Dakota Miller is a student at Middle Tennessee State 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, MD to San Francisco, CA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I've had several friends and family that have had cancer. My Uncle Dave who was a great inspiration to me passed away from brain cancer 5 years ago. He taught me to love the outdoors and how to help others.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
The experience of biking across the country has been one of my life goals. To be able to do it and help people and charity is beyond what I hoped for.
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!
|Jennifer Conard||04/17/2018||$25.00||Pam&Ron Shunaman||04/15/2018||$50.00||Way to go Dakota!!! So proud of you for doing this ❤️❤️❤️||Lisa Allgood||04/13/2018||$300.00||Happy Riding Aunt Linda and Mom||Anonymous Friend||03/31/2018||$20.00||Ashley Robeck||03/24/2018||$50.00||Thank you for all you do!!! You are one amazing young man!! xoxo||Jimmy John's||03/21/2018||$200.00||Best of luck, Dakota!! This is a wonderful thing you're doing and we are all cheering for you here at the JJ!||Anonymous Friend||03/05/2018||$186.00||Donations from the collection jar||AIG||01/26/2018||$600.00||Lisa Jovicich||12/29/2017||$250.00||Good Luck||Christopher Edwards||12/27/2017||$200.00||Good luck, Dakota. This is an awesome thing you are doing.||Susan Miller||12/15/2017||$300.00||Patty Meeks||12/11/2017||$50.00||Thank you for representing cancer victims.||Cheryl Collett||12/10/2017||$25.00||Alicia Wortman||11/20/2017||$100.00||It's a great task you are undertaking.||Anonymous Friend||11/15/2017||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||11/08/2017||$20.00||AIG||10/27/2017||$300.00||Anonymous Friend||10/26/2017||$10.00||Good luck, Thank you for your service!||Lisa Allgood||10/22/2017||$500.00||You are doing a great thing. I am so excited for you. <3||Lisa Allgood||10/22/2017||$100.00||Donation from: Aunt Judy||Anonymous Friend||10/06/2017||$100.00||Michelle Miller||09/22/2017||$150.00||So proud of you and excited that you are getting this opportunity! Love you!||Donna Hirons||09/11/2017||$100.00||Dakota Miller||08/28/2017||$100.00|