Dale Aram Tassbihi is a junior at University of Maryland, College Park. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Portland, OR raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Cancer has always indirectly impacted my life because I’ve had distant relatives and family friends who have lost a long and hard battle to cancer before. It wasn’t until this year that someone in my family was diagnosed with cancer, and it changed my life forever. It was then when I truly realized you can’t take anyone or anything for granted. That special person was very lucky and immediately got surgery to remove it, but it was then when I realized how serious cancer is, and how we should not take our health or the people in our lives for granted.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I want to help make a difference in people’s lives. I can’t take my health for granted, so I want to use this privilege and help fundraise for and spread awareness about the Ulman Cancer Fund and what it is doing to help young adults fight cancer. I want to ride with the 4K for those who cannot. I also want to spend my summer with other passionate people who are dedicating their time to help those who are fighting 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 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!
|Dale Aram Tassbihi||04/24/2018||$5.00||Thanks Sarah Sabet!!! <3 nice running into you at the lake||Tami Olafunmiloye||04/24/2018||$20.00||You better win the race!||Dhananjay Sharma||04/12/2018||$15.00||Good Luck Dalearam <3||Fanney Hrafnsdóttir||04/03/2018||$25.00||All my best wishes of good luck! Great project with a beautiful vision! Let's end cancer!||Rocio Ciganda||04/03/2018||$50.00||you got this boo xoxo||Carly Torrado||03/29/2018||$20.00||You're amazing. LOVE seeing you make a difference in the world!!||Dale Aram Tassbihi||03/27/2018||$32.00||Thanks Theta Tau! From pi day <3||Matt Terreri||03/23/2018||$25.00||Proud of you! Good luck!||Abbie Waters||03/22/2018||$30.00||Hey Dale Aram, sorry I haven't been a good ex-roomie in terms of donations lately but I hope this helps and I'm so proud of you for standing up for so many good causes. Love you!||Dave Qin||03/14/2018||$15.00||Yay||Dale Aram Tassbihi||03/14/2018||$20.00||Thanks Rachel Goldfinger!!!! ❤️❤️||Mohamad Sarfarazi||03/09/2018||$300.00||Meghana Doddapaneni||03/07/2018||$25.00||You're such a badass, keep doing big things girl||Martina Domnick||03/07/2018||$25.00||Cancer's still not dead, so gotta donate more. And I wanna not-shave a section of your hair.||Dale Aram Tassbihi||03/07/2018||$15.00||Thanks Gregorio Zimerman!!!! I guess I like you ❤️||Mehdi/Lori Sabet||03/03/2018||$300.00||You are amazing. Good luck; you are an inspiration to us all!||Moe Danaie||03/03/2018||$100.00||Great cause and best wishes!||Ali Pourahmad||03/03/2018||$100.00||Good luck.||Ahmad Shadman||03/02/2018||$100.00||Majid Khalilian||03/01/2018||$500.00||You are an amazing, caring and thoughtful person. We are all so very proud of you. Keep up the good work.||Dalearam Tassbihi||03/01/2018||$500.00||Victoria Zhao||02/27/2018||$100.00||Ich bin sehr stolz auf dich, du bist super!! Love you so much. And now you're past 4K!