Josephine Lacourt is planning to attend the University of Cincinnati. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Portland, OR raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, a genetic condition that runs through his side family. He recovered fully within two years, but this past year he had a tumor that had to be removed from his neck. It had been there for the past year or more, but it had grown to a point that it had become painful. He had surgery to remove it and chemotherapy as a precaution because of his history with cancer. Now, he has full range of motion back in his neck and is continuing to get better everyday.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am going to travel 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults because I want to make a difference in someones life. I want to do it on a large scale, for a community across the nation. Personally, I have only had the opportunity to make small impacts, such as in my community. An example of this includes being the founder of Panther Rugby. It's a club sport right now, but all the girls who have joined are in love with it and how close everyone quickly becomes. As for the large scale, 4K for Cancer is the first opportunity I've had to make an impact on not just one person or small group, but a nationwide group of individuals. To be a part of something much greater and larger than I could ever be would be an honor and I would love for your help to achieve this goal. Join me on my journey by emailing me at email@example.com. I will send out weekly updates from the time training begins to when we finish the ride. Thank you so much! :)
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!
|Becky Graham||11/16/2017||$10.00||Have a fantastic ride! Thank you!||Robert Jeffreys||11/14/2017||$50.00||Josephine Lacourt||11/04/2017||$100.00|