Maria Ferrizzi's Fundraising Page
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Maria Ferrizzi's Fundraising Page
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Maria Ferrizzi is a sophomore at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

My grandmother had breast cancer and earlier this year, my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer as well.

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

I want to become an advocate for young adults with cancer and I want to bring awareness to them and their struggles. I will also be riding in memory of my father, who was an avid bike rider. I can't wait to raise money for the cancer community and I can't wait to train for the next several months for this amazing journey!

ABOUT 2018 4K for 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


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
Jennifer Swan 02/19/2018 $500.00 I will see you at one of your stops through Michigan!!
Stephen Duff 02/18/2018 $100.00 the Duffs love you
Ricky Moyer 02/14/2018 $100.00  
Linda and Dennis Brennan 02/07/2018 $150.00 Have fun, be safe and make a difference.
Jaume Bikecat 02/07/2018 $50.00 I am happy to hear you will be taking part in this fundraising event. It is a challenge in many ways and I wish you all the best. enjoy this lifetime experience! Big hug from Spain and as we say here, for├ža al pedal!
Barbara Daub 01/31/2018 $25.00  
Justin Geiger 01/13/2018 $100.00 We are very proud of you! This is a wonderful cause and please keep us posted on your journey across the USA! With Love, The Geigers
Greg & Lisa Jayne 01/13/2018 $150.00 Outstanding, thank you Maria, best of luck!
Anne Hutnyk 01/13/2018 $100.00 LUV YA...."Just in case"
David Moore 01/12/2018 $50.00 God Bless & Good Luck
Amy Carber 01/04/2018 $150.00 Go Maria! So excited for you! You totally rock, what an incredible adventure. Love, Aunt Amy and Uncle Bo.
Ada Meyers 12/30/2017 $50.00  
Heather Picozzi 12/30/2017 $50.00 You're going to kick ass!!!!
Ernest Gambles 12/29/2017 $100.00 Good luck!
Jess Dorf 12/27/2017 $30.00 Maria, you are doing a wonderful thing and I am so happy to see that you are supporting the cancer community and following in your dads footsteps of bike riding! Proud of you and glad to call you my great friend!
Anna Friedrich 12/19/2017 $100.00 Go with your guardian angel and your dad.
Rich-Betty Altenburger 12/19/2017 $25.00 We love you! Go for it!
Wendy Sutowski 12/17/2017 $20.00 Love your dedication! You got this!
Joanne Angelillis 12/14/2017 $260.00 From Uncle David / Colorcon
Philip Ferrizzi 12/14/2017 $50.00 Remember every time the wheel goes around you will always cover a little more ground PEACE
Karen Swan 12/14/2017 $150.00 Dear Maria, I wanted to do something for your sweet mom; however, she said she didn't need or want anything, so I asked if I could make this donation in her name instead and she loved that idea. Love you. Aunt Karen
Karen Swan 12/14/2017 $100.00 Dear Maria, I had a wonderful mother-in-law who I loved dearly. She lost her second battle with cancer, so I deeply appreciate this challenge that you're taking on. In her honor, I'm making this donation. Good luck on your ride. Love you, Aunt Karen
Davdi Ferrizzi 12/10/2017 $260.00 May the wind always be in your face and the clouds behind you. Make perfect circles.
Bob Wipplinger 12/10/2017 $100.00  
Sharon Auriemma 12/10/2017 $50.00 May the wind be at your back and the sun upon your face. So proud of you.
Pete Carber 12/08/2017 $150.00 I'm sooo proud of you! Good luck, Maria!! :)
Lou Norma Perez 12/07/2017 $50.00 So proud that you are following in your Dad's footsteps. Wishing you the best in your journey. Mima and Papi Lou.
Kathy&Ron Ferrizzi 11/29/2017 $370.00 Were so blessed.
Liza Jodry 11/27/2017 $500.00 So proud of you! Pauline and Julianne will be so excited to track your route and progress on your adventure this summer. I think this is a great opportunity and will be an amazing experience.
Katie Hittle 11/27/2017 $20.00 You got this girl! Proud to be your friend
Fee Sepahi 11/27/2017 $50.00 All the best Maria! Can't wait to hear about your crossing!
Maria Ferrizzi 11/22/2017 $100.00  
  Total $4,060.00  
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