Jess Plummer is a graduate of the University of Delaware. In the summer of 2017, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70 day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Portland, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Many people in family have been affected by cancer, most significantly my paternal grandfather. When I was 14, my grandfather was diagnosed with mesothelioma and passed away only three weeks after being officially diagnosed with cancer. For months after his passing, my family struggled to accept the sudden of loss such an integral member of our family.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
The pain my family experienced following my grandfather’s death was lessened by the knowledge that he had lived a full, long life. The families of too many young adults whose lives have been lost to cancer are not comforted by this knowledge. I am participating in the 4K for Cancer as an advocate and partner in the effort to spread awareness and to support and encourage young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Through fundraising and participating in the ride, I am beyond excited to bring hope and support to those my age battling cancer. I am humbled and honored to help strengthen and uplift the cancer community throughout the country in this way. Here's to an amazing, life-changing, incredible adventure as a member of the 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!
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!
|Julia Koprak||05/31/2017||$10.00||Good luck Jess! Nice seeing you recently ;)||Bill & Barbe Stecher||05/31/2017||$100.00||David Levenson||05/23/2017||$25.00||Be safe, have fun.||Gretchen Burkholder||05/08/2017||$30.00||So excited for you and Caroline to do this life changing adventure! Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways Acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths. Pr 3:5-6||John Plummer||04/26/2017||$50.00||So proud of you.||Nhung Do||04/25/2017||$10.00||Wish you the best!||Jessica Plummer||04/23/2017||$42.00||4/22/2017 Fearless Athletics Festivus Event - tabling donations.||Bryan Moglia||04/23/2017||$30.00||Kate Porter||04/19/2017||$100.00||We will be cheering for you both from Baltimore :) So proud of you girls!||Your Roommate||04/19/2017||$30.00||Sally Cannon & Rusty Dunlop||04/14/2017||$50.00||Rusty and I wish you the best and enjoy the adventure while you are helping so many.||The Dansko Foundation||04/10/2017||$100.00||James Plummer||04/08/2017||$100.00||Carolyn Huckabay||04/05/2017||$25.00||Go Jess Go!||Courtney Jones||04/05/2017||$50.00||So proud of you babe!!!||Kelsey Porter||04/04/2017||$10.00||Erin McGregor||04/03/2017||$25.00||Salam Beah||04/03/2017||$30.00||You rock Jess! I'm super proud of you!||Karen Weber||03/31/2017||$50.00||Abby Lowe||03/29/2017||$10.00||Good luck Jess! Excited for you : )||Gerald Durkan||03/20/2017||$200.00||Great cause Jess. Wish i were riding along!||Jessica Snyder||03/19/2017||$5.00||Good luck, Jess! :)||Anonymous Friend||03/19/2017||$100.00||Candace Young||03/17/2017||$50.00||I wish you the best with this amazing challenge! Go for it!||Nija Rivera||03/17/2017||$20.00||Meghan Filoromo||03/17/2017||$15.00||Allison Karpyn||03/17/2017||$50.00||ENJOY THE RIDE!||James Benner||03/17/2017||$250.00||This is a company donation from Triad Metals. Triad is the company your father works for. Glad we could help in this great cause.||Scott Mosser||03/16/2017||$200.00||We wanted to bless you as your parents blessed us many years ago. Have a safe, fun ride seeing our diverse county. I'm jealous of your view but not the potential sore butt. Love, Scott and Beth Mosser--Go Blue Hens!||Kathleen Hornby||03/13/2017||$100.00||Fleur King||03/07/2017||$50.00||So proud of you! Be blessed.||Risa Waldoks||03/05/2017||$25.00||Way to go Jess!!!||Angela Stegmuller||03/04/2017||$10.00||Happy Birthday!||Abby Plummer||03/04/2017||$25.00||Happy Birthday Jess! This year is going to be full of some incredible adventures, and I am proud to support you.