PD's 4K for Cancer Fundraising Page
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Patricia "PD" Stein is a sophomore at UMBC. 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 Baltimore, MD. 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Like too many, cancer has touched my family, friends, and community multiple times. My aunt, neighbor, and sorority sister are among the people closest to me who have had cancer. Luckily, they have all been able to treat and manage their cancer. 

I am also currently studying to be a nurse. As a nurse my goals are to humanize the hospital for patients and their families even as some go through the worst times of their lives. I have never had cancer so I can’t even begin to understand how difficult that experience must be. But what I can do is to be whatever the community of patients and their caretakers needs me to be.

With the 4K I hope that I can expand my connection with the cancer community from being a fundraiser, volunteer, and future healthcare provider to being a vocal and active cheerleader and ambassador.

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

Running has been a part of my life through sports and road races for almost thirteen years. I ran (and walked) my first fun run when I was six. My identity has been shaped by running and playing sports. I found my niche on the fields and roads of my community. Running has been a passion that has challenged and improved myself in many ways. Running has challenged me and made me mentally and physically tough. Running has made me feel like part of a team. Running has healed both physical and mental wounds.

But running has been for my own benefit for almost thirteen years. Being a runner with the 4K would put meaning into every stride that I take. I would have a unique opportunity to become a part of a community that so desperately needs support and positive connections. I want to be a runner with the 4K for the opportunity to turn my passion into something much bigger than myself.

I'm looking to be challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally for a team and a cause that will have direct and deep impacts.

