Caroline Ruttenberg's Fundraising Page
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Caroline Ruttenberg's Fundraising Page
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Caroline Elizabeth Ruttenberg is a senior at College of Charleston. 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?

Growing up I watched cancer from the comfort of a "window" as it affected friends and their families within the community. As the prevalence of the disease increased I attended many Relay for Life's, and supported Broad Run High School's Rock the Pink Games. Most recently the comfort of the window has been crashed through.  My biggest role model and one of my greatest  supporters has been diagnosed with cancer. It is unimaginable. 

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

I'm biking 4,000 miles this upcoming summer for my role model. I am also biking for the families and friends of Ashburn VA that have had to battle against cancer. I bike for the college students that have been diagnosed yet still have a world of opportunity lying ahead. By biking 4,000 miles across the country I only hope to raise awareness and bring light and hope to those that are struggling through the darkness that cancer is

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


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
Katherine Glazebrook 08/18/2017 $25.00 You are an amazing woman!
Delta Gamma Fraternity 08/08/2017 $85.32  
Brad & Carrie Rush 07/28/2017 $229.31 Thank you Caroline.
Julie Walker 07/27/2017 $50.00 Such an amazing journey! Stay safe!
Cathy Baehr Turpin 07/19/2017 $50.00 Sorry this is so late, but we are so proud of you! This is a huge undertaking, matching your huge heart! The Turpins
Emmaline Oliva 07/07/2017 $.69 love you ;)
Madonna Pund 06/24/2017 $50.00 We were so pleased to host you on this journey. You are an inspiring young woman. Wishing you a safe journey and fun career in teaching! Love, Chris and Madonna Pund
Tracy Killmer 06/05/2017 $100.00 So proud of you! You are truly doing great things with your life. Such an amazing young woman you have become.
Andrew Yenchko 04/01/2017 $100.00 Amy and I are very proud of you! Good Luck!
Anne Norton 03/26/2017 $50.00  
Jerry Hayes 03/18/2017 $100.00 Such a worth cause. Best of luck, Caroline. Have a great ride!
Beverly Kelley 03/18/2017 $200.00  
Brittany Krake 03/17/2017 $25.00 So proud of you. Changin the world! ❤
Sue and Greg Krake 03/17/2017 $300.00  
Dan & Rhea Krake 03/17/2017 $50.00  
Julia Ruttenberg 03/13/2017 $50.00 Love you Carol!
Chris and Courtney Yeung 03/11/2017 $100.00  
Caroline Ruttenberg 02/22/2017 $55.00 I huge thank you to Julia Petruch, Peyton Black and Kailiegh Ducharme for donating!
Noa Bell 02/17/2017 $25.00  
Katy Sellers 02/05/2017 $25.00 Keep up the good fight!
Jen and Gary McFarland 02/03/2017 $100.00 You are an inspiration Caroline!
Margriet Bunger 02/02/2017 $75.00 For Caroline Ruttenberg's Fund Raising page. Good luck Caroline!!! Incredible adventure for a great purpose...
Brian B Mahoney 02/02/2017 $200.00  
Kathy Tiernan 01/22/2017 $50.00 sounds incredible Caroline!! wishing you all the very best in this worthwhile adventure!!
Karen Corpe 01/22/2017 $50.00 Can't wait to hear about your adventure! You are a role model!!
Mary Greening 01/22/2017 $100.00 ❤️
Kimberlin Ewen 01/22/2017 $15.00 So proud of you!
Paula Bailey 01/22/2017 $20.00 Thanks for supporting everyone and their families affected by cancer.
Shelley Larrabee 01/22/2017 $50.00 Way to go Caroline! Keep making a positive difference!
Darbie Kelley 01/22/2017 $30.00 So proud of you carol!! You rock, YGG!!!
