Nathan Williams' Fundraising Page
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Nathan Williams is a Graduate Student at the University of Kentucky. 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?

Everyone has a connection to the cancer community whether or not they realize it. Although I have never lost a loved one because of cancer, several of my friends and their families have. I can only begin to imagine how much of an impact cancer has on both the individual who has cancer and his or her family and friends. When I see families struggling because of cancer, it makes me very thankful for the opportunities that I have in life, such as being a part of this amazing team. This ride is the beginning of a long journey as my initial connection to the cancer community.

Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

Being a rider on this team is not just about the miles; it is about connecting the individuals who are affected by cancer and creating a support system for those who need it. Before, during, and after the 4K, I will fight for those who can't. By choosing to be a part of this support system, I will transform many lives, including mine. After losing my sister to Trisomy 18, I live every moment as if it’s my last. Each journey I embark upon is dedicated to Hannah Jo. She’s my inspiration and motivation. I’m going to ride for those who can't.

ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Lisa Stoflet 07/31/2017 $50.00 Thank you for raising awareness. Hope you had an incredible journey,
Jennifer and Daniel Garst 07/05/2017 $100.00  
Lisa Smith 06/20/2017 $25.00 Thank you for giving of your time and energy Nate. The Smith Family, Sam, Lisa, Maggie and Hayden
Lisa Smith 06/20/2017 $25.00 Thank you for giving of your time and energy Nate. The Smith Family, Sam, Lisa, Maggie and Hayden
John & Carol Moses 06/05/2017 $40.00 Ride strong!
Tom & Pat Todd 06/04/2017 $25.00 Have a safe adventure for a wonderful cause!
Caroline Lapan 05/25/2017 $50.00 Have a great journey.
Jonathan Crosmer 05/25/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/24/2017 $50.00  
Bill and Belinda Witte 05/23/2017 $75.00  
Christine Lindon 05/20/2017 $25.00 Best of luck!!!! Have a great time...
Monica Mitry 05/05/2017 $25.00 Good luck! Keep up the amazing work!
Sarah Smoak 04/28/2017 $20.00  
David Rice 04/28/2017 $100.00 The best of luck to you Nathan!
Anonymous Friend 03/31/2017 $30.00  
Nick Covault 03/27/2017 $25.00 Go, Nate!
Polly Richards 03/21/2017 $100.00 What a wonderful thing you are doing Nate! Be safe, enjoy and thank you!
Eddy and Kathy Barber 03/19/2017 $200.00 In honor of our son Shawn Barber and his fight against cancer. Thank you for your special tribute to him.
Doris (and Lee) Morrow 03/15/2017 $35.00  
Mark Vanderwerp 03/13/2017 $50.00 In loving memory of Joanie Thacker
Marian Griffin 03/12/2017 $50.00 What an amazing adventure for such a great cause.
Dennis Gookin 03/12/2017 $100.00 Good luck bro! Hope you have some cushioned shorts!
Anonymous Friend 03/12/2017 $50.00  
Lindy Ebbs 03/12/2017 $25.00 Sorry I missed your concert today. Wishing you success in your ride.
Anonymous Friend 03/12/2017 $290.00 Thank you to everyone who came out to my benefit recital. A special shoutout to Christ Church UMC for donating the beautiful chapel and all of the musicians who helped make today possible!
Roberta S Chappars 03/12/2017 $20.00  
Morgan Quick 02/25/2017 $20.00  
Julie Turner 02/09/2017 $25.00  
Kristin Gaydos 02/06/2017 $50.00  
Shawn Barber 02/04/2017 $20.00 In honor of my nephew Shawn Edward Barber, who is an amazing young man, and is always upbeat! Love you, Sally
Melanie Sublett 02/04/2017 $100.00 Good Luck, Nathan! i know this will be an amazing experience! Thank you for your commitment to this fund.
