Joshua Benton's Fundraising Page
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Joshua Benton's Fundraising Page
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Joshua Benton is a senior at Florida State University. In the summer of 2018, he 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 sister-in-law, Andrea, was diagnosed with cancer in her early twenties. She passed away in 2015, at the age of 26. During Andrea's treatment, I was able to witness firsthand how taxing it was for her to fight every day, but her resilience and optimism in the face of a bleak diagnosis was, and continues to be, an inspiration to me. 

Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I'm biking across the country to honor and remember those who I have lost to cancer, and help young adults who are fighting cancer. Young adults like my sister-in-law are diagnosed every day, and fight to survive. I want to help them in any way that I can.

ABOUT 2018 4K for 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

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Kathy Benton 04/22/2018 $500.00 In memory of sweet Andrea who we will never forget, and in honor of all who are riding this summer. Tailwinds!
Anonymous Friend 04/09/2018 $35.00 Worthy way to bring attention to this fund and your loved sister in law's struggle with cancer & courageous fight for life. We love you and hope that you enjoy the miles and days of riding. We'd love to see you out West!
Keith Perry Campaign 04/09/2018 $100.00  
Liz Dash 04/07/2018 $20.00  
Ann and Steve Ruple 04/06/2018 $50.00 Very worthy endeavor and we hope you have a wonderful time!
Camp Kahdalea for Girls / Camp Chosatonga for Boys 03/01/2018 $100.00  
Rebecca Benton 02/26/2018 $25.00  
Tommy Sowers 02/17/2018 $200.00 Way to go Josh. That is amazing. Really impressed with what you are taking on!
Bev and Kip Wells 02/14/2018 $150.00  
Margaret and David Bond 02/12/2018 $150.00 We enjoyed sharing part of your first century ride yesterday, Josh (congrats on that!). God speed on this journey. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you!
Hannah Marlowe 02/10/2018 $100.00 We hope you have an amazing adventure. -Hannah & Yigit
Maroun Aboutayeh 01/23/2018 $50.00 I hope you have the best summer of your life. The 4K has the power to change everything and more.
Paul & Anna Benton 01/21/2018 $80.00  
Jonathan & Christiana Dickerson 01/20/2018 $200.00 Thank you for making a difference, Josh. We love you and are proud of you. Way to go!
Anonymous Friend 01/19/2018 $500.00 For Joshua Benton 4k for cancer
Robert T Benton 01/11/2018 $100.00  
John Benton 01/08/2018 $150.00 Thank you for using how you've been impacted to help others, Josh! Good luck on this great adventure!
Larry and Jane Robinson 01/05/2018 $150.00 WTG, Josh! We are proud of you and love you!!
Heather Geidel 01/05/2018 $50.00 Good luck with your fundraising efforts and training!
Ben Robinson 12/27/2017 $25.00 Good luck Josh!
Erin Ludwig 12/22/2017 $50.00 I'm so proud of you and your compassionate heart, Josh!
Nicole Jura 12/21/2017 $30.00  
Frederick Schert 12/18/2017 $50.00  
Ericka Sowers 12/15/2017 $30.00 Go Josh go!
Liz Dash 12/11/2017 $10.00 So amazing that you're doing this
Kathy Benton 12/10/2017 $250.00 What a wonderful way to honor Andrea's memory.
Jeanne Nagle 12/10/2017 $100.00 Go Josh!
Constance M. Duggan 12/06/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/03/2017 $150.00 Thank you for your dedication to this worthy effort!
Rebecca Benton 12/03/2017 $25.00  
James R. Godshall 12/02/2017 $100.00  
Kathleen Benton 11/30/2017 $250.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/22/2017 $20.00  
Rebekah Dowd 11/17/2017 $50.00  
Jackie Bowden 11/17/2017 $250.00 Always in our heart. Thank you Josh for riding for all those suffering with cancer.
Joshua Benton 11/03/2017 $100.00  
  Total $4,300.00  
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