Cory Henderson's Fundraising Page
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Cory Henderson's Fundraising Page
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Cory Henderson is a senior at Central Washington University. In the summer of 2018, he 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?

I’ve had many relatives and family friends who have battled cancer although my closest connection to the cancer community was through my father. My life changed in September of 2014 when my father went in for a routine operation. He had been suffering from stomach pain for months and doctors feared that surgery wasn’t the answer. A week, a few tests, and a biopsy later, my family was informed that my father had only a few weeks to a month left to live. He filled the next six weeks with laughs, love, and compassion. My father taught me the importance of making moments with the ones you love everyday of his life until he passed away on October 24th, 2014.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I can’t think of a better tribute to my father’s cancer journey then participating in the 4k for Cancer ride. Through the 4k I can put my thoughts into action and show others how much my father had an impact on me. Although my father’s cancer journey was brief, by connecting with others in the cancer community my eyes were opened to how diverse a cancer diagnosis can impact families. I am choosing to do the 4K again because over 70,000 new young adults have been diagnosed with cancer since I was a part of Team New York in 2016. As I prepare to graduate from college in the spring, I think a lot about many of those 70,000 that are my age and won’t have that opportunity to earn a diploma. Graduating is just one of the many milestones that young adults might not have the opportunity to experience because of a cancer diagnosis.

Some people tell me, “70 days is a long time!” I learned from my father’s diagnosis that it’s a matter of making the most out of the days you are given. If I live till I’m 70 years old (which I hope to surpass), this 70-day trip would account for about .3% of my life. However you think about it, whether 70 days seems too long or .3% seems short, this is an opportunity to help others I can't pass up. The 4k program shows that a small amount of time can have a lasting impact on a community. Young adult cancer patients need as much support as we all can give and the 4k is just the beginning of how I want to show my commitment to helping others.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

