David Deisadze's Fundraising Page
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David Deisadze's Fundraising Page
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David Deisadze is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 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.

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

I want to ride the 4000 miles for the legacy of my grandma, Nana. Through this program I have a chance to help patients diagnose and treat brain cancer like my grandma's or any other cancer early on, so that it can be treated. Bringing hope and positive energy to the patients and cancer centers we will visit will be a huge contribution to the cancer community. I love staying active and I am adventurous, so I feel that this event is my calling to help our cancer community as well as continue the legacy of our loved ones. After seeing an ad on Facebook about bike across America, it reminded me of the excitement I had for the organization after solving basic math problems about biking distance in my 4th grade math textbook. That recollection is one of the reasons I want to be a rider: to take on a childhood challenge.

What is your connecton to the cancer community?

My Grandma, Nana, who practically raised me until I was 8 was diagnosed with brain cancer. By the time she was diagnosed, it was too late, and the cancer was found to be malignant. Unfortunately, she passed away months later in 2008. The influence my grandma had on me will always keep me close with the cancer community and I’d like to contribute and carry on her legacy. Another personal connection to the cancer community is my sister, Maria who was a floating nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her stories about the sad departure of cancer patients from their families touched me deeply and reminded me of my connection with my grandma.

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 www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Vistaprint Donations Program 10/18/2018 $50.00 This is a donation from Vistaprint, matching David's donation of $50
Barbara Trentham 08/31/2018 $25.00  
Debbie Hebert 08/29/2018 $150.00  
David Deisadze 08/26/2018 $50.00 Donation from Diana L Graves
GE Foundation 08/20/2018 $100.00  
Linda Graham 07/15/2018 $20.00 Good Luck!
Jennifer Foxworthy 06/24/2018 $25.00 Good luck!
Martha Raymond 06/23/2018 $50.00 Friends with Heberts and Hoyts! Haven't met you yet, but like your style. Safe travels David.
Christina Matsikis 06/20/2018 $25.00  
Terry Matsikis 06/20/2018 $30.00  
Paulla Davis 06/18/2018 $25.00 Stay strong.
Casey Kelley 06/16/2018 $35.00 Good luck David!!
Brook Morgan 06/11/2018 $20.00 What your doing is an inspiration, and a wonderful act of kindness. I am sending all my positive hippy vibes your way :-)
Ken Hoyt 06/08/2018 $50.00 Great job and thank you
Emily Colon 06/07/2018 $20.00  
Audrey Baldwin 06/06/2018 $50.00 Thank you David for making a difference!❤️❤️
Debbie Hebert 05/24/2018 $100.00  
Janette Macaulay 05/18/2018 $250.00 Thanks for your ride on behalf of those who can’t! See u in the Roaring Fork Valley! GO WEST!
Judy Hoyt 05/15/2018 $100.00  
Suzanne Gelven 04/24/2018 $250.00 Good Luck!
Robert Barrett 04/19/2018 $200.00 Great cause buddy. Wish you safe riding! From me and Tony.
Zhuohao Ling 04/18/2018 $50.00 Best of luck man!
Ryan Foley 04/18/2018 $35.00 Good luck man!
Lyndsey Hebert 04/16/2018 $150.00  
Mina Micheal 04/16/2018 $100.00 Wish you the best of luck!
Darvin Sainte-Luce 04/16/2018 $20.00 Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. Love you bro
Jorgo Mihallari 04/16/2018 $20.00 In Honor of you Grandmother Dave.
Christina Aiello 04/16/2018 $25.00 Good luck!
Rey Duran 04/14/2018 $20.00 for the transcontinental treck
Matt Carpenter 04/13/2018 $25.00  
Tommy Parnell 04/13/2018 $75.00  
John Daly 04/13/2018 $30.00 Enjoy the trip, I'm sure your legs wont!
Karen Collins 04/13/2018 $10.00 Dad your were the strongest person i know
Remy Kaldawy 04/13/2018 $10.00  
Mo Zou 04/13/2018 $10.00 Enjoy the trip! Glad to help out for such a good cause
Barry Wolfson 04/13/2018 $5.00 good luck Dave!
Anonymous Friend 04/12/2018 $40.00  
David Deisadze 04/06/2018 $20.00 From Shivam
David Deisadze 04/06/2018 $50.00 From Xenia
Colin Jonielunas 04/05/2018 $50.00 Cancer sucks!!! Thanks for riding for an awesome cause man. Will be cheering you on along the journey from Boston!
Anonymous Friend 04/05/2018 $15.00 From Pat
Gregory Snoddy 04/04/2018 $25.00 David -- Thank you for this effort and for representing WPI so very well! Safe Riding.
Lori Johnson-Dimock 04/02/2018 $100.00  
Yalei Peng 04/02/2018 $50.00 Make up for all the cardio you've skipped! Good luck.
Jonathan Cappo 04/02/2018 $20.00 I’m glad to help out a great friend and for a very good cause.
Anonymous Friend 03/01/2018 $25.00  
Scott Burton 02/15/2018 $100.00 Good luck on the race David!
Dan True 02/14/2018 $30.00 Good luck, my dude!
John Langton 02/14/2018 $25.00  
Anna Graham 02/13/2018 $50.00  
Thomas Blais 02/03/2018 $50.00  
Kevin Sweeney 02/01/2018 $100.00  
MARIA Waples 01/28/2018 $50.00  
Luke Boroda 01/28/2018 $40.00  
Lucas Deisadze 01/28/2018 $100.00  
Jake Aki 01/28/2018 $20.00 Good luck dude!
David Deisadze 01/13/2018 $100.00  
  Total $3,270.00  
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