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?
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!
|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|