Kyle Harris is a graduate of Towson 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 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 my biggest connection to the cancer community. She has battled cancer three times, and is currently battling cancer for the fourth time. Thankfully she has been doing very well with her treatments and is slowly getting better. She has been awesome the whole journey. I have also had other family members, family friends and others in my life affected by cancer.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
One reason I want to do this ride is to show my mom that if she is able to fight cancer four times, than I am able to bike four thousand miles across the country. I also want to do this ride to make a positive impact and raise awareness of those who are battling cancer. Biking four thousand miles is not easy, but it does not compare to fighting 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!
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!
|Geico Philanthropic Foundation||09/25/2018||$100.00||Vivian Harris||08/27/2018||$25.00||So proud of your perseverance in riding cross country in honor of your mom as well as others fighting cancer!||George Martin||08/07/2018||$25.00||Thanks for coming to Port Townsend. Hope to see you back in Port Townsend again. You are making a difference in the world.||Bernard Ascher||08/01/2018||$50.00||Alec Brody||07/30/2018||$50.00||Good Luck on the home stretch, bud!||Ed and Lisa Resh||07/05/2018||$50.00||Betsy & Russ Sanford||06/29/2018||$100.00||Best of luck and thank you for riding and helping to find a cure for cancer! xo||Dennis & Mary Jane Heinbuch||06/03/2018||$100.00||Nick Mercer||06/02/2018||$100.00||Bonfire||05/31/2018||$72.15||Edward Paull||05/25/2018||$100.00||Kyle Harris||05/15/2018||$305.00||Cash/Venmo donations||Vivian Harris||05/14/2018||$200.00||Thanks for your help!||Debra L Baysinger||05/14/2018||$100.00||Russell Bowen||05/13/2018||$50.00||Love you baby||Bette Lewis||05/13/2018||$100.00||Will Weise||05/09/2018||$25.00||I'm way overdue to donate, but I hope this summer changes your life like my 4K journey changed mine. Best of luck!||Charlie & Connie Armistead||05/08/2018||$100.00||In honor of your mom and all our family members who have been affected by this disease. Best of luck on your ride.||Dan Lane||05/07/2018||$100.00||Good Luck!||Kimberly Gay-Armour||05/03/2018||$150.00||Good luck Kyle! Diesel will miss you while you are gone!||GT Olney LLC||05/03/2018||$153.78||Capital One Bank||05/01/2018||$262.00||Rebecca A Baltz||04/24/2018||$100.00||Marilyn Reese||04/11/2018||$50.00||Marilyn Reese||04/11/2018||$50.00||Katrina Blanchard||04/07/2018||$100.00||Malia Wild||04/06/2018||$15.00||Have a good time!||Chipotle||04/03/2018||$123.70||Kyle Harris||04/02/2018||$65.00||Cash Donations and Miscellaneous Fundraising||Hope Fetty||04/02/2018||$20.00||Good luck lil homie Kyle!||T. Rowe Price||03/22/2018||$50.00||Kyle Harris||03/19/2018||$190.00||Towson Turtle, Inc.||03/16/2018||$60.00||Matthew Platko||03/04/2018||$100.00||Jeanne Risher||03/04/2018||$100.00||Good Luck Kyle!||Vivian Harris||02/25/2018||$100.00||Thanks for house and dog sitting!||Katrina Blanchard||02/19/2018||$100.00||Go Kyle!||Bette Lewis||02/17/2018||$100.00||Good luck, Kyle. Love, Bette and Clint||Taylor Mulkerin||02/16/2018||$15.00||You're about to have the best summer of your life! Keep on grinding!||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2018||$35.00||Marilyn Reese||02/09/2018||$100.00||Dennis L Parker||02/07/2018||$200.00||Audrey Ingram||02/05/2018||$50.00||Kyle, although we have never meet I know your mother through her employment at T. Rowe Price. I am very touched with your desire to help your mom and others. This is a very special effort and I am praying for your journey and Vivian's health.||Ryan Trotter||02/05/2018||$15.00||Good luck Kyle!||Vivian Harris||02/03/2018||$25.00||Happy Valentines Day!||Todd Givens Jr.||02/01/2018||$10.00||Jack Dunlop||02/01/2018||$50.00||Proud of you, Kyle. Good luck!||Jessica Newton||02/01/2018||$50.00||Jacki Ronning||01/16/2018||$100.00||Bless you, Kyle! I'm doing this because I love your mom. She's been a good friend since elementary school. She was also my maid of honor in 1974. ❤Jacki||Jared Belke||01/13/2018||$20.00||Donnelly Family||01/11/2018||$25.00||Barbara Holcomb||01/10/2018||$50.00||Patricia, my sister who passed away with Breast Cancer, was one of Vivian's best friends in high school. Thinking and praying for you Vivian. From Don and Barbara Holcomb||Vivian Harris||01/07/2018||$200.00||Good luck!||Cheyenne Sebold||01/07/2018||$30.00||Good luck! Great experience for a good cause. Hope you get some good pictures and enjoy the parks!||Glennis Shaw||12/19/2017||$20.00||Great cause, Kyle! Good luck and prayers to your mom & family!||Beverly Dewitt||12/17/2017||$50.00||BillandSteph McNamee||12/16/2017||$50.00||We also went to high school with your mom. Good luck Kyle,and prayers for Vivian.||Virgnia Popovich||12/12/2017||$50.00||I went to high school with your Mom. I am very proud of you!||Ed and Lisa Resh||12/12/2017||$100.00||Bryan Jeff Holcomb||12/12/2017||$250.00||Justin Chuckerel||12/11/2017||$25.00||Shiv Kathrotiya||12/11/2017||$150.00||Make sure to hit leg day hard! Good luck and proud of you! -Kathrotiya Family||Anonymous Friend||12/11/2017||$20.00||Thank you for the privilege of helping, even if it's only a very small amount.||Michael Blanchard||12/07/2017||$25.00||Kyle Harris||12/04/2017||$100.00|