Oluwakemi Mogaji is a graduate student at D'youville college. 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 Seattle, WA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have always been interested in the medical field and therefore I am pursuing a master in Physician Assistant (PA). During my first year out of college, I volunteered at the hospital in my town. During this time, I helped transport different cancer patients to and from treatments. What usually made my heart happy and grateful is that no matter how tiring their treatment might have been, they still had a warm smile and are always friendly. Cancer impacts everyone in someway, whether a close family member or a close friend. No one one should have to go through this alone.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I'm riding over 4,000 miles this summer to help support those who are currently battling with cancer and also celebrate those that have survived this awful disease. Also this a way to combine few things that I am passionate about which is being active, meeting new people and helping others. I'm excited for this ride and I am also excited to have a future that cancer is something we do not have to worry about.
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 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!
|Anonymous Friend||09/18/2017||$40.00||Kemi, I love your heart! What a privilege to have met you through OPFC||Daphcar Terrane||09/17/2017||$10.00||BBQ Fundraiser||09/16/2017||$167.00||Brianca Hill||09/15/2017||$25.00||Kemi you are truly amazing ❤ I love how pure your spirit, soul, and energy is. I wish you nothing but the best on this life-changing journey||Toyin Iyanda||09/15/2017||$20.00||Go kemi!!! You can do it.||Leila Giancone||09/13/2017||$45.00||Go Kemi! OGG is rooting for you and your teammates. You can do it!||Mehran Nojan||09/12/2017||$20.00||Go Kemi! You can do it!||Hillary Nguyen||09/12/2017||$20.00||You got this!! So happy for you||Nelson Chen||09/10/2017||$20.00||Good luck!||Shirley Liu||09/09/2017||$20.00||excited for you to do this!||Bilikiz Adebayo||09/05/2017||$30.00||Such an inspiration! I believe in you ALWAYS Kemzi! Kemostica! Love you sis! ❤️||Eno Mary||08/26/2017||$20.00||Oluwakemi Mogaji||08/25/2017||$100.00||Vanessa Okafor||08/25/2017||$10.00||You go Kemi!! Love, Vanessa|