||Eric Winik||02/27/2018||$25.00||:-)||Angie Assurian||02/26/2018||$10.00||You're an inspiration! <3||Dale Aram Tassbihi||02/22/2018||$1,365.00||From my bake sale!!!! A SUCCESS!!!! Thanks to my beautiful friends and the kind strangers who made this happen! Naming the amount of people who supported would surpass the character limit :/ I love you all. WOW <3||Brendan Bradley||02/22/2018||$10.00||موش بخورت||Regina Ianozi||02/21/2018||$100.00||Dale Aram, you are the best!||Angel Lopez||02/21/2018||$20.00||You redefine inspirational on a whole new level, keep it up!||Joyce Yang||02/21/2018||$15.00||ilysm <3 <3 you are an actual angel !!!||Michelle He||02/19/2018||$100.00||SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!! You are crushing the fundraising, keep it up!||Justin Tabatabai||02/19/2018||$15.00||So proud of you Delaram, you're an inspiration for us all! :)||Jason Xu||02/19/2018||$20.00||Jenny Lam||02/17/2018||$20.00||Super proud of you Boe!||Maya Rao||02/17/2018||$15.00||Good luck!! :~)||Nora Doyle||02/17/2018||$10.00||Genny Go||02/17/2018||$50.00||Thanks for all you do. Bless your heart!||Gordon Jiang||02/15/2018||$15.00||You're an inspiration to me! Go kick cancer's butt now||Paige Gabitzer||02/15/2018||$20.00||You're amazing! Keep up the good work!||Dale Aram Tassbihi||02/15/2018||$14.00||Thanks Doug Yeager!! #roomiealliance||Grant Zawodniak||02/14/2018||$25.00||Send pictures from Oregon.||Sarah Bank||02/13/2018||$15.00||You're a beast and an inspiration Dale Aram!||Joseph Kim||02/13/2018||$50.00||Justin Sorra||02/11/2018||$50.00||:)||Katerina Lake||02/10/2018||$25.00||So awesome! You got it!||Jessica Palmer||02/10/2018||$5.00||Awesome cause||Rohit Mandavia||02/10/2018||$50.00||I cant wait to see you bike across the country and am so proud of you for taking such a huge stride in helping such a great cause. See you in Thermo!||David Boutin||02/10/2018||$21.31||Now you're at $2000! You're such an inspiration to everyone around you. Mad love and respect :)||Martina Domnick||02/10/2018||$25.00||Kick cancer's ass!||Hirbod Akhavantaheri||02/09/2018||$10.00||I wanted to donate more but my bank account was like bitch please!||Moo Olaniyan||02/09/2018||$20.00||Fuck cancer.||Maria Novitskaya||02/09/2018||$10.00||Anna Keleher||02/08/2018||$25.00||I'm mad jealous of the great trip you'll have, and have a lot of respect for your cause. Keep kicking ass! -Blue||Dale Aram Tassbihi||02/07/2018||$8.00||Thanks Matt DiDomenico!! <3||Alex Mahlandt||02/06/2018||$20.00||Emily Lempka||02/04/2018||$20.00||For a great cause :)||Benjamin Kates||02/04/2018||$65.00||Kill it!!!||Regina Ianozi||02/02/2018||$50.00||I am very proud of you, Dale Aram!||Beatrix Starobin||02/01/2018||$25.00||Dale Aram Tassbihi||01/31/2018||$5.00||Thanks Dylan Fishbein!||Audrey Krimm||01/30/2018||$15.00||Good luck!!!!||Chris Nakamura||01/30/2018||$69.69||I am donating 69.69 because Abby would have thought it was funny.||Stephanie Turner||01/30/2018||$10.00||Dale Aram Tassbihi||01/29/2018||$5.00||From Jenny Schneider||Imad Khokher||01/29/2018||$30.00||This is fantastic. You're doing great things - keep doing you!!||Alex Wu||01/29/2018||$100.00||Continue being the beautiful human being you already are❤️❤️ LOVE YA||Edward Alexander||01/29/2018||$15.00||Slay Aram: You got this, proud of you buddy!! <3 <3||Amanda Even||01/29/2018||$30.00||I'm proud of you! Keep on doing big things <3||Harjot Singh||01/29/2018||$20.00||Will be sad to see that beautiful hair go. Hope you reach 10k though!