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Exelon Foundation 10/13/2017 $100.00  
Carol Casey-Meyer 07/16/2017 $25.00 Was wonderful to meet you, and thanks for your commitment! Great cause, and a wonderful group!
T. Rowe Price 05/12/2017 $25.00  
PD Stein 05/10/2017 $100.00 4K Stickers Fundraiser!
Kate Weiss 04/24/2017 $10.00 Go PD Go!
Anonymous Friend 04/24/2017 $.23  
Friends Of Dianne 04/24/2017 $100.00 Thanks for running! Have fun :) Friends of Dianne
Anne & Jay Saurbaugh 04/24/2017 $100.00 Go PD Go!! Thanks for running. Aunt Anne & Uncle Jay
Hannah Sadollah 04/24/2017 $5.77 hehe
Logan Stanley 04/24/2017 $10.00 I just wanna shake your hand Patricia Danger.
Dominique Tidwell 04/24/2017 $15.00 donating again bc I LOVE YOU and I REALLY want you to reach your goal <3 <3
Julie Doan 04/24/2017 $15.00 So proud of you for everything you've done and everything you're about to do :) Love you lots!
Emily Bordenski 04/24/2017 $39.00 You're an amazing person. Good luck and have an INCREDIBLE time!
Anonymous Friend 04/24/2017 $.27  
Pooja Kothari 04/24/2017 $15.00  
Aaron Stein 04/24/2017 $50.00 Phi Iota 318 says Go get em!!
Taylor Stephen 04/24/2017 $1.16 killin it, my dude
Valerie Hennessey 04/16/2017 $150.00 Best of luck! This is such an amazing cause. Valerie, Ted, Charles, & Jack Hennessey
Jenny Egan 04/15/2017 $15.00 You're amazing!! <3
Rosemary Lather 04/12/2017 $25.00 GO P.D.!!!!
Jessica Deng 04/06/2017 $80.00 Go PD!! So proud of you for doing this :)
Kia Ramarui 04/06/2017 $13.77 I am so proud of you PD :) <3
Mary Arsenault 04/03/2017 $10.00 I LOVE YOU! YOU CAN DO EET!!
Caitie Runyon 04/03/2017 $50.00 4K BABAYY! I am so very excited for you to enjoy the hell out of this summer and to run, inspire, and unite on Team Baltimore (the best team)(the only team). You're so close to your fundraising goal, hang in there! This country is not going to run itself, so get out there and live it up!
Stephanie Kim 04/03/2017 $10.00 I'm so freaking proud of you BIG!!! You're doing such a great thing! Love you so much & ROCK IT! <3
Mary & Nelson Cascio 04/03/2017 $150.00 You go girl! We're proud of you.
Mo Owens 04/03/2017 $41.23 I am purposely donating an odd amount, so the OCD people you know won't be able to stand it, and they will have to donate more. Mwha ha ha!
Mark Lash 03/29/2017 $25.00  
David Hopkins 03/29/2017 $18.17  
Debbie Cole 03/29/2017 $100.00 Run Forrest
Allison Feeney 03/29/2017 $10.00 Make UMBC Womens Club Lax proud :)
John Stein 03/28/2017 $271.83 Good luck, PD! Remember, you don't have to outrun the bears, just the other runners!
Katherine A Kronner 03/28/2017 $100.00  
Hailee Clampitt 03/27/2017 $10.00  
Dawn Carroll 03/27/2017 $25.00 PD you are AWESOME! Good Luck on your journey. =)
Mo Owens 03/25/2017 $50.00 Go PD Go! You give me hope for the youth of this country!!! Thanks for doing this! -Mo
Anonymous Friend 03/25/2017 $50.00 Thanks for your work for this great cause. Friend of Mo's.
Scott Mattingly 03/24/2017 $25.00 Good luck and have fun!
Helen McFadden 03/24/2017 $50.00 Good Luck PD - what Bard said - cause dogs worry!
Ray Dillon 03/24/2017 $20.00  
Adrian Monk 03/24/2017 $4.68 Because 2, 995.32 I an ugly number!
Anonymous Friend 03/17/2017 $40.00  
Sandy Stinson 03/14/2017 $25.00  
Mary Miller 03/10/2017 $100.00 YEAH 4K
Booster LLC 03/08/2017 $175.32  
Nina Gayleard 03/02/2017 $10.00 You inspire me PD, and you always have! Love you!
Sadie Stein 03/02/2017 $22.37 Run, Forrest, run!
Aaron and Rebecca Ellison 02/28/2017 $100.00 Can't wait to hear the stories!
Anonymous Friend 02/25/2017 $250.00  
Rachael McCauley 02/23/2017 $10.00 Wish I was rich and could donate $10000000 but I'm not so here's 10! I love u PD you're doing such an amazing thing and I'm so proud to be your sister <333
Grilled Cheese & Co. Fundraiser 02/21/2017 $147.63  
Tricia Goudreau 02/20/2017 $20.00 woohooooo go PD!!!! Love you <3
Sushmitha Kavuru 02/20/2017 $15.00 GO PD!! So proud of you!!! Love you <3
Erin Helms 02/19/2017 $50.00 Keep up the great work, PD!
C Bard Cole 02/15/2017 $50.00 Because dogs cannot run for cancer, or they can run maybe but they cannot fundraise, at least not with help, and even if they ran they might not stick to the course, but they do care. You can tell by how their eyes look worried.
Anonymous Friend 02/14/2017 $200.00  
Scout Stein 02/07/2017 $300.00 Proud of you ʕ•̫͡•ʔ
Suz and Matt Ury-Stein 02/04/2017 $100.00 Good luck in your goals to a worthy cause. Have a safe trip. Love, Suz & Matt.
Brooke Derrenberger 02/01/2017 $20.00 You are amazing and I love you!!!
Elaine Yang 02/01/2017 $20.00 I am so incredibly proud of you! Praying for your run across America, touching lives as you go! Love you tons and tons
Phoebe Somani 02/01/2017 $10.00 Yay PD!!
Lemea Gabralla 01/26/2017 $20.00 :) RUN FOR ME!
Corryn Wheatley 01/25/2017 $20.00 So happy for you! I know you'll kill it :) #Teambmore4life
John Saurbaugh 01/25/2017 $50.00  
March Klein 01/23/2017 $25.00 Good luck PD. You are such a great role model. Thanks for all you do!
Erin Helms 01/13/2017 $40.00  
Erin O'Sullivan 01/12/2017 $25.00 LIOB
Kate Weiss 01/09/2017 $10.00 Hi you're awesome I love you lots
Hannah Sadollah 12/27/2016 $5.00 ily twin
Mary Arsenault 12/26/2016 $5.00 u r so grat
Surovi Bain 12/26/2016 $20.00 Hi u r awesome and ily
Susan and John Kim and Stanmore 12/16/2016 $50.00 We are so excited for you! Happy holidays! Susan and John
Goureesh Paranjpe 12/09/2016 $5.00 Go peedy
Autumn K 12/06/2016 $5.00 Congrats on $1000 girl :* go kick some butt and hopefully we will run into eachother this summer!!!!
Anonymous Friend 12/04/2016 $10.00  
Juan Fernandez 12/01/2016 $75.00 Great adventure for a great cause! Way to go PD!
Mike Stein 11/27/2016 $100.00 Sounds like a great adventure for a great cause! Love, Mike and Melinda
Alma Lee 11/08/2016 $10.00 Go PD!! You are amazing! So proud of you!
Dominique Tidwell 11/07/2016 $50.00 Much love from the Tidwell family. We are so incredibly proud of you, and everything you are doing. Be safe out there, and we'll be praying for you with every stride you take. <3
Margaret Owens 11/04/2016 $50.00 You impress me more and more! This is an amazing feat. Have fun. Good Luck. Be Great.
Meghan Herring 11/04/2016 $10.00 LIOB <3
Chelsea Johnson 11/04/2016 $25.00 Good luck on your journey! LIOB
William Battle 11/03/2016 $100.00 So proud of all of you who are doing this.
Joyce Lee 11/03/2016 $10.00 You inspire me with your passion and strength everything, PD!! Hopefully my contribution can be of help! :) Love you girl.
Brian Trees 10/28/2016 $50.00 You go PD! What a great cause. If you need someone to bring you ice cream on hot days, I'm the guy. Congrats on doing something really important.
Irene Javier 10/25/2016 $10.00 Good luck!
Molly Nicholson 10/22/2016 $50.00 <3
John Bieberich 10/19/2016 $25.00 don't spend it all in one place
John Bieberich 10/19/2016 $25.00 Haha those comments are public! Good luck PD!! You'll do great!
Molly Nicholson 10/17/2016 $50.00 You're incredible! You got this. Love ya xoxo
Clarianne Carinugan 10/16/2016 $10.00 Good luck PD!!
Hannah Sadollah 10/14/2016 $20.00 PD ROX
Peter Durham 10/14/2016 $10.00  
David Reyes 10/13/2016 $25.00 Best of luck PD!
David Hopkins 10/13/2016 $25.00  
Yodit Denu 10/12/2016 $20.00 PD You rock and I am so proud of you <3
Landen La Ruffo 10/12/2016 $20.00 Good luck PD, you got this!!
Claire Eckenrode 10/12/2016 $25.00 You represent UMBC so well! Best of luck :)
Emily Diaz 10/12/2016 $50.00 Seeing how hard you work, who wouldn't want to play a role in helping you keep going? You're incredible PD ❤️
PD Stein 10/11/2016 $100.00  
  Total $4,816.43  
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