Randy Violette's Fundraising Page
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Randy Violette's Fundraising Page
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Randy Violette is a Senior at Allegheny College. 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 Portland, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

I have personally known only a couple people afflicted by cancer. However, my connection to the cancer community is created through sympathy, as well as empathy when there is space for it. I have experienced troubles in my lifetime, but none of them come close to the detriment of a cancer diagnosis of a loved one, a friend, or oneself. Therefore, my role in this community right now is to be a listener, a companion, a shoulder to lean on, and a pair of open arms to offer hugs and support.

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

I am joining this trip in hopes of spreading stories, specifically the stories of those young adults who have been affected by cancer and those who have committed themselves to helping. Every person has an intricate story asking to be told and heard, and I believe these stories have the power to ignite action or, if nothing else, understanding. I know that along this journey I will hear many incredible stories about those who have fought, those who have survived, and those who didn't quite make it. I believe that it is my responsibility to share these stories so that others can sympathize and help the cause.

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
Brian Bonin 07/19/2017 $100.00  
Calvin Wilson 06/29/2017 $250.00 Randy we are so proud of your accomplishments and spirit! Via con Dios!
James Holler 06/19/2017 $200.00 Good Work!
Lindsay Young 06/18/2017 $100.00 Best wishes and safe travels!
Sharon Blevins 06/08/2017 $30.00  
Robert Moody 06/01/2017 $50.00 Good luck!
Grounds For Change 05/19/2017 $200.00 This is from Grounds for Change Coffee Shop - we love & wish you luck Randy! Great cause, great person.
Violette Randy 05/07/2017 $150.00 Dude, we are so very proud of you. Have a great time and be safe. Jack and San
Anonymous Friend 05/01/2017 $50.00 Randy, you are such a rockstar! Continually so proud of you for doing you =) I know you're gonna love this next adventure -- be safe and true to your soul. Love, love, love you <3
Carol Gutekanst 04/28/2017 $100.00 It's so awesome of you to do this, Randy. Best of luck, Carol G. (Emmett's aunt)
Anonymous Friend 04/25/2017 $10.00  
David Ramsey 04/23/2017 $50.00 From The Ramsey Family
Darwin Shaffer 04/21/2017 $25.00  
Karen G Barr 04/16/2017 $150.00  
Cathleen Gutekanst 04/15/2017 $100.00 Randy, I'm Emmett's aunt and we are so impressed with your commitment to this great cause. Good luck!
David Ramsey 04/15/2017 $75.00 From the Northern XC Booster Club
Anonymous Friend 04/13/2017 $10.00 Wow! This sounds like such a great cause and I am excited to support you in this endeavor. Have a safe trip and enjoy the memories which come with it.
Olivia Lang 04/12/2017 $10.00  
Dennis Ward 04/07/2017 $50.00 Godspeed Randy. And, may all your hills start at the top!
Geico Philanthropic Fdtn. 04/06/2017 $100.00  
Tim Ward 04/03/2017 $50.00 Good luck Randy - great cause!
Susie Pena 04/03/2017 $75.00 Your effort will be appreciate it. Enjoy it and have fun.
Davis Johnson 03/28/2017 $50.00 I lost a good friend to Lukemia recently and this is in honor of David and his family who survive him.
Mike and Karen Smith 03/28/2017 $50.00 Great Cause! Ride On! Safe Travels for you and your co-riders.
Michael & Nicole Sheedy 03/26/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Randy!! What an awesome adventure!
Geico Philanthropic Fdtn. 03/23/2017 $100.00  
John Lieb 03/19/2017 $100.00 Good luck, stay safe.
