Sophia Garber's Fundraising Page
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Sophia Garber's Fundraising Page
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Sophia Garber is a Senior at SUNY Geneseo. 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 San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

I have been involved in Relay for Life for the past 7 years. I am involved with SUNY Geneseo's Colleges Against Cancer for 3 years and have had numerous friends and family affected by cancer. I am constantly inspired by the strength and courage I have seen in those whose lives have been changed by a cancer diagnosis.

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

I have seen the impact people can have when we come together to do something amazing. I am so excited to take this journey and see what we can accomplish. I want to bike across the country to raise awareness, to make connections and to honor all of those who have won, lost or are still fighting their battle with cancer. I think this is the perfect opportunity to combine my love of biking and my desire to give back! I am SO excited to have the opportunity to raise money, make a difference, and bike 4,000 miles :)

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
Laura Dolan 08/19/2017 $15.00 Love you Soph!! So proud of you and I am so excited to see you! You are unstoppable!!
Susan Illowsky 08/17/2017 $50.00 Congratulations!
Karen Lynch 07/27/2017 $150.00 Thank you for honoring my dad today. My family appreciates all of your efforts.
UnitedHealth Group 07/14/2017 $100.00  
Diane Alden 06/25/2017 $200.00 This is in memory of Ida who died this month. Ida was a good and loyal friend who made it to age 96. She would have been pleased to contribute to Sophia's efforts to provide support to those dealing with cancer.
Madonna Pund 06/24/2017 $50.00 It was our pleasure to host you on your journey. What an inspiring young woman you are. Wishing you a safe journey and success in your future endeavors. Love, Chris and Madonna Pund
Alisa Cohen Barney 06/23/2017 $25.00 One more donation came in from the KLS class!
Alisa Cohen Barney 06/19/2017 $150.00  
Kathy Tonkovich 06/10/2017 $25.00 Hi Sophia, You are such an amazing young woman! Your ride across the US for people who's lives have been affected by cancer is SO inspiring!!! Sending lots of love, hugs, and positive energy to you as you complete you journey! XO
Gregory Lindner 06/04/2017 $25.00 Good Luck from Michelle's parents
Robert Bonfiglio 06/04/2017 $50.00 Sophia's selflessness is inspiring! Good luck!
Murphy's Bar and Grille Slade 05/29/2017 $367.00  
Jackie Stone 05/28/2017 $25.00  
Mike Reed 05/27/2017 $50.00 I said I'd do this 7 months ago, but whatever. Congrats Sophia, I'm so proud of you!
Joan Pirie 05/27/2017 $50.00  
Robert Mellman 05/27/2017 $25.00 From Janice, Bob, Max and Sammy. Impressed that you are doing the ride and impressed that you've exceeded your fundraising goal!
Anonymous Friend 05/26/2017 $155.00 Murphy's venmo
Anonymous Friend 05/26/2017 $15.00  
Rexford Fund Inc 05/26/2017 $200.00  
Yorktown Grille 05/25/2017 $365.00  
JIM KENT 05/25/2017 $25.00 Great ride--I admire your courage and determination!
Anonymous Friend 05/24/2017 $175.00 Ian and Nina's donations
Chervin Family 05/22/2017 $25.00 What a wonderful and exciting trip. Keep your eyes ahead and enjoy the scenery.
Anonymous Friend 05/20/2017 $25.00  
Andrew Herman 05/17/2017 $50.00 Wish I could be riding with you! Good luck and keep pedaling.
Peggy Gottschau 05/13/2017 $25.00 Thank you for your support of those fighting this terrible disease. You go girl!
Kelliann Benson 05/11/2017 $20.00 Ride like the wind! Enjoy every mile - even the most difficult ones.
Anonymous Friend 05/07/2017 $65.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/04/2017 $314.00 Cookie and Idle fundraiser
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. 04/28/2017 $100.00  
BRYAN DENNIE 04/27/2017 $50.00  
Eric Agosta 04/27/2017 $100.00 Good luck kiddo!
