Kali Dean's Fundraising Page
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Kali Dean's Fundraising Page
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Kali Dean is a graduate of UMBC, originally from Ithaca, NY. 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?

I am riding with 4K because cancer has affected so many people I love and know. I have seen how important services including patient navigation and financial assistance are and support the mission of 4k. I have thankfully seen family members recover and unfortunately some that have lost the battle. It has helped me understand the true value of health. I will be dedicating this ride to so many who have lost their lives and braved the fight. I also plan to ride for Sharon, my first friend at the AUA. I will always remember her smile and laugh that were so contagious. Although these are specific connections, it has also touched so many friends and members of my community.

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

I am traveling with 4k because there are so many people in my community, family and friends that have been through similar experiences. It is something I feel strongly about, and will take pride in raising awareness throughout the ride for such a special cause. I know that throughout the ride I will be thinking of all the people affected- I will use those thoughts to inspire me to push on, knowing that their fight and obstacles were/are even more of a challenge. The Ulman Cancer Fund’s values are essential core values in my everyday life, and I am glad to represent such an amazing organization.


ABOUT 2017 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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Natalie Arnott 08/11/2017 $30.00 Kali!! Congratulations, you're almost there!! I am so amazed by the strength and joy that shines out of you every single day. I cannot be more proud to call you my friend. Hope to see you soon <3
Schuyler And Carol 06/07/2017 $32.10 Much thanks for your effort! Ride safe and take care. Hope to meet you sometime - here, there or anywhere; even B'more.
Frederick Crouse 06/02/2017 $30.00 All the best wishes for fair weather, smooth roads, and following winds, Kaylee!
Maryanne Varn 06/01/2017 $50.00  
Alex Conte 05/26/2017 $25.00 Woooo get it girl!!!
Mary Crosley 05/24/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/22/2017 $25.00 Thanks for your courage and dedication!
Sarah Fant 05/15/2017 $50.00 Thank you for riding
Kelly Carpenter 05/13/2017 $50.00 Have an amazing time!
Dorothy & Steve Eicker 05/11/2017 $200.00 Just say NO to flats!
Scott and Christine Hughes 05/09/2017 $200.00 Best of luck Kali!
Lynn and Bill Miller 05/09/2017 $80.00  
Debra, Alan and Jenna Ledet 05/08/2017 $150.00 Have an awesome adventure Kali!!
Alex Wood 05/06/2017 $100.00  
Brian Brown 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Carol C Young 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Jon C Kalfs 05/06/2017 $100.00  
Vicky L Swanson 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Colleen M. C. Ciolek 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Denise L Brady 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Cynthia J Koepp 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Kenneth W Zabriskie 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Sandra L Mulvey 05/06/2017 $100.00  
Donna M Goddard 05/06/2017 $45.00  
Linda Vanapeldoorn 05/06/2017 $80.00  
Jane Young 05/05/2017 $200.00 God speed and safe travels!
Robin Driskel 05/05/2017 $50.00 Good luck- we will all be following your progress!
Carol Chipalowsky 05/05/2017 $25.00  
David B Reynolds 05/05/2017 $80.00  
Jason and Tina Turek 05/04/2017 $75.00 We wish you the best of luck!
Mary Kenney 05/04/2017 $10.00 Pump those legs
Conor Webster 05/04/2017 $10.00 Toot toot Beep beep
Lauren Cole 05/04/2017 $20.00 You go, girl!
Caitlin Nicholson 05/04/2017 $10.00 Have a great ride, Kali!
David Ziebarth 05/04/2017 $200.00 Good luck Kali. A life time experience for sure with such a great benefit to others.
Dave and Karen Cole 05/04/2017 $50.00 From sea to shining sea -- Have fun!
Christine Brozon 05/03/2017 $80.00  
Susan and Fred Van Sickle 05/02/2017 $100.00 We are friends of Denise and Steve. Happy to support your ride. Some of our family members have had cancer and we know how much the research funding can make a difference! Good luck on this adventure.
Claire M Nicholson 05/01/2017 $200.00  
Pete S 05/01/2017 $40.00  
Karen R Philip 05/01/2017 $80.00  
James Saik 04/29/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Kali! Uncle Jim & Aunt Shannon
Barb Eckstrom 04/29/2017 $50.00 Glad you are doing this!
Victoria Plyler 04/28/2017 $100.00 Good Work Kali Dean!
Rhonda Mapes 04/27/2017 $50.00 Way to go Kali!
Jeffrey B Huffcut 04/26/2017 $120.00  
Susan Dean 04/24/2017 $200.00 You can do it Kali!
Marie B Dentes 04/24/2017 $100.00  
Susan T Schattschneider 04/24/2017 $50.00  
Alex Rothenburger 04/05/2017 $25.00 Go Kali. What an inspirational ride! Keep up the good work.
Stephan M Knapp 03/30/2017 $50.00  
David Pierce 03/24/2017 $100.00 Go Kali!
Rachel Bauder 03/21/2017 $50.00 This should be an amazing experience - best of luck!!
Karen Clark 03/21/2017 $100.00 A great adventure for a great cause!!
Elizabeth & David Stilwell 03/21/2017 $100.00 You are an inspiration Kali. Ride safe and strong!
Elaine E Meyers 03/18/2017 $200.00  
Robert Cerza 03/15/2017 $100.00 Congratulations & best wishes on your ride! You can do this!
Rachel McGrain 03/12/2017 $10.00  
Mark Welsh 02/10/2017 $50.00 Keep pedaling and best of luck!
Patrick Kerley 02/10/2017 $50.00 Go Get it Kali
Carla Foster 12/06/2016 $50.00 Have an amazing adventure!!
Carol Fubini 11/30/2016 $50.00 Safe trip!
Jane Young 11/30/2016 $250.00 You can do this Kali. So proud of your selflessness
Benjamin Hummel 11/29/2016 $20.00  
Maura Reissig 11/29/2016 $15.00  
Claire Eckstrom 11/29/2016 $20.00  
Kate Savage 11/29/2016 $50.00  
Kali Dean 10/26/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,397.10  
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