Morgan Frazier is a graduate of Texas A&M University. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of young adults on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
As a child, cancer was part of my family’s landscape. My great-grandmother warred against cancer and lost. More recently, my grandmother fought breast cancer and lives as a survivor. I, like so many, have watched countless people be impacted by this disease in more than one way. From the individual’s personal battle to their caregivers and cheerleaders braving from the sidelines, the physical, emotional, and financial toll is not confined to one person. I realize cancer is not partial to age as it is currently trying to wreak havoc in the lives of a young family I admire deeply. Their strength and courage rooted in their faith has encouraged everyone around them. We are all connected to the cancer community in one way or another, and I’m thankful this is a way I can show support and fight alongside those who brave it today.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
Biking 4,000 miles is no joke, but neither is cancer. This disease doesn’t leave a light mark, but it does bring out an incredibly strong community of people supporting one another. In my short 24 years, I’ve come to realize life is best spent when given for others, and so I aim to do just that on my journey from Baltimore to Seattle.
I am choosing to ride 4,000 miles because I want to push my limits, exhaust my resources, and pour out for those who need what I’m able to give. I’m riding for those who can’t, in hopes of showing them they aren’t alone. I’m riding to empower, serve, and inspire. I feel extremely blessed with this opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a cause so prevalent in the lives of many today.
I often tell people I feel most alive on my bike, which is 100% true. In the past 4 years, cycling has taken me on some of my greatest adventures, taught me lessons of endurance, and pushed me far outside my comfort zone. Being a part of 4K for Cancer is a humbling way to stand up for the real stories of grit and survival. I look forward to the many miles on my bike striving toward a better life for young adults facing cancer.
2019 marks the 18th 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 Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 72,000 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.
Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman 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.
Ulman House - This year Ulman will open 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!
|Pat Blalock||02/14/2019||$100.00||Proud of you! I’ll be following your ride this summer! Love and miss you!||Anonymous Friend||02/14/2019||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||02/14/2019||$50.00||"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."||Morgan Frazier||02/11/2019||$200.00||Valentine Day Raffle for embroidery hoop! <3 A big thanks to everyone who participated!||Alyssa Dow||02/09/2019||$20.00||You are awesome! Best of luck.||Anonymous Friend||02/09/2019||$10.00||I do not personally know you but I love this cause and your heart for so willingly helping others! I wish you the best!!||Marina Myers||02/08/2019||$50.00||You rock! Thanks for working so hard to show your support.||Candice Boehm||02/04/2019||$25.00||A Ride in celebration of my aunt Amy's life! She has beat breast cancer TWICE!||Jan Brockner||01/27/2019||$100.00||Morgan I am so excited that you are doing this and I admire you so much for serving in this way!! This will be such a wonderful experience!!!||Anonymous Friend||01/14/2019||$10.00||Terrie Frazier||01/13/2019||$100.00||I love your need to help others and make a difference. Love you girlie!||Deanna Scruggs||01/13/2019||$100.00||My son’s dad was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 29. Ben didn’t arrive until a few years later but his dad’s surgery, radiation treatment, and just the diagnosis had a profound effect on the quality of our lives. I pray for an end to all cancer.||Martha Muckleroy||12/27/2018||$200.00||Good luck Morgan! May the wind be always at your back!||Helen Wilt||12/27/2018||$100.00||You are an amazing young woman! May you find strength, peace, and perseverance as you ride.||Ashley LaRue||12/23/2018||$50.00||You are amazing and we love you! Thank you for raising awareness and for your love for others.||Juliana Nicolini||12/23/2018||$10.00||Have the time of your life! You’re rad and I know you’ll love it. My boyfriend did Portland in 2015 and my sister did Seattle in 2017 if you ever want an insider’s view!||Andy Cantrell||12/23/2018||$100.00||Thank you for using your gift and passion to do good for others.||Lyndan Gann||12/22/2018||$100.00||Thankful to be on your sidelines!||Amy Hammond||12/22/2018||$30.00||I love your heart and happy energy!!||Wyatt Morey||12/22/2018||$100.00||Morgan Frazier||12/09/2018||$100.00|