Michelle A. He is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park. In the summer of 2017, she 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?
Cancer is prevalent in its association with everyone. It seems that every one of us has a friend, a friend's mother, or a relative who has gone through the fight. Although I have been extremely fortunate to not been directly affected by cancer, witnessing the struggles that others have gone through has influenced me to help build a lasting community of support and resources around those impacted by cancer. By coming together, we can help combat loneliness and be encouraged by the resilience that survivors and those currently fighting it show everyday.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am a rider for the 4K because I really wanted to do something meaningful for my last summer before working full-time. I have heard from 4K alumni how invaluable their experiences were, how incomparable it is to anything else they have ever experienced. They have motivated me to aspire to join a strong, tight-knit community of passionate individuals who are spending their summers for an inspirational cause. I would love to spend my summer working together with these people towards a common goal, while never ceasing to try to become better people.
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!
|Katie An||08/10/2017||$10.00||yayayay you're almost done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||Mike Koscinski||07/08/2017||$335.00||why can't a bike stand up on its own? because it's two tired. two tired!!! right?? am i right????||Jenn Sellers||06/01/2017||$100.00||Hi, Michelle, we are so proud of you! May God our Lord be with you and give you a blessed trip!||Amanda English||05/10/2017||$15.00||You're awesome, have an absolutely amazing time!||Helen Zang||04/27/2017||$50.00||I'm very proud of you!||Pamela Armstrong||04/13/2017||$45.00||Yan Long||04/12/2017||$100.00||Jie Lin||04/12/2017||$25.00||I am very proud of you!||Matthew Kramer||04/12/2017||$15.00||Good luck this summer! Bike your heart out.||Sylvia Wu||04/12/2017||$100.00||Praise Lord for your loving, caring heart! I am very proud of you! May God bless your trip! Stay safe! Be brave!||Michelle Y He||04/12/2017||$24.83||OMG! YOU MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!! and now we train ha ha||Karen Geng||04/11/2017||$75.00||Proud of you!||Anonymous Friend||04/11/2017||$25.00||Lan Xu||04/11/2017||$100.00||Greater efforts!||Guoying Zhang||04/11/2017||$100.00||Great work! Fully support you!||Meihong Yi||04/11/2017||$100.00||You are an inspiration and role model! Be safe.||Forest/Ying Sun||04/11/2017||$100.00||We are so proud of you! Go biking!||Baining Liu||04/10/2017||$50.00||We're so proud of you! Be safe!||Hong/Jing Zhao||04/10/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||04/10/2017||$20.00||IT for the great cause. We are so proud of you Michelle. Be safe.||Anonymous Friend||04/10/2017||$20.00||So touched with your love and compassion! May the Lord keep your safety of the biking journey! Keep your team in my prayer!!!||Lijun Xiong||04/10/2017||$50.00||Michelle He||04/10/2017||$50.00||Great Job! Keep safe||Wenjuan Xian||04/10/2017||$25.00||May God bless your courage and heart to help. Pray for your safety.||Yin Tang||04/10/2017||$25.00||We are proud of you Michelle .||David Dorsey||04/10/2017||$10.00||Yonghong Yang||04/10/2017||$25.00||Go! Michelle!||Wenlan Huang||04/10/2017||$25.00||Be the salt and the light, Michelle!||Shelley Yi||04/10/2017||$50.00||Proud of you, Michelle! Be safe!||Guihua Tian||04/10/2017||$50.00||Be brave and be safe.||Xuemei Liu||04/10/2017||$25.00||We are proud of you, have a safe trip! God Bless!!!||Anonymous Friend||04/09/2017||$200.00||Nice job, Michelle! God bless!||Xiaobo Ma||04/08/2017||$20.00||Good luck!!!||Wenyu Sun||04/07/2017||$25.00||be safe, be brave, good luck!