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 2017, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA, 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.  Last year, I lost someone who I considered a second mom to me; and recently, I have college friends who have lost their battle, have been diagnosed, and have beaten cancer.  I learned from them to embrace life and to share the moments of being alive, despite the outcome.  They’ve taught me that cancer doesn’t have to dictate the rest of your life.

 

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 changing the world.  I'm riding to better my health as well as use this platform to encourage my friends and family to see in a different light and help those who fight the battle to those who fight to find a cure.  Like the 4K, the cancer community is a team, from its supporters to those affected directly - we are always here for each other!  This opportunity allows me to support the community in a new way as I continue to pursue my studies in medicine.

 

ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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

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
Kristen Ralston 06/07/2017 $20.00 You AMAZE me, Mel! I'm so proud of you! Safe travels and enjoy the journey!
Francis Ahmed 06/05/2017 $25.00 Love you, Mel! I'm so proud of you!!
Anonymous Friend 06/01/2017 $1,000.00  
Jenna Copperwhite 05/27/2017 $200.00 Mel, I am so incredibly proud of you! I will be cheering you on every step of the way. What you are doing is such a selfless act and it is truly inspiring!
Paul Dzera 05/26/2017 $50.00 Good luck, Meldrick! Thank you for making us aware of this wonderful organization. The Dzera family
Charles Quinn 05/25/2017 $50.00 New friends from St. Raphael's You told my wife you would remember on your ride. Prostate cancer Survior 11 years Charlie Quinn
Karen Davis Kundla 05/24/2017 $50.00 Good Luck and God Speed to you Mel!! May St. Raphael bless you on your journey to help the sick. What a perfect patron for your quest.
Jan Swenson 05/23/2017 $150.00 Good Luck Mel, I look forward to following you on your cross country ride
Robert Verderame 05/22/2017 $25.00  
Pablo Chacon 05/21/2017 $100.00 Dear Mel, Two years ago we lost my dad Pablo Luis Chacon to cancer so when we heard you speak today in church you moved and inspired us. We will think of you and pray that you have a safe journey helping others in your route to San Francisco! God Speed! Your friends from St. Raphael Church, Pablo, Paz, Maria Jose, Francisco & Marcos Chacon
Cindy Ocampo 05/20/2017 $150.00  
Agnes Gottlieb 05/20/2017 $100.00 Go Mel!
Lauren Dzera 05/20/2017 $30.00 good luck!!! <3
Chenoah Blount 05/18/2017 $50.00 I love you grandbig! Good luck and enjoy! I'm so proud of you!
Mariamma Varughese 05/17/2017 $50.00 Good luck and have a safe trip! You'll be in my prayers.
Garrett Almeida 05/15/2017 $35.00 Good luck Mel!
Richard Doomany 05/15/2017 $1,000.00 On behalf of Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Phi Zeta chapter, at Seton Hall University
Cynthia D'Elia 05/12/2017 $50.00  
Chipotle Mexican Grill 05/12/2017 $311.00  
Jasmin V. Navarro 05/11/2017 $50.00 Dear Meldrick, We are routing for you on this great journey. What a great cause and we are so proud of you for doing this. We wish you all the very best in your journey my dear. May God be with you all the way. God bless you. Love, Tita Jazz, Tito Gerry and Jade.
Ampal Services LLC 05/04/2017 $100.18  
Monching & Nitz ARANJUEZ 04/30/2017 $100.00  
Sean Robert Ty 04/29/2017 $50.00  
Roy Marcelo 04/27/2017 $20.00  
Nicole Battaglia 04/26/2017 $25.00 Good luck Mel! Keep up all the wonderful work!
John Gibson 04/15/2017 $25.00  
Ramon Henry 04/05/2017 $20.00  
Sophia Marville-Sammy 04/05/2017 $50.00  
Emma Lupo 04/04/2017 $20.00  
Danielle Stukes 03/31/2017 $10.00  
