Sang Bui is a senior at Truman State University. 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 Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Cancer constantly impacts countless people and their loved ones in several ways. Although I have only known a couple close family members and friends affected by cancer, my connection with the cancer community grows bigger and bigger through volunteer service events at hospitals.
Meeting those people completely changes my mind about the meaning of struggles in life. Interacting with them teaches me invaluable life lessons about hope and my personal goals in life. Their amazing stories fighting against cancer inspire and motivate me to push myself harder everyday and has taught me to never give up on my dreams.
Why are you traveling over 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
The reason I want to be part of this cause is because during last semester, one of the most difficult times of my life, I was severely depressed and lonely. I struggled with internal conflicts about the choice I made for my career and my life. At one point, I actually thought about dropping out of college as a senior. Surprisingly, several people not only gave out their hands to help me unconditionally, but also showed me the values of human connections. While I was seeking for a motivation to get back up, I found the amazing stories of the cancer survivors who went from being very sick, but fought through the exhausting cancer process and finally beat cancer to get back to their normal life. Those stories not only inspired and motivated me but also pushed me to challenge myself everyday.
That is the reason why I want to reach out my hands to the cancer patients. I want to raise awareness of young adults affected by cancer in our society. I want to listen to the inspirational stories of the cancer survivors and learn how they overcome struggles in life. I want to let them know that although my trip will be extremely challenging, both physically and emotionally; I hope that it will inspire and give hope to young adults in their fight against cancer. I wish their life will get better with smiles and laughters through every mile of my ride.
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!
|Polly Matteson||06/12/2017||$25.00||Thank you for taking on this amazing challenge for such a good cause.||Carol Mills||06/08/2017||$25.00||Stay strong! Glad your on Parker's team. From Parker's Gee and Pa||Brandon Crane||06/07/2017||$10.00||You're so close!! I'm sorry I can't do more, but I'm so glad I've been able to be a part of this amazing journey! Stay safe on the road. God bless, and I'll see you soon!||Kelly Gray||06/07/2017||$23.33||Ride on Sang!||Dan Davis||06/05/2017||$50.00||Good luck, Sang!||Anonymous Friend||06/03/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||06/03/2017||$20.00||Troy Paino||06/01/2017||$25.00||Troy Paino||06/01/2017||$25.00||Cindy Spiker||05/31/2017||$100.00||Have a great ride for a great cause! Enjoy and endure.||Anonymous Friend||05/31/2017||$20.00||Lam Nguyen||05/31/2017||$5.00||Anonymous Friend||05/31/2017||$20.00||Go em!||Cuong Le||05/31/2017||$10.00||I admire what you are doing. Good luck!||Derick Morris||05/30/2017||$50.00||William Ashcraft||05/30/2017||$100.00||Jeremy Falloon||05/30/2017||$50.00||You're a courageous one, Sang. I'm proud of you, man! Hope this helps.||Julia Walther||05/30/2017||$15.00||Ride safe, and show that infectious smile off to both coasts!||Ted Frushour||05/30/2017||$10.00||Erin Shaw||05/30/2017||$40.00||Good luck Sang!||Paxton Lemmons||05/30/2017||$20.00||JoAnna Hill||05/30/2017||$15.00||You're awesome, Sang! Good luck!||Rebecca McClanahan||05/30/2017||$25.00||Marvin is a cancer survivor and a veteran of the war in Vietnam. Thank you for your commitment. We wish you well!||Cardinal Key||05/30/2017||$50.00||Good luck Sang! Sending CK Love!||Phuong Doan||05/30/2017||$10.00||Good luck my friend!||Jay Belanger||05/29/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||05/29/2017||$25.00||Arletta Nelson||05/26/2017||$25.00||Good luck!||Thomas Kearney||05/25/2017||$10.00||Best of luck in travels!!!||Chad Mohler||05/25/2017||$20.00||Amber Johnson||05/25/2017||$25.00||Best wishes for a journey that helps you heal and connect with others.||Racheal Kissee||05/25/2017||$3.00||From Kirksville Kiwanis. Thank you!||Denise Sidwell||05/25/2017||$20.00||From Kirksville Kiwanis. Thank you!||James O'Donnell||05/25/2017||$20.00||From Kirksville Kiwanis. Thank you!||Kathy Bulen||05/25/2017||$40.00||Good luck. Best wishes to you!