Laura Dziubyk's Fundraising Page
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Laura Dziubyk's Fundraising Page
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Laura Dziubyk is a senior at Miami University. 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 Portland, OR, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Cancer has had a huge impact on my family. Growing up my grandma and grandpa both were unfortunately affected by this illness. My Uncle Bill had hodgkin's lymphoma. My Uncle Mark also suffered from hodgkin's lymphoma only a couple years ago and is 2 years cancer free. My little brother only a few weeks ago was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma as well. My life was greatly affected by this illness creating such a strong passion to work in oncology in my future to give back and help end the suffering mentally and physically with this disease.

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

When my brother was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I was motivated to do something. Simply giving him and my family a phone call every day to check in was not enough--I wanted to offer more support because he is one of my best friends and not being there when he needs me the most is hard. Traveling 4,000 miles is for Matt. I want to raise awareness and money and dedicate these miles to him. This will be a challenge and days will be hard, but remembering how strong and positive Matt is through this grueling illness will push me to persevere. I also want to travel these 4,000 miles for my two uncles and grandparents. My Uncle Mark influenced my research on cancer and diet. He gave me a book that sparked my interest, and seeing him fight the disease while focusing on nutrition inspired me to study dietetics and relate it to cancer care. I am doing this as support for everyone who is currently or has been affected by cancer. No one is alone.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

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


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
Chandrakant Thakkar 06/22/2018 $100.00  
Thomas Donohue 06/12/2018 $250.00 Way to go Laura! - you're all grown up but I still remember you playing T-Ball. Have a good, safe ride
John and Mary Henderson 06/03/2018 $100.00 Proud of you, Laura!
Lisa Miles 06/01/2018 $126.20  
John Ruth 05/28/2018 $250.00 Laura, Happy to support your challenge and fundraising efforts. Best of luck!
Karen Popke 05/16/2018 $200.00 We are proud of you Laura. Steve, Karen and June
Diane Mcgrath 04/24/2018 $100.00 What a great cause! Good luck Laura!
Anonymous Friend 04/18/2018 $2.97  
Elizabeth Roberts 04/13/2018 $100.00  
JP Brooks 04/13/2018 $20.00  
Julie Houp 03/12/2018 $100.00 Laura, good luck on this amazing adventure. You are such and inspiration and a great sister!
Christina Kasper 03/11/2018 $100.00 Laura- I met you last night at the LLS fundraiser at Top Deck. I was so moved by your enthusiasm and energy. We will fervently pray for Matt’s quick recovery and please know that we will be thinking of you this summer on YOUR journey to support him. Happy graduation! As an alumnus of Miami, I am deeply proud to see someone like you be the representation of our great school! God bless...
Laura Dziubyk 03/10/2018 $100.00 Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family!! Stay strong Matt!❤️ The Payne Family
Christopher Coyle 03/09/2018 $100.00 Thank you Laura Dziubyk
Chipotle 03/09/2018 $37.45  
Kate Dziubyk 03/08/2018 $1,656.00  
Kathy Chameli 03/02/2018 $50.00  
Lisa Mullally Johnson 02/27/2018 $50.00  
Anna Baich 02/18/2018 $500.00 You inspire me. I couldn't think of anyone more perfect to take on this challenge. Much love & good luck!!
John T Creber 02/16/2018 $100.00  
Cassandra Heathcote 02/08/2018 $50.00 You are so inspiring and I am so proud of you Laura! Don't ever lose your kind and driven spirit. Thank you so much for being such a great friend over the years! Also prayers to your brother that he continues to be strong and overcomes this. I know he will! Stay safe, love ya girl!! <3
Meg Laundry 01/30/2018 $150.00 Go Laura, your family is in our thoughts .
Jill Carlson 01/25/2018 $100.00  
Janice Schoneman 01/19/2018 $50.00 Matt - We are so inspired by your courage and positive attitude. Love the Schoneman's
Laura Dziubyk 01/08/2018 $100.00 Good luck Laura on an amazing journey for a wonderful cause!! Love the Hoags
Chipotle 01/08/2018 $188.58  
Jeffery Kuta 01/05/2018 $40.00 What an amazing thing you're doing for this great cause Laura! Eric, as well as you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Good luck! Jeff and Nicole
Ruth Stonecipher 01/03/2018 $30.00 Best of luck with your fundraising trip and prayers for the health of your brother and your other family members affected by this terrible disease.
Barb Ross 01/02/2018 $50.00 What a worthy cause! Wishing all the best Laura for you and your family. Continued prayers for a speedy/complete recovery for Matthew.
Bobbie Sellers 12/30/2017 $50.00 I second what your mother said. Have fun, stay safe.
Thaddeus Dziedzic 12/29/2017 $100.00 Great Effort!
Wendy Rosman 12/27/2017 $100.00 Very impressive! So proud of you! Love, Wendy Rosman & Family
Anonymous Friend 12/26/2017 $500.00 Good luck, what a great cause!!!
Angela & Steve Brey 12/26/2017 $100.00  
Susan Rogers 12/04/2017 $100.00  
Jill Markowski 11/30/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/26/2017 $50.00 Laura is a star and May you reach your far beyond your goals. Prayers to Matt and the Dziubyk family
Anonymous Friend 11/26/2017 $200.00 Laura you are an amazing person, with an awesome family. Love you guys.... You go girl!
Kate Dziubyk 11/25/2017 $500.00 Your strength and dedication is inspiring to all of us! Have a great ride but don’t hurt your self.
George Dubiel 11/25/2017 $100.00 ❤️
Patricia Panek 11/23/2017 $100.00 You are an extraordinary Sister,Daughter,Love Prayers and support for you and your family Love Dan and Patti
Dina Nelson 11/22/2017 $50.00  
John & Kris Wazio 11/15/2017 $100.00  
Victoria Hutchinson 11/15/2017 $125.00 So proud of you Laura! We are here for you every step of the way! - Vic & Mira
Anonymous Friend 11/14/2017 $200.00  
Liz Malizia 11/14/2017 $100.00 Your an inpiration Laura . Way to go. ❤️❤️❤️
Laura Dziubyk 11/13/2017 $100.00  
Camey Lovelace 11/13/2017 $50.00 Love the Dziubyk family ❤️
Dianne Uchwat 11/13/2017 $500.00 Sooo proud of you Laura! You go girl! We love you all so much!!
Susan Avicola 11/13/2017 $100.00 So proud of you Laura, we will be cheering you on all along the way!
Amy Callaham 11/13/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/13/2017 $250.00 What a great adventure.....and a great cause. Godspeed!
Mark Henderson 11/13/2017 $100.00 Let the amazing adventure begin. Good luck and our prayers will be with you.
Beth Zyer 11/13/2017 $100.00 Best wishes to you on this awesome event! So outstanding!
  Total $8,626.20  
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