Gary / Christine Svetz 03/19/2017 $186.00 Randy wishing you an enjoyable and safe journey to truly support cancer survivors so they continue their journey !! Ride for the cause Best Wishes -The Svetz Family
Ellen M Peil 03/19/2017 $50.00  
Mary Cay and Greg Hess 03/18/2017 $100.00 Randy, we are so proud of you and support you in this amazing challenge! We look forward to following your journey to Portland. Go Randy!!
Mark and Julie Moore 03/18/2017 $100.00 May the wind stay at your back and the road rise up to great you!
SJ Guillaume 03/14/2017 $50.00 I'm in awe of your dedication to such a great cause, I'm wishing you good luck and a safe ride!
Keith and Liz Overton 03/14/2017 $100.00 Randy, what an amazing ride for an amazing cause! Enjoy the experience. Please share your journey with us. We are proud of you. Love Uncle Keith, Aunt Liz, Cole and Melia
Glenn Dettloff 03/13/2017 $100.00 Great cause Randy!
Anonymous Friend 03/12/2017 $100.00  
Cheryl Violette 03/12/2017 $100.00 Great cause. Good luck.
John Mowchan 03/12/2017 $100.00 Thank your Randy for your selfless service to this great cause! Good luck and we look forward to hearing how things went when you get home. John and Rebecca Mowchan
Bryn Violette 03/10/2017 $200.00 Keep up the good work Randy!! Proud of you!
Joe Romagnoli 03/10/2017 $100.00 A great cause and impressive effort! Hope it’s downhill most of the way
Anonymous Friend 03/08/2017 $50.00  
Ken Smith 03/08/2017 $100.00 Have a great ride!
Catherine C Lieb 03/08/2017 $50.00  
Marc Anderson 03/07/2017 $20.00 Thank you Randy for giving back!
Micah & Jess Yohn 03/07/2017 $25.00 Good luck Randy! Pedal once for me!
Daniel Hughes 03/07/2017 $50.00  
Andrea N Diaz 03/07/2017 $100.00  
Karen Violette 03/06/2017 $100.00 We are so proud of you Randy!
Jeff James 03/06/2017 $100.00 Awesome Job Randy, Good Luck on Your Ride and Be Safe! The James Engineering Associates Team
Anderson Family 03/04/2017 $125.00 Good for you, Randy! The Anderson Family
Pat and Stanley Davis 03/04/2017 $25.00 Great cause, Randy
Michael Violette 03/02/2017 $305.00 Great cause Randy, It's great to be giving back in ways that you can. Proud of You!
Keri Fadden 03/02/2017 $50.00  
GINA MILLER 03/02/2017 $50.00 Go Randy. Just pedal!
John Cheung 03/02/2017 $100.00 Way to go Randy. Great cause by a great kid!
Andrea Sharfman 03/02/2017 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/01/2017 $25.00  
Tracey and Jim Lieb Fridey 03/01/2017 $100.00 Randy, We are so proud of you for dedicating your time to support the Ulman Cancer program and bring awareness and inspire hope for the young adults in need. Please ride safely and update us along your journey from Baltimore to Portland OR. Love Aunt Tracey and Jim.
Anonymous Friend 02/28/2017 $15.00 Keep fighting the good fight!
Annie Webb 02/28/2017 $120.00 You rock!
Mike and Jennifer Lieb 02/27/2017 $100.00 Go Randy! What an amazing experience and a good cause! We are proud of you.
Katie Frawley 02/26/2017 $20.00  
William C Witt 02/25/2017 $50.00  
Carli Belosh 02/24/2017 $10.00 Randy! What a great cause!
Lauren Kennedy 02/24/2017 $10.00 Way to go Randy!
Jodi Mihailoff 02/24/2017 $10.00 What an amazing ride and for such a good organization. I will be thinking of you this summer!
Tina Lieb 02/24/2017 $25.00 We are so proud of you Randy!!! Love ya! Aunt T, Uncle Henry and kids
Anonymous Friend 02/23/2017 $40.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/20/2017 $20.00 Good luck, Randy. This looks like a great cause and a life changing experience.
Anonymous Friend 02/20/2017 $50.00 You are a beautiful human for doing this and my mom and I are so proud/happy to support you! Much Love.
Randy Violette 01/12/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,586.00  
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