||Ashley Young||05/25/2017||$25.00||Good luck and best wishes from the Kirksville Kiwanis Club!||Amy Eagan||05/24/2017||$25.00||What a great cause! Best of luck in your journey :)||Zac Burden||05/24/2017||$10.00||Keep on pedaling, because you know patients will keep on fighting. Best wishes!||Rachel Nielsen||05/24/2017||$10.00||Sang.... good luck!!! Can't wait to hear all about your ride||Elizabeth Gregory||05/23/2017||$50.00||You are an inspiration! You can do it!! - See you in the fall.||Tau Kappa Epsilon||05/23/2017||$100.00||Good luck Sang!||Phi Beta Lambda - Eta Alpha Theta||05/23/2017||$150.00||Good luck! We wish you the best on this journey.||Brittany Harden||05/22/2017||$20.00||What a great cause! Best wishes!||Denise Smith||05/22/2017||$25.00||Best wishes and good luck!||Jonathan Vieker||05/22/2017||$50.00||Ride strong!||Brenda Higgins||05/22/2017||$10.00||Best wishes!||Nathan Komar||05/21/2017||$50.00||Best of luck my boy!||Nancy Daley-Moore||05/19/2017||$50.00||Best of luck!||Janes Dreamweaver||05/19/2017||$33.77||Become The One You Dream You Are||Hung Nguyen||05/19/2017||$20.00||Best of luck for you and thank you so much||Trang Nguyen||05/18/2017||$16.00||Wish you had the greatest memories in this trip||Sue Limestall||05/18/2017||$50.00||Good luck - I know you can reach your goals!||Anonymous Friend||05/17/2017||$20.00||This is incredible, Sang. Thank you for choosing to live a life of service. It is inspiring!||Anonymous Friend||05/17/2017||$40.00||Good luck!!!||Elaine AuBuchon||05/17/2017||$25.00||Ian Lindevald||05/17/2017||$50.00||Good Luck and Have Fun||Roberta Donahue||05/17/2017||$50.00||Thank you for making the world a little kinder.||Alan Garvey||05/16/2017||$50.00||Mike Sit||05/13/2017||$5.00||Best of luck with this journey, Sang! -Mikey Sit||Michael Morrison||05/12/2017||$50.00||Shristi Shakya||05/12/2017||$20.00||Good luck Sang and have fun.||Justin Jarvis||05/11/2017||$50.00||Best of luck!||Sheila Garlock||05/11/2017||$25.00||Best wishes.||Paul Yoder||05/11/2017||$25.00||Brent Stoller||05/11/2017||$25.00||Kaylen Fowler||05/11/2017||$15.00||Yay Sang -- thank you for sharing your story and good luck on this journey!||Phil, Mary & Micki McIntosh||05/10/2017||$100.00||May the wind always be at your back...and when it's not, enjoy the breeze in your face!||Aria Cabot||05/09/2017||$10.00||Good luck!||Steve Smith||05/09/2017||$50.00||Sounds like a great trip for a great cause||Charles & Deanna Hunsaker||05/09/2017||$25.00||Enjoy the ride!!||Anonymous Friend||05/09/2017||$100.00||Good luck on your journey.||Deb Kerby||05/08/2017||$50.00||Sigma Tau Gamma||05/08/2017||$100.00||Debra Cartwright||05/08/2017||$45.00||Good luck Sang! - Delta Sigma Pi||College Republicans Truman State University||05/07/2017||$150.00||Good luck Sang! - Truman State University College Republicans||Delta Zeta||05/06/2017||$200.00||This donation is from the Delta Zeta sorority at Truman State. We are honored to support Sang and the Ulman Cancer Fund, and we're so excited to follow his adventure!||Jessica Rhoades||05/05/2017||$10.00||Best of luck to you!||Alpha Phi Omega - Epsilon||05/04/2017||$200.00||Alpha Phi Omega supports you, Sang! Good luck!||Megan Lenhard||05/04/2017||$10.00||Maddie Cloonan||05/04/2017||$15.00||You are awesome! Thanks for sharing your story with us, best of luck!||Sang Bui||05/03/2017||$20.00||From Dr. Carter - APO Advisor!||Brianne Bannon||05/02/2017||$15.00||This is amazing, good luck!||Alpha Sigma Gamma||05/01/2017||$569.00||Good luck, Sang! -The Women of Alpha Sigma Gamma||Zac Suazo||04/29/2017||$20.00||Abigail Atwell||04/29/2017||$10.00||Best of luck, Sang! I'm cheering for you!||Breanna Vonachen||04/28/2017||$20.00||Good luck Sang!!!!||Suren Fernando||04/26/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||04/25/2017||$45.00||Blue Key Dodgeball Tourney! Thanks everyone for coming!||Alyssa Borst||04/25/2017||$5.00||From Alyssa Borst!||Anonymous Friend||04/25/2017||$10.00||From Alec Bland||Anonymous Friend||04/25/2017||$20.00||From Riley Katsev!||Jimmy Higgin||04/25/2017||$5.00||Joe Harrell||04/25/2017||$10.00||From Joe Harrell||Jeremy McAninch||04/23/2017||$30.00||Good luck man!||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2017||$50.00||celebrate....and be celebrated my friend!!||Devin Gant||04/20/2017||$15.00||Tony Vazzana||04/19/2017||$15.00||Anonymous Friend||04/17/2017||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||04/16/2017||$15.00||William Ashcraft||04/15/2017||$200.00||Best wishes Sung Bui||Anonymous Friend||04/14/2017||$5.00||Sang Bui||04/10/2017||$100.00|