Dohyung Kim's Fundraising Page
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Jake Kim is a senior at Johns Hopkins 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, MD to San Francisco, CA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

In my junior year of high school, my grandfather passed away after battling cancer. While I have been fortunate enough to not have been affected personally, I’m aware that has not been the case for everyone around me. For long I've been oblivious of the pervasiveness of cancer’s effect on the lives of people that I care about, and on those who they care about.

Also in a larger sense, I’m constantly reminded of the magnitude of the damages that cancer incurs. As a biomedical engineering student, I’ve been working for the last two years with an undergraduate team to design a device that can improve liver cancer treatment. Also, my peers’ and my experience with research labs at Hopkins further is a constant reminder of the collective day-to-day efforts that people globally put into fighting off cancer.

 Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

Many in my Hopkins community are striving to fight back against illnesses and to improve the quality of life, including for those inflicted with cancer and other conditions. And we as a collective community continuously achieve amazing feats in medicine. I know how difficult it is, and I've been humbled by their work through my experience working in labs and as a biomedical engineering student. I've also spent the last 2 years on a BME design team working to improve liver cancer treatment.

But this summer, I want to get on the ground-level, to contribute to improving the daily lived experience of young adults who suffer from cancer. I support the Ulman Fund's vision of "a world in which no young adult faces cancer alone." Despite the tremendous amount of resources put into medical research, the daily experience of the young adult population with cancer is sometimes overlooked.

This cross-country bike ride is a perfect avenue to demonstrate my commitment and support the cancer community. I've been challenging my limits through long-distance running events (3 marathons and 5+ half marathons). I'm excited to take on this challenge alongside my peers, and I'm looking forward to exploring the continent for a worthy cause.

