Grant Collins is a junior at Tulane University. 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 to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Everyone is a part of the cancer community. Just about everyone knows someone or is someone who has battled cancer in their lifetimes. Both of my grandfathers passed from cancer while I was in high school, and my memories of both of them remind me who I want to become.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
This summer, I want to ride for my grandparents, for the dual purpose of raising money against cancer and also because I know they would want me to travel America and have a good time doing it. I'm also riding for my friends and family who have been affected by cancer or are currently facing it themselves.
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!
|Aisling Grant||08/29/2018||$10.00||Meant to do it while you were riding but you rock!||Claire Kramer||08/19/2018||$30.00||Congrats Grant!! I loved following along on your instagram :)||Anonymous Friend||08/13/2018||$130.00||Congrats on a successful journey!!!||Jeannie Hinton||08/12/2018||$100.00||Go Grant Go!!!||Grant Collins||08/02/2018||$50.00||Mary Ashley Stough||08/02/2018||$25.00||Hope all is going well! My grandmother, who was my namesake, passed away from cancer before I was born. Her husband, my grandfather, also passed away from cancer.||Wayne Brewster||07/11/2018||$20.00||Enjoyed your stay with us in late June. Hope all is going well on your trip.||Amy Rumbaugh-Durr||07/09/2018||$50.00||Josh Dakin||06/26/2018||$50.00||Debbie Collins||06/23/2018||$50.00||So inspiring-happy memories!!||B Grimsley||06/19/2018||$100.00||Ditto what “grims” said.||Bailey Grimsley||06/03/2018||$50.00||I am so incredibly proud of you!!! I am donating in honor of Charles 'Shorty' Recknagel, Vicki Neumann, Beto, and all the other people who lost their fight to this tragic disease, and the fighters still battling!! Enjoy this summer, it will change your life forever. With love, grims <3 BE HUMAN. BE BETTER. BMORE2017||Sophia Mariani||05/31/2018||$25.00||Good luck!!||Sarah Hinton||05/30/2018||$100.00||Safe travels.||Renee Collins||05/27/2018||$75.00||Great cause Grant! To great memories of lost loved ones, those that have survived cancer and to many wonderful experiences you will have on your travels. Love Neil & Renee||Sabrina Leeds||05/26/2018||$20.00||Brenda Deen||05/24/2018||$100.00||In Honor of the brave fight of cancer for my son Logan Deen and friend Grant.||Linda Hales||05/20/2018||$200.00||Have a great time! Darvin & Linda Hales||Lavonne S Baker||05/17/2018||$50.00||Kathryn and Megan Collins and Deen||05/15/2018||$100.00||In honor of survivors, Logan Deen and Jason Collins. Go Grant Go! We are proud of you!!||Clay & Marie Collins||05/15/2018||$20.00||Good luck Grant. We are so proud of you!||Donna OBrien||05/15/2018||$400.00||Julie & Adam Donald||05/12/2018||$250.00||Good luck Grant! We're so proud of you!||Anonymous Friend||05/11/2018||$50.00||What a great project! Have fun!!!!||Ken&Jil Brown||05/08/2018||$100.00||Bill Jessee||05/06/2018||$20.00||Danielle Broussard||05/03/2018||$20.00||Great job, Grant||Mike Stoddard||05/02/2018||$150.00||In memory of Barbara Mitchell||Ashley Donald||05/01/2018||$100.00||Good luck Grant! We are so proud of you! All the best, Mark and Ashley Donald||George & Janie Cousin||05/01/2018||$50.00||Great work!!||Steve Garner||05/01/2018||$60.00||Edward P Landry||05/01/2018||$100.00||Nancy Donald||04/30/2018||$25.00||Good Luck, Grant! This is a great cause!||Cynthia S Gulotta||04/30/2018||$100.00||Scott Geyer||04/23/2018||$350.00||Bravo Grant! Have a great ride! Scott and Linda||Margo Schnapf||04/23/2018||$5.00||woohoo!||Marc Balakhovsky||04/22/2018||$40.00||Abbie Cantwell||04/22/2018||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||04/22/2018||$10.00||Alyssa Bialek||04/17/2018||$15.00||Awesome cause Grant! Both my grandmothers passed away from cancer when I was in school, so also a cause close to my heart. Have an amazing trip and good luck!||Kyle McIntyre||04/15/2018||$30.00||Best of luck on your journey! Send pictures and stay safe!||S Kern||04/11/2018||$200.00||Much love from the Kern fam! You're gonna do great Grant!||Tyler Welch||04/10/2018||$5.00||Jayne Siegel||04/10/2018||$10.00||You Go Girl!||Kelsey Stevenson||04/10/2018||$10.00||Shannon Yancovich||04/08/2018||$35.00||Have a great trip!!||Jack Leinbach||04/07/2018||$25.00||good luck brother!!||Yush Kukreja||04/05/2018||$35.00||Good Luck Buddy! You're doing great stuff!||Liam Hash||04/04/2018||$100.00||Cary Block||04/04/2018||$50.00||Good luck Grant! You’re gonna kill it, can’t wait to hear all about it.||Joseph Kim||04/03/2018||$20.00||Have a wonderful trip!||Kiera Solomon||04/03/2018||$10.00||!!! good luck !!!!||Aimee Adler||04/03/2018||$10.00||Helping you with your goal||Tyler Margaretten||03/29/2018||$50.00||Keep up the great work Grant. You're gonna do so well!||Emma Pejko||03/27/2018||$15.00||Love you||JARED SHURMAN||03/26/2018||$100.00||Taylor Selembo||03/26/2018||$15.00||Always proud to call you a friend. Keep up the good work. Love you!||Drew Collins||03/26/2018||$100.00||Better stop skipping leg day.||Steve Collins||03/26/2018||$500.00||Pedal faster!||Grant Collins||03/23/2018||$100.00|