Parker Gray's Fundraising Page
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Parker Gray's Fundraising Page
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Parker Gray is a junior at the University of New Hampshire. In the summer of 2017, 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?

Cancer does not discriminate, it does not care who you are, what you have or who you love. Cancer affects people of all ages and ethnicities. I have seen what cancer has done to family and friends and how it has impacted their lives. My best friend from high school lost her father to cancer when she was in Elementary school and I know how much she misses him each and every day. Another one of my friends lost her mom this summer to ovarian cancer after a courageous fight. Knowing what my friends and their families have dealt with is tremendous and although I can't change what happened, I can do my best to raise awareness and take action. For them I ride.

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

I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer in remembrance of those who lost their lives to cancer and for all of those still battling cancer. Although, the ride will be a challenge, it does not compare to the treatment and recovery that cancer patients face everyday. I am riding to honor the memory of my friends parents, my aunt, and for future generations. I hope to raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of everyone we meet along the way. By raising money, we will be able to provide the resources necessary to help young adults fighting cancer. I am excited to not only help those in need but to challenge myself and embark on a journey of self reflection.

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 www.4kforcancer.org

Challenge:

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. 

Solution:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Liliana Daly 08/11/2017 $15.00 Sending you lots of love. You inspire me in so many ways! Best of luck!
Robert Mills 08/11/2017 $120.00 Way to go Parker!!! Everyone at CNR applauds your success and are very proud!
Aunt Anne & Uncle Gerry Dirscherl 08/05/2017 $65.00 Dear Parker, We have been following your travels this summer 4,000 miles to remember those with cancer. What an awesome challenge to undertake. You certainly are making a difference in the lives of those you meet and help. The money being raised will make a difference by providing the support and resources to those fighting cancer. You and the other young adults are a great source of inspiration and hope. Thank you for undertaking this fantastic challenge.
Meda Thomas 07/08/2017 $50.00  
Lyn Kargaard 06/09/2017 $50.00 Thanks to you Parker and to all who are dedicated and motivated to step up and do something wonderful to help others!
Susan Rice 06/08/2017 $25.00 Have fun and ride safely!
Anonymous Friend 06/06/2017 $100.00  
Andrea and Phil Zahirsky 06/04/2017 $25.00 Good job, be careful.
Heidi, Rick & Mabry Pirozzi 06/01/2017 $50.00  
Tiffany Crone 05/11/2017 $60.00 You are such a dedicated, determined, compassionate young lady. This is a wonderful thing you are doing!
Peter Gray 05/06/2017 $200.00 Ride like the wind. We are proud of you. Have fun.
Tim Davis 05/03/2017 $100.00 Best of luck to you Parker. This is a very nice thing you are doing.
Kayla Goodwin 04/29/2017 $25.00 I can't even ride a bike...Parker you inspire me so much!
Elinor Goodwin 04/29/2017 $100.00 Best wishes on your ride, from The Goodwin Family
Alexandra Whelan 04/29/2017 $25.00  
Ray Hill 04/29/2017 $25.00 We are very proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to hearing about your ride!
Renee Wachter 04/29/2017 $25.00  
Dilys Zeller 04/26/2017 $25.00 Proud to call you my neighbor!!! you go girl!!!
Jacqueline Hochard 04/21/2017 $100.00 Bike on Parker! This ride will be life changing for you! I'm so proud of you.
Cara Fioravante & Family 04/20/2017 $30.00 Parker, what an amazing thing you're doing! You are making a difference. Hope you have fun, too! We can't wait to hear about your experience!
