Meldrick Umahon's Fundraising Page
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Meldrick Umahon's Fundraising Page
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Meldrick Umahon is a graduate of Seton Hall University. 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, 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 college experience enhanced my involvement with cancer awareness when cancer started to affect close family and friends. I’m inspired by the amount of people that come together to fight cancer through the many charitable walks that I’ve been to and still love going to. Over the past few years, I've lost someone who I considered a second mom to me and have had college friends who have past, been diagnosed, and beaten cancer. They're taught me to embrace life and to always share many moments together, despite the outcome of their diagnosis. They’ve taught me that cancer doesn’t have to dictate the rest of your life, and I am dedicated to fight for theirs.

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

The 4K promotes a healthy lifestyle while being an advocate of change by being there for those who feel lonely. I am riding to better my health as well as travel to those who need the love and care that I am always willing to share. I want to use this platform to encourage my friends and family to experience a new way of getting involved with the cancer community and witness the outcome of their generous support. Like the 4K, the cancer community is a team, from its supporters to those affected directly - we are always here for each other! I hope to continue living my life showing my passion for all people.

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 www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Damian Velez 06/24/2018 $10.00  
GRACE CALIBAG 06/15/2018 $25.00 Good luck!
Paul Dzera 06/10/2018 $100.00 Thank you for your commitment to helping cancer patients and their families! The Dzera Family
The Boston Consulting Group, Inc 06/08/2018 $25.00  
Corazon Carlos 06/06/2018 $100.00 Good luck Meldrick!
Panera, LLC 06/05/2018 $146.87  
Panera, LLC 06/05/2018 $29.30  
Francis Ahmed 05/29/2018 $25.00 Love you!
California Pizza Kitchen 05/24/2018 $185.63  
Raegan Ball 05/18/2018 $10.00 It’s so amazing your are deciding to do this a second time! I wish the best of luck!
Chipotle 05/10/2018 $156.43  
Sophie Frank 05/08/2018 $30.00 He does it again ladeez and gentlemen! You're an inspiration and make everyone around you so happy! Have the time of your life and never lose your why!
Sara Brown 05/08/2018 $25.00 I could not have asked for a better ride with our team, and it wouldn't have been possible without you in it; you will always be our champion. I am so excited and proud to see you off. Go forward on this journey with new eyes and a fresh spirit, with our love behind you, and a new adventure ahead of you.
Qiang Ma 05/04/2018 $20.00 Good luck
Joey Haavik 04/25/2018 $30.00 MEL ZADDDI So proud of you tackling this incredible adventure once again. I hope it is as every bit as transformative, healing, and positive as it was the first time (but not moreso because 4KSF '17 forever hunney). I am so excited to watch you TWERQ it out through the nORTHERN part of the country this time. Love you boi!!
Noreen Zak 04/14/2018 $20.00 Your speech after Mass last week was very inspiring. Good luck with your ride!
Tina Ford 04/12/2018 $25.00 Best of luck Meldrick - thank you for the inspiration!! Tina Ford
The McCormacks 04/12/2018 $200.00 Safe travels Mel! A great adventure with a great cause.. enjoy the ride!
Anonymous Friend 04/11/2018 $100.00 Keep up the high ideals and have fun also.
Fr. Joe Bejgrowicz 04/11/2018 $200.00  
Denise Flanagan 04/11/2018 $100.00  
Charlie & Diana Quinn 04/11/2018 $100.00  
Anita & Monching Aranjuez 04/11/2018 $100.00  
Evangeline Pecson 04/11/2018 $50.00  
Liborio Alday 04/11/2018 $20.00  
Donna & Robert Tarantola 04/11/2018 $20.00  
Claire Parena 04/11/2018 $50.00  
Marcella & Nicholas Clatworthy 04/08/2018 $50.00  
Pablo Chacon 04/08/2018 $100.00 Mel, We are amazed with all the hard work and dedication you are putting forth again to help people with cancer! We wish you and you team a safe journey on this year's 4K for Cancer Ride!!! Godspeed! The Chacon Family
Ampal Pizza LLC 04/05/2018 $54.34  
Agnes Gottlieb 04/02/2018 $100.00 Safe travels!
Shantell Nolen 03/26/2018 $24.00 Happy Birthday Boo!! Wish I could do more. So excited for your 2nd time around...it's going to be even more incredible! More beautiful places and amazing people. Love ya lots and lots. Send me a post card from somewhere XOXO
Andrew Reyes 03/25/2018 $100.00 Happy Birthday cuz ❤️
Age Reyes 03/25/2018 $100.00 HAPPY BIRTH! Love you <3
Teddy Acero 03/25/2018 $50.00 Happy Birthday, Meldrick. Proud of what you are doing.
Alan & Tess Cam 03/24/2018 $75.00 All the best Mel!
Ampal Services LLC 03/19/2018 $130.64  
Anna Miranda 03/13/2018 $100.00  
Rosalina Villaluz 03/06/2018 $100.00 Go Meldrick
Dolly and Justin Benemerito 03/01/2018 $50.00  
MaxxdOut Car Club 03/01/2018 $100.00  
Mathel Brucal 02/28/2018 $50.00 We're so proud of what you are doing especially to people diagnosed with cancer. Keep up the good work and Good luck....
Jasmin Navarro 02/15/2018 $50.00 Go Meldrick, we are so proud of you and what you’re doing to help cancer research. We commend you. Bravo!! Good luck in your journey this summer.
Nate Fanzone 02/09/2018 $50.00 You know what it takes to get there. Ride safe, stop and smell the roses. Talk to hosts. Enjoy not being a director ;) remember all the people cheering for you & remember I'm only a call or text away if you need any mechanical/emotional support ♥️♥️
Veronica Beck 02/04/2018 $100.00 Go Mel Go!! So proud to hear that your will be taking the road again for a great cause. I hope you have a wonderful time. I'll be thinking about you. <3
Dana Zeller 01/23/2018 $25.00  
Edna Patenia 01/21/2018 $25.00  
Isabel Mularoni 01/21/2018 $25.00 Go Melly!!!! I'm so excited to see how you take on this new 4K adventure <3 <3 Team Seattle is so lucky to have you, and I'm so lucky to know you. May you always have Melmentum and never forget to enjoy the ride.
Basilio Tuazon 01/19/2018 $50.00  
John Gibson 01/19/2018 $25.00  
Lucia Velic 2014 Trusts 01/16/2018 $1,000.00  
Andrew Mohama 01/11/2018 $50.00 Mel, I am so incredibly proud of you for your continued confidence, passion, and drive to help and love those in need. I hope that you experience even more enlightenment on this journey for the second time. You are a beautiful person, and you will touch so many lives throughout this whole journey. I can't wait for you to bike though Minnesota! Never underestimate the difference you can make in the life of just one person. Love you!
Marius Acosta 01/09/2018 $120.00 Good luck again Meldrick! Keep up the good deed.
Jennifer Tungol 01/09/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Meldrick!
Garrett Almeida 12/27/2017 $30.00 Best of luck Mel!
Nicolette Krommes 12/27/2017 $100.00 Good luck babe. I love you!
Meldrick Umahon 12/18/2017 $100.00  
  Total $4,937.21  
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