Danny Ely's Fundraising Page
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Danny Ely's Fundraising Page
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Danny Ely is Sophomore at the University of Maryland. 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 Portland, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

My father had a brain tumor, several of my mom's friends passed from cancer. One of my fraternity brothers died last year. These ways that cancer has touched negatively on my life is my biggest motivator for this summer's trip.  

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

To pursue two of my strong passions, helping people and fitness.  When I was informed of the opportunity to do something as cool as travel the country riding, while promoting a great organization's cause, I knew I would be interested.  The way this ride brings me closer to the victims of cancer makes me feel like I can do something about the uphill battle we face against cancer.

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


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
Andy and Hilary Trout 07/10/2017 $50.00 Way to go, Danny!
Laurie Holt 07/06/2017 $25.00 Way to go Danny!
Lynn Critides Horne 07/06/2017 $50.00 Good luck Danny on your bike ride cross country. I'm with your mother now and we r so proud of you!!
Jodi Utkewicz 06/05/2017 $25.00 Good luck, Danny!
Janet Furman 05/26/2017 $25.00  
Kevin Sullivan 05/16/2017 $100.00 Have fun and be careful lots of crazy people on the road, I know I'm one of them.
Brian Ely 05/14/2017 $100.00 This is really cool, Danny. Good luck!!
JULIA DOHERTY 05/13/2017 $100.00 Good luck Danny!
Michael P Keane 05/13/2017 $75.00  
Georgia Russell 05/12/2017 $25.00 Best of luck for a great race!! You're amazing !! Go Danny Go!!
Mary Alice Donner 05/12/2017 $50.00 Good luck Danny!
Danny Ely 05/11/2017 $18.00 From Miguel + Ali
Alan Ha 05/10/2017 $10.00 Safe travels
Julia C Smith 05/10/2017 $100.00  
Sarth Mehta 05/09/2017 $10.00  
Jeffrey Shuktz 05/09/2017 $50.00  
Pam Senif 05/08/2017 $25.00 Good Luck Danny!
Karen Caplan 05/03/2017 $75.00 Good luck Danny!! Karen and family
Marion Wade 05/02/2017 $30.00 Good Luck Danny!
Gail Goldberg 04/27/2017 $25.00 Good Luck!
Anonymous Friend 04/20/2017 $25.00  
Miguel Eduardo Martinez 04/18/2017 $50.00  
Lawrence Ely 03/22/2017 $100.00  
Gail Goldberg and Irv Susel 03/10/2017 $75.00 Thank you. You are a blessing for you parents and all those touched by Cancer.
Linda Ely 02/20/2017 $20.00  
Doris B Ely 02/20/2017 $20.00  
Karyn M Rinaldi 02/17/2017 $50.00  
Margaret McCulla 02/16/2017 $50.00 Good luck!
Gretchen & Jack Alexander & Family 02/15/2017 $100.00 Good luck Danny!
Michael Ely 02/11/2017 $100.00 Good luck, Danny! Have a safe and successful journey!
Lynn Ely 01/31/2017 $100.00 Danny, Good luck on your expedition. Lynn and Leslie
Elaine Richardson 01/30/2017 $100.00  
Chuck Carella 01/28/2017 $100.00 Good luck Danny!
Everett and Ruth Burkey 01/27/2017 $100.00 Great!
Karen Loprete 01/27/2017 $25.00  
Ellen Ruble 01/25/2017 $100.00 Good luck Danny!
Cindy Williams 01/24/2017 $50.00 What a wonderful thing to do!!!
Meg & Pat Barber 01/24/2017 $100.00 Danny, We're so impressed that you are undertaking this great adventure. Have fun and be careful
Jordan & Alex Holt 01/24/2017 $100.00 Looks like it will be an awesome experience! Good luck and have fun!
Jeanne & Ray Won 01/23/2017 $75.00 Your dedication to this worthy cause is so admirable. Bless you on the journey, Danny! Would love to hear all about it afterwards!
Don & Sarah Fish 01/22/2017 $100.00 Awesome cause. Good luck!
Traci Hoffman 01/21/2017 $500.00 Have a safe and amazing adventure. We will keep you in our prayers.
Sandra Palombi 01/14/2017 $200.00 Pedal hard, Danny, and post lots of pictures. Much love from Indianapolis!
Sue Werber 01/13/2017 $50.00 Good Luck! Thank you for helping to raise awareness and funds for this foundation.
Potomac UMYF 01/13/2017 $50.00 Potomac United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship supports Danny!
Charly Ryan 01/12/2017 $50.00 Good luck Danny!! Hoping to find a "matching gift" for you!
Gabriela Shafran 01/12/2017 $20.00 Will continue to support and donate
Mark/Shelly Wasser 01/11/2017 $75.00  
Peter & Cathy Mindel 01/11/2017 $100.00 Wow this is an amazing trip for a great cause! Good luck to you Danny & be safe!
Jane Anderson 01/11/2017 $50.00 Danny - you have a good heart, just like your mom and dad. You are doing a wonderful thing through this ride. Thank you.
Kate Leuba 01/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck, Danny!
Bob Carella 01/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck Danny!
Yonathan Daniel 01/09/2017 $20.00  
Joan Carella 01/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck, Danny!
Sue Jordan 01/09/2017 $50.00  
Kathleen Henry 01/09/2017 $100.00 Danny, this is wonderful of you to be doing. Best of luck.
Andy & Anna Holt 01/09/2017 $100.00 Safe travels on an exciting adventure, Danny! Don't forget to "check in safe" throughout your trip :)
Cindi Flahive-Sobel 01/09/2017 $50.00  
Donna Ely 01/05/2017 $350.00  
Shaina Furman 01/04/2017 $50.00 I love you! Good luck :)
Danny Ely 10/12/2016 $100.00  
  Total $4,723.00  
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