Jessie Groh is a Junior at Concordia University of Wisconsin. 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 Seattle, 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 isn't as great as some people's but cancer is something that hits close to home. I have close personal ties to cancer. My grandma passed away from cancer. Close relatives and friends of mine are currently battling cancer.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I heard about the 4K through my sister's college roommate who was a rider with a different organization. I am love helping others and making a change, this is why volunteering has always been something I’m passionate about. When I heard about the biking trip I immediately wanted to participate. I love to bike, I have been riding my bike since I was three years old and I have always felt strongly about making a difference. This trip is a great experience and it is for a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Having an experience like this one, and knowing that I am making a difference in finding a cure for cancer, is just an incredible feeling to have. I know that this will be a challenge, but good things don’t come easy in life. Overall I want to do this ride because it is a great way to give back to people who are affected by cancer. We are not just helping the cancer victims, we are helping their friends, families, coworkers, and so many more people. This is a great step forward in finding a cure for a terrible disease.
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!
|Tom Sheffield||07/24/2017||$50.00||You are amazing! All the best- The Sheffield Family||John Lillegren||06/29/2017||$200.00||Wishing you a safe journey for such a great cause!||Judy Tegge||06/22/2017||$50.00||You are an inspiration Jessie! Safe travels - we will be praying for you.||Kathy & Wayne Peterson||06/17/2017||$25.00||We are very proud of you Jessie!||Kirstin Moertl||06/10/2017||$25.00||Whoo Hooo!!!!!||Cheryl Halverson||06/08/2017||$50.00||So proud of you jessie! Thank you for being you and riding a day in my honor. xoxo||Annie Hermsen||06/07/2017||$50.00||What a great cause, ride safe||Maureen Haslam||05/30/2017||$50.00||Go Jessie!!||Carla & Greg Von Roenn||05/29/2017||$20.00||David and Terri Henderson||05/25/2017||$100.00||Bill, Jen, Will & Jackson Secord||05/21/2017||$50.00||So proud of you for what you are doing! Have fun and be safe!||David Bogenschutz||05/17/2017||$130.00||Good luck to you! Have fun and bike safe!||Emily, Peter & Liam Kubacki||05/17/2017||$50.00||Charlie Schumacher||05/10/2017||$100.00||Praying for a safe and memorable journey. Good luck Jessie!||Dann Haendel||05/08/2017||$50.00||Have a fantastic trip!||Amy, Joel & Jacob Baisden||05/08/2017||$50.00||good luck Jessie! Safe travels!||ANNIE FETHERSTON||05/05/2017||$50.00||RIDE ON, I LOVE YOU AND AM VERY PROUD OF YOU||Jamie, Michelle & Lila Fetherston||05/01/2017||$50.00||Good luck Jessie! Can't wait to hear about your adventure!||T-shirt Fundraiser||04/24/2017||$200.00||Go 4k & Pedal on!||Amy Wallow||04/19/2017||$15.00||Patricia Lietzke||04/19/2017||$20.00||go go jessie....wishing you the best...pat||Bob and Melissa Hafner||04/13/2017||$100.00||Great cause! Wishing you a safe trip!||Rob Fetherston||04/10/2017||$100.00||Praying for a safe ride, great weather and meeting lots of new people!||Steven & Peri Rasske||04/07/2017||$100.00||Have a great time!||Margarita Castaneda||04/03/2017||$25.00||Get ready for the best summer of your life!||Mark Maletzke||03/21/2017||$200.00||Casey, John, Jack and Christopher Kulka||03/09/2017||$250.00||Looks like a great adventure, have fun!||Kristina M Peterson||03/06/2017||$25.00||Courtney Malluege||02/28/2017||$15.00||So proud of you my lovely friend!||Elizabeth Dewitt||02/12/2017||$75.00||Colleen M Dunphy||02/11/2017||$100.00||Matt, Amanda, Cashton Groh||01/19/2017||$100.00||So proud of your dedication and hard work! We love you!||Cindy Eichstaedt||01/18/2017||$50.00||Enjoy your adventure Ms. Jesse - I love your spirit and I pray that God guides you along your journey and keeps you safe! Love Momma E.||Gretel Pitre||01/13/2017||$50.00||Lesa Tocco||01/09/2017||$50.00||Kelly & Jeff Olson||01/08/2017||$25.00||May God bless you on your journey Jessie!||Bambi Wessel||01/03/2017||$50.00||Joe & Linda Pigeon||12/28/2016||$50.00||Have a great trip!||Debbie & Steve Tye||12/20/2016||$50.00||Good luck Jessie. So proud of you!||Greg & Gloria Hermsen||12/10/2016||$50.00||Multerer Family||12/07/2016||$200.00||Brooke & Ryan Fetherston||12/04/2016||$100.00||You're an inspiration! Love you||Kevin Groh||12/04/2016||$50.00||Safe travels - love you! Julie, marty & izzie||Dawn Kronforst||12/01/2016||$25.00||You are a true inspiration. God bless you!||Anonymous Friend||11/30/2016||$50.00||Have a great ride!||Linda Stauss||11/29/2016||$50.00||You "Groh" girl!!!||Erickson Family||11/17/2016||$100.00||yay Jessie!||Dan & Cece Kim||11/11/2016||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||11/09/2016||$200.00||So proud to know people like you Jessie....hear is to any amazing adventure!!||Jim & Amy Welzien||11/02/2016||$25.00||Wishing you God's blessings as you commit so much energy to a great cause!||Michael and Terry Fetherston||11/02/2016||$100.00||Anonymous Aunt & Uncle||11/01/2016||$500.00||Wes A||10/26/2016||$50.00||Good luck, Jessie. Can't wait to hear about your adventure over some Colectivo and baked goods!||Cheryl Halverson||10/24/2016||$25.00||Heidi Wendt||10/22/2016||$100.00||So Awesome Jessie!||Jan and Bob Kronforst||10/21/2016||$25.00||Have a great summer, Jessie!||Kinzel Family||10/21/2016||$100.00||You go girl! We will be with you in spirit cheering you on!||Karyn Poehlmann||10/18/2016||$25.00||Have a great adventure!||Mary Groh||10/17/2016||$25.00||Bob and Nancy Fetherston||10/13/2016||$100.00||Ride Jessie ride!!!! We are so proud of you!!||Anonymous Friend||10/11/2016||$1,000.00||We are so proud of you Jessie!||Christina Garni||10/11/2016||$30.00||So proud of you!!||Anonymous Friend||10/07/2016||$20.00||So proud of my best friend||Laurie Groh||10/06/2016||$50.00||You rock!!||Anonymous Friend||10/06/2016||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||09/23/2016||$100.00||Casey Dunphy||09/22/2016||$10.00||Go Jessie!!||Emily Dunphy||09/22/2016||$10.00||So proud of you Jessie! This is amazing!||Jessie Groh||09/20/2016||$100.00|