Sarah Dubois is a Freshman at MCPHS University. In the summer of 2017, she 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?
In August 2015, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor after a week in college. A month later, I had the resection surgery and met many wonderful children while at Boston Children's hospital who were suffering from a whole range of medical problems, many including cancer.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
Having gone through it myself, I know that the thing patients need the most is support. The emotional side effects are just as damaging as the physical side effects of cancer and I want to help those going through this type of struggle. I also want to experience something bigger than myself and meet and learn all about people from different parts of the US and how all of our stories connect in one way or another.
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!
|Sarah Dubois||06/03/2017||$50.00||Ga sarah!!!!||Neil and Teresa Twomey||05/24/2017||$200.00||Best of luck on your ride, Sarah. You rock!||Ann & Steve Manning||04/26/2017||$250.00||SOOO Proud of you, Sarah! You're a brave strong smart beautiful girl, and WE LOVE YOU! Best of Luck!||Eleanor Lyons||04/23/2017||$75.00||You are an inspiration, Sarah!||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2017||$30.00||Patricia A McDermott||04/17/2017||$50.00||Jason Dubois||04/11/2017||$500.00||Ellynmarie Theep||04/08/2017||$25.00||Good luck and be safe Sarah! We're proud of you! Annie and Ellynmarie||Holly Gallant||04/08/2017||$50.00||Beautiful and inspiring story! You make the Ash-West community very proud! Good luck on your ride!||Troy&Karen Barnes||04/07/2017||$100.00||Sarah, your perserverance and compassion will serve so many in need. We are thrilled to support you!||Brenda Busta||04/07/2017||$50.00||Have a great trip, Sarah. Good luck with everything, such a wonderful thing you are doing.||Stephanie Azar||04/04/2017||$33.00||GOD BLESS!! i went to oakmont + graduated in 1986!~||Young at Heart||01/23/2017||$634.00||Mb. Seguin||01/07/2017||$50.00||Definitely the bike shorts with padded bum!!! Wishing you fabulous weather for your journey.||Sarah Dubois||01/07/2017||$100.00||Sandra Slack||01/06/2017||$50.00||Your courageous and positive outlook on life, seems to me, something to be extremely proud of. Many will benefit from your work. I donate in honor and memory of my sister.||Olga Jewczyn Kaiser||01/04/2017||$25.00||Lisa Tenander||12/31/2016||$35.00||Go Sarah!||Suzanne Roy||12/26/2016||$50.00||Mark & Patti Washburn||12/12/2016||$50.00||Best of luck to you Sarah!||Hannah Smith||11/04/2016||$25.00||So proud of you! Have the ride of your life and cherish every moment! :)||Robin Dubois||10/16/2016||$200.00||Good Luck Sarah! We are so proud of you!||Dorothy Durkin||10/15/2016||$200.00||Good luck and safe travels.||Mary D Abernathy Abernathy||10/13/2016||$50.00||Good luck Sarah....way to go Auntie M & Uncle Dave||Larry Durkin||10/05/2016||$100.00||Biking the hills will be easy compared to the unrelenting headwinds. Find someone big to draft behind!||Judy Ryan||10/05/2016||$25.00||You've come a long way, Sarah! Stay strong!!||Paula Morris||10/05/2016||$40.00||Good Luck||John Twomey||10/04/2016||$250.00||Proud of you Sarah!||Rose and Jeff Lawrence||10/03/2016||$50.00||Sarah, best of luck to you! You've been through so much! Lots of love. ❤️||Elaine T. Pitocchelli||09/30/2016||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||09/28/2016||$23.00||For Sarah Dubois||Helen Twomey||09/24/2016||$500.00||Don and Cindie Brutvan||09/23/2016||$50.00||You are an inspiration Sarah! Best wishes!!||Catherine Raadmae & David Fourrier||09/23/2016||$100.00||Bernadette Curran||09/20/2016||$200.00||So proud of you Sarah!||Mary Walsh||09/18/2016||$25.00||Carol Bevan-Bogart||09/17/2016||$50.00||This is to honor Sarah Dubois in her efforts to help others.||Maria Pfeifle||09/16/2016||$50.00||Amazed by your strength and courage Sarah!||Mike Manning||09/15/2016||$100.00||Hope you have a comfy seat on your bike!||Dominic Romano||09/15/2016||$10.00||Jacqueline Therrien||09/15/2016||$50.00||You're strong and beautiful. You can do this!||Rhonda & Katie Becotte||09/15/2016||$50.00||Good luck on your ride. We are happy you are doing well. Very proud of you Sarah!||Rick and Donna Cass||09/14/2016||$25.00||Although Gram died of breast cancer, she would have supported this group as well! Hopefully we will one day learn the "why" and the "cure" for this awful disease! Sara is my granddaughter's future sister in law.and another granddaughter's friend....what an awful way to begin a new adventure in her life!||The Varieur's||09/14/2016||$50.00||So proud of you!!!! What a wonderful thing to do!! Can't wait to hear all about it.||Peggy Cryer||09/14/2016||$50.00||I've never met you, but I grew up with your mother. She's an amazing woman and it appears she raised an amazing daughter. Good luck on your ride!||Kristin Dubois||09/14/2016||$250.00||Dad and I are so proud of the person you are becoming. You've not had an easy start to your adult life, but you are making up for it. We couldn't be happier for you or more proud. Ride hard and be strong. Love you Mom and Dad||Rachel Peterson||09/14/2016||$10.00||Patricia Caldwell||09/14/2016||$50.00||Good luck Sarah..now let's get you back to school, and on with your life!||Nick Coleman||09/14/2016||$10.00||Good luck Sarah!||Karlene Cudak||09/14/2016||$30.00||Dubie, you are quite amazing. Keep doing great things, love you lots girl!||Beth Carlson||09/14/2016||$50.00||Beth, Jim, Madeline, and Ben Carlson||Mike Lashua||09/14/2016||$50.00||Rick & Jaline Taylor||09/14/2016||$100.00||Enjoy this amazing journey Sarah!!||Garrett Clancy||09/14/2016||$65.00||Anonymous Friend||09/14/2016||$35.00||Much love to you Sarah. What you are doing is amazing. Thank you. Please dedicate a ride for my grandfather who we lost to liver cancer. Be well. <3 Danielle Richard||Jack ODonovan||09/13/2016||$20.00||Jonarhan Manning||09/13/2016||$50.00||Gio Delduca||09/13/2016||$20.00||I hope you feel better, as well as others who are staying strong just like you! Keep it up!||Julia Graf||09/13/2016||$20.00||Maureen Moran||09/13/2016||$25.00||What you are doing is an amazing thing, you should be very proud of yourself. Good Luck!!||Kelli Olsen||09/13/2016||$50.00||Katherine Lemieux||09/13/2016||$10.00||Theresa Arcidiacono||09/13/2016||$10.00||Shelby Snyder||09/13/2016||$20.00||Lisa Cornwall||09/13/2016||$25.00||Sarah Dubois; you've come a long way to get healthy again. Not an easy road to hoe, but you did it, and will do it again in this ride. Be proud, do well! You are an inspiration!||Madeline Carlson||09/13/2016||$20.00||you go girl! keep on being such a ray of sunshine!!!||Sheila Lynch||09/13/2016||$150.00||So proud you are doing this bike ride, Sarah!||Marie Ragonese||09/13/2016||$50.00||Ride strong. Be proud.||Kim Curran||09/13/2016||$100.00||You go Sarah!!||Sarah Dubois||08/24/2016||$100.00|