Rachel Armstrong's Fundraising Page
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Rachel Armstrong's Fundraising Page
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Rachel Armstrong is a senior at Georgetown Univertsity. In the summer of 2018 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4,000+ mile run from San Francisco to Baltimore raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Multiple members of my family have battled with, or passed away from cancer. Before I was born, my grandmother lost her life at the age of 57 from lung cancer that metastasized to her brain. Luckily, my father and other family members have shared stories and memories about her that provide me with a glimpse into the loving and caring person that she was. Every time I hear these stories, it makes me wish I could’ve had the opportunity to meet her and get to know her. My aunt also lost her battle with lung cancer. I will never forget the last day that I saw her and the love she exuded, even in the most painful of times. She had a terrific sense of humor and a laugh that was contagious. Often my babysitter for my parents when I was young, I remember the fun times we had together and how excited I’d get when I knew she coming to my house. My other grandmother passed away from pancreatic cancer a few years ago. I miss her greatly, but cherish the many wonderful memories I created with her. In addition to the personal family losses from cancer, I’ve participated in several volunteer fundraising activities including Relay for Life and Cycle for Survival.

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

Almost everyone has been impacted by cancer in some way or another. I believe that no one should miss out on meeting grandparents, siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, or friends due to cancer. I want to run 4,000 miles this summer to help raise awareness so that the pain and suffering of cancer can be a thing of the past. I believe in a world that is freed from the miseries of cancer. I am running in honor of three loving, beautiful women that left us too soon.

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 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
David Thompson 08/06/2018 $150.00 Congrats Ra! What an epic achievement.
Lauren Ward 08/03/2018 $25.00  
Colleen Simpson 06/16/2018 $70.00 Rachel! I was so excited to hear you’re taking part in such a great cause! I’m so excited for you for this experience and am wishing you the safest of trips!
Nicole Tronolone 06/16/2018 $100.00 So proud of Rach!
April Marie Salazar 06/13/2018 $200.00 Rachel my love! I am so proud of you .. you have blossomed into a beautiful young lady inside and out, I’m blessed to have met you. And it’s a honor to support you on behalf of my mom... I’ve asked her to watched over you !!!
Anonymous Friend 06/12/2018 $275.00 Wonderful cause to support by running to raise awareness. Be safe. Be strong.
Casey Bandman 06/12/2018 $50.00 Good luck 4 IM buddy - You're such a trooper & you're gonna kill it!
Emma Cammann 06/08/2018 $50.00 GIRL! I'm working for a cancer diagnostics company in Baltimore at the moment and a few of the folks from the Ulman Cancer Fund came to talk to us last week about their programs, including the 4k for Cancer. It was already sounding like an amazing program, and then they showed us a picture of the 2018 Baltimore Run team...AND I SAW YOUR PHOTO!! You're amazing!!
Anonymous Friend 06/04/2018 $60.00 Venmo!
Natalie Grune 05/29/2018 $10.00 Good luck!!
Evie Mauze 05/28/2018 $20.00 You’re amazing
Anonymous Friend 05/09/2018 $300.00 This is awesome!
Anonymous Friend 04/22/2018 $190.00 Instagram Stories
Nada Eldaief 04/21/2018 $100.00 So proud of you! You inspire me every day - good luck!
Christine Ryan 04/09/2018 $8.69 Go Rachel!
Katie Crane 03/27/2018 $25.00 Hi Rach!!! Happppppy (late) birthday!!! I am so incredibly proud of you for doing this! You truly are such an inspiration to me :). I will be cheering you along throughout your whole journey. When things get tough remember all the people you are doing this for and what a difference you are making. I am so lucky to have such a beautiful, smart, caring, determined, and fun best friend like you! Love you tons & tons! xoxo kates
Jenny Sullivan 03/21/2018 $50.00 You rock! Kick some booty Xoxo
Scarlett Sun 03/12/2018 $20.00  
Madeline Quinn 03/12/2018 $50.00  
Jack Lynch 03/04/2018 $25.00 Good Luck Rachel!
Cody Edwards 03/04/2018 $20.00 Great cause, good luck! :)
Henry Hollinshead 03/03/2018 $15.00 yuhhhh raquel!
Caroline Bonfield 03/03/2018 $10.00 You're such an inspiration, good luck!!
Bryan Wand 03/03/2018 $20.00  
Nikki Derbyshire 03/03/2018 $100.00  
Doug Colley 03/03/2018 $100.00 My favorite female swimmer, always the champion.
Chipotle 01/15/2018 $132.11  
Jane Lemperg 01/07/2018 $50.00 Good luck with everything! Safe travels. Jane and Rudi
Anthony Armstrong 12/30/2017 $500.00 Very proud of you. Good luck.
Jim Frank 12/28/2017 $50.00  
Gregory Jarosinski 12/28/2017 $100.00 Your dad is very proud of you!
Edward Stoltz 12/27/2017 $100.00 Donation from the Cardinal Gibbons High School Class of '69.
David Gemmell 12/26/2017 $25.00 Good luck!
James Norfolk 12/22/2017 $250.00  
Rachel Armstrong 12/20/2017 $490.00  
Sharon Talbott 12/20/2017 $200.00 You go girl!! Sounds like a great adventure. Travel safely!
Cathy Zurowski 12/17/2017 $100.00  
Mellinee Armstrong 12/15/2017 $500.00 Very proud of you for your participation in this cause. Love you.
Kate Kim 12/14/2017 $50.00 love you rach!! you're a champ
Anonymous Friend 12/14/2017 $10.00  
Mary Burke 12/13/2017 $20.00 You're a rockstar!!
Ryan Murphy 12/11/2017 $100.00  
Tom Slear 11/29/2017 $100.00 Good work, Rachel.
Lauren Armstrong 11/28/2017 $200.00 So proud of my sister! xx
Claire Schansinger 11/28/2017 $50.00 Love you!!! You are a rockstar xoxoxoxox. Sorry I am poor and this is all I can donate :/ -Cschan
Anonymous Friend 11/28/2017 $200.00 You’re incredible, this is incredible, good luck!!!!
Amira Boutros-Eldaief 11/28/2017 $100.00 Amazing cause Rachel, good luck sweet heart.
Calvin Li 11/22/2017 $10.00  
Haley Owens 11/21/2017 $100.00  
Avery Geehr 11/21/2017 $20.00  
Rachel Armstrong 11/20/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,600.80  
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