Mollie Johnson is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland. In the summer of 2018, 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 feel as if everyone today has some type of connection to the cancer community. We all know someone who has been impacted whether it's a friend, family member, teacher, etc. My grandfather passed away from cancer when I was very young and my aunt and grandmother on my mom's side lost their battles with breast cancer one year apart from each other while I was in college. I know the impact it made on my family personally and I have come to understand that there is more than just a physical fight happening. On a brighter note I have also seen the incredible side of the cancer community – the survivors and the people supporting them are inspiring and their stories are so uplifting. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is going above and beyond to create a nationwide support group for young adults battling cancer and their families.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I have always had a burning desire to make a difference. I have always loved helping people and being a team player. I have seen the impact that this ride has made on riders and how it has changed their lives for the better. It's important to have conversations about what is going on and how we can improve the lives of young adults who are fighting this battle. I want to contribute to that conversation and help strive to a better understanding as a whole. I am joining the ride to grow a human being and share my compassion for people across the United States. I want to work together with other compassionate and extraordinary people to meet a common goal and promote a certain way of life.
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!
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!
|Book Club||02/23/2018||$140.00||Go Mollie Go! What a great thing you are doing! Patti A., Sue K., Kathy P., Laurie S.||Catherine Brown||02/23/2018||$50.00||Go, Mollie, go!||Charley and Bailey Johnson||02/09/2018||$50.00||Ruff rufff ! Bow wow bow wow!! We love you!!||Nicole Maness||02/02/2018||$50.00||Bye buddy. Hope you find your dad!||Emlyn Hammer||01/31/2018||$30.00||Best of luck Mollusk! So proud of you! As Grace said grad school probs, had to wait til I got paid haha||Morgan Dorset||01/31/2018||$50.00||Get dat bike my gal||Lacie Johnson||01/30/2018||$50.00||So proud of you for taking on this amazing experience!! ❤️||Erin Johnson||01/30/2018||$25.00||Sorry I missed your Bday.||Anonymous Friend||01/29/2018||$50.00||Best of Luck!||Beverly Abeles||01/29/2018||$50.00||Ride, Mollie, Ride!||Lisa Norgard||01/29/2018||$25.00||Good for you!||Josh Hayes||01/25/2018||$40.00||Mollie, Helping others is a great gift. My friend and colleague Wendy Fraker would be very proud of you!!! Enjoy the ride.||AJ Norby||01/24/2018||$5.69||Good Luck!!||Jillian Reid||01/20/2018||$50.00||So proud of you Moll! So glad you all are outreaching to a community that really needs the support.||Ken & Cindi Reid||01/20/2018||$100.00||Happy Birthday, Mollie! Enjoy your adventure!||John Courtney||01/20/2018||$50.00||Mollie I can’t tell you how happy I am to have you as a sister in law. You are doing an amazing thing by raising awareness and I congratulate you. You’re the best! Happy birthday!||Jeremy Bair||01/20/2018||$35.00||Anonymous Friend||01/20/2018||$200.00||Erin Chase||01/19/2018||$25.00||Happy birthday, Mollie!||Grace Chao||01/17/2018||$15.00||Happy early birthday, otter! Sending lots of love! I'll never forget your generous help and support when I was fundraising back in 2014, so I hope I can return the favor with this (albeit small) donation (#GradSchoolBudgetProblems) that I hope helps. Thank you for embarking on this bold and selfless journey to make a difference in the lives of young adults battling cancer. So excited for you and for what you and your team will achieve on behalf of others!||Nick Custodio||01/17/2018||$15.00||Have fun!||Hannah Ehlman||01/17/2018||$25.00||GO MOLLIE I know you will bring a wonderful attitude everywhere you go and to everyone you meet.||Nolan Kramer||12/10/2017||$33.33||Karlee Vaillant||12/07/2017||$10.00||Love you and can't wait for this journey together||Tanner Wilcox||12/07/2017||$100.00||Doug Darnick||12/07/2017||$100.00||While you’re biking remember it’s only a hill, Get over it!||Allison Papenfuss||12/06/2017||$50.00||So proud and excited for you!||Joey Banigan||12/06/2017||$50.00||You’re a superhero!!! ❤️||Susan Johnson||12/05/2017||$100.00||We are very proud!||Alex Courtney||12/05/2017||$75.00||This is awesome! So proud of you||Erin Chase||11/28/2017||$25.00||So proud of you!! Best of luck, and have fun!!||Rachel Greenwald||11/27/2017||$40.00||So proud of you!||Mollie Johnson||11/20/2017||$100.00|