James Remmers is a sophomore at University of Minnesota. 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 Baltimore, MD to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I don't have a direct connection to the cancer community. Many individuals, families, and friends have been touched by cancer. Many have to support and be supported, but the support should not, cannot, and does not stop in the cancer community. Although I don't have a connection, I want to build one. I want to help those affected with cancer by inspiring, fundraising, and making a difference.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I want to make connections with people all over the country, helping all the people battling through cancer. I hope to impact and inspire those affected by this disease.This run will help me develop philanthropically, emotionally, and physically. I am excited to travel across the country with an amazing college students trying to make the world a better place for those with cancer, one person at a time.
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!
|Todd Remmers||07/12/2017||$50.00||So proud of your dedication to raise awareness!||Marvis E Graber||05/01/2017||$100.00||Kari Bach||04/16/2017||$50.00||Michelle Graber||02/25/2017||$50.00||Alan and I wish you success on this endeavor. We're sure your life and the lives of those you are serving through this event will be forever impacted.||Collin & Stephanie Schultz||02/25/2017||$70.00||Brandon Juds||02/10/2017||$5.00||Good luck!||Eric Elert||02/08/2017||$10.00||GLIB||Anonymous Friend||01/08/2017||$5.00||James Remmers||01/02/2017||$100.00|