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
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!
|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|