Pawel Maslag's Fundraising Page
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Pawel Maslag's Fundraising Page
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Pawel Maslag is a junior at Columbia University . In the summer of 2017, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70 day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

I embarked on a journey this summer by becoming a summer counselor at Camp Boggy Creek in Florida, a camp for children living with severe illnesses. During the summer we had two sessions dedicated to children that have or are currently fighting cancer. The campers ranged between the ages of eleven to thirteen, some were currently going through treatment, whilst others in complete remission. The weeks were filled with emotions, from sadness to joy to nervousness, and all in-between.

Throughout the week we had "cabin chats,", a time for the campers to reflect, share, and connect at the end of the day with the cabin community. The following two questions were based on what they can do outside of camp. I asked, “How do you plan on changing the world?” They talked about inspiring the world outside the camp through their experiences fighting cancer — they all wanted to make an impact on others outside of camp. The next question was: “What does being brave mean to you?”

One answer struck me most: “Being brave means being yourself.” The conversation led to how they can take their goofy and silly Camp Boggy Creek selves into the outside world. The same selves that threw food at each other and cheered at the top of their lungs, the same selves that painted their nails and spray painted their hair. Camp Boggy Creek provided an outlet for themselves to be more than just children with cancer — it provided a place for them to be themselves.

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

Camp was filled with joy, laughs, and adventure — the campers were truly themselves, as kids being kids. There were moments where I could only cry, when I realized that they were fighting cancer. The day would be going amazing, but then it was time for them to get their chemotherapy treatment; I was reminded that they were kids, they were kids fighting a deadly disease. As the camp theme is the “joy of yes,” I believe in the campers abilities and aspirations — as they simply just want to be kids. I want to be able to help provide a space where young people fighting cancer can be their true selves and be surrounded by those that allow them to be exactly that — young people. 4k for Cancer will give me the opportunity to raise awareness and funding for an organization that provides a network for young people fighting cancer

