Jaclyn Rainey is a Junior at the University of Washington. In the summer of 2017, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Several of my family members have fought cancer and I have lost many of them through the fight. I have seen a lot of pain through them and the loved ones of my friends and want to be ale to help those going through this hardship. I have been involved with several cancer care programs the past few years through volunteering and fundraising and wish to continue my experience helping the cancer community!
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults to hear people's stories and help spread awareness of the challenges young adults are facing with cancer. With my passion for cycling, I figured a good way to catch the attention of my friends and family towards this would be to combine two things that I love to show how much supporting the cancer community truly means to me.
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!
|Misha Kubay||07/11/2017||$30.00||The steak... Ahha! Best post yet, keep it up!||Keri Scarff||07/08/2017||$50.00||Banana suit!!! YES! You are doing amazing things Miss Rainey❤||David & Grace Rainey||07/01/2017||$325.00||We're so proud of you and your team! Keep pedaling! Love, Dad, Mom, Jiji||Craig Rainey||06/06/2017||$100.00||Briann Funk||06/02/2017||$15.00||Nordstrom||05/25/2017||$100.00||Nordstrom||05/25/2017||$100.00||Nordstrom||05/25/2017||$750.00||Anonymous Friend||05/22/2017||$100.00||Thanks for riding on behalf of all of those who can't. Ride strong!||Mike, Taylor and Debbie Akiyama||05/21/2017||$30.00||Happy riding!||Lisa & Mitch Goodwin||05/16/2017||$50.00||You are an amazing Young lady Jaclyn. So proud of you.||Boeing||05/12/2017||$50.00||Boeing||05/12/2017||$200.00||Boeing||05/12/2017||$100.00||Boeing||05/12/2017||$100.00||B W||05/03/2017||$30.00||Hope you meet your goal!||Natalie Kasper||05/01/2017||$10.00||So proud of you! This is such an amazing journey you are on for a great cause. Best of luck!||Corinne Hill||05/01/2017||$100.00||Goid luck on the ride!||Thelma Beck||04/25/2017||$20.00||Jordan & I are proud of you, Jaclyn!||Jody Burnham||04/24/2017||$25.00||Every little bit counts! Good luck on your journey and great job!||Dianne Hoff||04/24/2017||$50.00||Safety and success on your journey!||Jeff and Annette Cook||04/23/2017||$50.00||Good luck in the ride!||Scott & Moriah McConnell||04/17/2017||$100.00||Keep peddling!||Dylan Babbs||04/10/2017||$20.00||Good luck!||Anonymous Friend||04/09/2017||$748.01||Grace & David Rainey||04/09/2017||$750.00||We're so proud of you for riding for this cause! Stay safe and enjoy the ride!||Ryan Proffitt||04/06/2017||$15.00||Marci Rupert||04/04/2017||$100.00||Jaclyn, thank you for taking a moment in your life to embrace this important cause to help others. You have such a big, caring heart for generosity and I know that big heart will take you safely across the country. All the best, Marci||Josh Bean||04/04/2017||$10.00||Woodinville and back (ride numero uno)||Piergiorgio RojasLorayco||03/28/2017||$26.99||Stud||Anonymous Friend||03/28/2017||$100.00||Good Luck!||Beth Marohnich||03/27/2017||$100.00||Go Jaclyn!!!||Bill & Robin Montero||03/22/2017||$100.00||Good luck and be safe out there! May the wind be at your back....||Desiree Clayton||03/13/2017||$100.00||Mick Pegg||03/05/2017||$100.00||Good luck on the ride Jaclyn. It will be an incredible experience.||Norman and Lorene Fujioka||03/05/2017||$50.00||Love from Hawaii!||John Rankin||03/04/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||03/03/2017||$50.00||Doris McConnell||02/27/2017||$20.00||Ride safely and enjoy the journey. Take lots of pictures. When you're my age, it will be something your children will look at in amazement.||Tadashi Fujioka||02/27/2017||$218.00||Dad might not remember my conversation with him but he was glad to let me donate from his account to honor your commitment to this fundraiser.||Chester Benson||02/19/2017||$100.00||Awesome!||Andrew Dunford||02/19/2017||$50.00||Gen X||02/15/2017||$342.00||Class of X represent!||Anonymous Friend||02/14/2017||$200.00||Ashly Starnes||02/13/2017||$50.00||I love you Jackie!! You're awesome and I'm so proud of you!!||Mia Bodell||02/13/2017||$10.00||You're going to kill it, lady! You're an amazing human being and I respect you so much for each and everything you do.||Jessica Collins||02/13/2017||$15.00||Keep up the work, you are an inspiration!!||Keaton Gray||02/07/2017||$100.00||This is rad. Good Luck!||Anonymous Friend||02/04/2017||$50.00||Keep killing it Jaclyn!! Stay safe and good luck!||Jenny Sizemore||02/04/2017||$25.00||I was out taking pictures today and picked up a newspaper with your feature in it. What a great cause! Both me and my dad are impressed.||John and Robin Porter||02/03/2017||$50.00||Thank you for committing to beat cancer. Have a great ride and experience!! All the best!!||Joshua Chinn||01/20/2017||$100.00||Thanks for all that you do in riding for these causes! I believe in you!||Michael Heidal||01/12/2017||$100.00||Good Luck Jaclyn!||Logan Fitzgerald||12/01/2016||$20.00||Good luck, you're going to have a great experience. If you want someone to train with in the spring let me know!||Mark Scarff||11/30/2016||$100.00||Have a wonderfully successful ride across America!!||Gregory Cox||11/30/2016||$100.00||Hans Littooy||11/30/2016||$100.00||Good luck with your ride Jacklyn!! Hans||Mark Kane||11/30/2016||$500.00||Good luck with your ride. Be safe. Thank you for supporting cancer research||Lani Hana||11/29/2016||$50.00||Wish I had a daughter like you, Jaclyn! Keep up all the good work you do!||Jaclyn Rainey||07/13/2016||$100.00|