Seth Rinehart's Fundraising Page
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Seth Rinehart's Fundraising Page
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Seth Rinehart is a graduate student at Ohio Christian University. In the summer of 2017 he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. 

 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

It seems like everyone today knows someone close to them who is either fighting cancer or fought cancer. Something so horrible that no one should have to deal with, is now a mainstream phrase that makes you drop your head in sadness, not surprise.

 

I've seen my dear friend Val grow up without a mother. I've witnessed my good friend Maria grow up without a father. I've watched classmates like Carrie have to leave elementary school to fight cancer. I've been around to see person after person get a cancer diagnosis recently at our church.

 

But the toughest loss was Miss Dottie. My mother lost her best friend. I lost the woman who helped mold me into the human I'm trying hard to become. We lost her to brain cancer. But she's still changing lives. Everyday I try to be half the human she was, with even a fraction of the faith she had when facing the bitter truth of her disease. This disgusting disease has taken too much from too many. And frankly, I'm tired of it.

 

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

Last year I had the absolute pleasure of being a small part of Team Baltimore. While it was one of the most memorable times of my life, it was also one of the most difficult times too. 

 

Most of life, I have dealt with severe anxiety which manifested into chronic panic attacks a few years ago. Since then I have been working very hard to learn how to control them, or at least keep them at a minimal level. Things were going good up until the run.

 

The week we were set to start running, my grandfather passed away. It did something to me internally. For over half of the trip, my body went into this feeling of 'survival' mode. I woke up sick constantly and proceeded to spend the first half of the day just trying to calm my body down to act somewhat normal. The good days were great, but the bad days were pretty rough. Something eventually clicked and things got better as time went on. But it was extremely difficult to bury your hero and then fly 4,000 miles to meet a room of strangers (who would eventually turn into best friends) all in the span of a day.

 

Yet still, the entire trip, and since then, I've watched kids be pumped full of poison to try to get rid of cancer. We met people our age being blasted with radiation in hopes of taking the cancer with it. We met person after person who had just been emotionally and physically broken by this disease. We met people who had lost body parts, organs, loved ones, and so many other parts of their identity. Our problems are so insignificant and small compared to that. Yet, they were the ones who smiled and told stories of how grateful they were for the days they had to live. They lived with a purpose, knowing that fear and anger wouldn't solve anything. That fact has been poking at me for months now. We have legs to run, lungs to breathe, and a heart to beat. Don't take that for granted. 

 

My heart has been craving to go back. Not to fix the past. But to show a future. I need to show that just because you feel broken, doesn't mean you need to stay broken (Thanks for that quote Selena Gomez ;)). This journey is about every family member, friend, and human being who is fighting just to breathe. All those kids who literally can't get out of bed in the morning, because they don't have the strength right now. They deserve to know that we're doing everything physically possible to make sure that cancer doesn't win. This is the best way I know how to show that appreciation for life that they've shown.

 

I'm running because I can.

I'm running because I am thankful.

I'm running because it's the right thing to do.

 

Living life fully, scared or not.

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 www.4kforcancer.org

Challenge:

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. 