Sabrina Bieloski 04/27/2017 $50.00  
Honey Girl Gormet 04/26/2017 $50.00  
Mark Broomfeild 04/26/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/26/2017 $130.00  
Union Fundraiser 04/24/2017 $55.00  
House Show Venmo 04/24/2017 $78.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/21/2017 $180.00  
Uma Natarajan 04/20/2017 $3.00  
Riley Sessanna 04/18/2017 $20.00 Goodluck Sophia!!
Anonymous Friend 04/17/2017 $25.00  
James Marks 04/12/2017 $15.00 Go, Sophia!!
Patricia Young 04/10/2017 $20.00 What a wonderful selfless act - to bring awareness and donations for a worthwhile cause. I wish you a safe and wonderful experience. I thank you for your effort and motivation and I ask you to hug your dad for me. He is one of the most talented writers I've ever met. Breathe Deep, Think Peace, Patty
Sandra Parrott 04/07/2017 $25.00 Hi Sophia, Your Dad is in my poetry group. We think what you're doing is wonderful. Best Wishes, Sandra
Amanda Hughinkiss 04/07/2017 $12.00  
Debra Jaret 04/06/2017 $50.00  
Bina Shevin 04/05/2017 $25.00 Go, Sophia!
Andrew Geller 04/04/2017 $25.00  
Marie Davis-Williams 04/04/2017 $20.00 Good luck to you! Great cause.
Judy Garber 04/03/2017 $10.00 Great idea.
Dave Wasser 04/03/2017 $25.00  
William Clements 04/03/2017 $50.00 Good luck! Your parents must be very proud of you.
Mick Kennedy 04/02/2017 $25.00  
Lewis Miller 04/02/2017 $50.00  
Shannon Bol 04/02/2017 $100.00 Hey Sophia - friend of Cycle Craze & live in MD. Big supporter of Ulman. Represented them through Team Fight at a race last year. Hope to be able to meet you at the 4k send off in Baltimore.
Joshua Lang 04/02/2017 $50.00  
Bob Peters 04/02/2017 $50.00 Have fun!
Anonymous Friend 04/02/2017 $131.00 Basketball Fundraiser/stickers
Diane Alden 04/02/2017 $100.00 Thanks for doing this Sophia. Such energy, such courage, such commitment! May this be a very productive, effective and enjoyable journey. My very best wishes will go with you.
Lori & Michael Barr 04/02/2017 $25.00 awesome, sophia! have an incredible trip!
Anonymous Friend 03/31/2017 $28.00  
Laura Dolan 03/31/2017 $12.00 LOVE YOU SOPH. Sorry I couldn't make a physical appearance at your awesome bike-a-thon!
Bike A Thon 03/31/2017 $248.00  
JD Page 03/31/2017 $25.00  
Kristina Barsema 03/29/2017 $20.00 So proud of you!
Patrick Yee 03/28/2017 $2.38 Go Sophia!
Patrick Yee 03/28/2017 $6.73  
Venmo Challenge 03/27/2017 $175.00  
Andrea Klein 03/27/2017 $25.00 Go get em Sophia!
Emily Verhaeg 03/26/2017 $5.00  
Ryan Cash 03/26/2017 $10.00  
Chip & Sarah Matthews 03/25/2017 $50.00 Congratulations - what a way to give back and dedicate time after graduation!
Alysa Bowling 03/25/2017 $10.00 You are so amazing Sophia! Good luck!! :)
Taylor Gerner 03/25/2017 $10.00  
Gabriel Birkby 03/24/2017 $10.00  
Alexis Mynio 03/24/2017 $20.00  
Olivia Wilcox 03/24/2017 $10.00  
Kristen Czerwinski 03/24/2017 $50.00 love you lots. Congrats on all your amazing accomplishments. You make mamma proud
Ashley Bonner 03/24/2017 $10.00 wooo good luck!
