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?
I live with my aunt, Barbra Rackley, who 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!
|Stephen Burgeson||01/04/2018||$100.00||Liam Burgeson||12/20/2017||$100.00|