Bluegrass Hospitality, LLC 02/02/2017 $21.59  
Anonymous Friend 02/01/2017 $50.00  
Maddie Emmett 02/01/2017 $20.00  
John & Cacey Nardolilo 02/01/2017 $150.00  
Carol Walton 01/29/2017 $100.00  
Steve and Kathy Graham 01/24/2017 $50.00 Good Luck Nathan!
Gary Householder 01/24/2017 $30.00 Proud of you
David Barry 01/23/2017 $10.00  
Suzanne Lancaster 01/20/2017 $100.00 Nate- Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you take on this huge undertaking. May your journey bless those affected by cancer in greater ways than you ever imagined. -The Lancaster Family
C. S. Williams 01/10/2017 $200.00  
Mike & Michelle Pfeffer 01/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck in your ride!
Janet Hundley 01/03/2017 $50.00 Thank you Nate for your giving spirit.
John Heyburn 12/27/2016 $200.00  
Mark and Lynn Coile 12/25/2016 $100.00 Merry Christmas and thank you!
David Williams 12/23/2016 $100.00 Good Luck Nathan!!! - Love Mom & Dad
Charlie and Vicki Cunningham 12/22/2016 $25.00  
Ann Guillaume 12/20/2016 $50.00  
Jennie Weeks 12/19/2016 $25.00 So Proud of you, Nathan
Ethereal Brewing 12/07/2016 $240.00  
Catherine Welsh 12/06/2016 $100.00 Thank you Nate for supporting this wonderful cause!
Cory Jones 12/03/2016 $20.00 This is awesome. Good luck!
Nathan Williams 11/29/2016 $200.00 Thank you and your family for being such great patients and friends. We appreciate each of you.
James Cockrum 11/27/2016 $50.00  
Julian Watkins 11/25/2016 $100.00 Love, LuLu and Papa
James Bosse 11/24/2016 $50.00  
John & Amy Scheib 11/23/2016 $100.00  
Shirley Chandler 11/22/2016 $50.00 Go for it, Nathan; safe journey!
Buffalo Wild Wings 11/21/2016 $40.69  
William Kinman 11/20/2016 $300.00  
Cheryl Tompkins 11/19/2016 $50.00  
Talitha Lerding 11/18/2016 $20.00  
Classical Movements 11/15/2016 $50.00 All the best from all of us at Classical Movements! Safe and happy riding. We'll see you in Prague!
Sally Horowitz 11/13/2016 $50.00 Proud of what you're doing!
Bryan & Brenda Slone 11/11/2016 $100.00 Good Luck and God's Speed!
Lexington Chamber Orchestra 11/10/2016 $100.00 Thanks for contributing to our ensemble.
Yuha Jung 11/09/2016 $100.00 You represent UK Arts Administration very well and we're so proud of you. Thank you for doing this!
Andrew Shea 11/08/2016 $100.00 Keep up the great Work!!
Blue Stallion Brewing Company 11/08/2016 $95.00  
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser 11/07/2016 $174.00 A huge shoutout to Krispy Kreme for donating the donuts and a HUGE thank you University of Kentucky Fine Arts faculty, staff, and students for supporting this cause! -Nate
UKY Arts Administration 11/04/2016 $150.00 Keep up the good work.
David Elliott 11/04/2016 $100.00  
Joanne Filkins 11/02/2016 $20.00 Several of my relatives have had cancer, including an uncle I never met because he died as a young adult. I also had a neighbor who was diagnosed while in college.
Ruth & Bob Cluxton 11/02/2016 $200.00 This isn't a family, it's an adventure!
Anonymous Friend 11/01/2016 $25.00 A great cause! Good luck.GM
Anonymous Friend 10/26/2016 $15.00  
Bryan Kist 10/24/2016 $50.00 From The Kist Family! This is a great thing you are doing Nate!
Carolyn McCalley 10/24/2016 $20.00 Have fun Nate, Finance!
Rebecca Kiefer 10/21/2016 $20.00 My grandpa who passed away from blood cancer. Ed Kiefer. Love you and miss you, Papa!
Anonymous Friend 10/20/2016 $100.00  
Wendy Magaro 10/20/2016 $25.00 In loving memory of Georgiana Brown. I love and miss you.
Wendy L Magaro 10/20/2016 $50.00 In honor of my daughter Laura Nan who is fighting the fight.
Wendy Magaro 10/20/2016 $25.00  
Nathan Williams 10/19/2016 $100.00  
  Total $6,271.28  
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