Schuyler Hughes is a graduate of Hollins 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?
When I was eight my maternal grandparents passed away nineteen days apart from two different types of cancer. My grandmom had a form of Leukemia and my granddad was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, which ended up spreading throughout his body. This was my introduction to cancer, losing my two favorite people at a young age. Since then I have weaved and bobbed my way through the cancer community. My favorite teacher, Mr. Blevins passed away the summer after eighth grade. My best friend's father was diagnosed the summer after we graduated from college and is now in full recovery. This summer during my 4K for Cancer run my paternal grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer and is working her way towards recovery.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer with UCF to give back. Last year, I participated in the run from San Francisco to Baltimore and was given the opportunity to meet an amazing group of people that became my family. I was able to reach out to new communities I never would've been able to without 4K. I met a woman in Evansville, IN that forever changed my life. I was able to find myself and now I want to continue my service to the cancer community. I am passionate about this cause and I am excited to spend 70 days pedaling my way across the United States for opportunities to meet those affected by cancer. I believe in the mission of Ulman Cancer Fund and I grateful not only for last summer but to experience something completely new the summer of 2017 while giving back to an amazing community of warriors.
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!
|Braden Cheney||07/03/2017||$100.00||Stay strong! Ride safe.||Lynchburg HillCats||06/03/2017||$333.00||50/50 raffle||Matt Dexter||06/02/2017||$20.00||You are incredible! Push through all your goals and then some more. The cancer community is so much better off because of your impact and your passion. In the meantime.. just cross your fingers and hope you hit a lot of riding down hill. Good luck!! Go 4k!||Katie Williams||05/22/2017||$25.00||Best of luck lady!!!! I love you and everything you are doing! Thanks for putting so much good back into the world!!!!||First UMC||05/18/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||05/18/2017||$57.00||Sean Wood||05/18/2017||$100.00||GET IT GIRLLLLLLLL!!!!!||Dama Schneider||05/15/2017||$50.00||You're an amazing young lady and I'm so proud to know and support you! Xoxo||Grace Mawyer||05/11/2017||$20.00||Go Schuyler, go!!!||Allison Desler||05/11/2017||$25.00||I am so unbelievably proud of you. You have the courage to stand up for everything, and I wouldn't be who I am without you. Love you! Maybe see you in Idaho again?||Sam Ehlers||04/14/2017||$20.00||So proud to call you one of my best friends! You are doing great things! Keep it up, I love you!||Amanda Blevins||04/14/2017||$30.00||You have turned into an awesome woman! I know my dad is so proud of you. Thank you for everything you do for the fight against cancer.||First United Methodist Church||04/14/2017||$265.00||Good Luck! We'll be praying for you!||Catlin Porter||04/14/2017||$40.00||So proud of you! You already know this of course! The thought of you doing this again, but on a bike makes me even more proud of you than last year! Have a great time, running buddy!!!||Spaghetti Dinner||04/05/2017||$920.00||Elizabeth E Harris||04/03/2017||$15.00||Meredith E Gilmer||04/02/2017||$20.00||Margaret J Hobson||04/02/2017||$100.00||Margaret J Hobson||04/02/2017||$20.00||Fred J Easton||04/02/2017||$100.00||Priscilla K Sprague||04/02/2017||$40.00||Teri P Guertler||04/02/2017||$25.00||Innisfree, Inc||04/02/2017||$10.00||Daniel Lee||03/22/2017||$100.00||Katie Hogan||03/15/2017||$25.00||I'm so lucky to have met such an amazing and inspiring woman. You are a constant motivation in my life. You can do anything you set your mind to :)||Dyan Aretakis||03/15/2017||$50.00||Good luck!||Church Donation||03/13/2017||$140.00||Amy Woodruff||03/09/2017||$50.00||Logan Lee||03/04/2017||$75.00||For being the most driven, motivated, and funniest woman I know. You are simply amazing!