Michelle 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, MD to Seattle, WA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I've lost many of my older relatives to cancer, and I've seen how much suffering and loss cancer causes. For the patients themselves, it is an unimaginably difficult fight. For the loved ones, it is just as hard. I want all of these people to know they are supported and loved, and I want to help provide them with the resources they need.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I wanted to do something big after I graduated. Something that would be impactful for both a community and for myself, and preferably something that would bring me outside. 4K for Cancer was my answer.
I've been extremely fortunate to have good health my entire life, and I want to use this privilege to help others and support a meaningful cause. I hope that by biking 4000 miles across the country, I can inspire others to engage themselves in helping communities around them as well.
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!
|Anthon Mo||08/12/2017||$120.00||Great Job! Your parents, brother and friends must be very proud of you. Thanks also for sharing the experience with the blog.||Christopher Zheng||08/05/2017||$100.00||Best of luck! Hopefully I'll arrive back to Seattle in time to see you.||Xiaojing Bai||08/05/2017||$100.00||Best wishes for your bike ride!||Shilong Zheng||08/04/2017||$100.00||Hi Michelle, You are doing an excellent job! We are pride of you! Shilong||Anna Wei Xu||07/31/2017||$100.00||So proud of you and your group!||Qi Liang||07/30/2017||$30.00||加油！！！||Jon Wright||07/29/2017||$200.00||Thank you Michelle! from the Wrights (Jon, Wendy, Miranda and Gabby).||Wendy Wong||07/28/2017||$100.00||Lydia Lan||07/25/2017||$100.00||Kudos to Michelle and your entire group on this amazing journey! Less than 20 days left! Way to go!!!||Kristina Li||07/25/2017||$30.00||go michelle go!!!||Esther Zhong||07/19/2017||$100.00||Soooo proud of you Michelle! I have heard a lot of stories about your bike ride from your mom. Great Job!||Nancy Yeung||07/19/2017||$200.00||You and your group are admirable models to our world. Great Job, Michelle!||Cathy Chen||06/21/2017||$20.00||Welcome to Chicago||Anonymous Friend||06/08/2017||$20.00||加油||Wendy Weisbard||06/08/2017||$36.00||what a wonderful way to honor Larry Muenz's memory||Marina Barnes||06/08/2017||$100.00||Thank you, Michelle He for your dedication to this cause.||Jiang (Ellen) Liu||06/06/2017||$66.00||Go Michelle! Go Shark!||Liang Liao||06/06/2017||$30.00||Lovely girl, you made us so proud of you.||Raymond Su||06/05/2017||$100.00||I have heard a lot of stories about your bike ride from your dad. Soooo proud of you Michelle!||Julia Shi||06/04/2017||$100.00||Go Michelle!! We're proud of you!!||IVAN CHEN||06/04/2017||$200.00||Parent Of Stonbridge Sharks||05/22/2017||$57.00||Five years ago, we lost our dearest friend Julia Li who died from pancreatic cancer. She fought for her life until the very last moment. She would be 57! Wish you the very best journey. Be save and have fun. Go MICHELLE!||Jianmin Liu||05/21/2017||$50.00||Michelle, go! It is a long trip. Wait for your pictures and stories!||Honglan Zheng||05/20/2017||$60.00||Best Wishes to you！||Anonymous Friend||05/20/2017||$26.66||Great Journey||Xiaoling Chen||05/20/2017||$50.00||Go Michelle!!||Xu Lin||05/20/2017||$30.00||I'm so proud of you, good luck Mimi!||Wozhan Tang||05/20/2017||$100.00||It's for a good cause and bless your heart!||Linda Chun Yuan Yang||05/20/2017||$150.00||See you in Seattle Michelle! We are proud of you!||Jing He||05/20/2017||$50.00||Mimi, we are so proud of you!||Jifang Xin||05/20/2017||$200.00||As friends of your parents, we are so proud of you.||Robby Siu||05/15/2017||$30.00||Yay for making new friends senior year. Have fun biking that 4k.||Rou Shi||05/12/2017||$150.00||You are amazing. Love you Mimi!||Janet Muenz||05/03/2017||$100.00||Michelle Wishing you a wonderful journey Janet||Kenneth Ke||04/27/2017||$20.00||Melinda C||04/27/2017||$22.00||Enjoy your journey!||Deborah Slosberg||04/19/2017||$30.00||Keep making Social Change!||Huron Consulting Group, INC||04/19/2017||$300.00||Ben Zimmitti||04/13/2017||$15.00||Good luck and thank you for doing this!||Chenli Tzeng||04/12/2017||$100.00||Go Michelle!||Shelley Yi||04/12/2017||$50.00||Thank you so much for encouraging and inspiring my daughter Cynthia! She had a great Spring break in KY! Proud of you and be safe!||Janet An||04/12/2017||$50.00||You're a beast. Keep doing big things, stay safe, and see you SOOOON!||Matthew Kramer||04/11/2017||$15.00||Good luck on this crazy and awesome adventure!