Dana Rampolla 04/19/2017 $25.00 Good luck! We'll be cheering for you and saying a prayer for your safety. What an awesome experience!!
Jordan Meadley 04/17/2017 $50.00 Hey Parker wishing you the best of luck on your big adventure! Hope you have a great time and raise tons of money :)
Katie Linz 04/13/2017 $50.00 Can't wait to hear all about it! You're making such a big impact on cancer- affected young adults and I'm here to prove it. Love you, be safe!!!
Todd Gray 04/12/2017 $100.00 Parker have a great time on your awesome adventure. A once in a lifetime trip for a great cause. Have a blast, Uncle Todd
JASON MILLER 04/11/2017 $200.00 I had the privilege of coaching Parker for 4 years in high school. She was a harder worker than and she is even now. She never gave up and lead by example. Parker, I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. Good luck! - Coach Jason
Len Eiserer 04/10/2017 $100.00  
Frank Lago 04/09/2017 $30.00  
Tricia and Natalie Sturm 04/08/2017 $40.00 Good luck and enjoy the ride! Thanks f0r all you are doing for cancer patients everywhere!
Cathy Cook 04/08/2017 $50.00 Lots of luck, Parker! I know you'll do great!
Shearl & Art Seibel 04/07/2017 $100.00 So proud of you Parker! What an awesome experience and you will be helping others too! You have a heart of gold and are loved by so many! You go girl! ❤️❤️
Beth Kautz 04/07/2017 $25.00 Parks G(: I look around you and am so amazed by the footprint you are leaving on the world. You are so remarkable, friendly, supportive, and do so much to help the people around you. I am so inspired by your character and am proud of who you are and where you are going. I hope to be half of the woman you are one day. Enjoy this trip, you deserve it!
Katie Askine 04/04/2017 $50.00  
Zoe Goodwin 04/02/2017 $20.00 Because bikes > boys.
Jacqueline Hochard 03/31/2017 $125.00 I'm proud of you Parker! BIKE ON young lady!!!! You're doing it for a great Cause!
Tim Medairy 03/29/2017 $25.00 Parker, Good Luck and Please be careful riding at night! LOL
Josh and Amber Moodie 03/25/2017 $50.00 Such a great cause! Way to go Parker!
Adrienne Falkenmayer 03/23/2017 $50.00  
CYNDI HILL 03/21/2017 $50.00 Thank you Parker for supporting a great cause!
MASTER LEE ENERGY SERVICES 03/21/2017 $100.00 Best of Luck in your wonderful endeavor
Ned Gray 03/21/2017 $50.00 Way to go Parkz!
Kellie Reardon 03/21/2017 $15.00 So proud of you, Parker!
Tanya Grim 03/20/2017 $25.00 Way to go Parker! What an awesome adventure for an amazing cause!
Angela Schwartz 03/20/2017 $25.00  
Robin Watt 03/20/2017 $25.00 Great job Parker! Have fun on your ride!
Brooke Gast 03/20/2017 $50.00  
Barbara Gray 03/13/2017 $100.00 I'm very proud of you. Enjoy your great adventure.
Kate Mills 03/13/2017 $50.00 Way to go Parker! So excited for you, I'm sure this will be an amazing experience. I'll miss my riding buddy this summer! Good luck!!
Rick & Robin Mills 03/11/2017 $250.00 What an awesome thing to do! Good for you Parker. Remember, it's not about the destination, it's about the journey. We love you!
Jack and Harry Mills 03/10/2017 $500.00 We are so proud of you for doing this! What an adventure for such a great cause. Good luck to our golden girl. We love you!!
Zoe Goodwin 03/07/2017 $20.00 Parker, you're my idol and I love you. Keep being rad. Also, you're a goober.
Kendall Gray 03/06/2017 $50.00 Good luck Parks! I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures. I know this experience will change your life as well as the lives of others!
Carol Mills 03/05/2017 $500.00 Love, Pa and Gee. This is such a big undertaking!
Victoria Sill 03/01/2017 $25.00  
Colleen Cook 02/27/2017 $50.00  
Kara Urban 02/24/2017 $100.00 Parker - you have grown into an amazing young woman from the shy little girl I remember. So proud of you. You go girl!!
Anonymous Friend 02/23/2017 $50.00  
Kelly Gray 02/23/2017 $500.00 Parker, we are so proud of you. I know this will be an experience of a lifetime. Mama G & Papa G
Adrianne Wallace 02/23/2017 $50.00 Good luck Parker, you'll be great!
Deryn Smith 02/23/2017 $10.00 Good luck!!!
Parker Gray 02/18/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,000.00  
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