||Edmond Plummer||03/04/2017||$100.00||For Jessica Plummer||Becca Carroll||03/03/2017||$75.00||Wishing you all the best! What an incredible thing you are doing||Anonymous Friend||03/01/2017||$30.00||Yay Jess Jess!||Jennifer Yabut||03/01/2017||$50.00||You got this!||Cathy Block||02/27/2017||$10.00||Bravo Jess!||Virginia Q Craig||02/27/2017||$100.00||Chris Craig||02/26/2017||$300.00||Great cause!! I'm glad you and Caroline can ride together and support each other to the finish!! Good luck!!||Chris Fink||02/26/2017||$25.00||This is a cause now close to me. Good luck!||Elizabeth M Plummer||02/26/2017||$200.00||Marilyn Katz||02/24/2017||$50.00||Alvaro Drake-Cortes||02/23/2017||$25.00||Happy to support you, Jess! Go get'em!||Jamie Karinch||02/21/2017||$35.00||Go Jess!!||Raman Nohria||02/21/2017||$25.00||Good luck Jess!||John Romano||02/20/2017||$100.00||Sarah Hallowell||02/20/2017||$25.00||What an amazing summer! Good luck.||Jordan Weckerly||02/17/2017||$75.00||Good luck, so proud of you and what you're doing!||Kalie Wertz||02/16/2017||$30.00||Good luck! Can't wait to see all your amazing pictures and hear all about it :) Go you!||Chris Graham||02/16/2017||$25.00||My roommate did a cross country run for 4k for cancer. He said it was an awesome experience, hope its the same for you!||Ming Law||02/15/2017||$100.00||I can't think of a better way to support you- have a great time advocating for a worthy cause!||Caroline Plummer||02/15/2017||$50.00||So proud of you & so excited for us!!! Team Portland 2017, baby!!!||Anonymous Friend||02/14/2017||$75.00||Good luck! Sounds fun!||Linda Speciale||02/14/2017||$25.00||Good luck!||Samantha Guzman||02/14/2017||$25.00||I think what you are doing is so amazing! I lost my grandpa when I was 10 to cancer. Good luck on your journey and be safe!||Paulette Keo Carpenter||02/13/2017||$25.00||Best of luck to you, Jess!! Stay hydrated :)||Erik Beach||02/13/2017||$100.00||My wife Christy is a survivor in large part to people like yourself going the extra mile to raise the need funding and awareness (Thank You). Good luck with your ride!!||James Benner||02/13/2017||$50.00||I know your mother and father are so proud of what you are doing as I would be if you were my daughter. Good Luck and please be safe.||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2017||$537.00||Psalm 139||Lisa Plummer||02/13/2017||$20.00||James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." HE IS FAITHFUL and LOVES to give His children excellent gifts!||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2017||$80.08||We believe in you!! Be safe and Buddha bless :)||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2017||$25.00||Best of luck Jess!||Tali Smookler||02/12/2017||$18.00||You got this!||Ron Maltin||02/11/2017||$200.00||Good Luck on your bike ride..Wish I was riding with you..sounds awesome..Be Safe!!||Sandy Sherman||02/11/2017||$100.00||Jess, thanks for helping to raise money for those in need. Wishing you lots of tailwinds!||Brian Lang||02/10/2017||$100.00||Good luck, Jess!||Anonymous Friend||02/10/2017||$25.00||Go get 'em, Jess!||Kathleen Glenn||02/10/2017||$50.00||Such a great cause! You and Caroline are so amazing. Can't wait to follow you guys on your trip! <3||Anonymous Friend||02/09/2017||$25.00||Loren Shatten||02/09/2017||$25.00||Good luck Jess! I'll be cheering for you from Philly!||Anonymous Friend||02/09/2017||$25.00||Always love seeing people getting out and riding their bikes!||Sarah Plummer||02/09/2017||$50.00||I'm super proud of you and the cause. Best of luck and let me know if there's anyway I can help either of you. :)||Kamaryn Norris||02/09/2017||$25.00||thanks jess, for doing this. glad to support. you continue to inspire me & others. :-) good luck.||Max Seidman||02/09/2017||$25.00||Good luck Jess. Enjoy the amazing views of the whole damn country||Alice M Buchanan||02/08/2017||$40.00||Jess Plummer||02/06/2017||$100.00|