Raegan Ball's Fundraising Page
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Raegan Ball's Fundraising Page
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Raegan Ball is a Junior at the University of Southern Indiana. 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 have had numerous family members touched by cancer at one point in their lives. I have also seen the deaths of family members and friends from this disease. My reality of witnessing this disease again is not "if", but "when".

I ride honor of Aunt Tracey, Grandpa Ray, Shelly Collins, and I ride in memory of Emily Jones, Uncle Dave Postin, Pappy Postin, Uncle Dave Dodt, Great Grandma Ball, and Great Grandma Pruit. 

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

While I know I will never provide the cure for cancer, I am hoping in some small way to provide a measure of comfort. In the scheme of things, a small gesture like a care-package might seem frivolous, but who can measure the power of a smile or the joy of feeling loved.

I embark on this journey in hope of being a blessing to those I meet, and to provide encouragement along the way. I also take this journey to raise awareness of those who are affected by cancer at my age

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
Aaron Huff 05/31/2017 $25.00  
Steven Groves 05/25/2017 $50.00 Looking forward to following your trip.
Abigail Fleming 05/25/2017 $15.00 Proud of you, bro!!
Steve & Lou Ann Shoaff 05/23/2017 $25.00 Thank you Raegan!
Amy Mackey 05/13/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/08/2017 $1,500.00  
Laura Tate 05/08/2017 $25.00  
Monte and Karla Fetter 05/05/2017 $300.00  
Janel Allen 05/04/2017 $50.00  
Jack and Sue Schriber 05/04/2017 $250.00  
Ron & Crickett Rheinlander 05/04/2017 $100.00 May God bless you on your journey and keep you safe.
Avery Burk 05/03/2017 $20.00 Shave your head! :-) You may look ridiculous but I know it is for a good cause. :P Love you so much!!!
Mike & Michelle Burk 05/03/2017 $250.00 Love you, Baby Boy! Pedal hard, stay safe and make the most of this amazing experience!
Ann & Virgil Horne 05/01/2017 $100.00  
Jason & Candi Vincent 04/21/2017 $200.00 Very proud of you Raegan and all you do for others! Good luck and have a great ride!
Mary Schenk 04/21/2017 $25.00 Good luck and be safe, Brian!
Jen Cummins 04/21/2017 $100.00 You are going to do great things Raegan!!
Amy, Troy, and Alli Wilsbacher 04/21/2017 $25.00 We are very proud of you!!
Konnie Ball 04/18/2017 $200.00  
Kyle Ritter 04/13/2017 $25.00  
Gloria - Jerry Jones 04/07/2017 $25.00  
Jolene Seltzer 04/03/2017 $25.00 Good luck Raegan.
Cherie R Dodt 03/28/2017 $50.00  
Karen M Ellerbrook 03/28/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/24/2017 $50.00  
Thomas C Boettcher 03/23/2017 $25.00  
Candice Burk 03/21/2017 $20.00 Good luck and have fun!!!
Jacy Gowen 03/21/2017 $100.00 A wonderful way to honor those we've lost and provide hope to those still fighting. I hope this is an amazing experience for you!
Corinne Theut 03/18/2017 $15.00 Good luck Raegan! Such a kind person!
Paul E Slifer 03/02/2017 $50.00  
Deborah G Chaudoin 03/01/2017 $50.00  
Barbara Bootz Witte 02/28/2017 $50.00  
Donald B Korb 02/27/2017 $100.00  
Tracy Jones 02/26/2017 $25.00 Thank you Raegan!!
Homecheck, Inc 02/25/2017 $100.00  
Raymond A Burk 02/22/2017 $100.00  
M. Douglass Korb 02/21/2017 $50.00  
Linda M Trible 02/20/2017 $25.00  
Richard C Bernhardt 02/18/2017 $25.00  
Margaret A Coomer 02/16/2017 $25.00  
Marylu P Sonntag Ttee 02/16/2017 $50.00  
Thomas Land, Jr. 02/16/2017 $25.00  
Laurel Vaughn 02/15/2017 $100.00  
James E Hobson 02/15/2017 $10.00  
Barbara S Studwell 02/12/2017 $50.00  
Angie Smith 01/19/2017 $50.00 Proud of you and best wishes!!
Karen Woolston 11/27/2016 $150.00 Good luck.
Kyle Jackson 09/27/2016 $10.00  
Connie LeBeau 09/27/2016 $250.00  
Sydney Miner 09/27/2016 $10.00  
Raegan Ball 09/26/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,200.00  
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