||Anonymous Friend||02/13/2017||$25.00||Just tell yourself duckie, you're really quite lucky.||Allyn Letourneau||01/24/2017||$26.00||I will never forget the day we entered Wisconsin together and got those huge iced coffees and hung out at the border gas station in the middle of the park. Best of luck to you!!! Make Baltimore proud.||January Bake Sales||01/24/2017||$302.00||Kinsey Manchester||01/24/2017||$12.00||I don't know how to ride a bike, either ;) Looking forward to following your journey this summer! Best of luck!||Natalie Campbell||01/24/2017||$20.00||You're a trooper and such an inspiration love. I wish you the very best and hope you have fun!!! :)||Kathryn Byrd-Colbert||01/24/2017||$200.00||Learn to ride that bike and have a blast! I am so very proud of you baby! All your training, bake sales and hard work will be so awesome to think about as you are pedaling up some hellish mountain! Go get'em Baisey!||Marie Anne Miller||01/09/2017||$25.00||This is actually from my Grammie! She says, "Way to go! Good luck this summer!" :P||Peter Henley||12/31/2016||$30.00||Proud father of 2016 Team Baltimore runner Gina Henley who ran with you. You guys are awesome! Good Luck!||Sophia Starkman||12/27/2016||$30.00||I am so proud of you! It's so amazing you are choosing to do this again. Our summer together last year was unforgettable! Be what BMORE! Love you so much and best of luck on your next journey!||Jack Bowling||12/27/2016||$200.00||ayyyy||Carrie McAuliffe||12/27/2016||$25.00||Way to go Schuyler!! So jealous and so proud!||Gina Henley||12/18/2016||$50.00||This is awesome and I'm so proud of you!! I hope you have another best summer ever (but it's gonna be hard to beat summer 2016). Love you and good luck!!||Seth Rinehart||12/14/2016||$68.00||Love you friend. You inspire me to do more than imagined. So proud of you. PS) Go Browns :)||Shayna Buffalow||12/09/2016||$100.00||Girl I am so proud of you!! I wish we could bike across the country together, but luckily we got to run it together. This summer wouldn't have been the same without you! I love you so much and I'm proud to consider you one of my best friends!! If I was rich I'd donate the full 6,000 but you and I both know servers don't make that much! I hope you have an amazing summer and I can't wait to hear and read all about it!! B what? B more||Christine King||11/26/2016||$50.00||Thanks for being such an amazing teammate and friend to me. I cannot imagine what my 4K journey would be like without you. I am so grateful for our continued friendship. I hope you have a kick ass summer. I am so proud of you!||Casey Ryan||11/24/2016||$26.00||26 stong. Thank you for what you are continuing to care and making the world a better place. I love you always and I am so proud of you!||Bailey Wilhelm||11/24/2016||$26.00||Keep on changing the world!!! So appreciative that you are taking this journey again. I cannot wait to live vicariously through your pictures! (Totally copied Casey for the donation amount <3)||Erin Duffy||11/24/2016||$50.00||Sooo proud of you! Can't wait to follow your journey! Welcome to the crazy 4K repeat club!||Marie Anne Miller||11/23/2016||$50.00||My heart is so full knowing you're taking on another incredible adventure..Team Seattle is lucky to have you! XOXO||Reis DeSantis||11/23/2016||$35.00||Super pumped for you, Schuyler. I am actually now anticipating the summer just because of this! You're amazing, dude!||Liz Caldwell||11/23/2016||$25.00||YES! So proud of all you have accomplished and can't wait to see how next summer goes for you! Lots to be happy about!||Mary Cathryn Proctor||11/22/2016||$20.00||Love you Schuyler!! You are a rockstar. Go get 'em||Caitie Runyon||11/22/2016||$50.00||SCHUYLER! I'm so proud of/jealous of you. Love you girl <3 Live your best life and always B-MORE!||David Hamilton||11/22/2016||$100.00||Very proud of you Schuyler! Keep it up!||Sophie Caplan||11/21/2016||$100.00||Good luck, Schuyler. I am so proud of you! Kick butt but never forget about your Team Baltimore homies :) Love you!||Schuyler Hughes||11/21/2016||$100.00|