||Alex Mazze||01/28/2018||$20.00||This is actually amazing. Genuinely so impressed by you||Alyssa McKinney||01/28/2018||$25.00||This is really, really awesome.||Laudan Nikoobakht||01/27/2018||$100.00||You are gonna do big things beauty!!!! I am sooo proud of you!!! Xo, Nikoobakht family❤️||Nick Zahneis||01/25/2018||$25.00||I'm so impressed, you're killing the game!||Angad Kalsi||01/16/2018||$25.00||Proud of you, bud. Keep pushing and making a difference in the many ways you do. Excited to hear about your adventures!||Sabrina Zhou||01/16/2018||$15.00||:D||Saman Jabari||01/14/2018||$25.00||Maggie Yuan||01/14/2018||$20.00||You are such an incredible person, keep doing amazing things||Rizwan Kureshi||01/13/2018||$10.00||Bae YEEEEEEET||Gabriela Anglada||01/13/2018||$30.00||Eric Hofmeister||01/13/2018||$5.00||Good Luck!||Joey Robinson||01/13/2018||$20.00||Sounds like a ton of fun. Come hang if the route goes through Atlanta!||Diana Lupinski||01/13/2018||$40.00||A great cause near & dear to us!||Kelsey Gump||01/13/2018||$20.00||Don’t let your dreams be dreams - <3||Kathleen McTighe||12/04/2017||$15.00||you rock!!! so proud of you||Dale Aram Tassbihi||12/04/2017||$10.00||From Jeremiah Brown||Dale Aram Tassbihi||11/29/2017||$25.00||From Alex Tran||Dylan Selbst||11/29/2017||$20.00||Meant to donate here sooner! Good luck!!!||JAcob Hyman||11/28/2017||$5.00||Cathy Wang||11/28/2017||$45.00||Live your life, live your values! Love you forever||Andres Thorkelsson||11/28/2017||$25.00||Love you to bits. See you there.||Elyssa Jozefowski||11/28/2017||$20.00||Dale Aram Tassbihi||11/28/2017||$2.00||From Matt DiDomenico||Emelia Gold||11/28/2017||$10.00||Kenneth Ke||11/09/2017||$50.00||https://thebikingbanana.wordpress.com/||Manos Pagonis||11/01/2017||$50.00||;)||Varun Mohan||10/29/2017||$100.00||Ryan Liiva||10/28/2017||$20.00||Stay awesome Deli, my grandfather has cancer right now and even though this is for young people every lil bit helps. <3 Keep doing great things.||Harjot Singh||10/28/2017||$5.00||Jasmina Kamdar||10/25/2017||$25.00||Drew Lerner||10/25/2017||$10.00||You're going to kill it! Good luck!!||Brendan Bradley||10/24/2017||$15.00||You go girl, I will eat your liver.||Lauren Kerlin||10/23/2017||$20.00||Super proud of you Delaram <3||Manasi Pukazhenthi||10/23/2017||$50.00||This is on behalf of me and the rest of my family. You go girl!||Kamil Baraniewicz||10/23/2017||$20.00||you smell||Salma Ghorab||10/23/2017||$15.00||You're doing amazing sweetie||Katie Fox||10/23/2017||$30.00||Crush it babe!||Kait Leung||10/23/2017||$25.00||Love you Dale Aram!! Come down and visit me in SF when you're done! ;)||Tony Feric||10/23/2017||$100.00||Go best friend!||Evan Peaco||10/23/2017||$20.00||Dylan Schulz||10/23/2017||$25.00||you a baller. This is so ambitious and super awesome of you, and everyone I know who's done it had a blast and said it was incredibly rewarding!||Sarah Wain||10/23/2017||$25.00||you're awesome incredible impressive wow ily :')||Justin Gotard||10/23/2017||$25.00||Soulihe Nida||10/23/2017||$15.00||You are truly amazing! You have a lot of love. Continue to spread it! Best Of Luck Dale <3||Alex Lingfu||10/23/2017||$25.00||Lauren Lupinski||10/23/2017||$20.00||Bc you're amazing and this is amazing!!||Dale Aram Tassbihi||10/20/2017||$100.00|