Lindsi Peters is a freshman at Colorado Mesa University. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
When I was seven, my best friend passed away from a brain tumor seven weeks after being diagnosed. K.now Y.our L.oved A.lways
Another little girl named Cassie who is currently fighting her second relapse of Neuroblastoma has become very close to my heart. We share a common love for the sport of lacrosse, and my mom was her Make-A-Wish coordinator. She moved away recently, but our families still keep in touch from time to time and I plan on going to visit her soon.
The last person is my grandma. She was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer but after receiving a double mastectomy, is clear of any cancer. YAY!!
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer to help raise money for young adults battling cancer, spread the word about the importance of cancer and finding a cure, and to hopefully make a positive impact on those we encounter along our trip.
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!
|Becky Krueger||06/16/2017||$100.00||Super Proud of You!||Veronica G||06/13/2017||$25.00||Annette Burch||06/01/2017||$50.00||Hi Lindsi. I am a friend of your Mom from IBM. I love that you are attending college in Colorado! I am proud of what you are doing! Best of luck and be safe!||Janis Drinkwater||05/31/2017||$30.00||Have a wonderful experience on your trip Lindsi. I am so honored to be your grandma and am so proud of your dedication to others!!!||Jane Straight||05/31/2017||$25.00||Best of luck Lindsi. I have known your mom for many years and your grandma Janis.||Melissa Bailey||05/31/2017||$50.00||Keep up the good work Lindsi! Good luck on this journey.||Teresa Spellman||05/31/2017||$35.00||Good luck!!||Karen Haftorson||05/30/2017||$50.00||Go for it, Lindsi!! Looking forward to your blog!||Lauri Anderson||04/03/2017||$50.00||So proud of you, Lindsi! You give everything you do your ALL, and do it with your whole heart; and what a kind, loving giving heart you have!!! ...and this, such a wonderful cause. Love you and miss you-Lauri, Rory, Nikole & Jakob.||Bailey Brannon||04/03/2017||$30.00||Anonymous Friend||04/03/2017||$100.00||Hi Lindsi! Be awesome, be great, be amazing! All the above is what you are. Good luck to you and know that we are one of your biggest cheerleaders!||Anonymous Friend||03/28/2017||$40.00||Inspiring||Kyla McCullough Gift Fund Board||03/12/2017||$200.00||All of us board members at the Kyla McCullough Gift Fund are very proud of you Lindsi! Best of luck to you on your adventure as you impact the battle against cancer for young adults!||Anonymous Friend||03/05/2017||$100.00||Thanks For doing this!||Rick Carino||03/03/2017||$100.00||Michele Peterson||03/03/2017||$40.00||good luck Lindsi !||Diane Weil||03/03/2017||$50.00||Matthew Rogers||03/02/2017||$75.00||So proud of you Lindsi!||Christy Parrish||03/02/2017||$50.00||Whitney Iverson||03/02/2017||$40.00||Wow this is awesome!!! So proud of you Linds!!!! Love you!||Kris Rice||03/02/2017||$100.00||So proud of you Lindsi! Go do amazing things!!||Denise Aleto||03/02/2017||$35.00||Good luck on this amazing endeavor. I am a nurse in pediatric oncology so know very well the toll cancer and its treatment take on these young people. I know your dad from our youth and he and your mom have obviously raised a wonderful daughter!||Shannon Lippi||03/02/2017||$25.00||Good Luck!!||Vanessa Dickey||03/02/2017||$50.00||Karen Haftorson||03/02/2017||$50.00||You're going to make it, Lindsi!!||Dara Kramer||03/02/2017||$25.00||Cari Magliaro||03/02/2017||$25.00||" Just do small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa. Good luck!||Lindsi Peters||02/27/2017||$40.00||Anonymous Friend||02/27/2017||$210.00||Lyall Family||02/17/2017||$50.00||Good luck!||Chelsi Woodard||02/01/2017||$50.00||This is AWESOME! Good luck to you cousin! Doing big things!||Megan Gromke||01/31/2017||$50.00||Lindsi Peters||01/14/2017||$150.00||Avery Hawes||01/11/2017||$20.00||Love you linds!! Woo hoo!! You're so awesome :)||Shannon Kmetic||01/08/2017||$50.00||Love it when people want to make a difference. Good for you.||Kristen Cloyd||01/08/2017||$40.00||Good luck to you, Lindsi. What an awesome cause!||Anonymous Friend||01/08/2017||$300.00||Wonderful cause!!!||Pam Burge||01/08/2017||$25.00||May God watch over you and keep you safe during the run. Thank you for this wonderful thing you're doing.||Jodi Moon||01/08/2017||$25.00||Best wishes for a fun & safe adventure, Lindsi! What a great cause you are supporting.||Karen Haftorson||01/08/2017||$25.00||Lindsi: I'm just so impressed with your soul! This is a wonderful undertaking for a great cause. You go, Girl!||KATIE PETERS||01/08/2017||$50.00||May God watch over you and your team mates!!! We love you and are so proud of you!!!||Mary and Jonathan Heins||12/31/2016||$100.00||Grandma Jean||12/25/2016||$100.00||Brady S Stroh||12/24/2016||$100.00||Lindsi! I was just told you're doing the run! Couldn't be more excited for you, and this adventure you're about to embark on. I wish you a safe and life changing journey across the country! Best, -Brady Stroh||Bill Drinkwater||12/20/2016||$50.00||Erin Koehler||12/15/2016||$50.00||A huge thank you to all the participants.||Tami Katzmarek||12/14/2016||$50.00||Wonderful thing you're doing Lindsi!||Kyla McCullough||12/13/2016||$25.00||I am so proud of what you are doing Lindsi!! Have fun along the way!!||Jodi Schwartz||12/13/2016||$50.00||A wonderful cause! Go Lindsi!||Taylor Katzmarek||12/13/2016||$10.00||You got this Linds!||Sheila Haftorson||12/13/2016||$20.00||Good luck Lindsi! I'm super proud of you!!||Kora Young||12/13/2016||$50.00||"Some travel to see the difference; others travel to make a difference." Go Lindsi! Love, The Youngs||Melissa Bailey||12/13/2016||$25.00||Good luck! What an inspiration you are.||Anonymous Friend||12/13/2016||$50.00||“Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It's not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He's made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, "Let's go do that together.” ― Bob Goff||Kim Kent||12/13/2016||$25.00||Karen Pierce||12/13/2016||$25.00||Hi Lindsi This is a special journey that is true to my heart with the tragedies of cancer but the endurance and will of running. I cannot imagine the experience you will have. I know you will do amazing. Good Luck||Lindsi Peters||12/07/2016||$100.00|