Welcome to my 4k page!
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Welcome to my 4k page!
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Now that you're here, take a ride with me.

 

In the summer of 2017, I will journey a second time across the USA to help others less fortunate than me.  We are 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.  Ride with us! 

Cancer seems to have touched everyone.  I lost a personal friend in 2015 to breast cancer.  Her strength and positive attitude has inspired me to try to help others.  During the ride in 2015, we met patients battling cancer and their supportive families and I was inspired by their strength.  Our ride across the country supports Ulman's mission - “We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved one, impacted by cancer”. 

I fully believe in the mission of UCF and raising awareness for the young adults and their families that have been affected by cancer.  Traveling 4,000 miles with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is the most positive way I know to spend a summer.  The money we raise goes to help actual cancer patients.  The strength of the individuals, families, and communities we meet along the way is inspiring.  During the trip, we visit cancer patients and hospitals, give out scholarships and, of course, raise much awareness.

 

The expenses for food, shelter and our other needs as we travel do not come out of your donations.  For example, meals and shelter are donated by various groups, restaurants, churches and individual families along our route.  Our friends and family also send us "care packages" that are shipped to points along our route.  You visited my page and read this far.  Perhaps you can help?  I've pledged to try to raise $7500.  Can you donate a few dollars?

Please click on the "donate" button at the upper right of this page.

 

Thanks - Jen.

 

ABOUT 2017 4K for 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

Challenge:

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. 

Solution:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Harold Kamins 07/13/2017 $100.00 I'm the guy you met today at Phenomenal Falafel. Ride strong. Have fun. Eat more falafels.
M McMahon 06/01/2017 $50.00 Ride, Jen, ride! You are truly an inspiration. Have a wonderful (safe) trip! Mac
Stephen Ruck 05/26/2017 $1,230.00  
Karl & Katrina Wagner 05/02/2017 $40.00 Good luck Jen!!!
Anonymous Friend 04/29/2017 $170.00 sucka pants
Richard Malmgren 02/18/2017 $100.00  
Joan Wedekind 02/09/2017 $250.00 Happy 25th Birthday! :)
Anonymous Friend 02/09/2017 $100.00 Bike Rim Profit Transfer
Roger Tjarks 01/21/2017 $250.00 Jenny, I love that you're doing this. You warm my heart in too many ways to list. Good luck to you on your summer journey and PLEASE be careful! I want no more accidents for you!
Anonymous Friend 01/15/2017 $150.00 Bike flip
Anonymous Friend 01/15/2017 $155.00 MHS
Sharon Shoemaker 01/02/2017 $25.00 Good luck Jen, enjoy the ride!
Kelley Malin 01/02/2017 $100.00 kick ass, take names
Lisa & Carl Gehenio 12/30/2016 $20.00 Good luck Jen!
Erin Partin 12/24/2016 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/18/2016 $100.00 Air Fundraiser
William Wedekind 12/14/2016 $52.01  
Leslie Leong 12/09/2016 $25.00 JEN! Thanks for continuing the fight. I'll be cheering for you till you reach SF and beyond. Have the time of your life and enjoy the open road.
Hlee Moua 12/08/2016 $10.00 This is not much but hopefully it'll do! Have fun and tell me all about it once you're done!
Anonymous Friend 12/07/2016 $44.08  
AJ Video Services AJ Video Services 12/07/2016 $20.00 Cycloptic Cats Rule!
John & Kathy Norville 12/04/2016 $100.00 Best Wishes on Journey. John is a cancer survivor so we appreciate the program. Also appreciate Bill W.'s promoting it. Have a safe trip. Your neighbors.
Little . 12/01/2016 $50.00 Go kick some ass Jen! And post a lot of pictures so I can live vicariously through you :) -little
Jen Wedekind 11/20/2016 $100.00  
  Total $3,341.09  
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