Riding for fighters and survivors.
Riding for smiles and miracles.
Riding for my mom and loved ones.
I will be representing them this spring on my bike as a rider on the 2019 Key to Keys team as we journey from Baltimore, MD to Key West, FL. The 8 day event is sponsored by the Ulman Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a caring community of support for young adults who are battling cancer. Through this journey, I will have the unique opportunity to spread awareness, raise funds, and honor my peers that are currently battling cancer.
Cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, including my own. As a young adult, my mother battled cancer not once, but twice. Fortunately, she never gave up hope and a few years into remission, I was born. Two years later, she had my sister and has been cancer free ever since. Organizations like Ulman were few and far between during her battle. She and my father faced their journey without the support of peers going through a similar experience.
The Ulman Foundation provides a vital community for young adults and their families facing cancer. Their work ensures that young adults do not have to face their fight alone. Our total funding goal for the team is $150,000. Funds raised will support Ulman’s mission by impacting four key areas (see below).
I started training this fall for the event. I invite you to join my team to support these young adults by making a generous donation to this worthy cause. Would you ride with me by making a contribution?
I will have a different dedication each day, including cancer fighters and my generous team of supporters. You can give anywhere from 1/10th of a day for $50 to a full day for $500. Each gift can come with its own dedication which I’ll remember as well on that day. Follow me on this journey via my social media accounts.
Join me in supporting young adults battling cancer.
Thank you so much!
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!
|Shane Mill||05/06/2019||$50.00||Congrats Jean!! So proud of you!! -Shane||Katie Mills||05/03/2019||$25.00||What an inspiring week Jean! This is an amazing cause and experience, and a great way to create awareness! Thank you for fighting the fight that has touched so many of us. Xoxo||Sara Wells||05/03/2019||$15.00||Ride like the wind! Love, Sara and Josie||Laura Conrad||05/02/2019||$40.00||Ellie Conrad||05/02/2019||$25.00||You’re a rockstar, Jean! I am so inspired and impressed by your dedication and determination.||Joni Cardella||05/01/2019||$25.00||So very proud of you...what an inspiration you are!! Sending love from CT!||Katrina Roman||05/01/2019||$30.00||So proud of you, Jeanne Marie!||Anonymous Friend||04/29/2019||$25.00||Whitney McFee||04/29/2019||$25.00||I LOVE this Jean! You are such an inspiration and I wish you the best of luck on your journey. No one should have to face their fight alone, and you and your family are exemplary of love and support through difficult times. Love you!||Nichole Komninos||04/28/2019||$25.00||Good luck on your ride; you’re such an inspiration!||Jennifer Duckart||04/27/2019||$50.00||Molly Henderson||04/26/2019||$25.00||Ride like the wind, Jeannie! I’m so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished. Sending you my love from key to key!||Megan Henderson||04/26/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of everything you've accomplished so far! Sending lots of love and support for your journey! Love ya!||Jessica Bates||04/26/2019||$50.00||So excited to follow your journey! Such a great cause!||Scott Friedrich||04/26/2019||$25.00||So happy to support such an amazing person and cause!||Michelle Stratmeyer-Sakowski||04/23/2019||$50.00||Jennifer Lehman Keir||04/23/2019||$50.00||I'll be cheering you on! Have an amazing ride!||Nicole Dean||04/22/2019||$50.00||Good luck Jean! You’re amazing!