Gabriel Lloyd is a freshman at York College of Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2017 he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My connection to the cancer community is through my family and friends that have sadly lost their fights against this disease. They have taught me to live everyday like it's your last and to just appreciate life.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
My goal on this journey is to be an inspiration to anyone in need. I was lucky enough to have people in my life to inspire me through their fights, and I saw how much it helped them to have someone they didn't know help them in some way. Whether that way be something small like delivering a care bag to them in the hospital or just talking to them, it made a difference in their treatment and in their lives. I want to be that difference for someone and be apart of something bigger than myself.
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!
|Kimberley Prendergast||06/13/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||05/26/2017||$25.00||Anne Schaale||05/16/2017||$50.00||Best of luck, Gabe. Enjoy.||The Lehrs||05/11/2017||$100.00||Good luck! Troy Lisa Lauren Alec & Olivia Lehr||Diane Phillips||05/06/2017||$65.00||Donations from customers of Diane's Tangle Hair Studio||Judy Feeser||04/20/2017||$50.00||Ronald J. Wagman||04/18/2017||$139.00||Our thoughts and prayers will follow you on this incredible journey. May God keep you safe and open your heart and mind to all he will teach you along the way... We are so proud of your endeavors for the Ulman Cancer run.... With all our Love, Nana & Pappy||Ryan Thompson||04/17/2017||$100.00||Both Kara and I are very proud of you. You are a true inspiration. Those that we have lost to cancer will be up above smiling down as you make your way across the states.||Susan Byrnes||04/06/2017||$100.00||Diane Phillips||03/31/2017||$136.00||Donations from Diane's Tangles Hair Salon.||Jeff Jamison||03/26/2017||$20.00||Sue Miley||03/26/2017||$10.00||Stephen Lloyd||03/26/2017||$115.00||donations from Nancy Wagman's beauty salon customers||Terry Sweitzer||03/25/2017||$100.00||Shirley McKenzie||03/24/2017||$20.00||I'm sooo very proud of you!||Sandy Sweitzer||03/23/2017||$100.00||The Sweitzer family is always behind you. Proud of you and wanting to help others. This run sounds amazing!!!||GLFM Reporting||03/20/2017||$50.00||Run with your heart and your legs won't feel a thing!||Tina Linburg||03/19/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||03/14/2017||$30.00||Jeffrey Schiffman||03/08/2017||$50.00||Lee Miller||03/07/2017||$300.00||My thoughts and prayers for you throughout your "cross country" journey. I couldn't be prouder of the great young man you have become.||Daryl & Nancy Meredith||03/07/2017||$50.00||Peace & Hope for All||Cheryl Klinedinst||03/04/2017||$50.00||Good luck on your run. Prayers for a safe run.||John Trout||03/03/2017||$50.00||Give it your best Gabe||Cheryl Floyd||03/03/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||03/01/2017||$50.00||Good luck with your fundraising efforts and enjoy the run!||Stacey Springer||02/25/2017||$250.00||You are an inspiration!! Thank you!||Wendy Rose||02/24/2017||$20.00||Bob and Donlyn Wirts||02/24/2017||$25.00||Good luck!! Stay safe.||Sarah Deacon||02/22/2017||$30.00||Run, Gabe, Run!||Gwenn Solito James||02/22/2017||$30.00||Good Luck from the other Gabe (James) and Gwenn and Kent too. What an awesome thing you are doing. Very proud of you.||Anonymous Friend||02/21/2017||$25.00||You are an inspiring young man, Gabe!||The Hess's||02/21/2017||$100.00||Brian Moul||02/21/2017||$50.00||Good luck Gabe! Great cause.||Lee Miller||02/14/2017||$237.50||What an awesome opportunity for such an extraordinary young man. Your love for running and cancer victims makes this the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experience. EnJOY, have fun and run hard.||Chris Pfleiger||02/13/2017||$32.00||Donation Box - Nancy Wagman Salon Customers||02/13/2017||$82.00||Customers donated through the donation box at Nancy Wagman's Hair Salon||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2017||$200.00||Ilene Breneman||02/13/2017||$50.00||The Brenemans are so proud of you Gabe. Good luck!!||Peggy Bishop||02/13/2017||$25.00||You are an inspiration and make Dover and Bermudian Church Of The Brethren very proud!||Susan Deardorff||02/06/2017||$30.00||What a great cause and wow what an undertaking! Praise God for your time and talents! Will enjoy hearing about the ride!||Robin Smith||01/31/2017||$25.00||Diane,David&Sydney Phillips||01/30/2017||$300.00||Soooo proud of you!||Power Train - West York Boot Camp||01/30/2017||$280.50||West York - Power Train Boot Camp participants group donation. Special Thank you to Heidi and her staff at the West York Power Train||Clare O||01/28/2017||$30.00||Gabe, God has blessed you with the gift of running and you have made a wonderful choice on how to use it. So proud of you!||John & Diana Patrizio||01/28/2017||$50.00||Ann Miller||01/23/2017||$50.00||Ann Lesini||01/22/2017||$100.00||Gabe, you are such an inspiration!||Missy Schlenker||01/22/2017||$50.00||You are an amazing young man!||Anonymous Friend||01/21/2017||$50.00||Linda Simpson||01/19/2017||$25.00||Way to go, Gabe!||Padraic Kennedy||01/19/2017||$20.00||Courtney Riley||01/19/2017||$25.00||What an inspiration!||Anonymous Friend||01/19/2017||$50.00||Inspire us.||Beth Johnson||01/19/2017||$50.00||Nice job! Good luck!||Daniel Barker||01/19/2017||$30.00||Gabe you make all of us proud...especially Dover Pa!!||Nancy Wagman||01/15/2017||$48.00||Brett Pfleiger||01/15/2017||$10.00||Lee Miller||01/15/2017||$300.00||Tracy Lloyd||01/15/2017||$50.00||KayAnn Seitz||12/19/2016||$100.00||Gabe hit the trails. Be Safe. Have fun!||Susan Reiley||12/15/2016||$50.00||Good Luck Gabe!||Lee Miller||12/15/2016||$200.00||Nancy Wagman||12/15/2016||$100.00||Nick Lloyd||12/15/2016||$50.00||Gabriel Lloyd||11/30/2016||$100.00|