Patricia Lorquet is a junior at SUNY- University at Buffalo. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have a personal connection to the cancer community. My older cousin Mckenzie passed away from Leukemia when he was 17. Given our six year age difference I didn’t have the chance to know Mckenzie the way other older cousins did. They had known him before he had cancer, whereas I remember him as my cousin who was taken too soon from cancer.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am running 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund to commemorate those who have lost their battle to cancer. Also to make an impact in people's lives while doing a hobby I love. Not only will 4K allow me to touch those affected by Cancer, but I will also have an amazing team to share this journey with.
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!
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!
|Apple Inc||07/14/2017||$160.00||Carman Myers||06/13/2017||$75.00||Never hold back, at first it may seem impossible, or even terrifying. But soon you will realize it is the most blissful moment of your life. Never miss out on an opportunity, because the best things in life are on the other side of terror: jump into freezing cold water, jump out of a plane, run over that mountain and eat that ice cream. Never miss out on an opportunity to smile at a stranger, because you hold the power to change someones day. The 4 am wake up calls are something you will shortly look forward to, the people you will meet along the way will give you power and strength throughout the day to keep going. Never pass up on a photo taking opportunity but don't live on your phone or you will miss some of the greatest experiences of your life. Be sure to lean on your teammates when you need a extra hand (or in this case, leg) and never give up an opportunity to let a teammate lean on you. Let yourself be vulnerable and do not be ashamed, because your 4k team will soon become your 4k family. The first 24 hours will be hard, long and you may even ask yourself what the heck you signed yourself up for, but I promise it does get better. Remind yourself to live with intention, to live with a purpose, to never grow up and to never leave the 4k. Get ready for the summer of your life -fellow 4ker TeamNY16||Jacques St Joy||05/29/2017||$50.00||Bless your heart..||Zachary Barnwell||05/22/2017||$200.00||Anna Blatto||05/22/2017||$160.00||Joe Lubin||05/19/2017||$30.00||Bruce Karrim||05/17/2017||$50.00||Well done, God bless..||Ed Mex||05/16/2017||$40.00||Grisel Ortiz||05/16/2017||$20.00||There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish||SYED MANZAR||05/15/2017||$50.00||Patrick ur Daughter doing a Great efforts For kids with Cancer. God bless her.||Noble Andrews||05/15/2017||$50.00||Andrea Deming||05/15/2017||$50.00||Marie Carmel Georges||05/15/2017||$30.00||I would like to contribute 30 dollars to 4k for Cancer 2017 for fundraising for Patricia Lorquet||Rohan Dookhoo||05/15/2017||$50.00||Best of Luck!||Aleisha Benjamin||05/15/2017||$25.00||Eric .||05/13/2017||$200.00||Patrick Tiwarie||05/13/2017||$20.00||Carole, Olivia, Gino Lorquet and Etienne||05/13/2017||$50.00||Good luck and do well!||Jesus Garay||05/12/2017||$50.00||Kuddos to you and God bless you||Mickeysha B||05/11/2017||$50.00||You go girl!||Morris Szochet||05/10/2017||$50.00||Best of luck ! We're very proud of you!||Frantz Germain||05/09/2017||$50.00||Shade & Dylan Gousse||05/09/2017||$10.00||Robert Boyce||05/08/2017||$200.00||We're proud of you Patricia||Alex Ramchand||05/08/2017||$100.00||Congrats cuz!||Foye Bien-Aime||05/07/2017||$30.00||You got inspired, you decided, you engaged. Compare to many, you are very courageous. Hat off to you girl. Blessings and good luck.||Marie Alerte||05/05/2017||$20.00||Nadine Gousse||05/05/2017||$50.00||Good luck!||Reynald Valme||04/24/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Patricia||Sasha Dastine||04/24/2017||$40.00||Proud of you Patty!!!||Tova Zimmer||04/10/2017||$50.00||Kathleen O'Brien||04/07/2017||$25.00||Patricia, I also read about your run in UB's staff news -- best of luck to you!||Maureen Milligan||04/05/2017||$20.00||I work at UB and saw the article about your endeavor on UB NOW. Thanks for doing this!||Tim Gray||04/05/2017||$15.00||Proud of you!||Selena Brazley||04/05/2017||$15.00||You're amazing! Good luck!||Anonymous Friend||04/04/2017||$5.00||Anonymous Friend||04/03/2017||$25.00||God bless you!||Maureen Gallivan||04/03/2017||$20.00||Wonderful organization to help people in need.||Chris Townsend||04/03/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||03/27/2017||$50.00||Love you Patty, proud of you!||Paula Geritano||03/23/2017||$10.00||GOOD LUCK!||Paramdai Mahabir||03/20/2017||$50.00||Nate Ramdeo||03/06/2017||$100.00||Damini Springer||03/03/2017||$50.00||I am proud of you.||Anonymous Friend||03/02/2017||$75.00||Floretta Ali||02/25/2017||$100.00||GOOD LUCK||Ray Seaborough||02/16/2017||$50.00||Good luck. You will do great!!!!||Linda Watson||02/14/2017||$25.00||Good luck Anna Blatto's friend!||VINCENT DEGENNARO||02/13/2017||$50.00||Patricia Lorquet IS HIS COUSIN||Michele Chapuis||02/11/2017||$50.00||Hany Rashid||02/11/2017||$100.00||Good luck Patricia.||Elena Blatto||02/10/2017||$100.00||What a truly wonderful and inspiring person you are Pat!!!!! I'll be rooting for you!||Michel Dodard||02/07/2017||$50.00||Renel Beausejour||02/07/2017||$50.00||James Williams||02/07/2017||$20.00||Ralph Howell||02/07/2017||$40.00||Andre Cayo||02/02/2017||$100.00||GOOD LUCK!||Marcia Ward||01/31/2017||$50.00||Thanks so much for caring keep up the good work||Anonymous Friend||01/31/2017||$5.00||I am pleased to aid in this initiative||Lorraine Harris||01/27/2017||$40.00||Thank you for continuing to bring awareness to this worthy cause.||Pierre Wyatt||01/27/2017||$50.00||Best of Luck! This donation is to honor my Aunt Gin who lost her battle to Breast Cancer.||Roseline Lubin||01/26/2017||$100.00||Good Luck and God bless Tricia - Love Tati Roseline||Cecelia DeStefano||01/24/2017||$15.00||Raywatee Lal||01/24/2017||$50.00||We will win this fight.||James Grazillo||01/21/2017||$40.00||Ruth Marsala||01/20/2017||$25.00||Good Luck from Ruth Marsala||Stacey Lubin||01/19/2017||$80.00||Stephanie Lubin||01/19/2017||$50.00||So proud of you!||Sahadeo Ramharrack||01/17/2017||$40.00||Supporting Patricia.||Dwarka Mathura||01/17/2017||$100.00||Mohan Surujdeen||01/16/2017||$40.00||Blessed all the survivor of this deadly disease||Anonymous Friend||01/15/2017||$100.00||Mary Tiwari||01/14/2017||$100.00||Anil Tiwari||01/14/2017||$100.00||Nezam Safi||01/13/2017||$100.00||All the best!||Inderjeet Ramdeo||01/12/2017||$40.00||Anonymous Friend||01/12/2017||$50.00||Anita Tiwarie||01/09/2017||$40.00||To sponcer my niece Patricia L.||Ursula Edwards||01/08/2017||$100.00||Go Patricia!!!!!!!!! I am really proud of you for doing this. You Rock!!!!!!!!!!! God bless you.||Anonymous Friend||12/09/2016||$100.00||Yay Pat you rock.||Patricia Lorquet||12/06/2016||$100.00|