Nathan Fanzone is a graduate of Bucknell 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 to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Cancer took my grandfather, Ranie Sturba, when I was about 11 years old. At that time I didn't know very much about cancer, but what I did know was how unfortunate we were to lose such a great member of our family. My grandpa was, like so many in his generation, a jack of all trades; he knew about cars, boats, carpentry, cooking, and hunting just to name a few. But most of all he was an amazing role model to me - he loved our family, he loved being outdoors, and he was a hard worker. Now that I'm older, I have the opportunity through the 4K to raise awareness, spread hope, and improve the lives of those impacted by cancer.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
To me, the 4K is a ride that represents solidarity and perseverance both within ourselves and to the cancer community. As a team, we ride together - we climb steep hills, we endure extreme heat, and when we meet an obstacle we rely on each other for inspiration. Similarly, as a charity group, we embody the idea that no one should face any challenge alone. We stand together with the cancer community and inspire hope in those who can't easily find it. Being able to make face-to-face connections throughout this trip will make our impact so much more tangible, and I look forward to bringing smiles to the faces of everyone we meet.
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!
|Howard Eisenberg||06/11/2017||$200.00||Good luck on the ride Nate!||Kai Pedersen||06/06/2017||$200.00||So great you're doing this! Have a great ride. Thinking of you. Kai and Ali||Laura Gilbride||06/03/2017||$25.00||Best of luck Nate!!||Gene & Cortnee||06/02/2017||$100.00||Best of luck of your ride Nate! What an incredible journey you're taking and for an amazing cause. We're cheering you on every mile of the way!!||Blake Geiger||06/02/2017||$25.00||Good luck Nate! Enjoy the journey!||Ashley Whisnant||06/01/2017||$30.00||Enjoy the journey, Nate!||Catherine Walsh||05/10/2017||$50.00||Best of Luck Nate! Enjoy this journey!||Carol Corvino||05/10/2017||$25.00||Charleen Campagna||04/22/2017||$25.00||Glad to help such a great icause! Safe travels Nate.||Christopher Brown||04/18/2017||$50.00||Lauren Swyers||04/16/2017||$50.00||Nate, we send you all our love and support in your adventure!||Nancy Burkard||04/16/2017||$75.00||Hanna Skove (Nevin)||04/09/2017||$20.00||You are an inspiration, Nate. Wishing you well on this amazing journey! Have a safe ride! We will see you off in Baltimore :-)||Connor Small||04/07/2017||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||04/07/2017||$50.00||Best of luck on your journey!||Howard Smith||04/07/2017||$50.00||Good luck, Fanzy!||David Powell||04/04/2017||$1.03||Manuel Bidet||04/02/2017||$10.00||Welcome to $7,000 my friend!||Ken and Linda Solow||03/28/2017||$100.00||Best wishes on your summertime adventure. Peddle on!||Peter Gallagher||03/22/2017||$50.00||Bike so hard Nate. Bike so hard.||Sofie Friedman||03/09/2017||$50.00||Have a great summer, Nate!||Adam Reynolds||03/07/2017||$55.00||AJ Nevin||03/07/2017||$40.00||Have a safe and amazing trip dude! Wish we could join you in San Diego. AJ and Morgan.||Bobby and Diane Altieri||03/06/2017||$75.00||Best of luck, Nate may the breeze be in your favor throughout your trip! (And be careful!!)||Dan & Carla McGrain||03/05/2017||$100.00||Way to go Nate! Have a great ride!