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program 08/21/2018 $100.00  
Paypal Charitable Giving Fund 07/19/2018 $136.04  
Meredith Hughes 07/18/2018 $20.00 Sending much love and support from a very old 2004 4K alumni! You embody all that is the 4K!
Jake Kim 07/17/2018 $15.00 100% match from me of Su's attempted "anonymous" donation
Jake Kim 07/17/2018 $10.00 10% match of Eugene's donation - thank you, I know the PhD lifestyle is far from luxury!
Peter Vergara 07/17/2018 $50.00 You’re an brilliant, hard working, and immensely caring friend! Love you man!
Mausumi Dasgupta 07/17/2018 $750.00 Hi Jake, Proud of you for the work you are doing. This is a small amount to take you a step closer to your goal. Sending our well wishes to you and your mom. Love, Emily’s mom
Jake Kim 07/17/2018 $5.00 10% to match Peter's donation
Jake Kim 07/17/2018 $75.00 10% to match Mrs. Dasgupta's donation. Thank you so much for such a generous donation. I hope to meet you to thank in person sometime!
Eugene Yoon 07/16/2018 $100.00 Hey Jake - I had similar experience with cancer in my family and wish you the best. Maybe we can talk about it one day together. It's not much with my grad school stipend.. but hope it helps your cause.
Jake Kim 07/14/2018 $22.00 Kind donation from lady we met at subway on day 14 @ Rockwood, TN + 10% matching from me!
Jake Kim 07/14/2018 $22.00 Kind donation from Allison @ Syracuse, KS + 10% matching from me!
Jake Kim 07/14/2018 $22.00 Donation from the EMT and survivor who took care of my wounds @ Pratt, KS + 10% matching from me!
Anonymous Friend 07/09/2018 $15.00 I know I often give you a hard time, but you truly are incredible!
Mijeong Lee 06/18/2018 $700.00  
Jake Kim 06/14/2018 $2.40 10% to match Kimmy's donation - thank you!
Peyton Blackstock 06/13/2018 $33.00 Donation from Peyton and 10% matching from me! Thanks for the best wishes and support Peyton :D
Grant Collins 06/13/2018 $2.50  
Kimmy Routson 06/13/2018 $24.00 Best of luck with your ride!
Jake Kim 06/11/2018 $2.00 10% to match Sabrina's donation!
Ben Park 06/11/2018 $55.00 Donation from Ben + 10% matching from Jake
Sabrina Chandra 06/06/2018 $20.00 Keep being amazing Jake!! You're changing the world, one mile at a time!! :)
Steven Chen 06/02/2018 $60.00 HAGS my dude, I'm expecting a lot of dope snapchat stories!!
Jake Kim 06/02/2018 $3.00 10% to match Kwang Bin's donation!
Jake Kim 06/02/2018 $10.00 10% to match JD's donation, thank you!
Jake Kim 06/02/2018 $6.00 10% to match Steven's donation, thanks Steven!
Jonathan Daffron 05/30/2018 $100.00 Great cause! Go get'em, Jake!
Kwang Bin Lee 05/29/2018 $30.00  
Siwei Bian 05/27/2018 $25.00 Good luck with the ride! Keep in touch!
Jake Kim 05/27/2018 $2.50 10% to match Siwei's donation
Jake Kim 05/27/2018 $1.50 10% to match Su's (the real snake) donation! Sorry for delay Su -
Paypal Charitable Giving Fund 05/24/2018 $109.62  
Su Ataman 05/16/2018 $15.00 to my favorite jakey jake the fake flake snake
Richard Um 05/15/2018 $50.00 Buy some more shorts so you don't have a sore ahnus. Do good my man! I'll see you in August! I'll plan some trips for us around the bay if your butthole is still intact.
Jake Kim 05/15/2018 $5.00 10% to match Richard's donation! See you in SF in August :D
Jake Kim 05/12/2018 $6.00 10% to match donations from Sandra, Josh and Kooster. Thank you Sandra, and thank you buds!
Jake Kim 05/12/2018 $5.00 10% to match Illysa's donation! :) Thank you Illysa!
Illysa Izenberg 05/11/2018 $50.00 Ride safely, Jake!
Rohit Joshi 05/10/2018 $20.00  
Jake Kim 05/10/2018 $2.00 10% to match Rohit's donation!
Anonymous Friend 05/10/2018 $25.00  
Jake Kim 05/10/2018 $5.00 10% to match Ashley's and Anonymous Friend's donations!
Michael Koo 05/10/2018 $20.00 I require a snap of you in some random place in middle america shotgunning a beer on your bike
Joshua Nesta 05/10/2018 $15.00  
Sandra Roberts 05/10/2018 $25.00 Thank you for dedicating one day of the race to my father.
Nirmal Krishnan 05/09/2018 $50.00 Hey Jake, You're so courageous and I'm so proud of you. I expect a bunch of dog pictures along the way and you better be crashing at my place during your trip!
Jake Kim 05/09/2018 $5.00 10% to match donation from Nirmal the bb!
