Phoebe Wagner's Fundraising Page
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Phoebe Wagner's Fundraising Page
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Phoebe Wagner is a senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the summer of 2018 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70 day, 4,000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.


What is your connection to the cancer community?

One of my close friends, Jay, died at the age of 16. He fought cancer with chemotherapy twice, beating it both times, but ultimately died from the effect it had on his heart. Not only did this have a large impact on his family and friends, but it was traumatic for our entire town. I can still remember every detail from the day I found out and think of him every day. Jay had a whole town behind him in every aspect of his cancer journey and I want to do everything I can to make sure others do as well.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

Biking across the country has been a dream of mine for the past few years and I'm so excited to be able to combine it with a cause as important as this. I'll be biking in memory of Jay and with the hope of inspiring others as well as offering strength to those currently battling cancer. Being an engineering student, it's easy to get caught up in the competitiveness of summer internships and I can't wait to spend my summer in an unconventional way.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

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


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
Rick and Linda York 08/05/2018 $100.00 It was our pleasure to host you. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Know that you made a difference!
Marsha Toshner 06/20/2018 $50.00  
Jenny and Sean McGrath 06/20/2018 $100.00 So grateful for your work to raise awareness for such an amazing cause. We are so proud of you <3 See ya when you reach Seattle!!
Lee Wiersma 06/11/2018 $50.00  
Keith & Deb Sellen 06/07/2018 $200.00  
Rob Van Nevel 05/31/2018 $100.00  
Pat Fassbender 05/10/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Phoebe! Pat & Russ
Joe Fassbender 05/10/2018 $100.00 Have fun!
Kim Tobin 05/10/2018 $20.00 Hi Phoebe. I used to work with your mom. I'm really impressed by your fundraising efforts and I wish you all the best!
Sam Weiner 05/09/2018 $18.00  
Tom Theisen 05/09/2018 $25.00 Phoebe, I'm a friend and co-worker of your dad's. He told me about your trip and it sounds awesome! My cousin's son is currently going through chemo and it's nice to know your efforts will be working towards him and so many others who are dealing with cancer.
Aya Suzuki Matsuda 04/13/2018 $20.00 Phoebe, you do not know me but I am a former student of your parents and came across your page from your mother's FB page. I think you are doing a wonderful thing and wanted to make a small contribution to support. Thank you!
Hortense Wagner 04/12/2018 $50.00  
June Wagner 04/07/2018 $100.00 Go, Phoebe! Bless your efforts.
Nicole St Clair 03/19/2018 $300.00 You go girl! What an incredible way to end your undergrad journey. This donation comes with one condition--that you always wear a helmet and prioritize safety :-) We are cheering for you!
Kevin & Wendy Minor 03/19/2018 $300.00 Great Cause Phoebe! Sounds like a great adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.
Charlene Dugan 03/19/2018 $50.00  
JUDY & RUSS STCLAIR 03/13/2018 $400.00 This is an impressive goal, Phoebe! We'll be loving any updates you can give us as you pedal your way to Seattle.
Sarah Swanson 03/04/2018 $100.00 Good luck and have a blast, Phoebe. You are doing great things!!
George Thorsen 03/01/2018 $100.00 You can do it, Phoebe!
Anonymous Friend 02/27/2018 $1,000.00  
Garrett Minor 02/20/2018 $50.00 Kill it out there on the road Phoebe! You're going to do great!
Jim and Shawn Schey 02/10/2018 $100.00 What a fantastic dream to fulfill. Hope you keep a journal of your cross country trek.
Stephen Konicek 02/09/2018 $50.00 From Tami and Steve
Chris & Kate St.Clair 02/04/2018 $300.00 Totally a good idea!
Bonita Schey 02/04/2018 $100.00 Taking on a big challenge, Phoebe - good luck!
Jasmine Jackson 02/04/2018 $15.00  
John and Leigh Wagner 02/03/2018 $50.00 Best of luck on your voyage and thanks for your contribution towards a great cause!
Dave & Brenda O'Hara 01/22/2018 $500.00 Good luck on the cross-country bike trip! You go girl!
George Nikolay 01/21/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Phoebe
Jackie Nalbach 01/17/2018 $70.00 70 dollars for 70 days....GOOD LUCK....from Jackie & Dave
Ron Schey 01/15/2018 $100.00 "Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome." Arthur Ashe Enjoy your journey, Phoebe!
Mary Schey 01/14/2018 $200.00 Go Phoebe!
Jeanette Schey 01/14/2018 $25.00  
Celia Nalbach 01/11/2018 $75.00 Proud of you always...and miss you a ton! :)
Phoebe Wagner 12/27/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,018.00  
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