Sammy Rodgers's Fundraising Page
Fundraising Header image
Sammy Rodgers's Fundraising Page
Fundraising Page Image

Sammy Rodgers is a senior at Villanova University. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. 


What is your connection to the cancer community?

Four years ago, my childhood friend and teammate was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. After nearly 2 years of battling the disease, Katie lost her fight to cancer. After watching her courageous battle and witnessing how this disease slowly took bits of Katie away, I do not want any other person to have to struggle through this dehumanizing illness. Katie once said, "Cancer sucks!"... those two words sum up the heart break and pain that cancer causes. As a pre-medicine student who strives to one day be able to take away people's pain, I am so passionate about ending the pain that cancer patients endure. I am dedicated to raise as much money as possible and one day work as a health care professional to continue my efforts. 


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

I am so passionate about running that I have completed three marathons. The 4K would allow me to help make a difference for a cause that means a lot to me with something I love to do. The 4K would challenge me every day and help me to develop empathy for what it means to endure challenges continuously as cancer-patients have to. I feel that many of my peers have accepted the fact that they might be diagnosed with cancer sometime within their life. I want to spread awareness to my generation that we cannot accept cancer, and that we have work together to fight it.

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


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
Raymond Koenig 08/03/2017 $100.00 Nice hat Sammy!
Lori Adam 07/26/2017 $25.00  
Gina and Jack Robertson 07/06/2017 $50.00  
Isabelle Cooper 07/04/2017 $25.00 Just keep running Sammy!!!
Karen Cooper 07/04/2017 $25.00 Good luck Sam! Love the Coopers!
Joe Moore 06/23/2017 $50.00  
Tiffany Prickett Smitelli 06/19/2017 $50.00 It was an honor to meet you, Sam! You are in our prayers as you run for this amazing cause!
Mary Boccia 06/18/2017 $30.00 Go Sam!!!
Vincent Boccia 06/14/2017 $500.00 From Vincent and Karen Boccia and family.
Anonymous Friend 06/14/2017 $5.00  
Morgan Steel 06/11/2017 $20.00 Run your little heart out leppy <3
Hayden Tewell 06/05/2017 $100.00 Go Samantha! We are so proud of you. Love, The Tewells
Mark & Jayne Rodgers 06/05/2017 $50.00 Good Luck!!
Melissa Maver 05/15/2017 $15.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/14/2017 $75.00 Facebook fundraiser
Thomas Rodgers 05/14/2017 $250.00 Good luck Samantha this summer on your run across the USA for a great cause! Love Mom and Dad
Matt & Chrissy McClain 05/11/2017 $200.00 We are so proud of you and can't wait to track your CRAZY EPIC LONG run!!
Natalie Stella 05/10/2017 $25.00  
Shannon O'Connor 05/10/2017 $50.00 Run Sammy Run!!!!
Sean Linehan 05/10/2017 $250.00 from Bryn Mawr Running Company !
Marianna Fox 05/01/2017 $100.00 Good luck Samantha!
Maddie Maver 04/14/2017 $20.00 Love you lep!
Jack & Sandy Dennison 04/03/2017 $100.00 Go get 'em Sam! Love you!
Madeline Shiley 04/03/2017 $10.00 Round TWO because I LOVE YOU!
Julia Milliken 04/02/2017 $20.00 YOU'RE DOING GREAT THINGS
Michael Boccia 03/29/2017 $50.00 This is cool.
Sarah Digby 03/28/2017 $25.00 Good luck :) We'll miss you this summer!
Cory & Tim Griffeth 03/28/2017 $50.00 Run baby run! If you could only start on June 19!!!
Anonymous Friend 03/23/2017 $5.00  
Paul Brophy 03/22/2017 $100.00 Good luck Sam!
Wally & Trish Rutecki 03/22/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Sammy!
Kimberly Villani 03/21/2017 $50.00 Best of luck ... Such a wonderful goal! We will be thinking of you all the way!
Will Landis 03/16/2017 $50.00 Never stop running! Have fun for a great cause this summer!
Michael and Patty Rodgers 03/16/2017 $25.00  
Chico Martin 03/16/2017 $250.00 A wonderful cause and a tremendous objective. Good Luck!
Lenny D'Antonio 03/16/2017 $25.00 Good Luck Sammy!
Anonymous Friend 03/15/2017 $143.00 Way to go Sam!
Mike & Erin Rodgers 03/15/2017 $100.00 Good luck and have fun!!
Mom and Dad 03/15/2017 $7.00  
Marie D'Antonio 03/15/2017 $25.00 Good Luck Samantha
Bob & Nancy Montgomery 03/14/2017 $100.00 Great job Samantha! Go girl!!
Erin Clarry 03/13/2017 $50.00 Good Luck and Have Fun!!!
Lizzy Heurich 03/13/2017 $25.00 Making Nova Nation proud!
Joe Sullivan 03/13/2017 $200.00 Get you father out there with you. Good luck on an impressive goal.
Anonymous Friend 03/08/2017 $100.00  
Patrice Zinck 03/04/2017 $25.00 Good luck on your journey!
Joe Gallagher 03/04/2017 $50.00 Good luck.
Sarah Rodgers 03/03/2017 $50.00 Run womb mate run
Aimee Barber 02/28/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/28/2017 $50.00  
Amy Shiley 02/27/2017 $100.00 We are so proud of you! You are amazing. The Shileys
Anonymous Friend 02/27/2017 $55.00  
Kristen McGrath 02/24/2017 $25.00 Best of luck!
Cynthia Hickey 02/08/2017 $100.00 ❤️
Nele Stephan 02/08/2017 $30.00 Go Sammy
Gallo Family 02/08/2017 $25.00  
Terri Brown 02/08/2017 $100.00  
Julie Coughlin 02/07/2017 $140.00 Enjoy your Journey!
Jenna and Steve DeVito 01/27/2017 $25.00  
Jim Rodgers 01/16/2017 $100.00 Go Sam Go
Claire Liva 01/15/2017 $30.00 So proud of you Sammy!! xoxo
Thomas Rodgers 01/15/2017 $120.00 Because I am the best little brother in the world!
Patricia Dennison 01/13/2017 $150.00 We love you Samantha Grandmom and grandpop
Marie Rodgers 01/11/2017 $50.00 Good luck Samantha. Proud of you. Grandmom Rodgers
Madeline Shiley 01/10/2017 $25.00 So proud of you <3 xoxo
Jim and Marilyn Rodgers 01/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck Samantha. Fantastic cause and a wonderful experience for you.
Eric and Christin Bryant 01/08/2017 $100.00 Hope you meet your goal! This is a great cause and will surely be an amazing experience!
Barbara Ford 12/27/2016 $100.00 In memory of Christopher, my brother.
Meghan Rodgers 12/20/2016 $100.00 this is amazing
Jay Holihan 12/20/2016 $100.00 Love this! Now if only you could do this and National Draw!!!
Alyson Rodgers 12/20/2016 $25.00 Go get it!! This is amazing!!
Sammy Rodgers 12/09/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,550.00  
Report Abuse Edit My Page