Jenny Taylor is a senior at Texas A&M University. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My connection to the cancer community is my mentor Rhonda. She is an individual who loved me regardless of my flaws and broken parts. She never expected me to be perfect and never failed to show up. I told her 2 years ago I was going to run across America for cancer and I am not going to fail to show up for her.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am stoked to travel 4,000 miles to be able to selflessly give up my individual identity to be apart of a team that can do far more than I can do on my own. I am joining a team who gets the ability to serve a purpose that is far greater than ourselves. It is an opportunity to bring hope and a joy to those who have been impacted by 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 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!
|Amy & Sim||02/06/2018||$75.00||Go get em tiger! We love you, Amy & Sim||Gunnar Rogers||02/06/2018||$100.00||Janet Portwood||12/31/2017||$250.00||As a cancer survivor, your efforts touch my heart. Thank you for giving yourself to such a great cause.||Mary Kajs||12/26/2017||$100.00||T.P. Berend||12/26/2017||$100.00||Lauren Register||12/22/2017||$100.00||A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer in college. He lost his 8 year battle this past May. Watching his journey made me realize how easy it is to take our health and loved ones for granted. I’m proud of you Jenny and thankful for the opportunity to support a great cause.||Anonymous Friend||12/21/2017||$250.00||We are so proud of you and are excited to watch your journey from coast to coast! <3 Secret Santas||Joel Tankersly||12/21/2017||$100.00||M.L. Suffield||12/21/2017||$10.00||Brenda Taylor||12/09/2017||$1,000.00||Hazel Kajs||11/27/2017||$400.00||Good luck on this worthy adventure !||Gunnar Rogers||11/20/2017||$200.00||Kill it.||Debbie Hillner||11/15/2017||$250.00||Go Jenny go Jenny go!!||Jacob Stockman||11/10/2017||$100.00||So lucky to know someone as incredible as you! You are truly an inspiration to so many people, and I cannot wait to see how the Lord is going use you along this journey!||Sean Werner||11/07/2017||$40.00||Good luck!||Hailey Helton||11/06/2017||$10.00||Jenny, you are seriously amazing!! Rooting you on!||Sharla Boyd||11/06/2017||$40.00||Jenny Taylor||10/27/2017||$100.00|