Jake Kim 05/09/2018 $5.00 10% to match James' generous donation :D
Victoria Roberts 05/09/2018 $50.00 You're amazing Jake- thanks for everything!
Jayden Liu 05/09/2018 $30.00 What you're doing is so admirable and inspiring. Thank you. Good luck, Jake! I'm looking forward to getting updates from you throughout the summer!
Jake Kim 05/09/2018 $44.00 $40 donation from the Greek princess/GS fam Sofia Mitsotaki + 10% matching from me
Jake Kim 05/09/2018 $5.00 10% to match donation from Jayden aka K-pop star aka always wearing ASA jacket Liu
Jake Kim 05/09/2018 $5.00 10% to match Victoria "omw to cure cancer"'s donation
James Shamul 05/08/2018 $50.00 Hey Jake, This is really great and super inspirational! So happy for you! Stay safe and let's do another marathon sometime soon (if you're up for it after this lol)
Andrew Tsai Company Match 04/30/2018 $100.00  
Jake Kim 04/16/2018 $22.60 10% to match the amazing Joanna's donation
Jake Kim 04/16/2018 $5.00 10% to match James' donation!
Jake Kim 04/16/2018 $12.50 10% to match Joey's donation!
Joseph Chung 04/08/2018 $125.00 Jake, I know this is going to be an enriching experience for you and I’m so glad you’re doing it. Hope you have an amazing time and don’t forget to vlog all about it :)
James Park 04/08/2018 $50.00 Happy to support. You're awesome man.
Andy Kim 04/07/2018 $25.00 Good Luck Dude! This is awesome :)
Dohyung Kim 04/07/2018 $2.50 10% matching for Pandy's donation!
Tatiana Gelaf Romer 04/07/2018 $30.00 Hi Jake, 4000+ miles sounds like insanity to me, but for you I guess it's pretty par for the course. This is super cool; I can only donate a bit, but I hope it helps! Best of luck :)
Yvenna Chen 04/07/2018 $25.00 wooo go buddy!!! :D
Jake Kim 04/07/2018 $3.00 10% to match Tati's donation
Jake Kim 04/07/2018 $2.50 10% to match Yvenna's donation!
Jake Kim 04/07/2018 $55.00 Ronann Magic Carrero's donation of $50 + my 10% match
Joanna Guo 04/07/2018 $226.00 Because Data Structures is 226 and $226 is approximately how much I’ve earned helping you with Data Structures this semster :) Thanks for being an inspiration and a mentor to me, and thanks for doing this for the world. Good luck, have fun, and be safe! I’ll be expecting lots of photos and updates.
Jake Kim 04/02/2018 $5.00 10% matching for Chang and Kay's donations
Kay Sin 03/30/2018 $20.00 Have fun! :)
Rira Choi 03/26/2018 $30.00 Ride Safe!! Literally saving lives.... You are amazing :)
Andrew Tsai 03/26/2018 $100.00 Good luck Jake!
Jake Kim 03/26/2018 $13.00 10% match of Andy & Rira's donations
Chang Hwan Choi 03/26/2018 $30.00 Good luck meester Jakezo, let's get it!
Eugene Oh 03/26/2018 $50.00 good luck jake!! please don't die and be safe :) - your favorite hoobae
Miguel Dias 03/24/2018 $15.00 Donation from Miguel via Venmo!
Dohyung Kim 03/24/2018 $1.50 10% matching for Miguel D's donation!
Jake Kim 03/12/2018 $2.20 10% to match Jieun's donation
Jake Kim 03/12/2018 $5.00 10% matching for Will's donation - thank you!
Willam Archer 03/11/2018 $50.00 Keep doing amazing things.
Jieun Park 03/10/2018 $22.00 Dohyung-ah himnae!!
Jake Kim 03/09/2018 $10.00 10% matching for two of my anonymous friends!
Jake Kim 03/09/2018 $2.20 10% matching for Sylvia's donation!
Jake Kim 03/09/2018 $15.00 10% matching for mom's donation!
Anonymous Friend 03/07/2018 $50.00 Let's go Jake! :D
Sylvia Yun 03/05/2018 $22.00 Doing amazing things at 22! Proud of you :)
Anonymous Friend 03/05/2018 $50.00 Jake you're awesome. Keep doing amazing things. Good luck this summer! :)
Michelle Yeom 03/04/2018 $150.00 Good luck! Proud of you :) - mom
Jake Kim 03/04/2018 $5.00 10% to match Jocelyn's & Ivory's donations
Sarah S 03/03/2018 $20.00 Hope this helps, and have a wonderful bike ride!
Wookie Kim 03/03/2018 $50.00 This is a great cause and a great effort--good luck!
Jake Kim 03/03/2018 $5.00 10% to match Wookie's donation
Jake Kim 03/03/2018 $2.00 10% to match Sarah's donation
Jocelyn Chang 03/03/2018 $20.00 GOOD LUCK JAKE!!!
Ivory Loh 03/03/2018 $30.00 Good luck Jake!! When you feel like you can't ride anymore, just go for another mile~~
Dohyung Kim 01/30/2018 $100.00  
  Total $4,599.56  
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