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


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
Lien Titus 08/18/2018 $25.00 Thank you, Cory and your team, for making a difference!
Anonymous Friend 08/12/2018 $100.00  
Candy Johns 07/29/2018 $500.00 You are my hero Cory Your father sees you.
John Morales 07/17/2018 $20.00 You’re doing great things!
Ken & Ann Pierson 06/14/2018 $50.00 Thank You So Much for honoring our daughter, Kristy Pierce. She was just diagnosed about a 2 weeks ago with breast & lymph node cancer, with other possible complications. She just turned 40 this year and a mother of our 3 beautiful grandchildren and foster child that she and her husband Kyle are wanting to adopt. We wish you and your fellow bikers God's speed and continued strength to finish this awesome trek across America...
Maria Sanders 06/07/2018 $50.00 Corey, you're a stellar human being who I'm glad I have the fortune to know. Thank you for dedicating a day to my Dad. Congratulations on all your successes and have a safe and fantastic ride!
Don Cornelson 05/30/2018 $50.00  
Kim M McKitrick 04/28/2018 $25.00  
Lura Leigh 04/25/2018 $20.00  
Anne Avery 04/11/2018 $100.00 Go Corey! We’re so proud of you! Love, Anne, Doug, Will, Ed, and Margaret
Valerie Dimas 03/29/2018 $50.00 Go Cory - you do your dad and your family proud!
Michael & Jennifer Summers 03/20/2018 $100.00  
Fred and Peg Schmidt 03/19/2018 $50.00  
The Kohs 03/19/2018 $100.00  
Sarah Bryan 03/19/2018 $60.00  
Thea Henderson 03/19/2018 $14.01 Made it by a penny! ;) Love you brother! Congratulations!
Carol S Coleman 03/13/2018 $200.00  
Tonya M McCauley 03/12/2018 $35.00  
Carol L Ridenhour 03/11/2018 $40.00  
Maxine Foss 03/11/2018 $15.00  
Frances Metz 03/09/2018 $25.00  
Thomas Egli 03/09/2018 $500.00  
Chris & Adelaide Fusillo 03/08/2018 $100.00 Go Cory!
Sandy Sanders 03/08/2018 $100.00  
James Schmidt 03/05/2018 $50.00 Have the ride of your life. Love the Schmidt Family
Julie Johnsen 03/05/2018 $200.00 How wonderful that you are taking on this remarkable challenge again! I look forward to reading your posts as you travel across the country. Bless you for your efforts to support young lives touched by cancer.
Robin L Pretz 03/05/2018 $50.00  
Don Bodmer 03/04/2018 $100.00 Cory Henderson
Archie & Virginia Hennessey 03/04/2018 $75.00  
STEVEN WISZMANN 03/04/2018 $250.00  
Paul A Lesh 03/04/2018 $100.00  
Adam Klever 03/03/2018 $100.00 Cory - Amazing what you do with the Ulman Cancer Fund...ride hard and keep the wind at your back and your eyes looking forward! Best of luck!
Nathaniel Gniffke 03/02/2018 $30.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/01/2018 $50.00 Power on, Cory!
Arlene F McKitrick 03/01/2018 $20.00  
Darci Cartas 02/28/2018 $100.00  
Steven McMahon 02/27/2018 $200.00  
Julie Fetveit 02/26/2018 $25.00 Go, Cory, Go!
Neil, Shelly, & Avery Henderson 02/26/2018 $300.00 Good Luck on your adventure, we will be cheering you on everyday!
Heidi Monroe 02/25/2018 $50.00 Cory, I'm so excited for the adventures coming up for you, and I have tremendous respect for the way you are honoring your awesome Dad. I am certain he is proud of the man you have become. Ride like the wind, and stay safe! You will be in my prayers.
Bob & Janet Goodright 02/25/2018 $100.00 What a great man you've become as I've watched you grow up with Thea and our my Emily. What a proud family you have. Please write Bob's name on your leg as he's been fighting Stage 4 Colon Cancer for over a year now.It's been so hard and is now receding due to a new drug called Opdivo. It worked like a miracle but he still has a fight ahead. Ride a segment for him and for all the new drugs that are starting to show such promise. Thanks for your unselfish help to prevent the young ones from the horror of cancer.
Jennifer Schmidt 02/25/2018 $50.00 Cory Henderson
Carman Myers 12/27/2017 $11.00 Corey, you have made such a huge impact on so many lives and only continue to do so. Thank you for being you. I wish you comfort in the discomfort of this ride and safety for the second best summer of your life ;)
Nate Burgher 12/26/2017 $100.00 Looking forward to hearing all about it! I’d love to come ride a segment with you if that’s allowed.
Mason & Emmy Long 12/26/2017 $50.00  
Jerry Ryder 12/20/2017 $100.00 Cory, best of luck
Thea Henderson 12/19/2017 $5.00 Love you brother!
Matthew Mahoney 12/14/2017 $25.00 Merry Christmas and good luck! :-)
Ed Smith Family 12/02/2017 $250.00 You rock, Dude!
Dylan Selbst 11/29/2017 $20.00 Hey Cory! I'm super jealous you're doing 4K again, but I know you'll have an amazing time!
Benjamin Hudson 11/19/2017 $100.00 Go Cory!
Missy Alexander 10/26/2017 $25.00 Best wishes for great success.
Barb Smith 10/25/2017 $250.00 Cory, I am so proud of you for spending your summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund again. It is an honor to support you and, in doing so, remember your wonderful dad who left us all way too soon. I love you and can't wait to hear all about your experiences - again! You're an amazing and inspirational young man. Your dad would be so proud. Love, Auntie Barb
Ted Smith 10/25/2017 $250.00 Ride! Cory! Ride! There he goes again!
Gienna Njie 10/24/2017 $10.00 Thank you Cory for all you do!!
Thea Henderson 10/19/2017 $100.00 Cory, Wow! Here you go again! What an amazing way to travel the country, and honor all of those who are affected by cancer, or have been affected by cancer. I love you very much, and I am insanely proud of you!!! I know that Dad is smiling away right now as you take on this new and exciting adventure. I think this will be an incredible experience for you after you finish up school, and I cannot wait to hear all about it! So here's to you brother, and all of the amazing people you'll meet and make memories with along the way. Love Always, Thea
Jan Henderson 10/19/2017 $250.00 My Amazing Son, I am so excited for you to be embarking on your SECOND!! 4K4Cancer adventure!! You truly amaze me with your loving, generous and selfless spirit. I am so thankful you found The UCF 2 years ago; I can see how it has shaped you as a young man and given you purpose. I am so proud of you, Cory and will be praying for you and Team San Francisco as you prepare for and complete this amazing journey! See you at the finish line, Mom
Cory Henderson 10/11/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,825.01  
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