Jennifer Garcia is a graduate student of University of the Southwest. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
In the summer of 2014 my aunt Lorretta was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer. She had many treatments and even traveled out of state to receive them. Unfortunately, after her year long battle with cancer on May 10th of 2015 she passed away. One short year later my mom was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. My mom means everything to me and my family. Thankfully she had the support and backing from not only us but from our friends, extended family, and community. On April 17th, 2017 my mom had her final treatment and is now in remission!
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation to show the same love and support my mom and aunt had during their treatments. When my mom was undergoing treatment she said that having support made a world of a difference and made her want to keep fighting. I would like to be apart of that support system for other patients battling with cancer.
2019 marks the 18th 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 Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 72,000 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.
Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman 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.
Ulman House - This year Ulman will open 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!
|Ashley Preuss||08/15/2019||$100.00||Thank you for all the love and support!||Anonymous Friend||06/19/2019||$500.00||Brock Yetso||06/07/2019||$20.00||Great to meet you at 4K Ride send-off! Congratulations on your incredible fundraising efforts. Good luck! #cycleinspireunite||Steve Pace||05/28/2019||$350.00||Have fun be safe||Eleanor Sanchez||05/24/2019||$100.00||Good luck on your trip Jennifer. Prayers for for a successful trip. You can do this. Always remember you have a home in Las Cruces.||Anonymous Friend||05/14/2019||$100.00||Good Luck, Jennifer! So Impressed With Your Commitment! Donated In Honor Of Krista.||Lisa Albrecht||05/05/2019||$200.00||Jennifer - Love so much that you're doing this!Enjoy every minute. We will miss you while you're away, and look forward to hearing about your adventures.||Jennifer Garcia||05/05/2019||$100.00||Donation from James in honor of his daughter Brooke Sahd. Thank you so much :)||Jennifer Garcia||05/05/2019||$200.00||Donation from Carlos Manzanares! Thank you for your continuous support! You rock! :)||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2019||$1,000.00||Remember .. only happy hour ..no days. :)||Vince Kassetas||04/02/2019||$100.00||This is to support all the warriors working to end cancer.||Shayna Buffalow||04/01/2019||$100.00||I am so freaking excited for you!! I’m really said Portland didn’t work out but I know you’ll still have an amazing summer! I can’t wait to hear all about it! Love you girl, keep riding!||James Cox||02/19/2019||$100.00||Good luck! Very proud!!||Anonymous Friend||02/12/2019||$3,000.00||David Martinez||02/08/2019||$15.00||Get with it Jennifer lol. Your a little over halfway there. Here's another small contribution to try and help you out a little with this effort. Sent with much love, positive thoughts and good vibes. For you and your cause. Love Dave||Barry Ruggles||02/05/2019||$100.00||Good luck!||Jennifer Garcia||01/22/2019||$20.00||Another donation from Don Jacoby! Thank you Don for all the love and support. You rock! :)||Jennifer Garcia||01/22/2019||$20.00||Donation from Mike Barts. Thank you for your kindness and support! :)||Adrian Maynes||01/22/2019||$50.00||This fundraising initiative says a lot about your character, Jen. Thank you for raising awareness for such an important cause. Sending you my best wishes and prayers for a safe and successful journey.||Katherine Timm||01/21/2019||$400.00||I’m so incredibly excited for you to experience this and conquer this ride! Thanks for being a wonderful friend and kicking my ass at Pilates. Fuck cancer.||Sydney Trentham||01/07/2019||$5.00||From your mentor <3 I'll talk to you this week!||Jennifer Garcia||01/07/2019||$20.00||Donation from Don!! Thank you for your donation :)||Cameron Chambers||12/11/2018||$20.00||This is a great cause, keep up the great work for supporting this.Just wanted to show support||Anonymous Friend||12/03/2018||$500.00||For Frodo||Jennifer Garcia||11/29/2018||$40.00||Donation from Ed Zurawski! Thank you for your contribution! :)||Anonymous Friend||11/08/2018||$100.00||Jennifer, I'm so impressed with your heart, your commitment and the challenge you've taken on! It means so much to those we've lost, those who have survived and those battling cancer today.||Rebecca Reznak||11/06/2018||$20.00||Chefbro Rd||11/06/2018||$80.00||Jennifer Garcia||10/26/2018||$20.00||Donation from Susan Gordon, Thank you Susan for donating! :)||Jennifer Garcia||10/22/2018||$400.00||Another donation from Billy Baldwin! Thank you for all of your support! :)||Kirk Morin||10/22/2018||$100.00||Such a great cause! Such an amazing girl. I’m excited for your adventure.||John Hyman||10/18/2018||$100.00||I hope every bump is soft..||Jennifer Garcia||10/17/2018||$20.00||Another donation from Kurt Read! Thank you so much for contributing and truly making a difference! :)||Jennifer Garcia||10/08/2018||$400.00||Donation from Billy Baldwin! Thank you so much for contributing! Your donation is appreciated! :)||Matt McCarthy||10/05/2018||$50.00||For Jennifer... thank you for being a beautiful spirit.||David Martinez||10/03/2018||$20.00||I hope you have a great time riding cross country for this great cause Jen. I'll be sending you good vibes along with this donation.||Geneva Morace||10/02/2018||$50.00||So proud of the young lady you have become. I love you||Roy Rushing||09/30/2018||$50.00||Good luck Jennifer!||Paul Garrison||09/29/2018||$200.00||In memory of your Aunt, in support of your Mom!! In memory of my Step-Dad. In appreciation of your efforts to make a difference!!||Reggie Roberson||09/28/2018||$100.00||Have fun!||Dan Chavez||09/23/2018||$100.00||Thank you Jennifer for your dedication to this important cause!||Jennifer Garcia||09/23/2018||$20.00||Donation from Kurt Read! Thank you for your support! :)||Susan Gafner||09/23/2018||$100.00||Love you Jennifer! Thanks for doing this||Jennifer Garcia||09/18/2018||$100.00|