||Yideng Liang||04/07/2017||$25.00||Proud of you!||Ruifeng Teng||04/07/2017||$20.00||Cathy Liu||04/06/2017||$15.00||YOU GO GIRL you inspire me everyday i love you <3||Jenny Lin||04/06/2017||$200.00||Best wishes||Baoqun Li||04/05/2017||$50.00||I am so proud of you!||Natasha Buxbaum||04/04/2017||$20.00||What an amazing undertaking (and cause)! Good luck!||Michelle A He||04/02/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||03/30/2017||$50.00||Ebony Fullwood||03/29/2017||$25.00||Good Luck Michelle!!||Anonymous Friend||03/29/2017||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||03/28/2017||$100.00||Jiun Wang||03/27/2017||$800.00||So proud of you, Honey!!! Be safe!||Nicole Blahut||03/27/2017||$25.00||you are AWESOME!||David Tian||03/22/2017||$20.00||Best of luck Michelle!||Recel Lazarte||03/20/2017||$10.00||Good luck Michelle!||Melanie Tran||03/17/2017||$10.00||you rock!!||Anonymous Friend||03/17/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||03/17/2017||$200.00||Sooo proud of you honey!! Have fun and stay safe! Dad and I love you!||Shajeen Akther||03/17/2017||$30.00||This is for borrowing your shirt without asking. Keep doing big things roomie!||Anthony Botos||03/16/2017||$180.00||I appreciate all of your help!||Sean Kallungal||03/16/2017||$20.00||Good luck!!!||Kevin Luo||03/15/2017||$10.00||God speed||Tim Fay||03/15/2017||$50.00||Insert generic message here.||Maggie McNeill||03/15/2017||$25.00||from 1 michelle to another <3 have fun!||Alice He||03/15/2017||$50.00||Woohoo! Good luck :)||Sophia Weisberg||03/15/2017||$15.00||Good luck Michelle!||Mia Kim||03/15/2017||$15.00||Howard Bomstein||03/15/2017||$25.00||Emily Heavin||03/15/2017||$25.00||Good luck & stay safe!||Sydney Tommins||03/15/2017||$10.00||You go girl!! Can't wait to hear about this amazing trip!||Dariush Kafashzadeh||03/15/2017||$5.00||Good luck!!||Kathy Zhang||03/15/2017||$20.00||You're amazing and good luck, Michelle! :o)||Derek Xiao||03/14/2017||$10.00||Laundry||Mike Koscinski||03/14/2017||$10.00||How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real||Anonymous Friend||03/14/2017||$15.00||Nicole Centi||03/14/2017||$50.00||Good luck Meshell! Hope they don't catch you riding dirty (:||Michelle A. He||03/14/2017||$20.17||... my snack money for the week||Sarah Blum||03/14/2017||$20.00||BECAUSE YOU ARE CRAZY (also super awesome) FOR DOING THIS. miss you & GOOD LUCK||Sameera Polavarapu||03/14/2017||$5.00||Love u keep on ridin||Caity Reynolds||03/14/2017||$10.00||Good luck!||Kimberley Tsui||03/14/2017||$40.00||In honour of pizza zizza||Joseph Kim||03/14/2017||$10.00||I hope your bike is the kind that has two wheels||Janet Dong||03/14/2017||$25.00||Yay Michelle! Can't wait to hear all about it :)||Allison Leap||03/14/2017||$10.00||The stock market was good to me today||Michelle He||03/14/2017||$10.00||bean doing bean things||Isaac Appel||03/14/2017||$15.00||GOOD LUCK! HAVE FUN! BE SAFE!||Kevin An||03/14/2017||$35.00||Sup boi, I hope this 4k biking challenge allows you to realize the good things in life before you start work full-time! Lol most importantly, please stay safe while you do this! I am an avid supporter for anything physical activity related!||Grace Cha||03/14/2017||$15.00||I hope you have a wheely great time!||Robert Crumbaugh||03/14/2017||$10.00||GL fam.||Jason and Kylie King||03/13/2017||$50.00||Go Michelle! :)||Jessica Macklin||03/13/2017||$50.00||Daniel Dvorak||03/13/2017||$25.00||Siona Slepoy||03/13/2017||$20.00||Jason Ho||03/13/2017||$15.00||Jasmine Zhu||03/13/2017||$75.00||you are the avocado to my corgi love you michmich <3||Jeffrey Herrmann||03/13/2017||$100.00||Be safe, and enjoy the journey!||Michelle He||03/13/2017||$10.00||You go girl!!||Austin Trupp||03/13/2017||$15.00||I strongly believe that you will...SURVIVE this bike trip :)||Michelle Y He||03/10/2017||$50.00||Michelle A He||03/09/2017||$100.00|