all this time? Always. So proud of you Carly!
Joan Zilch 04/26/2018 $20.00 Good luck. I am a friend of Kara Ringkamp’s. Cycling for a cause is the best!
Sandy Jaso 04/23/2018 $100.00 Carly - I admire you for taking on this unbelievable challenge which will be a wonderful life experience! Wow! Good luck!
Kristy Gualdoni 03/23/2018 $15.00 Proud of you! Such a great accomplishment!
Stephen Williams 03/21/2018 $100.00 Hey
Mlazar Aoges 03/17/2018 $25.00 Donation Message
Harif Balogun 03/16/2018 $50.00 you go Dr. Dolo
Danielle Dubois 03/16/2018 $22.00 Good luck on your journey Carly. I admire you for doing your part to make this world a better place <3
Donna Youngberg Amoroso 03/14/2018 $150.00 This is a great way to celebrate your graduation, Carly. Enjoy the ride!
Linda Waterman 03/12/2018 $150.00 Uncle Paul and I are rooting for you! Be safe and have the "ride" of your life!
Constance Breland 03/12/2018 $50.00 What a wonderful thing you are doing. Good luck.
Nate Fanzone 02/09/2018 $20.00 Ride smart & safe. Stop & smell the roses. Say yes to the adventure, you can sleep or shower later. Talk to your hosts, most of them have amazing stories. Take pictures, and take care of your teammates!
John and Teresa Petros 01/25/2018 $100.00 Thank you for fighting for cancer victims and their families!
Danny Solow 01/18/2018 $100.00 Do great sistah!
Nick Chandler 01/18/2018 $20.00 Good luck Carly! Pedal fast! Proud of you!
Logan Klahn 01/02/2018 $25.00 Salsa! Have an amazing ride. So proud of you.
Ben Kevan 12/20/2017 $100.00 Good luck, drink tons of agua and stretch those hip flexors!
Sam & Patty Krupsaw 12/12/2017 $500.00 Go out in the world and do good things!
Karen Kellner 11/09/2017 $50.00 Good Luck Carly- so proud of you!
Sherry Lohmann 11/08/2017 $20.00 Good luck!
Jackie Weiss 11/02/2017 $20.00 Yay Carly, so excited that you are doing this!! You're going to have an amazing time!
John Mascari 10/31/2017 $25.00 Have a great time!
Roy and Kathy Felipe 10/31/2017 $100.00  
Gammon Earhart 10/31/2017 $25.00  
Kathy Beers 10/25/2017 $100.00 What an awesome opportunity to show your support!
Carrie Beren 10/20/2017 $50.00  
Deb Kriebel 10/19/2017 $100.00 Such a good cause! Enjoy the experience and the adventure!
Michael Kitces 10/19/2017 $100.00 Best wishes on the long ride, Carly! :)
Jeff Troll 10/18/2017 $100.00 Good Luck!
Kristin Tucker 10/18/2017 $25.00 What an exciting opportunity for such a great cause! Good luck!
Sauro Locatelli 10/18/2017 $50.00 Best of luck for this amazing adventure!
Anonymous Friend 10/18/2017 $300.00  
Dwight Mikulis 10/18/2017 $500.00 Mikulis Family in Support
Korbi Herrod 09/29/2017 $50.00 You drip AWESOME SAUCE!!!
Greg & Judi Schoen 09/26/2017 $50.00 We met you hiking in the Smoky Mountains. You are an inspiration! Good luck on your bike ride for a great cause!!!
Kylie Ordovensky 09/17/2017 $200.00 So proud of you for everything you've accomplished! Love you forever.
Maura Ordovensky 09/17/2017 $50.00 How Amazing!
Linda Ostovitz 09/15/2017 $100.00 Safe travels, Carly!
Tom & JoAnn Gotschall 09/15/2017 $75.00 We are proud of you! Good Luck! We can't wait to hear the stories about your experience!
Barbara Petilli 09/11/2017 $50.00 Best of luck on your journey, which undoubtedly won't end in Seattle. Keep inspiring others by your efforts. May God bless your travels and keep you safe.
Pamela Young 09/11/2017 $50.00 Carly, I am so excited for you. What a fabulous experience. Pam
David Lerer 09/11/2017 $100.00  
Charlie McCabe 09/11/2017 $100.00  
Walter Mazzella 09/11/2017 $100.00  
Jake Blatt 09/07/2017 $30.00 What an AWESOME adventure for such a worthy cause. Have a blast ! Your cousin Jake aka Jay
Larry Solow 09/03/2017 $100.00 Go, Carly! We're proud of you.
Sarah Boone 08/21/2017 $30.00 Go Carly!!
Ken and Linda Solow 08/20/2017 $250.00 We are very proud of you! Happy Birthday and happy pedaling!
Kristen Petros 08/19/2017 $20.00 So proud of you!
Robert Post 08/19/2017 $100.00 Sending much love to you, Carly - Amanda will be with you every moment of your tour <3
Gabe Dorn 08/19/2017 $15.00 “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them” – Ernest Hemingway
Elizabeth Eber 08/19/2017 $25.00 Yay!! Good luck <3
Caitlin Myers 08/02/2017 $100.00 Wooo go Carly!!!
Carly Solow 07/22/2017 $100.00  
  Total $6,273.65  
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