Caroline Plummer is a Graduate of the University of Delaware. 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 Portland, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Seven members of my immediate and extended family have been diagnosed with cancer. In 2007, my grandfather died from Mesothelioma. He received his official diagnosis only 3 weeks prior to passing. This was the first time I experienced true loss due to cancer, and it opened my eyes to the harshness of the disease. Last year, my aunt also passed away from an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer at the age of 57. She devoted 35 years, primarily at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, to working with children with cancer. Her work included research, education, family support and charitable work. I not only admire her, but am riding in honor of her. She loved to bike and participated in Bike to the Bay, here in Delaware. She also loved nature. Combining those two things, I am dedicating this cross-country bike ride to her. She was an incredible woman who made a positive impact on the lives of everyone she came in contact with.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am biking 4,000 miles this summer because I want to be an advocate for young adults with cancer. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and take action to make a difference in the lives of those my age that are battling cancer. Fundraising and biking across the country will allow me to help shed light on this community and make a positive impact on the lives of those we come in contact with. I hope that in participating, I am able to help strengthen and encourage the individuals who we meet along the way. I am thrilled that I get to be a part of such a noble cause, and I can't wait to get biking to help save lives. It's empowering to know that traveling across America with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is going to directly impact the life of someone who is in the midst of their hardest battle yet. Helping others brings me great joy, so this is the perfect opportunity for me to help someone while doing something that I love. It marries the two together perfectly. The 4k For Cancer Portland 2017 is going to be life changing, humbling, and incredibly rewarding because I will get to raise money that is going directly to supporting families with young adults who have cancer. Here’s to Team Portland 2017!
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!
|Rob Harper||08/30/2017||$140.00||Goal + 1 Great Job!||Cameron White||08/23/2017||$40.00||<3||Alex and Kate & Kids Groop||08/14/2017||$100.00||We're all super proud of you Caroline!||Rebecca Dyer||05/31/2017||$50.00||Bethany Conner||05/31/2017||$15.00||Judy Ariganello||05/31/2017||$20.00||Go Caroline!!||Karen Weber||05/31/2017||$100.00||Bill & Barbe Stecher||05/31/2017||$100.00||Erin Scheib||05/30/2017||$100.00||Thank you! Good luck!||David Levenson||05/23/2017||$25.00||Have fun, be safe!||Groop Family||05/13/2017||$50.00||Jessica Plummer||05/10/2017||$51.00||Donations from the tabling event at Riverbend Cycles on Saturday, 5/6/2017.||Anonymous Friend||04/11/2017||$200.00||James Plummer||04/08/2017||$100.00||Karen Weber||03/31/2017||$50.00||Christine Bureau||03/28/2017||$75.00||I am proud to support Caroline, an amazing and inspiring young lady. You are about to embark on an amazing journey; a life changing adventure! Bonne Chance :)||Anonymous Friend||03/19/2017||$100.00||James Benner||03/17/2017||$250.00||This is a company donation from Triad Metals. Triad is the company your father works for. Glad we could help in this great cause.||Jordan "jammy" Denesik||03/16/2017||$55.00||Love you Jammy!!!!!!,7||Amanda Boyd||03/16/2017||$25.00||So proud of you girl!||Jenelle Mears||03/16/2017||$20.00||Love you girl!||Bryan and Lindsay Shaffer||03/16/2017||$100.00||Excited to be a small part of this epic journey!||Scott Mosser||03/16/2017||$200.00||We want to bless you as your parents blessed us many years ago. Have a safe, fun trip and send picture updates. Love, Scott and Beth Mosser--Go Blue Hens!