Reo Radford is a senior at the University of Wyoming. In the summer of 2018, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I've been lucky enough to have never been directly affected by cancer, but I've had role models and influences in my life affected.
My high school soccer coach's wife was diagnosed with a malignant neuroendocrine tumor the size of a baseball inside her pelvic cavity. She recently got it removed, along with several organs. She was the women's soccer coach, as well as the librarian. Since she coached soccer with her husband, she and I were close for the two years that I played.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I'm riding 4000 miles this summer to honor those who have lost the fight and those who are still fighting. I believe that everyone should find something bigger than themselves to dedicate themselves to at least once in their life.
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!
|Matt & Deb Waechter||06/12/2018||$20.00||Thank You Reo for doing this Ride for Cancer. We live in Lincoln, Ne & know your Grandpa Reo & Grandma Virginia||Dave & Dee Swinarski||06/12/2018||$20.00||Thank you Reo for doing this ride for Cancer. We live in Red Wing MN & known your Grandpa Reo & Grandma Virginia.||Garry Halter||05/25/2018||$50.00||Proud to know you and work with your Mom. Go for it!||Diane Mercer||05/25/2018||$25.00||Bob D Mehling||05/20/2018||$100.00||Kristine McGuire||04/02/2018||$50.00||Go Reo! Hard to believe you are a senior.||Mary Jane Meininger||03/25/2018||$25.00||Art & Loretta Davis||03/18/2018||$20.00||Wendy Posten||03/18/2018||$25.00||Doretta & Greg Burrows||03/17/2018||$20.00||Love you! - Aunt Doretta and Uncle Greg Burrows||Bonfire||03/15/2018||$630.91||Darlene Briggs||03/14/2018||$25.00||Lori Moore||03/13/2018||$25.00||Mike and I are both proud to say "Hey, we know that young man and he is doing great things"!||Dick Burcham||03/12/2018||$20.00||Lyman United Church Of Christ||03/12/2018||$250.00||Benevolent Fund contribution||Pancake Supper Proceeds||03/12/2018||$1,758.00||Dempsey & Sarita Hansen||03/11/2018||$20.00||Lonny & Roberta Luke||03/11/2018||$30.00||Russell & Joan Shannon||03/11/2018||$20.00||Tyler Q Lougee||03/11/2018||$10.00||Go Reo go!||Kristen Bearnson||03/11/2018||$100.00||Dale Weisshaar||03/11/2018||$20.00||Kelly Mehling||03/11/2018||$100.00||Billy & Andrea Janes||03/09/2018||$20.00||Reo Radford||03/05/2018||$20.00||From Ed Van Kirk||Dan & Gerri Lewis||03/04/2018||$20.00||Sheri Radford-Daly||03/04/2018||$200.00||Charles & Dorothy Harshberger Sr.||03/03/2018||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||03/02/2018||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||02/26/2018||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||02/24/2018||$20.00||Shane McCauley||02/23/2018||$100.00||Brother of a brother - got your back! Ride hard!||Reo Radford||02/16/2018||$200.00||Reo Radford||01/17/2018||$20.00||From Jerry & Kay Lind||Reo Radford||01/05/2018||$200.00||Larry & Jean Purviance||12/27/2017||$321.22||Khamis Peoples||12/06/2017||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||12/03/2017||$250.00||Love You!!!||Anonymous Friend||11/23/2017||$20.00||Lauren Ebanks||11/22/2017||$15.00||So proud of you Reo! love you||Austin Johnson||11/20/2017||$68.78||Reach out if you need anything along the way. Team Seattle 2017||Rebecca Moffat||11/08/2017||$50.00||Donna Radford||11/08/2017||$160.00||Anonymous Friend||11/02/2017||$25.00||Susan Butcher||11/01/2017||$100.00||City Of Torrington Purchasing & Receiving||10/25/2017||$150.00||Anonymous Friend||10/07/2017||$200.00||Sept 2017||Anonymous Friend||09/30/2017||$25.00||Monthly contribution, as promised!||Anonymous Friend||09/26/2017||$20.00||You make me proud, kid||Anonymous Friend||09/04/2017||$150.00||Anonymous Friend||09/02/2017||$150.00||This is a really awesome thing you're doing, Reo! ~Judy||Reo Radford||08/30/2017||$200.00||Adam Fernandez||08/28/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||08/28/2017||$50.00||Reo Radford||08/26/2017||$100.00|