Liam Burgeson attended Buffalo State 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 Portland, OR raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My aunt, Barbra Rackley, survived ovarian cancer 15 years ago. She's incredible, and played a big part in raising me. My best friends mother, Dianne Dimarco, is also a cancer survivor. She's practically a second mother to me. I owe allot to her. Finally, my other best friends mother Susan Miller. I've looked up to her for years. She survived thyroid cancer and is now an award winning artist in the area.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I think this is the perfect opportunity for me. I got my first road bike when I was twelve and I've been riding ever since. I'm a lifeguard and an Eagle Scout. So it'll be a good chance to put my skills to the test. Bike riding has also just been a hobby for me until now. So being part of a team that's fighting for an amazing cause is a dream come true.
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!
|Andreana Gallagher||04/26/2018||$15.00||Good luck!!||Anonymous Friend||04/24/2018||$50.00||HODGSON RUSS SUPPORTER!||Anonymous Friend||04/20/2018||$10.00||HODGSON RUSS FRIEND||Chipotle||04/18/2018||$657.82||Anonymous Friend||04/17/2018||$100.00||Keep it up!!!||Anonymous Friend||04/17/2018||$40.00||Christian and Alex Smiraglia||04/15/2018||$100.00||Good luck Liam!! we will be thinking of you! Christian, Alex, Anna, and Dom||Lori Swain||04/15/2018||$100.00||Ann Clark||04/15/2018||$25.00||I hope you have a wonderful adventure. Your riding for a great cause.||Anonymous Friend||04/11/2018||$40.00||You can do it!!!!||Michele Torba||04/10/2018||$50.00||Wishing you safe travels on this mission of goodwill.||Anonymous Friend||04/10/2018||$45.00||You can do it!||Anonymous Friend||04/09/2018||$5.00||Keep it up!!!!!||Robby Rhein||04/08/2018||$20.00||I wish I could get burritos instead.||Anonymous Friend||04/07/2018||$30.00||Beth Boyer||04/04/2018||$25.00||Best wishes for a safe journey!||Anonymous Friend||04/04/2018||$120.00||Keep it up!!!!!||Anonymous Friend||04/01/2018||$10.00||Don't you give up now||Anonymous Friend||03/29/2018||$40.00||Margaret Getman||03/28/2018||$25.00||GO LIAM! I am so proud of you. What a great thing you are doing.||Christina B Eberl||03/25/2018||$100.00||MARINA ARCHAMBAULT||03/23/2018||$25.00||Good Luck - Be Safe - Have Fun!!||Icy S Martin||03/23/2018||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||03/20/2018||$25.00||Good luck!||Anonymous Friend||03/19/2018||$50.00||Cara Clifford||03/19/2018||$30.00||Colleen Clifford||03/18/2018||$100.00||Go Liam!||Anonymous Friend||03/16/2018||$273.00||Anonymous Friend||03/10/2018||$52.00||Aquatic Center Donation - Thank you!!!||Don Stewart||03/10/2018||$50.00||Go man go!||Patricia Deer||03/10/2018||$100.00||the aquatic ctr. will not be the without you, i will miss you very much . team liam, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, & stay safe. judy springborn||Katie Hufnagel||03/10/2018||$25.00||Good luck! Megan and Derek Hufnagel||Kathey Burgeson||03/08/2018||$130.00||So proud!||Anonymous Friend||03/07/2018||$50.00||Lauren Akmaeva||03/04/2018||$30.00||Karen E Koch||03/04/2018||$50.00||John Grasso||03/02/2018||$20.00||This is the perfect time to be writing your book! Need to share the planet Erth!!||Anonymous Friend||03/01/2018||$200.00||Camille Chittenden||02/27/2018||$25.00||Safe travels, good luck!||Anonymous Friend||02/27/2018||$15.00||HODGSON RUSS FRIEND||Anonymous Friend||02/27/2018||$20.00||JUNE CHVALA||02/27/2018||$50.00||Good Luck!!||Anonymous Friend||02/24/2018||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||02/23/2018||$50.00||Lisa J Rhein||02/20/2018||$100.00||Good luck Liam! Love from Aunt Lisa and Uncle Alden||Susan Miller||02/12/2018||$100.00||Stephen Burgeson||01/04/2018||$100.00||Liam Burgeson||12/20/2017||$100.00|