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
Karen Hand 06/27/2017 $50.00 Thanks for all you do! It was a great time working out with you, doing it with ease. But...you did sweat so it wasn't a cake walk either. ;-)
Lynette Reilly 06/16/2017 $25.00 Best of luck! Keep pedaling strong!!
Anonymous Friend 06/12/2017 $5.00  
Leonard Costa 06/02/2017 $50.00  
Rowel Cardenas 05/28/2017 $10.00 all the best pawel
Kirk Myers 05/28/2017 $250.00 LETS GOOO PAWELL!!
Will Jemal 05/25/2017 $270.00  
Katie Prattos 05/18/2017 $5.00 Pavel good luck. Be brave be kind be you ;)
Stephen Reid 05/16/2017 $25.00 Better late then never. <3 More pushups and pull-ups.
Ryan Liu 05/16/2017 $10.00 Amazing work, good luck!
Michael Saldivia 05/15/2017 $40.00 Proud of you brother
Joel R Sanchez 05/14/2017 $100.00 Good luck ! El Pawel maslag , I'm proud of you !!
Derek Jones 05/14/2017 $5.00 Keep doing great things Pawel!
Jess Silfa 05/14/2017 $33.00 Way to go, Pawel. I'm so proud of you.
R.J. Jenkins 05/14/2017 $100.00  
Paul Norris 05/14/2017 $50.00  
Jeff Solazzi 05/10/2017 $50.00 Proud you Pawel - Enjoy your journey!
Melissa Moy 05/10/2017 $10.00 I wish you all the luck in the world!
Leonard Costa 05/09/2017 $140.00 Go Paul! You're almost to your goal!
Raisa Flor 05/09/2017 $50.00 Go Pawel! So proud of you.
Christopher Bonante 05/09/2017 $25.00 Good luck man
Trenton Mendenhall 05/09/2017 $20.00 Good Luck Pawel!
Davina Etwaru 05/08/2017 $50.00 Good luck Pawel-D!! Please stay safe :)
Anonymous Friend 05/08/2017 $50.00 Way to go! Be safe!
Ramon Mesa 05/08/2017 $50.00 Good luck, and watch out on that bike, lol
Jeffrey Sun 05/07/2017 $200.00 good luck Pawel!
Sandra Thomas 05/07/2017 $50.00 You make me so proud! Glad you are thriving, and doing so well. I might be a bit biased...you can't beat Columbia!
Nicholas Senedzuk 05/07/2017 $25.00  
Carlos Loor 05/01/2017 $50.00 Best of luck Pawel
James Cawley 04/30/2017 $20.00 Good Luck!!!
Damian Gordon 04/30/2017 $20.00 Good luck with everything..
Nicholas Bracco 04/30/2017 $20.00 You are an inspiration.
Jasmine Kwasnica 04/30/2017 $20.00 Just out here, cheering for you paw! <3
Angeli Guinti 04/30/2017 $10.00 Good luck!
Katharine Celentano 04/29/2017 $10.00  
Tara Ulepic 04/29/2017 $10.00 Truly an amamzing person on an incredible mission. Much love
Anwar Shams 04/29/2017 $10.00 Good luck my man.. you got this!
Cody Kanz 04/29/2017 $15.00  
Nurse Pat 04/29/2017 $50.00 Wubba lubba dubb dubb!!!!!
Albert De Los Santos 04/29/2017 $20.00 Best of luck brother
Robert Godfried 04/28/2017 $5.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/27/2017 $25.00 You are a great role model for many
Erin Nora Delaney 04/27/2017 $25.00 Best of luck Pawel! One of Garfield's shining stars!
Dave Kim 04/27/2017 $50.00 Good luck, Pawel! Although we don't talk much, I much admire all the amazing work you've been doing this whole time. You represent feminism done right!
David Sobiepan 04/27/2017 $100.00  
Jim Moy 04/26/2017 $25.00 Can't wait to see Pink Hair.
Tracy Batman 04/26/2017 $50.00 When you feel tired, start singing Devo's 'Whip It' lyrics.
Evan MacKay 04/26/2017 $5.00 Go Pawel! What a superstar, truly inspirational :)
Amanda Collison 04/26/2017 $5.00  
Nikki Syth 04/26/2017 $35.00 Inspired, amazed, and humbled by your kindness!
Laura Cabrera 04/25/2017 $25.00 Good luck!
Miguel Gomez 04/25/2017 $15.00 Good luck, m8!
William Breymann 04/25/2017 $25.00  
Cheryl Overton 04/25/2017 $25.00 Go Pawel!!
Keith Rada 04/25/2017 $25.00  
Jonathan Harper 04/25/2017 $50.00 Don't die!
John Furey 04/25/2017 $25.00 Good luck! Great cause.
Cora Neudeck 04/25/2017 $7.00 So excited for you and I think you're going to have an amazing impact!!!
Simon B 04/25/2017 $20.00 "Merde"
Vincent Tam 04/25/2017 $20.00 Do it! And be safe!
Ryan Anevski 04/25/2017 $50.00 Good luck buddy. You're a true inspiration
Anonymous Friend 04/24/2017 $200.00  
Sarah Masten 04/24/2017 $5.00 Go Pawel!! So inspired by you!
Justin Deal 04/24/2017 $25.00 Do it, Pawel! You are amazing!
Michael DeTerlizzi 04/24/2017 $100.00  
KIP MYERS 04/24/2017 $75.00 You Got This! Congrats!
Rich Carino 04/24/2017 $5.00 Always
Jenny Liu 04/24/2017 $100.00 Go Pawel!
Bee Yang 04/24/2017 $25.00  
Lisa Garruzzo 04/24/2017 $25.00 What an epic adventure! Go, Pawel!
Miko Tsubai 04/24/2017 $50.00 This is such an amazing thing you're doing Pawel! The world is definitely a better place with you in it! :)
Jennifer Phillips 04/12/2017 $100.00 Hi, it's Colton's mom, Jenna, from Camp Boggy Creek. Colton is a cancer survivor, so we support your fundraising efforts! Can't wait to see your hair!
Dean Ramos 04/09/2017 $5.00  
Janta Ziobron 03/26/2017 $100.00 Good job! God bless
Larua Coons 03/14/2017 $25.00  
Leonard Costa 03/10/2017 $50.00  
Leonard Costa 02/10/2017 $115.00  
Drew Henry 01/14/2017 $10.00  
Richard Mayanja 12/31/2016 $50.00 Best of Luck Pawel!
LUKASZ KLEK 12/20/2016 $50.00 Good luck Pawel!
Victor Vecchiariello 12/20/2016 $500.00  
Tim Atkin 12/20/2016 $100.00 Inspiring - thank you for doing this.
Andy Bailey 12/20/2016 $100.00 Best of luck!
Scott Shay 12/20/2016 $50.00 Powodzenia!
Elzbieta Maslag 12/20/2016 $100.00  
Scott Shay 12/19/2016 $50.00 Good luck!
Marc Martinez 12/19/2016 $25.00 Great job/good cause!
Elzbieta Maslag 12/18/2016 $200.00  
Pawel Maslag 12/15/2016 $100.00  
Leonard Costa 12/14/2016 $100.00  
Lori S 10/23/2016 $50.00 With you in spirit!
Susan Scudillo 10/23/2016 $50.00 So proud of you! Good luck!
Leonard Costa 10/20/2016 $135.00 Thanks Pawel!
Pawel Maslag 08/07/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,390.00  
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