||Hannah Lewis||04/22/2019||$75.00||Best of Luck, Jean! Peter and I will be cheering you on! THANK YOU XX||Nicole Rathmann||04/22/2019||$50.00||Oh Jean what an exciting adventure for an amazing cause! I can't wait to see your journey. Good luck! So very proud!||Emily Sonni||04/22/2019||$50.00||so proud of my amazing sister. You are a wonder. light it up xoxo||Megan Leffner||04/22/2019||$100.00||You are so inspiring. Can’t wait to follow your journey. You go girl!||Jennifer Sludden||04/22/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of you! Good luck Jeannie.||Michael and Kristen McBride||04/22/2019||$100.00||What an inspiration!!! All the best!||Adam Tankersley||04/22/2019||$300.00||Jeanie..Kaitlin, Glo and myself are so proud of you and how you are taking a step to support and help those in need! Good luck and have fun! Prayers : )||Terry Snell||04/20/2019||$100.00||Jean Sonni||04/12/2019||$.00||Jean Sonni||04/11/2019||$.00||Carrie Boardwick||04/05/2019||$75.00||You’re an inspiration! Can’t wait to hear about it!||Lawrence Sonni||03/30/2019||$250.00||Godspeed Jeannie! Love you!||Susan Webber||03/21/2019||$50.00||Ryan Walsh||03/05/2019||$50.00||Lynn Clements||02/28/2019||$50.00||Jeannie, You are such an inspiration! I am very proud of you and will be holding you in the light during your trip.||David Schankweiler||02/28/2019||$100.00||Jean Marie: Good luck on your bike trip. I am an old friend of your parents. Great cause to support.||Ken Pfeifer||02/08/2019||$150.00||Way to go Jean Marie! We're so proud of you!||Football Squares||02/07/2019||$270.00||Football Squares||02/04/2019||$240.00||Warren and Terry Lewis||02/02/2019||$200.00||The world is a brighter place because of people like you Jean Marie!! Thank you for making a difference. Traveling mercies to the entire group! Stay safe and well!!||Samantha Kayne||02/01/2019||$50.00||Good luck Jean!! Love you! - Sam||John Sludden||01/31/2019||$50.00||Miguel Santos||01/30/2019||$250.00||I can only hope my little girl, Alessandra, grows up to be like you. And as you pedal and the going gets tough, may you gather strength remembering Jesus on his way to the cross. God be with you, Jean Marie!||Sue and Jeff Lutz||01/27/2019||$125.00||Go Jean Marie! Have a great experience!||Michael Steer||01/25/2019||$250.00||Great adventure for a great cause!||David Gates||01/25/2019||$100.00||Courtney Van Shura||01/24/2019||$25.00||Erin Sheehan||01/18/2019||$50.00||Go Jean!!! Love you! -E||Lou Santoni||01/14/2019||$250.00||Bless you Jean Marie in your journey to make a difference. May your experience and goals be even greater than you could have imagined.||Nancy & Pat McBride||01/11/2019||$125.00||Chuck Sludden||01/09/2019||$50.00||Rhonda Mazzoni||01/03/2019||$500.00||We are so proud of you Jeannie Marie and wish you the very best on your ride for this great cause. We love you, Randi & Bob||Jean C Fales||12/26/2018||$200.00||Michael Walsh||12/17/2018||$100.00||James Ansin||12/17/2018||$500.00||I am thrilled that your cousin, Susan, introduced me to this important cause. Best of luck on the ride!||Sara Martin||12/16/2018||$200.00||Jeannie - We're so proud of you and look forward to following along on your journey! The Ensminger, Humeniuk, Martin & Roman Crew||ARAMARK Corporation||12/14/2018||$89.79||Susan Sonni-Gulkin||12/13/2018||$125.00||WAY TO GO JEANNIE!! Let me know when you are in Ft. Lauderdale are and if you all need a place to shower and crash. I'm so Proud of You! Love you, Susan||Rob Mazzoni||12/12/2018||$50.00||So great, Jeannie! Love you and good luck!||Peter Grant||12/10/2018||$50.00||Jean Marie, Enjoy every second of the K2K Experience!!!||Thomas Sonni||11/28/2018||$500.00||You are inspiring Jean Marie. Thank you for boldly supporting so many who bravely face the life threatening battle with cancer. Love always!||Paula Henderson||11/27/2018||$150.00||I'm so proud of you, Jean Marie. Thank you for riding for all those fighting the battle and for those who sadly lost it. Love you.||Jean Sonni||11/26/2018||$450.00||Jean Sonni||11/06/2018||$50.00|