Solution:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Megan Nelson Shryock 07/07/2017 $40.00 We are so proud of you! Keep up the great work and stay strong!
Shirley Ann M. Walker 05/23/2017 $25.00  
Eva Nicol 05/17/2017 $100.00 I'm so proud of you Seth! Dottie will have a special hug for you someday. My prayers will be with you every day. Thank you for all that you do!
Summer Grier 05/15/2017 $10.00 Hey Seth! I'm so proud of you! I know it's not much and I'll give more later when I can! Keep it up, buddy!!!
Robert Kaminski 05/13/2017 $500.00 Good luck Seth! This is an incredible effort you are undertaking again in 2017.
Suzanne Simons 05/10/2017 $50.00 Good luck, Seth!
Tom Joseph 05/10/2017 $500.00 Good Luck Seth. Tom
Robert and Eleanora Alexander 05/10/2017 $20.00  
PATRICK & JERRILYN Iaconis 05/09/2017 $50.00 Seth, we do appreciate your heart and perseverance to do this amazing run to raise money and awareness. May the Lord guide your steps as you run the race marked out for you. Last year, you ran for our friend, Angie Hubbard, who has since gone to glory. Thank you so very much!
Debi Nelson 05/09/2017 $100.00 So very proud of you Seth! Doing this once is something to be very proud of, but doing it twice is amazing! You are one special guy! Look forward to following your run and adventures through your posts and awesome pictures!! ❤️
Jeanne Bartlett 05/09/2017 $200.00  
Eddie & Marcie Pryor 05/05/2017 $100.00 We are thankful for your heart and your trust in God. Love how God is using you to change lives. Your dedication and faith will shine as you run across this country. Love, prayers and strength from our family to yours! Love, The Pryors
Anonymous Friend 05/04/2017 $22.18 Run Seth run!
Jacque Iler 05/03/2017 $25.00  
Amanda Pinheiro 05/02/2017 $20.00 Proud of you Sethy!!
Erin Webber 05/01/2017 $40.00 Proud of you!
Robin Gibson 04/23/2017 $25.00  
Nancy Vickroy 04/23/2017 $50.00 You are doing amazing things with your life. I am impressed that you are taking on such a difficult challenge again. Such a selfless act to help others and showing the love of Christ along the way
Bernadette McMullen 04/19/2017 $50.00  
Faith Weber 04/15/2017 $50.00  
Dean and Debbie Domer 04/04/2017 $100.00 "Your will, Your way God"
Allyn Letourneau 04/02/2017 $20.00 Thank you for showing me the beauty in sunrises, sunsets, and the sky bro. Touch lives this summer!
Thalia McVicker 03/31/2017 $20.00  
Erin Maley 03/25/2017 $20.00 I'm SO SO proud of you Seth!! You're amazing kitten!
Lisa M Lorenzen 03/24/2017 $100.00  
Dorene M Hartong 03/20/2017 $35.00  
Roberta L Cotterman 03/19/2017 $500.00  
Meghan Fuller 03/16/2017 $25.00  
Christina Del Casale 03/16/2017 $25.00 You're such an inspiration and a blessing in the lives of everyone you meet. I am infinitely jealous of all of 4KNY2017 who get to spend the summer with you and get to know your beautiful, kind heart.
Diane Caplan 03/15/2017 $50.00 Thanks for helping those in need through your efforts, energy and spirit!
Sheel Patel 03/15/2017 $25.00  
Kayla Stewart 03/15/2017 $25.00  
Mitchell Caplan 03/14/2017 $50.00  
Terrell Gibbs 03/13/2017 $25.00 Seth, Mr. SETH...you're an inspiration my dude. Best of luck!
Tyler Veldhuizen 03/13/2017 $50.00  
Eleanora and Robert Alexander 03/11/2017 $25.00  
Steven Warner 03/09/2017 $100.00  
Brittany Papp 03/06/2017 $25.00 To keep it short and sweet, you're special Seth. God bless!
Jack Harpool 03/03/2017 $400.00  
Kathi Thaxton 02/23/2017 $50.00 Best wishes for a successful run!
Paul & Donna Kuntz 02/22/2017 $100.00  
Angela Rasicci 02/21/2017 $50.00 Best of Luck Seth! From the Rasicci Family!
Harold & Janet Guthrie 02/20/2017 $100.00  
Richard Howiler 02/18/2017 $50.00  
Paula L Engelhardt 02/17/2017 $100.00  
Mindi Mitson 02/16/2017 $100.00 You are such an inspiration and wonderful example of love in action! I am forever grateful for your determination to make a difference!!! Run with God, Seth! He is always ahead of you!
Jess Valenti 02/13/2017 $20.00 You inspire me.
Randy Dewalt 02/12/2017 $50.00  
Schuyler Hughes 02/12/2017 $40.00 I could not be more proud of you! Or more jealous of Team New York! I hope you have an amazing trip this summer, eat all the pizza, grace your team with your beautiful voice, run all the miles, and continue to be one of the best people I know. Love you Seth! Remember, be more always:) P.S. I'm so pumped for my pizza shirt.
Family Vorhies 02/11/2017 $100.00 We've watched you grow into a great young man. Keep up the good work.
Kathleen Schmidt 02/10/2017 $100.00  
Tim Harvey 02/09/2017 $100.00 Really proud of what you are doing. Just incredible. Miss you guys.
Teespring, LLC 02/09/2017 $164.82  
Dean Kleines 02/04/2017 $50.00  
Kathleen Pleli 02/02/2017 $25.00 Sethrie I love you buddy. Hugs always. Your amazing ❤
Megan Hoose 01/29/2017 $10.00  
Shayna Buffalow 01/28/2017 $100.00 Seth! I'm so proud of you! I can't believe you'll be running across the country again! You and Schuyler are such inspirations. You better have an amazing summer and never forget about us crazy kids on team Baltimore. New York is very lucky to have you, good luck friend!
Liz Caldwell 01/11/2017 $27.00 So so so proud of you Seth! You are truely an inspirational individual and look forward to reading your amazing posts about your summer and life updates. Thankful for the opportunity to know you! YES SETH!
Marie Anne Miller 01/09/2017 $50.00 So unbelievably proud of you.
Judy Selby 01/07/2017 $100.00 Good luck and enjoy the experience!
Emily Selby 01/07/2017 $50.00  
Sophie Caplan 01/04/2017 $100.00 So incredibly proud of you for "living life fully, scared or not." I admire your dedication to this cause and your bravery to take on 4K again! Love you more than you could ever know, twin! Go get em' this summer!!
Casey Ryan 12/30/2016 $26.00 26 is now DOUBLE as strong. Team Baltimore 2016 is being represented well. I am so incredibly proud of you for continuing to do the running thing. Go get 'em tiger, American isn't going to run itself...again.
Caitie Runyon 12/27/2016 $50.00 IM NOT CRYING, YOU ARE. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you're running across the country again and I can't tell you how brutally jealous I am. A little salty that you're on team New York... but I'm proud and love you nonetheless! WE LOVE RUNNING! Good luck, you crazy kid
Sophia Starkman 12/27/2016 $30.00 Seth! Wow you are doing it again! You are truly inspirational, last summer was one I will never forget! Be what, BMORE! Look at you being more. Best of luck on your journey this summer!
Jack Bowling 12/27/2016 $200.00 ayyyy
Anonymous Friend 12/27/2016 $25.00 Run, Seth, Run!!!
Carrie McAuliffe 12/27/2016 $25.00 You're at the top of my 'coolest people out there' list. Knock 'em dead Seth, so proud of you!
Natasha Nielsen 12/27/2016 $30.00 Love you kid!!
Seth Rinehart 12/22/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,720.00  
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