||Emiline Licavoli||03/03/2017||$20.00||Briana & Shawn McPherson||02/12/2017||$45.00||We love you and are SO proud of you!||Johnny DelToro||02/10/2017||$300.00||Matthew Gruseke||02/04/2017||$150.00||Keep it up Fanzy||Holly McKeever||02/03/2017||$25.00||We love you!||Joanna Freeman||02/03/2017||$20.00||Aimee Epstein||02/03/2017||$50.00||Good luck Nate! You're going to crush it this summer and I can't wait to follow your journey in pictures!||Nancy Daly||02/01/2017||$100.00||Safe travels Nate!||Devon Mercer||01/31/2017||$100.00||Go Nate!! Keep us updated :)||The Hanabury Family||01/22/2017||$100.00||Jack Wolfe & Amy Duong||01/22/2017||$50.00||In memory of Carmen.||Casey Comer||01/20/2017||$50.00||You are a rockstar and the comers love you!||Judy Prien||01/15/2017||$75.00||Good luck on this incredible expedition you’re taking! Stay safe and Godspeed!!||Ryan Tomasello||01/13/2017||$100.00||Good luck, Nate!||Ray & Isabelle Johnston||01/08/2017||$25.00||Rosemary & Frank Horstman||12/31/2016||$100.00||Nate, enjoy this incredible journey making opportunities possible for those in need and making new friends along the way.||Sam Swirdovich||12/29/2016||$20.00||Hey Nate good luck on your adventure across the US. I hope you enjoy it.||Paula Reynolds||12/28/2016||$100.00||In memory of Francine Meulman and Frank Butrico.||Russ & JoAnn Berkoff||12/27/2016||$50.00||Good luck Nate!||Jim & Dottie Ruscin||12/26/2016||$100.00||Nate, we are proud to support you in this memorable endeavor. Best of luck!||Tony & Beth Sturba||12/26/2016||$50.00||Katrina Boverman||12/22/2016||$50.00||It is a blessing to be able to contribute to something in memory of your brother, and in honor of your dear Mom, Stella, who has helped me tremendously over the past several years. You and your family remain in my prayers as you continue to grieve and experience great loss.||Nancy Burkard||12/22/2016||$100.00||So proud of you Nathan. God's special blessings to each of you for donating your time for a this wonderful cause.||Cheryl Rose||12/22/2016||$40.00||Rachel McGrain||12/18/2016||$50.00||Good luck- hope you have an awesome ride!||Danny Decker||12/18/2016||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||12/18/2016||$14.00||Barbara and David Halpern||12/18/2016||$200.00||What a great adventure and cause. Good luck and good health with your journey. We look forward to hearing all about it. Fondly, The Halpern Family||Danny Solow||12/17/2016||$40.00||Love ya bud. Good luck!||Jessica Combs||12/16/2016||$25.00||Carly Solow||12/16/2016||$20.00||Hope your bike doesn't get two-tired going across the country. PS - Give me Bagel.||Karen Dubois||12/16/2016||$150.00||You are an inspiration Nathan. You will be in our hearts and prayers as you fulfill this dream. Love Rick and Karen||Scott Bass||12/16/2016||$100.00||Post Pictures!||Mary Beth Soverns||12/16/2016||$100.00||This will be an amazing experience. Have a safe ride! Best wishes from The Thumel Family.||Brian Dubois||12/16/2016||$25.00||Love you man||Brian Dubois||12/16/2016||$25.00||Gail Lucietto||12/10/2016||$200.00||Ryan and Carey Fanzone||12/07/2016||$50.00||Safe riding!||Anonymous Friend||11/30/2016||$25.00||good luck on your amazing journey!||Andrew Stanish||11/30/2016||$25.00||Best of luck to you, sir!||P. M. Clark||11/30/2016||$100.00||Barbara Costello||11/29/2016||$250.00||What an amazing event! Have Fun!||Anonymous Friend||11/29/2016||$75.00||Best wishes for an incredible and safe journey from our family.||Ranie Sturba||11/29/2016||$50.00||This is great what you are doing, Nate. God Bless.