Sam Snyder is a junior at Rutgers University. In the summer of 2018, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Cancer has had a major impact on my friends and family, and I am sure that I am not alone in that category. However, it has had a major personal impact that I carry with me every day. My grandfather, Stanley Boise, died from Glioma Brain Cancer when my mom was just 9 years old, forcing my grandmother to work hard as a single mother to raise her three children. My mom named me Samuel in memory of her father, so his namesake and memory can carry on through me. More recently, after successfully raising her three children, my grandmother currently is being treated for Hodgkins Lymphoma, which she got from her rheumatoid arthritis medications that she had been taking for 18 years. Thus, I will be dedicating my run to my grandfather’s memory and my grandmother’s current battle.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
As previously mentioned, cancer has had a direct personal impact and an even larger impact on my family. I believe this is a great opportunity for me to combine a newfound passion of mine in running with a cause that I care strongly about. In the last year since I picked up running as a hobby, I have been running races for a variety of different causes, but I cannot think of a better reason for me to run across the country than to help combat 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!
|Jacob Beckette||04/24/2018||$5.00||Jackie Gelman||04/24/2018||$18.00||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2018||$15.00||Mitchell Broder||04/23/2018||$100.00||Sam - wishing you all the best on this fabulous endeavor.. Fraternally - Mitch Broder Rho Upsilon RC 87'||David Abayev||04/23/2018||$36.00||Sam Friedman||04/23/2018||$40.00||Keeping going strong Sam! Your dedication to this is inspiring!||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2018||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2018||$18.00||Renee Bond||04/17/2018||$100.00||Have a great run :) make sure you stretch and drink plenty of water ...love the Bond Family||Lisa Whitacre||04/14/2018||$50.00||Sam, we have never met you but hear about all the wonderful things that you do! You are awesome and this is a great tribute to your grandparents! Good luck!||Kelli Braun||04/05/2018||$100.00||Sam... your compassion and commitment is very impressive... best of luck on your journey. ❤️||Barbara Hoffstein||04/01/2018||$50.00||You make us all proud, Sam!||Valiant Health Group, LLC||03/30/2018||$250.00||Stefanie and Steve Cohen||03/29/2018||$100.00||Great work, Sam!||Hanna Graifman||03/22/2018||$10.00||"I'm a mess, but it's going to a good cause!"||Anonymous Friend||03/22/2018||$200.00||Keep up the charitable actions!||Hanna Graifman||03/17/2018||$10.00||Go Sam! What you are doing is awesome!||Angela Cerota||03/16/2018||$100.00||So proud of you Sam! Love Cerota Fam||Patty Butler||03/06/2018||$15.00||Go 4K, go!||Ezra Brooks||01/31/2018||$18.00||Hansel 'n Griddle||01/30/2018||$50.00||Hansel 'n Griddle is honored to support your journey and such a great cause. Good Luck!!||Lynne Warszawski||01/30/2018||$50.00||Caren Kaufman||01/29/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||01/29/2018||$130.02||sam you continue to be a better person everyday! very proud of you and wish you only continued sucess!||Amy Gladstein||01/28/2018||$25.00||Ilene Folbaum||01/23/2018||$50.00||So proud of you Sam. I hope your feet hold up but if you need care call and I'll hook you up with someone I know||David Bross||01/23/2018||$118.00||Rachael Kolmins||01/23/2018||$5.00||Brittany Yesner||01/07/2018||$20.00||this literally sounds like the worst summer ever what is wrong with u||Josh Krieger||01/06/2018||$100.00||Good work Sam! Keep on doing amazing things!||Marlene Cygler||01/02/2018||$50.00||Daniel Ferioli||01/01/2018||$20.00||Good luck Sam!||Anonymous Friend||01/01/2018||$18.00||Keep fighting the good fight!||Dor Tillinger||01/01/2018||$18.00||Rick Folbaum||01/01/2018||$100.00||Way to go, Sam! All of the Folbaums are cheering you on.||Brian Deutschmeister||01/01/2018||$20.00||You're the man. So proud of how far you've come with your running.||Josh Swerdloff||01/01/2018||$20.00||Run boi run. Gonna miss you this summer but you're doing great things||Emma Hollenberg||12/26/2017||$20.00||Good luck Sam!||Samuel Snyder||12/18/2017||$20.00||From Michelle Miselevich||Samuel Snyder||12/18/2017||$3.00||From Ben Goldberg||Meredith Brooks||12/14/2017||$18.00||A true mensch. Good luck Sam!||Jason Rosenthal||12/14/2017||$10.00||Good luck!||Rose and Larry Boise||12/12/2017||$500.00||Great cause Sam, good luck.||Wendi Lipsich||12/12/2017||$100.00||We are so proud of you Sam!! love, the Lipsichs||Leila Gordon||12/11/2017||$20.00||Sam, you're amazing!! I am in awe of you!||Bradley Dorfman||12/11/2017||$36.00||Joel Meisner||12/11/2017||$200.00||Wishing you a fruitful run.||Michele Meisner||12/11/2017||$200.00||I am so very proud of you and all that you do. Looking forward to following your run.||Alison and Mark Shapiro||12/11/2017||$104.00||Run Sam Run!||Judy Weiner||12/11/2017||$100.00||Sammy, you are awesome and so special! We are beyond proud of your value’s and commitments! ❤️||Zachary Wohl||12/10/2017||$25.00||Good luck Sam! Keep doing great things!||Jake Binstein||12/10/2017||$100.00||Cancer has taken too much from all of us. Hatzlacha, brother1||Tamar Benjoseph||12/10/2017||$20.00||So proud of you Sam!!||Meir Goldberg||12/10/2017||$36.00||In honor of Sam Snyder||Pavani Avva||12/10/2017||$20.00||Good luck!!||The Rothbergs||12/10/2017||$50.00||Keep being amazing Sam. Proud to know you!||Mark Robson||12/05/2017||$100.00||Good luck Sam, proud of you!||Samuel Snyder||12/03/2017||$100.00|