Lesly Rodriguez's Fundraising Page
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Lesly Rodriguez's Fundraising Page

Lesly Rodriguez is a junior at the University of Delaware. 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 San Diego, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.


What is your connection to the cancer community?


I was unfortunately introduced to cancer through my aunt, Luz. She has been living with cancer for the past twenty years or so. About four years ago she was proclaimed in remission, but unfortunately about two months ago we were given the news that the cancer had returned with a vengeance. The doctors said with excessive treatment she hopefully will be able to survive for another five years, and the beautiful soul just responded that she would prove them wrong and live ten more. I owe my life to Luz, and I love to see that she has not let this ruin her spirits. Luz was the woman that introduced my dad to my mom. She is a light in all our lives, just as her name suggests, and she will continue to empower my family.


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


Cancer takes a terrible hardship on the physical state of the patient, but a large toll of the disease is the silent killer, the mental hardship. When someone is suffering this amount of pain and suffering, they might feel alone. As a person who suffers from anxiety and depression, I understand what it feels like to feel hopeless and alone. I want to be a ride, because I want these people to know they are not alone. There will always be people that are thinking of them. I want them to know I am with them, and I will not stop, because I don't want them to stop fighting.


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
Judy Mattox 06/27/2017 $30.00 We consider meeting you a blessing. Praying for you daily on your adventure. We might look you up on our way to Clearwater. Tony and Judy Mattox
Katie Fanning 05/21/2017 $10.00 Good luck Lesly! You are by far the most bad ass person all over my newsfeed keep working hard and enjoy this incredible experience.
Kathy Cooper 05/19/2017 $20.00 God be with you Leslie! You are about a good work!
Ashley Miller 05/19/2017 $40.00 Good Luck Lesly! I am donating to you in honor of my Grandmother, who died a long time ago, of lung and brain cancer. Safe Travels!
Lesly Rodriguez 05/14/2017 $131.00 Venmo
Maureen Leach 05/11/2017 $50.00 You are making a difference!
Trisha Pabby 05/09/2017 $25.00 <3
Cristin Brown 05/09/2017 $25.00 I definitely admire your persistence! Wishing you all the best on this journey!
Andres Gomez 05/08/2017 $100.00 Querida sobrina estamos súper orgullosos de tus logros y te apoyamos en tus metas, Jehova te bendiga. Los más sinceros deseos de tu tío Att Andres Gómez
Rebeca Gómez 05/08/2017 $50.00 Lesly we are so proud of you We love you
Dana Ballis 05/07/2017 $5.00 I went to University of Delaware and went on the San Diego ride. Both experiences were awesome!!!! You can do it !!!
Anonymous Friend 05/07/2017 $100.00 Have a great summer! ❤ the '02 ride
Ross Franklin 05/07/2017 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/07/2017 $15.00  
Dhruvi Shah 05/07/2017 $10.00 You are amazing! Keep up the good work. Wishing you all the best and this sounds awesome :)
Brianne Bishop 05/06/2017 $20.00 Lesly, remember that difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Particularly remember this as you are climbing gigantic hills... I wish you a wonderful and safe journey with 4K. Now go change lives!!! <3
Siobhan Cahill 05/06/2017 $5.00 Raising $4500 makes biking 4000+ miles look like a piece of cake. It's not much, but it's what I can give you. You're lucky to have Brianne as your mentor. Good luck this summer, pedal hard, and enjoy the journey.
Loretta Bishop 05/06/2017 $50.00 May you reach your goal for this once in a lifetime experience! Parents of your 4K Ulman mentor, Lori & Rob :)
Caitlin Leach 05/06/2017 $50.00 Best wishes from a 4K09 alum. Enjoy every minute and when you feel like you can't go any further, you will find infinite strength in remembering who and what inspired you to start this journey.
Josie LaCoe 05/06/2017 $16.00 Ride strong, girl! No matter what comes your way, you got this! <3
Melanie Mazanec 05/06/2017 $20.00 Have a great bike trip!
Anonymous Friend 05/04/2017 $15.00  
Aiyanna Burton 05/04/2017 $5.00  
Lesly Rodriguez 05/02/2017 $199.00 Guitar
Sarah Mayo 05/01/2017 $10.00 Good luck Lesly!
Kylie Quigley 04/30/2017 $25.00 I love you so much and I am so proud of the woman you have become. I'm honored to know you.
Leah McGoldrick 04/28/2017 $20.00 I love you SO much, you got this girlie
W Bencosme 04/24/2017 $100.00 Go, Lesly, go!
Melanie Traub 04/24/2017 $10.00 Best of luck Lesly!
Chris Ottavi 04/24/2017 $20.00 Have a wonderfully lucrative trip!
Anonymous Friend 04/23/2017 $5.00 Great cause. Thank you!
Jelissa Bisono 04/22/2017 $100.00 Good luck!!!! You can do it
