James Considine graduated in 2016 from Drexel University. In the summer of 2017, 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?
My connection to cancer comes from many aspects of my life. From having friends and neighbors fight this tremendously difficult battle, to losing my grandfather "Pop", to cancer. All of these life changing experiences have touched me in a way that has changed the way I view everyday life. Making everyday count and taking nothing for granted.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
While there are a countless number of reasons for my choice to ride with 4K this upcoming summer,the main reason is because I want to be able to make an impact in the life of someone who is going through a traumatic and very challenging time. Ever since I was a young child, I have always looked for ways to give back to the community and assist others who need help. From helping rebuild houses in Kentucky with my church during a service trip, to performing countless acts of community service through Boy Scouts; from participating in Relay for Life to volunteering for other organizations , it has always been my passion to help others. It is for this reason that I saw no better way to spend my summer after graduating from Drexel University then to raise awareness and support for those facing this terrible disease we call cancer.
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!
|Joseph Sebik||07/14/2017||$25.00||Always in my prayers.||Grace Chung||06/14/2017||$20.00||Miss you, and it makes me glad to see my old cent buddies succeed. Never give up on your dreams, and hopefully I'll see you soon Jamsey!||Kirsten Salamone||06/13/2017||$50.00||Safe travels!||Janis Golob||05/30/2017||$50.00||Safe travels JG!!||Richard Jamison, Jr.||05/17/2017||$50.00||J.G. We think its wonderful that you are participating in the ride this summer. Thank you for your support of our dear friend Steven who lost his battle this week and now resides in God's embrace. Its been a rough road recently and I pray your travels are smooth and filled with joy! Michele, Rich, Renee, and Patrick||Rosemarie L Gala||05/16/2017||$25.00||Sandra & Dominick Colotta||05/15/2017||$25.00||Good travels JG, be safe !!||Robert Petersen||05/14/2017||$50.00||Good Luck JG||Melissa Kaus||05/14/2017||$100.00||Good luck!||Michele L Forrest||05/14/2017||$50.00||John Philpott||05/12/2017||$10.00||Retro Raffle - Good Luck on the ride!!||Barbara Kalavik||05/09/2017||$75.00||Note this tip from Desi. "Don't be like Lucy in The Long, Long Trailer. Leave the rocks where you find them." Have a great trip and hope some long downhills make up for the Rockies!||Danny Stafford||04/27/2017||$25.00||Wish you the best on your journey||S Lederman A||04/27/2017||$75.00||Stanley Bziukiewicz||04/26/2017||$50.00||Go All the Way James! "RETRO RAFFLE"||James Considine||04/22/2017||$100.00||Good Luck!||Jeannie Lee||04/18/2017||$50.00||Toni Leslie||04/17/2017||$10.00||RETRO RAFFLE This is awesome James—Ride On!!!||Karen Thompson||04/14/2017||$50.00||So proud of you and your commitment to this wonderful cause!||Margaret Ricciardi||04/10/2017||$50.00||Helen Nelly Tsonopoulos||04/09/2017||$50.00||Thank you JG for being such a great advocate for cancer patients!||Pamela J Sussman||04/08/2017||$50.00||Dan & Elaine Considine||04/07/2017||$400.00||Kristi L Vaiden||04/07/2017||$25.00||Jeanne S Polizzano||04/07/2017||$25.00||John H Kopp||04/07/2017||$50.00||Joan M Walsh||04/07/2017||$100.00||Linda E Heimburg||04/07/2017||$100.00||Kathleen A Granstrand||04/07/2017||$100.00||Karen Gonnella||04/07/2017||$30.00||Kaca Res||04/05/2017||$25.00||Nicole L Mitarotonda||04/05/2017||$25.00||Bruce and Pamela Sussman||04/04/2017||$150.00||Jacob D Van Lunen||04/04/2017||$100.00||Sandra Shultz Cantwell||04/01/2017||$25.00||Lisa J Seela||03/23/2017||$75.00||Anonymous Friend||03/16/2017||$680.00||A huge thank you to everyone listed below for supporting my Booster Campaign by making a donation or buying a T-Shirt, All of your support is truly appreciated! Dean McCaskill Nicole Goldschmid The Naar Family The Blumstein Family Abuela Dad and Mom Tom & Joyce Hogan Jordan Sussman Paul Sieber Buonpastore Family Joe, Sue, Ali and Greg Elaine Trautmann Matt Louis Rosangela Caixa Trautmann's Steve Mattiace Bruce Hogarth Thank you again!||Radhi Kadakia||03/07/2017||$25.00||Rasheed Williams||03/01/2017||$25.00||Good Luck James!!! And watch that knee.||Elaine R Considine||02/23/2017||$220.00||Kristi L Vaiden||02/23/2017||$50.00||Sandra Shultz Cantwell||02/23/2017||$50.00||Marie A Curry||02/23/2017||$50.00||Patricia M Diaz||02/23/2017||$50.00||Casey O'Brien||02/23/2017||$50.00||Patricia Ramsden||02/23/2017||$50.00||Vania Noelle Bell||02/23/2017||$50.00||Children Everywhere||02/21/2017||$50.00||very proud of you||The Sturno Family||02/19/2017||$50.00||Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable journey! It's wonderful that you can donate so much of your time to this worthy cause.||Allen & Susan Blum||02/13/2017||$25.00||Chipotle Mexican Grill||01/27/2017||$35.68||Nan Porter||01/21/2017||$100.00||Nicholas Furman||01/16/2017||$30.00||Jeanne S Polizzano||01/02/2017||$50.00||Safe Travels!||Linda E. Heimburg||12/24/2016||$100.00||Team Seattle 2013||12/16/2016||$100.00||In Honor of our incredible 4K teammate Dylan who is currently fighting his own battle. No matter how far apart we all are, we are 1 4K family!||Anne Sutherland||12/15/2016||$100.00||Best of luck!||Chris and Dina Cioffi||12/14/2016||$50.00||Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable trip! And thank you for your dedication to this cause.||Mark Goldstein||12/12/2016||$100.00||Mark Goldstein||12/09/2016||$25.00||A great cause. Thank you for doing this and enjoy the ride!||Oggie Caginalp||12/04/2016||$50.00||Matthew Baxley||12/01/2016||$100.00||Good Luck on a Good Cause||Dan & Elaine Considine||11/30/2016||$250.00||James, Good luck on your journey! We are so proud of you. Love, Mom & Dad||Joseph Accardi||11/30/2016||$50.00||Good luck with the Journey!||Brian Heffernan||11/30/2016||$250.00||Joanne Eisele||11/30/2016||$100.00||James, good luck on this journey ! Thank you.||Randi Rosenberg||11/30/2016||$50.00||Congratulations James and Best of Luck!||Nicole Considine||08/17/2016||$25.00||Can't wait to watch your journey unfold. Love you so much and am so proud to be your big sis <3||Maninder Saini||08/17/2016||$50.00||James Considine||08/14/2016||$100.00|