Christopher Arnold's Fundraising Page
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Christopher Arnold's Fundraising Page
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Christopher Arnold is a Graduate of UMBC. In the summer of 2017, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

 

My cousin Kristina was diagnosed with bone sarcoma shortly after giving birth to her daughter Addison. I, along with the rest of our family, pulled together to help her through. While Kristina managed to pull through, there are many other young adults in her position who don't have the same safety net to fall back on. Hopefully through this trip I'll be able to help those people who are in the same situation my cousin was in but who don't have the same support.

 

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

 

I've done service projects that required moving away from home before and I've always found that being able to help people outside of your home not only exposes you to issues that are occurring in other parts of the world but also gives you new perspectives and skills that are useful for fixing problems at home. While I'm accustomed to working on extended and difficult projects with a team, I've never been able to actually interact with the team in person, and I feel like that's an experience I've been missing.
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 www.4kforcancer.org

Challenge:

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. 

Solution:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Rick and Linda York 08/07/2017 $78.81 Safe travels and thank you for riding!
Greg Greben 05/24/2017 $175.00 Good luck from the Greben's. Enjoy the ride.
UMBC Match 05/02/2017 $590.00 Christopher thanks his friends in the Department of Chemistry for their generous support!
Nichola Nijland 04/28/2017 $15.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/26/2017 $20.00  
Rick Wormsbecher 04/25/2017 $250.00 Nice!
Mike Summers 04/24/2017 $250.00 Great cause! Hope you are training with your dad!
Mark Perks 04/24/2017 $50.00 Have fun Chris!
Tony Baney 04/21/2017 $20.00 Be safe!
Melissa Hunter-Ensor 04/21/2017 $50.00 Good luck--have a safe ride!
Anonymous Friend 04/19/2017 $50.00 Thanks for supporting Clean Water Action!
Anonymous Friend 04/14/2017 $20.00  
Armand Denton 04/14/2017 $10.00 Go make cancer feel foolish!
Kellen Arnold 04/10/2017 $64.93 Under two months until kick off!
Beth Somebody 03/25/2017 $15.00 If this is used for kale, I will fear but you will be healthier than me.
Anonymous Friend 03/13/2017 $410.00 Matching funds for Jason. Lori, Sue, Stacey, Tina, Jay, Kim & Charlie. THANKS ALL!
Jason and Toni St. John 03/10/2017 $50.00 Good luck Chris!
Lori Reese 03/10/2017 $30.00  
Susan Handy 03/10/2017 $30.00  
Stacey Digan 03/10/2017 $50.00  
Tina Henkin 03/10/2017 $50.00  
Jay Ghingher 03/10/2017 $50.00  
Charles O Monk 03/10/2017 $100.00  
Union Jack's 03/07/2017 $230.26  
Kim Martinez 03/03/2017 $50.00 Happy Birthday and good luck.
Monica Baker 03/03/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/24/2017 $100.00  
Cynthia W. Hu 02/20/2017 $100.00 Christopher, thank you for being a great inspiration. Have a great ride.
George & Christine Cox 02/17/2017 $100.00  
Abhishek Rege 02/17/2017 $50.00 Wish you all the very best!
Jonathan Havens 02/17/2017 $36.00  
Sherry Flax 02/13/2017 $100.00  
Fred Rosenberger 02/04/2017 $100.00  
Ashley Arnold 02/03/2017 $20.00 You make the best breakfasts ever. Thank youuuu :)))
Julius Goepp 02/03/2017 $25.00 Thank you for doing this for all of us!
Anonymous Friend 01/27/2017 $25.00  
Valerie Fremont 01/27/2017 $30.00 Good luck Christopher, cheering for you and your team!
Kimberly Traynor 01/18/2017 $10.00  
Sylvia & Dick Wederquist 01/17/2017 $50.00 Way to go Christopher!
Bob Johnston 01/17/2017 $200.00  
Suzanne Olson 01/17/2017 $20.00  
Robert Schaefer 01/16/2017 $100.00 yay Christopher, make sure Kellen keeps up.
Alex Garneau 01/14/2017 $20.00 If I learn this money goes toward buying someone pizza, I'm coming after you. Get them some kale and red cabbage instead, alright?
Andrew Lepselter 01/14/2017 $10.00  
Kristina Johnson 01/14/2017 $25.00 Love you!!
Tony Julian 01/14/2017 $50.00 Ride hard big guy!
Paolo Munoz 01/14/2017 $20.00  
Samantha Jacobs 01/14/2017 $100.00  
Nicole Sund 01/13/2017 $20.00 GOOD LUCK FRIEND
Lewis Hudson 01/12/2017 $25.00  
Sean Wever 01/12/2017 $100.00 GO CHRIS!
Anonymous Friend 01/06/2017 $5.00  
Monica Baker 12/28/2016 $50.00  
Sid Hite 12/17/2016 $50.00 Good on you, Christopher. We are so proud of the young man you have become and happy for this choice you have made. We wish you all the safe travels and wonderful experiences you will have along the way. If the Big Guy allows, we will meet you and your partners somewhere along the way to offer a proper meal ;-) Sid & Linda
Eric Hucul 12/13/2016 $50.00 Good luck, man. I'm rootin' for ya
Janet Arnold 12/07/2016 $200.00  
Nancy Julian 12/03/2016 $200.00 Have a great ride
John Julian 11/28/2016 $100.00 Great work Chris, good luck and have fun!
Ashley Arnold 11/27/2016 $50.00 I'm so so so so so so so excited for you to start this amazing adventure :)
Christopher Arnold 11/18/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,000.00  
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