Matthew D'Alesandro is a high school graduate. 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 Portland, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Several of my family members have passed away because of cancer and I've seen, first hand, how debilitating it can be. While I have, fortunately, never been diagnosed with cancer, I have overcome many adversities in the recent past and I hope that through telling my story, I can be an inspiration and give hope to those who need inspiration and hope.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I'm riding 4,000 miles so that I can have the experience of a lifetime while personally helping and raising money for cancer victims.
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!
|Laurie Muench||08/11/2017||$100.00||Thanks for making a difference in the lives of so many people!||Chipotle||05/30/2017||$72.95||Matthew D'Alesandro||05/01/2017||$391.00||Thank you everyone from Rodgers forge who contributed to the 50/50 raffle!||Dan and Tina Carpenter||04/25/2017||$100.00||Dan, Tina, and Chares are all rooting for you. Good luck!||Rick and Sandy Losemann||04/25/2017||$50.00||Wishing you all the best, Matthew.||Jacqueline Buedel||04/24/2017||$100.00||Good luck, Matthew! I really enjoyed talking to you yesterday.||Marilyn Buedel||04/24/2017||$50.00||William Commins||04/23/2017||$200.00||We are very happy to support you, Matthew, in this charitable work!||Matthew D'Alesandro||04/22/2017||$70.00||Anonymous Friend||04/14/2017||$150.00||Good Luck, Matthew!||Fran & Darleen Aus||04/14/2017||$50.00||We are so very proud of you Matthew! Have a wonderful time.||Dominic Dalesandro||04/06/2017||$100.00||Matthew D'Alesandro||04/06/2017||$100.00||Nancy and Paul Pelosi||04/02/2017||$400.00||Matthew. We are all so proud of you are are donating 10cents a mile. Good luck and congratulations. Love Aunt Nancy||Matthew D'Alesandro||04/02/2017||$150.00||Dan and Patty Aburn||03/15/2017||$50.00||Thomas D'Alesandro||03/14/2017||$150.00||Paul Gurbel||03/13/2017||$50.00||Good luck Matthew!||Matthew D'Alesandro||03/10/2017||$250.00||Jonathan Melnick||03/07/2017||$100.00||best wishes for a successful fundraiser. jonathan||Annie Davis||03/04/2017||$30.00||Roe Davis||03/03/2017||$100.00||This is such an awesome thing you are doing Matt!||Jim Furst||03/01/2017||$10.00||David Brainerd||03/01/2017||$100.00||Way to go, hon.||TIM GRIFFITH||02/28/2017||$100.00||Aimee D Bollinger-Smith||02/28/2017||$50.00||Nick & Erica D'Alesandro||02/14/2017||$125.00||Chipotle||02/13/2017||$142.41||Matthew D'Alesandro||02/09/2017||$175.00||Marguerite Villasanta||01/05/2017||$100.00||Thomas D'Alesandro||12/25/2016||$150.00||Merry Christmas!||Marci Van De Mark||12/25/2016||$50.00||Best of luck in this great endeavor keeping your spirits high remembering always....I can do it.||Charlene Moran||12/24/2016||$50.00||Thank you Matthew as I am an a breast cancer survivor and cancer in its many forms needs to be destroyed as it has done to many and their families. This endeavor deserves a standing ovation and I pray the best to you on your journey. Charlene||Joe Lacy||12/22/2016||$100.00||I think it's great what your doing. Best of luck!!!||Matthew D'Alesandro||12/22/2016||$100.00||Cristiana Paredes||12/09/2016||$50.00||What an exciting and worthwhile endeavor! Wish you the best of luck on your journey.||Debbie and Gary Ignatowski||12/04/2016||$100.00||Good luck Matthew!||Rose Ann and Mary Ann D'Alesandro||12/04/2016||$100.00||Good Luck Matthew!||Michael Friedman||12/02/2016||$100.00||Go for it Matthew!||Anonymous Friend||11/01/2016||$150.00||Nick & Erica D'Alesandro||10/13/2016||$50.00||We are so proud of you!||Matthew D'Alesandro||09/30/2016||$100.00|