Jennifer Tungol 03/30/2017 $100.00 Good luck Meldrick!
Cindy Gates 03/30/2017 $50.00 a great cause. enjoy the ride!
Anonymous Friend 03/28/2017 $550.00  
Dana Zeller 03/28/2017 $25.00 All the best!
Sam Matino 03/25/2017 $20.00  
Maverick Umahon 03/24/2017 $500.00 long overdue dontation but HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO..so proud of your for doing this..may god bless you on your journey..love you always
William Ho 03/24/2017 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/23/2017 $35.00  
Nick Sainato 03/22/2017 $20.00 Good luck!
Rosalina Villaluz 03/15/2017 $300.00 Be safe MELDRICK. Take care.
Phil Penzo 03/15/2017 $20.00  
Nico Centanni 03/15/2017 $30.00 bocca al lupo
GRACE CALIBAG 03/10/2017 $20.00 Your parents raised you well...so proud of you!!
Veronica Beck 03/04/2017 $100.00 So proud of you Mel! I hope you have the best time and I will be cheering you on. Wish I could see you at the finish line, but I'll be there in spirit! Sending you best wishes and prayers for your trip!
Anonymous Friend 03/03/2017 $50.00  
Basilio Tuazon 02/22/2017 $50.00  
Rosita Lim 02/22/2017 $50.00  
Claire Parena 02/21/2017 $50.00  
Jane Entrada 02/21/2017 $50.00  
Leah Murphy 02/14/2017 $40.00  
Robert C. Knop 02/11/2017 $200.00 Meldrick, This is a wonderful cause. God Bless you for doing this. God Speed on your journey!! Love - Tita Nery and Uncle Bob
Thomas Bufis 02/03/2017 $20.00 You're amazing, and you never stop inspiring me. Proud to call you my friend! Good luck!!
Mario Da Costa 02/03/2017 $100.00 My Little never ceases to amaze me. Continue to be the incredible person you are.
Amber Bilodeau 02/02/2017 $50.00 You are an amazing human being!! Love you! Good luck and God blessā¤ Love The Bilodeaus
Marius Acosta 01/30/2017 $50.00 Proud of you Meldrick! God Bless you!
Norman Cobarrubias 01/16/2017 $50.00 All the best Meldrick!!!!!!
Benjamin Cruz 01/15/2017 $10.00  
Andrew Reyes 01/14/2017 $200.00 We support you Mel! May the Force be with you... <3 Reyes fam
Damian Velez 01/11/2017 $10.00  
Raymond Richards 01/09/2017 $25.00 I could not be more proud of you Big! You've done outstanding things and so many people look up to you because of that. Keep doing great things Mel. You have my love and support.
John Hoogerhyde 01/09/2017 $20.00 Go Mel!!! I love you!
Edna Patenia 01/08/2017 $25.00  
Mathel Brucal 01/05/2017 $30.00  
Anthony Gamit 01/04/2017 $30.00 Good luck !
John Ferry 01/04/2017 $50.00 Awesome stuff you're doing bud!
Claudia Flores 01/04/2017 $10.00  
Grace Carlos 01/02/2017 $100.00 Continue to serve as an inspiration to others Meldrick! Have fun doing it and stay safe. Good luck!
Maida Estoque 12/29/2016 $50.00 I wish I'm still in my youth so I can join you, Meldrick
Rose Decastro 12/28/2016 $100.00  
Lourdes Name 12/28/2016 $100.00 Good luck on your new endeavor. Take care and and God bless.
Alan&Tess Cam 12/28/2016 $100.00 God bless your kind heart for doing this for a worthy cause. All the best!
Nestor Laxina 12/27/2016 $50.00  
Manolo/Mely Romero 12/27/2016 $100.00 We're very proud of you for doing this endevour for cancer victim. God bless you...
Arlene Sciancalepore 12/27/2016 $100.00  
Way Gomez 12/27/2016 $100.00 What an admirable endeavour! I will be praying for the success of "4K FOR CANCER: TEAM SAN DIEGO 2017" and for good health & safety of all bikers, organizers and volunteers. May you reach your goal. God bless.
Nancy Parale 12/27/2016 $50.00 Good luck !!! God bless you...
Matthew Steinmetz 12/23/2016 $20.00  
Tony Varughese 12/23/2016 $150.00 So proud of you bro! I'll be there in San Diego cheering you on!
Jamie McIlvaine 12/22/2016 $100.00 I couldn't be more proud. You're my best friend and role model! LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Good luck and just keep swimming
Meldrick Umahon 12/19/2016 $100.00  
  Total $8,096.18  
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