Mary Beth Crawford 01/22/2017 $50.00 Good luck and Thank you!!
Lynn Davies 01/22/2017 $100.00 You are so very awesome and I am so proud of you for dong this!
Megan Shea 01/11/2017 $13.00 So jealous and excited for you that you have this amazing adventure to look forward to! You are going to rock it this summer!
Zeta Associates 01/03/2017 $250.00  
John Knox 12/19/2016 $50.00 Your folks shared your plan with us. So awesome and wonderful! - John and Karen Knox
Nicole Maxey 12/16/2016 $50.00 So proud of you Caroline!
Adam Henry 12/16/2016 $10.00  
Allyce and Brad Staffen 12/16/2016 $100.00 Have an fabulous adventure Caroline!!!
Ruth Ruberwa 11/30/2016 $100.00 Sorry I missed the bake sale, wanted to be there. I think what you're doing is incredible, and I'll be thinking of you and praying for you!
Camila Bailey 11/29/2016 $1.00  
Patrick Gorey 11/29/2016 $20.00 Keep it up Caroline! You are simply amazing!
Maureen Carey-Back 11/29/2016 $25.00 Sweet Caroline, You are an inspiration. It has been such an honor and blessing to witness your loving - giving heart grow up through the years. In addition to my donation I commit to bike 400 miles this summer. Each mile will be in prayer for your journey and those who you are pedaling for. You are my sister in Christ and my friend. Love you. Namaste' Maureen
John + Jerelyn Walters 11/29/2016 $100.00 For one of the bravest, adventerous, faithful, person we know. This will remain with you forever. You are in our prayers and we will be with you in spirit as the miles unwind behind you. Vaya con dios!
Dave Dawson 11/29/2016 $200.00  
Eric & Nancy Ruttenberg 11/28/2016 $500.00 Go with God! So proud of you!
Emily Winland & Zach Kanicka 11/28/2016 $75.00 You are such an inspiration Caroline! This is going to be a summer for the books. So proud of you!
Caroline Ruttenberg 11/25/2016 $136.00 This donation was made possible by Kd Greenleaf, Taylor Hoover, Taryn Zeidman, Patrick Gorey, Joey Dundas, Scott Adams, Emily Adams, Arie Staffen, Will Metzfield, Melissa Metzfield, and Heather McDonald
Jim B 11/19/2016 $100.00 Ride fast
Steve Stuck 11/17/2016 $100.00 Thank you SO much for doing this! I lost my third daughter MacKenzie to recurrent brain cancer six years ago and I fondly remember the Ullman Cancer Fund putting a smile on her face. Keep fighting the good fight! Giving of yourself to help others is wonderful thing.
Jennifer Miller 11/17/2016 $50.00  
Sloan Meadows 11/17/2016 $20.00 The rockies aren't as steep as you'd think they are, and kansas isn't as flat as it is personified. May the skys stay blue, the motorists stay happy, and the wind forever at your back.
Mallory Corpe 11/16/2016 $50.00 So excited for you, Caroline! It's amazing what you're doing. Praying for your journey!
Patricia Yenchko 11/16/2016 $100.00 Thank you Caroline
Melissa Metzfield 11/16/2016 $100.00 Caroline, your dedication to the cause means the world to me. Thanks for caring so much.
Heather McDonald 11/16/2016 $100.00 So proud of you :)
William Youngblood 11/10/2016 $100.00  
Alerion, LLC 10/21/2016 $500.00  
Anne Blessing 10/18/2016 $100.00 So proud!!!
Charles Ehmann 09/27/2016 $30.00 I wish you the best luck on your awesome adventure you have chosen to go up against! One of the coolest ways of fighting cancer I could think of. This donation goes out to you Caroline, my Grandmother, my Aunt Cathy, all others who have fought against breast cancer. Your grandmother and the rest of the Ruttenberg family will be in my prayers. Good luck again!
Anonymous Friend 09/27/2016 $20.00  
Caroline Ruttenberg 08/01/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,610.32  
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