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.
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 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!
|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|