Cheyenne Greenside is a senior at University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 50-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
When I was a freshman in high school, I was able to meet a young man named Spencer St Germain. He was a strong, courageous man who wanted nothing more than to make everyone around him smile. Spencer was an individual who persisted in everything he did, even if it was nearly impossible for him to do so because of his fight. Although I did not have a relationship with him outside of cross country, I learned a lot from his presence; to stay determined through the hardest of times, to always find a reason to smile, and to make those around you enjoy their time. This isn’t the only time I have been influenced by an individual who was affected by cancer; throughout my life I have met many people who have been personally affected by cancer whether it was themselves or a loved one who was battling. I have been blessed to learn from these individuals who have been through situations I can’t imagine going through.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults because I believe it will be a journey of mental, emotional, and physical strength that will help build my character and teach me many life lessons. When I first began running cross country, I not only fell in love with the sport but I wondered what it would be like to literally run across the country. Participating in this 4,000 mile adventure will allow me to find out what it is like to run across the country and it will give me the ability to meet new people from many walks of life who have had a variety of life experiences I could potentially learn from.
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!
|Ais Ryan||07/30/2018||$50.00||Cheyenne! I'm so proud of you for this philanthropic adventure!!! You are a beautiful soul and I'm so thankful I know you!||Tierre Larson||07/27/2018||$50.00||Mickie Greenside||07/26/2018||$50.00||We are so very proud of you Cheyenne! Thank you so much for honoring so many people. My step dad Ron Burnett died at 53 yrs old from cancer in 1999, and my next door neighbor Fletcher Richardson is fighting hard now. Bless your heart for everything you have done!||Aasne Hoveid||06/15/2018||$25.00||Go kick some ass and have fun, I love you!||OtherMa & Papa Robert Soushek||05/24/2018||$600.00||We love you and we are so proud of you!||Gina Galando||05/02/2018||$100.00||In memory of Simon Rosa||Heidi Libe/Williams||05/01/2018||$100.00||Thanks for helping a great cause. I am a two time cancer servivor!||Bonfire||04/17/2018||$261.30||Nick Crawford||04/15/2018||$50.00||Good Luck Cheyenne!||Mark Hilfer||04/03/2018||$20.00||Good luck! Buy some mole skin.||Uncle Jer McCutchan||04/01/2018||$500.00||Don't fall down. :)||Stephanie Kinder||03/31/2018||$100.00||What an awesome cause!! Love you and good luck!!||Beth Wickersham Whitton||03/27/2018||$50.00||Chey: I will be following your Mom’s updates as you take on this incredible journey. I hope you blog along the way as well. You have an entire community of love and support that will be cheering you on. Breathe it all in. I’m so very proud of you honey! ❣️ (I’d still like a personalized love letter btw)||Pete Meier||03/23/2018||$75.00||Way to go baby CHEYENNEEEEEE!||Melissa Bergsma||03/17/2018||$200.00||Bana Stevens||03/17/2018||$250.00||I’m so proud of you Cheyenne! What an awesome cause! Kenny & I are here cheering you on!||Tina McDonough||03/16/2018||$250.00||So very proud of you and your dedication to the cause. Keep up the amazing work and always dream big! Xoxo||Jody Zegers||03/16/2018||$50.00||Nancy Powell||03/16/2018||$100.00||Andrea Gott||03/15/2018||$100.00||Nice job Greenside!||Shelby Markus||03/15/2018||$50.00||Love your heart Chey Rose!||McCrory Family||03/15/2018||$50.00||Kelly Thompson||03/15/2018||$50.00||Cindy and Rusty Bradeen||03/15/2018||$150.00||You go girl! What an amazing event for such a worthy cause.||Michelle Sawyer||03/15/2018||$100.00||You’re an inspiration!! Have fun a and safe travels!!||Laura Richardson||03/15/2018||$250.00||You are doing an amazing thing!!||Shawna Miller||03/15/2018||$50.00||Good luck Cheyanne!! Best of luck||Jennifer Agbalog||03/15/2018||$100.00||Love you!!||Paige Dean||03/15/2018||$100.00||This is such awesome thing! You go girl❤️||Teresa Mjelde||03/14/2018||$25.00||Tait McCutchan||03/14/2018||$100.00||Mickey Fay||03/14/2018||$50.00||For my grandkids. Thanks for caring.||Jen Kollar-Santiago||03/13/2018||$50.00||You are an amazing young woman! We will be cheering you along! ❤️ Jen and Joe Santiago ❤️||Anonymous Friend||03/09/2018||$25.00||Great job Cheyenne! Thank you for raising awareness and supporting this cause.||Mary Soushek Johnson||03/09/2018||$100.00||Good luck Cheyenne, stay safe and we wish you well.||John Burkey||03/09/2018||$100.00||Nathan Taylor||02/15/2018||$5.00||Courtney Schatz||02/11/2018||$1.00||Do I get a pun filled birthday card now? ❤️||Sarissa Lammers||02/11/2018||$25.00||Cody Soushek||02/11/2018||$50.00||Karla Wood||02/06/2018||$20.00||Stan Weeks||01/22/2018||$100.00||Chris Reid||01/16/2018||$100.00||Go get em!||Kristin DiOrio||01/15/2018||$50.00||This looks like an amazing experience for an amazing cause! Thank you!||Patrick Nugent||12/05/2017||$100.00||Now you're the flash||Natalie Baugher||12/01/2017||$50.00||You go girl!||Tonya Pettit||11/29/2017||$200.00||Sherry Gregory- Racy||11/28/2017||$100.00||audra tucker||11/28/2017||$25.00||Safe travels girl.||Christie Fultz||11/28/2017||$50.00||Good Luck!!!||Anonymous Friend||09/08/2017||$100.00||We love you Chey. Love Uncle Travis and Maddie||Anonymous Friend||09/01/2017||$100.00||Lisa Soushek||08/29/2017||$100.00||Andrea Bradley||08/28/2017||$100.00||So very proud of the young adult you are! Love you kiddo!||Allison Baugher||08/28/2017||$100.00||Doug Dillon||08/28/2017||$25.00||Super excited for you #cancersucks||Cheyenne Greenside||08/16/2017||$100.00|