Marco Pacheco is a sophomore at Bronx Community College. 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 to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My grandfather died of stomach cancer.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
To raise awareness about this amazing organization. The amazing thing that are being planned for this organization would help many people all over the United States and hopefully one day all over the world. Also this is dedicated to my grandfather for died of stomach 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!
|Cristal Ortega||02/02/2018||$230.00||Go kick butt this summer!!! Enjoy my birthday fundraiser. Also... collect some stickers on road for me while you are at it! hehee BEST OF LUCK! MY A1 SINCE DAY 1. SQUADDDDDDDDDDD||Lesly Rodriguez||11/14/2017||$20.00||I am so proud of you for taking on this journey again! I'm so glad I was able to meet you last summer and can't wait to see you succeed this upcoming summer.||Marco Pacheco||10/24/2017||$100.00|