Sabrina Robichaud is a junior at the Tulane University. In the summer of 2018, she 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?
Almost everyone knows someone affected by cancer in some way. My connection is through my mother, who I lost to breast cancer 12 years ago. As I have gotten older, I think about her increasingly, and admire the strength that she showed while fighting cancer and being an amazing and caring mother. This summer, I will be riding in her honor.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
Biking across the country this summer represents an opportunity for me to spread awareness of an important cause. From personal experience I understand the harsh impacts that cancer can have on a community. This summer I hope to give strength to both friends and strangers in a time that can be dark and difficult to navigate, and along the way learn a thing or two myself!
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!
|Shelley Pantuck Myerson||12/16/2017||$50.00||Great Job Sabrina||Anonymous Friend||12/15/2017||$50.00||Sophie Grossbaum||12/14/2017||$25.00||savin lives and kickin ass per usual. love you sabs. so proud to call you my best friend||Joyce Lazarus||12/13/2017||$36.00||This is a very important cause. Good luck to you!||Henry Newman||12/13/2017||$3,000.00||Shelby Allen||12/12/2017||$20.00||What an honor to your mother that you are taking action to help others. Have a great ride.||Betsy Peck||12/11/2017||$100.00||I am so in awe of your drive and compassion, Sabrina - your mom would be extremely proud of the young woman you are!||Patrick Cadigan||12/11/2017||$100.00||Fly like the wind!||Gerard Badler||12/11/2017||$100.00||Bry Rechan||12/11/2017||$25.00||so are u like in a biker gang now?||Madelyn Morris||12/10/2017||$500.00||Your mother would be very proud of you and we are very proud of you, too. Auntie Madelyn and Uncle Henry||Rachel and Steve Adler-Golden||12/10/2017||$54.00||Francine Vidockler||12/10/2017||$25.00||Good luck!||Merrill Robichaud||12/08/2017||$200.00||Sabrina, I am so proud of you! I love you so much!||Natalie Antosh||12/08/2017||$20.00||In honor of my mom, a breast cancer survivor. Good luck Sab!!!||Leah Reece||12/08/2017||$30.00||You are such a kind hearted and inspirational person! Goodluck and I love you so much!||Sabrina Robichaud||12/07/2017||$100.00|