Katie Bundz is a graduate student at the University of Florida. 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 Seattle, WA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My mom is a breast cancer survivor and my grandmother passed away from breast cancer. We're all tied to the cancer community somehow, but it took on a whole new meaning when it affected those closest to me.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I've never been one to do things half-heartedly. I've been searching for a way to make a bold impact on the cancer community while pushing my own boundaries. Paired with my bucket-list dream of biking across America, the 4K for Cancer is a perfect match. I'm excited to bike 4,000 miles with a group of like-minded students who want to impact young adults with cancer. Everyone affected by cancer needs to know that they are not alone.
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!
|Mike Nutter||04/26/2018||$100.00||Katie- We are so proud of you and what you are doing. Here is $100 more towards the cause. You won $50 for the NCAA pool and we are matching it with another $50 to put towards your efforts.||Erica Bahrenburg||04/26/2018||$40.00||SO SO SO proud of you, Kate. You’re amazing. #goals||Marissa Torres||04/26/2018||$30.00||You go girl!!! What you are doing is amazing. Wish I could give more but hope this helps :)||Debbie Goldbarth||04/25/2018||$100.00||Katie, you rock! I am proud of you and happy to support this cause. I will be praying for your safety and successful journey this summer! Godspeed, Debbie||Kendall Williams||04/25/2018||$50.00||Haley Dalton||04/24/2018||$50.00||So unbelievably proud of you!! You go girl!||Lisa & Ron Dalton||04/24/2018||$25.00||Good luck Katie||Celeste DeCicco||04/24/2018||$100.00||Words can’t even express how proud I am to call you friend and support you in this challenge. Thank you for giving a voice to this terrible disease.||Andrea Cauthen||04/24/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||03/28/2018||$140.00||Chipotle||03/28/2018||$219.58||Pam,Rod and Aaron Seigler||03/19/2018||$100.00||We are so grateful to you and your family for all your support and prayers especially during our own battles with cancer||Kent and Melanie Adcock||03/18/2018||$100.00||Praying that this journey becomes not only a vehicle to impact cancer, but that the process will be transformational for you personally as well!||Leslie King||03/18/2018||$100.00||During the journey, never tire of doing what is right. We pray you have a safe trip.||Kristina Cooper||03/12/2018||$87.50||Claire Duprey||03/10/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||03/08/2018||$140.00||Paul Nutter||03/07/2018||$125.00||"The Lord Himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don't be afraid and don't worry." Deuteronomy 31: 8||Hannah Wismer||03/05/2018||$50.00||YAASSS QUEEN! YOU'RE AMAZING AND AN INSPIRATION||Maddi Jones||03/01/2018||$300.00||Karla Sorto||02/28/2018||$25.00||Proud of you!||Mike Nutter||02/16/2018||$100.00||Good luck- We are proud of you! Mike Beth Carson Katelynn||Charles Stacey||02/12/2018||$100.00||Good luck Katie. Great cause.||Ralph Nutter||02/11/2018||$100.00||We are proud of you! We know you can do this and for such a great cause. Thanks You Jesus! love Nana & Papa||Pat Hutsel||02/10/2018||$100.00||Look around and enjoy the ride.||Anonymous Friend||02/04/2018||$150.00||Anonymous Friend||01/14/2018||$50.00||You're doing great things! Keep shining :)||Eileen Bundz||01/14/2018||$25.00||This is an awesome thing you are doing! We will be praying for you as you ride. Hope you have an amazing adventure.||Kristina Cooper||01/12/2018||$50.00||You are a rockstar!!||Kathleen Perushek||01/08/2018||$100.00||Go get em, Katie! Love your spirit!!||Anonymous Friend||01/08/2018||$25.00||Shelley Dennison||01/05/2018||$25.00||Way to beat cancers butt!||Kelly Ganus||01/04/2018||$50.00||Andrea Cauthen||01/01/2018||$25.00||Grace Bundz||01/01/2018||$20.00||YGG||Andrew McAllan||12/31/2017||$40.00||Juliana Matiz||12/30/2017||$5.00||Godspeed, Kate! Thanks for living so passionately. I admire you so much.||Michelle Neeley||12/30/2017||$5.00||Seth Heizer||12/30/2017||$100.00||Molly Bundz||12/29/2017||$35.00||Anonymous Friend||12/28/2017||$400.00||Maddi Jones||12/13/2017||$55.00||If it’s to be, it’s up to me :)||Katie Bundz||11/23/2017||$100.00|