Katie Konz is a senior at SUNY Geneseo. 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 San Francisco, CA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have had many friends and family affected by cancer, and I am so inspired by the strength and courage in those whose lives have been changed by cancer. I have also been involved in Relay for Life at my school for the past 3 years.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles because I believe in this project. I have been so inspired by the people who have gone on this journey in past years, and I want to be a part of it. I want to bring awareness to the people around me, and I am truly honored to be a part of this!
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!
|Brittany Maiorano||08/22/2018||$5.00||Pattie and Michael Balcanoff||08/15/2018||$100.00||Katie you are an inspiration to all! Fearless service to others is a commendable feat! We love you and are so very proud||Anita Minehart||06/07/2018||$100.00||Go Katie!||Pete K||06/01/2018||$200.00||Joan Quigley||05/31/2018||$323.00||I fell in love with bike riding years ago! I wish I could do this! Have an incredible journey and I do hope you are blogging! And taking lots of pictures!Ride Safe!||Catholic School Region-U/S/O Kingston Catholic School||04/20/2018||$602.00||Katie Konz, Your alma mater held a dress down day to sponsor your ride. We are so proud of your service to others. Ride with God as your co-pilot! Peace on your journey!||Bonfire||04/17/2018||$42.84||Carla B. Shultis||04/13/2018||$5.00||Empire Wine & Liquor Outlet||04/06/2018||$263.00||Corinne M Connolly||03/30/2018||$35.00||Mary Serina Tomasino||03/24/2018||$25.00||Sarah Gilroy||03/22/2018||$25.00||Michael J Collins||03/22/2018||$40.00||Barbara Roaman||03/17/2018||$100.00||Edward W Stack||03/17/2018||$100.00||Karin B Regan||03/17/2018||$100.00||Florence R Hess||03/17/2018||$100.00||Henry L McGrath||03/17/2018||$100.00||Joan Flanagan||03/17/2018||$75.00||Janet Lombard||03/17/2018||$75.00||Martin Kornbluh||03/17/2018||$30.00||Lila B Pelton||03/17/2018||$50.00||Josepha L Jenks||03/17/2018||$50.00||June Cardno||03/17/2018||$50.00||Barbara K Kaim||03/17/2018||$10.00||Judith S Schmertz||03/17/2018||$10.00||Lora N Lofaro||03/17/2018||$20.00||Dorothy E Klein||03/17/2018||$25.00||Yiota Frezza||03/17/2018||$25.00||Joan G Gerken||03/17/2018||$25.00||Joan Rauch||03/17/2018||$25.00||Norine J Zwiebel||03/17/2018||$25.00||Wilma Kohler||03/17/2018||$25.00||Adele E Fialcowitz||03/17/2018||$25.00||Rose Mary Bader||03/17/2018||$25.00||Mary P Duffy||03/17/2018||$25.00||Eleanor C Coleman||03/17/2018||$50.00||Ellen L Moynahan||03/16/2018||$20.00||M. Toor||03/15/2018||$25.00||Geraldine Mulligan||03/15/2018||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||03/13/2018||$15.00||Chipotle||03/13/2018||$135.03||Mary Murphy||03/13/2018||$250.00||Jeanne M Killcommons-Konz||03/10/2018||$444.75||Roseann LaManna||03/04/2018||$25.00||Aunts Dorothy, Ann, Pattie & Terri and Nonna and Grandma||03/01/2018||$455.25||Howard Holanchock||02/11/2018||$100.00||Jeanne M Killcommons-Konz||02/10/2018||$375.75||Demi Monachino||01/31/2018||$20.00||So proud of Katie Konz for raising and riding for awareness!!! You go girl!||Jen and Don Gottstine||01/19/2018||$100.00||We wish you the best of luck ! Don says you owe us double if you don’t finish||Kathleen Konz||01/17/2018||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||01/12/2018||$30.00||:)||Marie A Konz||01/10/2018||$100.00||My best wishes and I'll be thinking about you everyday when you are cycling!||Christopher O'Sullivan||12/20/2017||$50.00||Go Katie!||Haley Balcanoff||12/18/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||12/11/2017||$100.00||Jeanne and Bill Konz||12/10/2017||$200.00||You are inspiring! We will be cheering you on for the entire 4K!!||Kathleen Konz||12/04/2017||$174.25||venmo/cash donations||Debra Kirchner||11/23/2017||$100.00||GO KATIE!!!! Good luck!!||Kathleen Konz||11/03/2017||$100.00|