||Fulton and Pam Owensby||03/15/2017||$200.00||Adam Heffelfinger||03/15/2017||$100.00||Natsuki Aoi||03/15/2017||$50.00||My father passed away at his age of 52 two yrs ago cause of his cancer. I hope this ride gives big courageous to those who fight with cancer and their family. I'm really proud of my sister, Caroline||J&K Weber||03/15/2017||$55.00||We are so proud of you! Your dedication is an inspiration and we are so excited for your journey! Love, J&K||Abby Plummer||03/04/2017||$25.00||Can't wait to see you complete this awesome journey! So proud of you :)||Erin Harrison||03/03/2017||$20.00||I wish I could donate more but the struggle is real haha miss you Care! Have so much fun, can't wait to see pictures!!||Anonymous Friend||03/02/2017||$250.00||Train hard. Run the race set before you||Martha V Gorman||02/27/2017||$50.00||Virginia Q Craig||02/27/2017||$100.00||Cynthia Dale||02/21/2017||$150.00||<3 :-)||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2017||$38.68||Diana Adames||02/10/2017||$10.00||Tom Reed||02/09/2017||$40.00||LEGGO TEAM PORTLAND!||Alice M Buchanan||02/08/2017||$35.00||Penny & Perry Mears||02/06/2017||$50.00||Nathan DiVirgilio||02/06/2017||$25.00||Liz and Adam Phillips||02/06/2017||$50.00||God bless you on your journey! You are truly an amazing young adult!!||Deborah Freer||02/01/2017||$50.00||Nicole Slesinger||01/31/2017||$50.00||YAY! :D||Nathan DiVirgilio||01/31/2017||$50.00||Renee Troy||01/23/2017||$50.00||Gretchen Mahoney||01/22/2017||$100.00||Thank you for all you are doing to raise awareness of childhood cancer.||Caroline Plummer||01/11/2017||$91.32||BMT Drive donations||Casey Holmes||01/07/2017||$25.00||Good Luck Caroline!!||Karen Weber||01/07/2017||$100.00||Aileen Holmes||01/03/2017||$75.00||:)||Serena Chen||01/02/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||01/02/2017||$100.00||Chris Craig||12/31/2016||$300.00||Good luck an stay strong on your journey!!||Kristin Young||12/20/2016||$50.00||Thank you for doing this and continuing to raise awareness!||Elizabeth Plummer||12/14/2016||$200.00||Carly Maylath||12/13/2016||$25.00||You got this, girl!!!||Anonymous Friend||12/12/2016||$300.00||I'm excited for you, caroline and the great things you're doing even if it means sacrifice. I'm excited to support you in more ways than just donating and it makes me really happy you're following your passion of helping others.||Benita Plummer||12/12/2016||$100.00||Fleurette King||11/14/2016||$50.00||So proud of you Caroline. Thanks for supporting cancer research. You will make a difference in the lives of many. Blessings!||Lisa Plummer||11/04/2016||$500.00||1 Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version (NIV) 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.||Hannah Plummer||11/04/2016||$50.00||I'm so proud of you!!||Jessica Plummer||11/01/2016||$100.00||I love you <3||Alex Kulko||11/01/2016||$25.00||I'm rootin for ya, woman! This is so awesome :) <3||Lisa Plummer||10/31/2016||$500.00||I believe in you! And I also believe that God, who has started this good work in you, will be faithful to finish it! With joy, I am sowing into your journey with Him.||Anonymous Friend||10/23/2016||$25.00||The Quinn Family||09/30/2016||$25.00||In memory of Barb, a woman who fought hard to fight childhood cancer. We miss her.||Sarah Plummer||09/30/2016||$50.00||This is an amazing goal! Best of luck preparing in the upcoming year :)||Todd Thorp||09/30/2016||$25.00||Awesome event and cause! Best of luck to ya!!||Jessica Plummer||09/29/2016||$100.00||I'm honored to be the first person to donate to your page! Caroline, I am so excited for you!!! I know this experience will be the trip of a lifetime for you, and I can't wait to hear about all of the things you will learn about yourself, your teammates, the families you meet and our beautiful country through this ride. I am so proud to be your sister and will be supporting you every step of the way however I can. You are stronger than you know!||Kathleen Glenn||09/29/2016||$50.00||What an amazing thing to do in honor of Aunt Barbara. So proud of you Care - This sounds awesome!||Caroline Plummer||09/26/2016||$100.00|