Antonina Tantillo 04/20/2017 $5.00 Good luck!! ❤️
Shannon Burke 04/20/2017 $10.00 Good Luck your determination is truly awe inspiring Wish I could give more because I know how hard you are working for this
Anilfa Torres 04/20/2017 $20.00 Love you
Karen Eng 04/19/2017 $5.00 Good luck!
Anne Belic 04/19/2017 $20.00 You are such an friendly and fun person! Good luck!!!
Laury Gomez 04/18/2017 $50.00 Good Luck!!
Trisha Pabby 04/17/2017 $20.00
Nicole Scarmazzo 04/15/2017 $10.00 Good luck! :)
Megan Young 04/14/2017 $20.00 Lesly, your passion and determination for this cause amazes me and I wish you all the best! People like you make the world a better place
Asha Chintala 04/14/2017 $15.00 What you are doing is amazing, good luck!!
Alexandra Ercole 04/12/2017 $20.00  
Samantha Hurst 04/11/2017 $20.00 Almost to your bike!
Anonymous Friend 04/11/2017 $40.00 Hi Lesly! I haven't really gotten to know you too well, but I admire your strength and endeavors to reach your goal. Hope this helps!
Aiyanna Burton 04/10/2017 $10.00 I admire your kindness and strength, Lesly. Good luck in your endeavors ❤️
Amanda Warren 04/09/2017 $20.00 Lesly, I recently read your Facebook post on sexual assault. The strength and courage it takes to share these things is admirable. It is obvious you have put your heart, soul, and passion into this ride. For that reason, I donate again - you took hurt and turned it into purpose. I wish you all the love and success in the world on your journey.
Randy Short 04/09/2017 $20.00 Such a strong and motivated person!
Gabi Cohen 04/09/2017 $15.00 Good luck!! You're gonna do great girl :)
Samantha Hurst 04/08/2017 $15.00 Get that bike! You are doing great!
Breanna Phulesar 04/03/2017 $10.00 I'm broke but love you and this cause! Hope this helps.
Samantha Hurst 04/02/2017 $10.00 Keep pushing girl!
Nick Gruwell 04/02/2017 $10.00 Lely
Amanda Clark 04/02/2017 $10.00 Para acabar el cancer
Lesly Rodriguez 04/02/2017 $90.00 February March April
Elianny Gomez 03/30/2017 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/22/2017 $30.00 You got this! Good luck on your journey Lots of love ❤️
Becca Kowalski 03/21/2017 $10.00  
Rachael Molitor 03/13/2017 $15.00 Good luck!!! I'm so proud of you and I can't wait to hear about your adventure!
Ben Short 03/12/2017 $20.00 Good Luck!
Nicole Brown 03/10/2017 $40.00 Spread your amazing positivity and kindness across the country, love you!
Aaron Thomas 03/09/2017 $5.00 GOOD LUCK!
Samantha Hurst 03/09/2017 $44.00 Good luck darling ❤️
Fran Mahon 03/06/2017 $15.00  
Michelle Kenney 03/02/2017 $20.00 This is so amazing :) I meant to donate earlier, but I guess better late than never! So happy to help this cause.
Richard Martin 03/01/2017 $1.00 Isn't she leeeeeeslyyyy
Amanda Marks 03/01/2017 $10.00 Good Luck girl!!! You're going to do amazing!
Anonymous Friend 03/01/2017 $20.00  
Amanda Warren 02/27/2017 $30.00  
Katie Liming 02/23/2017 $50.00 This is the money I had leftover from the money we got to spend at Las Aldeas!
Cristiana Little 02/20/2017 $50.00 Lesly you are inspiring so many people by doing this! I am so proud of you and can't wait to hear about your experience this summer
Lauren Lynch 02/08/2017 $25.00 Lesly, I am so proud of you for going on this awesome journey for such a great cause! Together, we can kick cancer's butt. You go girl!!!
Cathleen Murphy 02/08/2017 $20.00 Love you Lely!! So proud of you :)
Hailey Krinsky 02/08/2017 $15.00  
Sarah Bloomstone 02/08/2017 $15.00 You go girl!!! <3
Shaina Goldstein 02/07/2017 $15.00  
Melodie Melbouci 02/06/2017 $20.00 You go girl, I'll be rooting for you!!!! Think of my wonderful hair to give you strength hahaha
Samuel Ross 02/03/2017 $25.00 Lesly- You've got this! Can't wait to hear all about it.
José Luis Garrido Rivera 02/03/2017 $30.00 Como te prometí, ¡aquí tienes la donación! ¡Ánimo! =)
Alexa Bullard 02/01/2017 $20.00 You got this! You're seriously awesome for doing this! Good luck!
Caroline Lawless 01/16/2017 $20.00 You go girl!! :)
Kerry Stewart 01/15/2017 $5.00 Good luck!
Lauren Lamonsoff 01/15/2017 $10.00 Dear Lesly, I wish you every bit of success, happiness, and luck on this incredible journey. Your selflessness and beauty is inspiring to me and to everybody around us! Love you so much and keep doing amazing things <3 Lauren
Alba Fano 01/11/2017 $30.00 Aquí tienes Lesly. Por la gran causa que es y para que sea una experiencia única para todos los que están involucrados. Gracias por inspirarme a mí y a tantos. Me siento muy afortunada de haberte conocido aquí en Panamá. :) TA Alba
Isabella Aswad 12/11/2016 $5.00 Only $7 left in my bank account for the semester, but good luck!
Samantha Hurst 12/07/2016 $20.00 Good luck lesly!!!!
Ana Viscarra Gikas 12/06/2016 $10.00 Lesly, ¡Gracias por hacer esto! Muy orgullosa de ti :)
Tressa Ross 12/05/2016 $10.00 Good luck with this! It sounds awesome!
Lesly Rodriguez 11/11/2016 $100.00  
  Total $2,531.00  
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