Mark Frederick is a Graduate of Furman University. In the summer of 2017, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have seen family and friends fight cancer, and this is something everyone can relate to in one way or another. I draw so much inspiration from cancer survivors, especially my uncle who has battled and defeated cancer twice. Even with all the amazing stories of cancer being defeated, it is a continuous battle that we all feel the effects of.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I want the opportunity to be part of something that is much bigger than myself. Riding with the 4K is a perfect opportunity for me to bring together two things that I am passionate about; helping people and riding. I draw so much inspiration from cancer survivors, especially my uncle, and I want to give back by raising awareness through the 4K, as well as becoming part of the community of support.
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!
|Kathi Pritt||09/01/2017||$74.00||Mark, we are so proud of you and all Team Seattle. Since Isaac's donations are at 100%, I wanted to donate this money to your page. The lady Carlie and I stayed with in Seattle when welcoming you all home, lost her daughter to a rare form of cancer when she was only 16 years old. Our hostess cut our AirBnB charge in half and asked that we put the balance towards the Ulman Fund for Young Adults. Your summer of labor and love will never be forgotten! God bless you and all 2017 Team Seattle. Isaac's mom||Anonymous Friend||08/29/2017||$458.00||CASH CASH||08/25/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||08/24/2017||$80.00||David & Grace Rainey||08/08/2017||$25.00||Thanks for wearing the monkey suit in hot weather no less! Good luck!||Linda Endow Hall||07/29/2017||$100.00||Michelle He||07/19/2017||$20.00||I believe in you cool mark!||Anonymous Friend||07/18/2017||$100.00||Have a life, God bless you.||Jessie Groh||07/14/2017||$20.00||Thanks for wearing the monkey suit to Mt. Rushmore!!||Carla Hardman||07/13/2017||$20.00||Cara Bradsher||07/13/2017||$20.00||Juliana Nicolini||07/12/2017||$10.00||Hi, I'm Erica's sister! Keep up the good work and tell her I say hi!||Anonymous Friend||06/01/2017||$180.00||Bonfire t-shirt sales||Tran Family||05/31/2017||$100.00||Have fun and good luck!!||Melissa Frederick||05/15/2017||$100.00||Have fun Mark! I'm so proud of you!||John Frederick||05/13/2017||$327.00||Well done, Mark. We are with you every mile. Love, Dad||Louis Vassallo||05/09/2017||$25.00||have a great time!||Cat McNeela||05/09/2017||$20.00||Good luck Mark!!||Kelly Nelms||05/09/2017||$10.00||Good luck Mark! Stay strong. IH||Ansley Barnes||05/09/2017||$20.00||Good luck Mark!||Leigh Shuman||05/02/2017||$100.00||Rish Agarwal||04/26/2017||$50.00||Good stuff! Best of luck. Hope you reach your goal. NL and DVBBS for life!!||Anonymous Friend||04/08/2017||$200.00||Leigh Shuman||03/25/2017||$100.00||Marsha L Dempsey||03/22/2017||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||03/14/2017||$30.00||Awesome!! Good luck on this adventure!||Sarah Shelton||03/12/2017||$100.00||Have fun this summer Mark!||Gail Frederick||03/12/2017||$300.00||So very proud of you! A wonderful effort to help those who suffer cancer. With prayers that survivors will continue to increase in number.||VMware Foundation||03/09/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||03/07/2017||$250.00||Andy Kopel||03/03/2017||$20.00||Andrew Lull||02/27/2017||$20.00||Assim Mohamed||01/08/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||01/03/2017||$180.00||Denise Fox||12/27/2016||$25.00||Melissa Frederick||12/18/2016||$30.00||Love you Mark!||Dave and Mary Shelton||12/17/2016||$50.00||Mark, Enjoy the ride! Good work.||Madelyn Dannenberg||12/17/2016||$20.00||Good Luck!||Phuong Tran||12/16/2016||$100.00||Awesome job!! Aim high buddy!||Anonymous Friend||12/10/2016||$50.00||This is a good thing to do, Mark. Hope it brings awareness to many about cancer. The Shumans||Dannenberg Family||12/06/2016||$200.00||We're very proud of you for doing this, Mark! Good luck! Are you coming through Colorado? XOXO||Terence and Shelly Ross||12/05/2016||$100.00||So proud of your courageous heart!! Good luck!||Roger & DeeDee Rabey||12/02/2016||$100.00||Will Patterson||11/21/2016||$20.00||This is awesome Mark. Good luck. Make sure to hydrate with NL||Debbie Moy||11/21/2016||$50.00||Great to hear your passions for this cause. Good luck!||Zack Howell||11/17/2016||$20.00||Be RFS on this trip Mark. Also this is a great cause, good luck out there.||Kennedy Bahlow||11/16/2016||$5.00||Good Luck!||Anonymous Friend||11/15/2016||$100.00||Fuck cancer.||Clayton Moyer||11/15/2016||$20.00||Good Luck Mark! Sounds like an awesome cause!||Anonymous Friend||11/15/2016||$50.00||IHF ;)||Miles Hauser||11/15/2016||$20.00||Dan Kerr||11/15/2016||$10.00||Team NL||John Frederick||10/09/2016||$250.00||Mark Frederick||09/23/2016||$100.00|