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.
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!
|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|