||Sarah Boone||11/29/2016||$25.00||Carmen Fanzone||11/29/2016||$100.00||Stephanie & Joe Trovato||11/28/2016||$25.00||We love you, Nate. May God's Holy Spirit protect you as you go! When you do things for others in need, you do it for Christ. We support you 4K% !||Shannon Bradford||11/28/2016||$25.00||Kelli Bruno||11/28/2016||$10.00||You are an inspiration Nate! You've got so much love and support and because of your efforts that love and support will transfer to those who need it most. This is an amazing thing you're doing. GO NATE!||Jasmine Moore||11/28/2016||$30.00||Best of luck!! Enjoy yourself!||Anonymous Friend||11/28/2016||$100.00||We love you Nate, gonna keep giving until you reach your goal!||Clara and Chuck Thomas||11/27/2016||$100.00||Wishing you an awesome journey!||Patty L||11/23/2016||$100.00||You are very brave for engaging in such a monumental task to benefit such a noble cause. Good luck and stay safe on your trip. We are all rooting for you! ♡♡♡||Lorraine Orr||11/23/2016||$100.00||Susan Kramer||11/22/2016||$125.00||Ve con Dios||Michael Ruscin||11/22/2016||$100.00||Hope you have an amazing journey! With love from your cousins in Florida.||Ron Fanzone||11/22/2016||$100.00||Chrissy Cornish||11/21/2016||$25.00||Good Luck Nate!||Kerry De Vivo||11/21/2016||$100.00||The Pilates ladies cheer you on Nate!||Paul Martin||11/16/2016||$30.00||Carmella Ruscin||11/15/2016||$50.00||Brian Goldsmith||11/14/2016||$20.00||I tried to think of something clever but I don't have anything. Good luck, pack light.||Annie Schulenburg||11/11/2016||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||11/11/2016||$160.00||Sebastijan Jemec||11/10/2016||$111.00||Staci Abelow||11/10/2016||$18.00||Good luck, Nate!||John O'Connor||11/10/2016||$25.00||Do work||Derek Wasilus||11/10/2016||$50.00||Scott Zales||11/10/2016||$20.00||Ranie Sturba||11/10/2016||$25.00||Nathan, Carmen would be so proud of you. Love and hugs from all of us in Vegas.||Bill Indelicato||11/10/2016||$25.00||Masha Zhdanova||11/10/2016||$20.00||Best of luck Nate!||Andrew Watts||11/10/2016||$20.00||Ride safe Nate!||Ramin Nejaddehghan||11/10/2016||$20.00||Good luck man! Such an awesome thing to do||Quint Frauman||11/10/2016||$10.00||See you when you get out here!||Danielle Dubois||11/10/2016||$22.00||Wishing you luck on your journey||Melissa Denmark||11/10/2016||$50.00||Good luck, Nathan!||Harry & Janet Oken||11/10/2016||$100.00||Good luck Nate! Fondly, The Okens||John Puleo||11/10/2016||$50.00||Good luck Fanzy!||Scott Lasher||11/10/2016||$200.00||Good luck Nate! Sounds like an incredible experience!||Julie Magnusson||11/10/2016||$15.00||What you're doing is truly amazing Nate! Best of luck!||Joy Bullin||11/10/2016||$75.00||Good luck cousin Nate! Your grandfather would be so proud of you, and I know Carmen will be right beside you on that bike.||Rich & Deb Newman||11/10/2016||$150.00||Your efforts are very inspiring!||Curtis Mcintyre||11/04/2016||$50.00||Good luck Nate!!||Kevin Dubois||11/04/2016||$50.00||Sounds like an awesome trip, good luck!||Erica Ellis||11/04/2016||$200.00||Kristen Walsleben||11/04/2016||$10.00||Way to go Nate! An amazing experience for a great cause.||Caitlin Edwards||11/04/2016||$20.00||Right on, Nate! If you have any bike questions or pass through Denver, hit me up!||Greg Thomas||11/04/2016||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||11/04/2016||$100.00||Have fun Nate||Kathy Ariano||11/04/2016||$100.00||Abby Cook||11/04/2016||$25.00||Go Nate!!!||Flosswell Bowersett||11/04/2016||$100.00||Get it boi!!||Nate Fanzone||10/21/2016||$100.00|