||Hannah Lee||04/11/2017||$10.00||Kevin Schechter||04/11/2017||$10.00||Jay Herson||04/07/2017||$50.00||Caitlin Montgomery||04/02/2017||$20.00||Keep being awesome/inspiring, neighbor ;)||Asheel Kakkad||03/27/2017||$20.00||Elinor Chang||03/27/2017||$25.00||You are amazing and an inspiration to everyone! Stay safe and Godspeed.||Xiuqing Wang||03/26/2017||$100.00||Love you!||Kevin Hu||03/26/2017||$25.00||Simon Zhu||03/25/2017||$200.00||:)||Alan He||03/25/2017||$300.00||Proud of you cow!!||Emily Long||03/20/2017||$15.00||Best of luck, Michelle!||David Yim||03/14/2017||$15.00||Robert Crumbaugh||03/14/2017||$10.50||GL fam.||William Poh||03/13/2017||$50.00||Tony Feric||03/13/2017||$75.00||GO MICHELLE!!! U R DOING BIG THINGS!!! Y HE SWAG SWAGGIN THROUGH THE US!!!!||Hannah Tahara||03/13/2017||$10.00||HELL YEAH MICHELLE||Ben Hsieh||03/11/2017||$49.00||Anonymous Friend||03/11/2017||$100.00||Super excited to see what you're going to accomplish both through this event and other future ventures. excited to help you out with this.||Emily Camardo||03/11/2017||$10.00||Proud to call you a friend <3||Lillian Gao||03/10/2017||$50.00||so excited for you to have the ride of a lifetime!!!||Donald Yeung||03/09/2017||$100.00||Evan Lieberman||03/08/2017||$10.00||Ashley Schwanebeck||03/07/2017||$15.00||You're Amazing!||Julia Keane||03/06/2017||$5.00||Good luck Michelle!||Kevin Cao||03/06/2017||$50.00||Blake Sha||03/06/2017||$15.00||Go Michelle!||Cynthia Qi||03/06/2017||$40.00||from your fave cat lol remind me again next month||John Chester||03/06/2017||$10.00||bike forrest bike||David He||03/03/2017||$300.00||Your mom and dad are very proud of you for taking this endeavor to inspire the others and help the mankind. Enjoy this great adventure! We are always your biggest cheerleaders.||Nick Raducha||03/01/2017||$20.00||Safe travels on the trip!||Anonymous Friend||02/24/2017||$10.00||Stefan Zhelyazkov||02/23/2017||$24.00||Anonymous Friend||02/22/2017||$20.00||You are such a nosebleed. Have an amazing adventure bebe||Brendan Lawrence||02/22/2017||$50.00||Linda Yang||02/22/2017||$20.00||So excited for you!!||Ananyaa Giridher||02/22/2017||$25.00||Way to go Michelle! :)||Liyuan Zhang||02/22/2017||$36.00||Take care and enjoy the journey!!!||Jasmine Zhu||02/22/2017||$130.00||For the best godsister in the game I love you! Go get em!!||Justin Vernick||02/22/2017||$20.00||Michelle this is an awesome thing to do!!! You got this!||Yaqi Zhuang||02/22/2017||$20.00||Mimi, I am so proud of you!! Please be safe and enjoy the journey :)||Anonymous Friend||02/22/2017||$50.00||I greatly appreciate your efforts||Katarina Yang||02/22/2017||$20.00||Good luck, Michelle!!!||Alicia Loh||02/22/2017||$20.00||You're amazing!||Shajeen Akther||02/22/2017||$45.00||You continue to inspire me! Here's all the money I have so you can achieve your dreams for a better cause. Love you long time. Go Mitch Go!||Amy Bao||02/22/2017||$20.00||wow!||Clarice Hu||02/22/2017||$80.00||YOURE SO COOL MIMI!||Rosa Chen||02/22/2017||$100.00||Michelle, you are an inspiration! Have a wonderful time!||Arshiya Lal||02/21/2017||$30.00||You're incredible and you continue to blow me away. Be safe and have an amazing journey!||Andrew Dicken||02/21/2017||$25.00||You rock Michelle!||Tim Fay||02/21/2017||$50.00||Wow 4K you are so fit, good luck Meesh!||Natalie Chin||02/21/2017||$20.00||Michelle!! You're amazing||Yolanda Zhang||02/21/2017||$50.00||Thank you for doing this. Very inspiring, amazing, all the superlatives. Stay safe!!||Samantha Koy Koy||02/21/2017||$20.00||Go Michelle!||Eugene Chu||02/21/2017||$100.00||Sophie Bukrinsky||02/21/2017||$20.00||I LOVE YOU YOURE AMAZING YOURE DOING BIG THINGS!||Sydney Tommins||02/21/2017||$15.00||Go Michelle! You're going to do great things this summer!||Kimberley Tsui||02/21/2017||$40.00||You are my hero||Erich Meissner||02/21/2017||$20.00||I'm extremely fond of you, Michelle. I believe you have noticed that my now. Your new short hair cut is gorgeous.||Cathy Liu||02/21/2017||$30.00||You're amazing WOW. Have an amazing journey and I can't wait to hear about it :)||Tanacha Thamrongsak||02/21/2017||$20.00||Irene Yu||02/21/2017||$30.00||Michelle you're awesome!!||Michelle A He||02/21/2017||$50.00||I can't wait for you to be my butler for life. That was the deal right||Emily Lathrop||02/21/2017||$20.00||I'll make sure to mail you cookies!!||Kenneth Ke||02/21/2017||$100.00||Vu Nguyen||02/20/2017||$20.00||You rock Michelle!||Stone Chen||02/20/2017||$20.00||Make me rich buddy||Ajay Mahesh||02/20/2017||$20.00||MICHELLE YOUR AMAZING. HAVE FUN||Evan Sluder||02/19/2017||$20.00||Michelle He||02/12/2017||$100.00|