Alpha Chi Rho 03/24/2017 $620.00 alpha chi rho
Leah Greene 03/24/2017 $10.00 This is for my amazing Godfather and loving Aunt. I will love you both forever
Justin Wingenroth 03/24/2017 $20.00  
Paul Garing 03/24/2017 $20.00 Good luck Sophia!! :)
Michelle Lindner 03/24/2017 $10.00  
Andy Hogan 03/24/2017 $10.00  
T-shirt Campaign 1 03/23/2017 $380.00  
T-shirt Campaign 1 03/23/2017 $380.00 T-shirt Campaign Fundraiser
Anonymous Friend 03/22/2017 $40.00  
Sticker & Cookie Fundraisers 03/14/2017 $183.00  
Sophia Garber 03/10/2017 $29.00  
Kendall FitzGerald 03/09/2017 $10.00 Best of luck on your journey Soph!!
Erica Del Priore 03/07/2017 $50.00 So proud of you, Sophia! You're a rockstar. Good luck on your ride :) - The Del Priore Family
Anonymous Friend 03/05/2017 $50.00  
Jessica Battaglia 03/05/2017 $20.00 You are amazing! Good luck Soph!
Anonymous Friend 03/02/2017 $35.00  
Emma Daley 03/01/2017 $3.00 :)
Aneek and Dan!!! 02/28/2017 $20.00 Good luck on this amazing journey, Soph!! You're incredible! Love, Dan and Aneek
Antonia Maric 02/21/2017 $15.00 Sophia you are amazing! Miss you and proud to call you my friend :)
Izak & Joan Breslauer/Pirie 02/13/2017 $50.00  
Renee Coscia 02/08/2017 $10.00 Way to go Sophia! We wish you well on your journey.
Megan Roberts 02/07/2017 $20.00 Love you!
Noel Kropf 02/07/2017 $50.00  
Cindy Powers 02/07/2017 $100.00 Good luck with your ride. What a wonderful way to raise awareness.
Anonymous Friend 02/06/2017 $5.00  
Mike Eddi 02/06/2017 $10.00  
Lindsey Ubeda 02/06/2017 $40.00 So incredibly inspired by you Sophia, I'll be supporting you from a far the whole way! Love you!
Marina Massaro 02/06/2017 $20.00 Wishing you the best of luck, Sophia!
Ali O'Connell 02/06/2017 $30.00 You have always been doing big things since I've met you!! So proud of you<3
Susan Mordecai 02/06/2017 $50.00 Sophia, offering you support brings great joy. May you be healthy and strong as you ride for a great cause.
Emily Ellmann 02/06/2017 $10.00 I'm so proud of you, Soph!! You're going to help change the lives of so many people through this!
Marissa Berry 02/01/2017 $5.00 For the sticker!
Jack Travers 02/01/2017 $4.99 For riding your bike 4,000 miles
Anonymous Friend 02/01/2017 $2.02 :)
Anonymous Friend 02/01/2017 $.68 ;)
Tyler Dowd 02/01/2017 $25.00  
Melissa Marullo 02/01/2017 $25.00 You're so incredibly inspiring and determined and dedicated and amazing!! I love you so much!!!!
Renee Katafiaz 01/30/2017 $10.00 SOPH!!!! You are so amazing!! I wish you the best of luck on this amazing journey and I know you are going to make a huge difference!!!!
Danielle Hartnett 01/28/2017 $20.00 You're amazing Sophia!! Miss you tons!
Steven Kirsh 01/23/2017 $108.00 Good luck Sophia!
Frankie DiRienzo 01/22/2017 $5.00  
Olivia Wilcox 01/20/2017 $20.00 Sophia--enjoy the ride! So proud of you :)
Rachel Winter 01/19/2017 $10.00 You never fail to inspire and amaze, Sophia! Safe travels and good luck! Make sure to pack plenty of JR melts for the road <333333
Alexis Annitto 01/19/2017 $25.00 Good luck, Sophia! Thank you for riding for such an amazing cause!
Erica Doherty 01/19/2017 $10.00 Hi Sophia!!! Currently writing this as you are sitting behind me in class LOLS. I love you, you are wonderful and I'm so proud of you and this incredible thing you are doing!
DJ Peters 01/19/2017 $25.00 This is awesome! Best of luck!!
Kayla Ryan 01/18/2017 $25.00 THIS IS AMAZING!! Good luck, Sophia!
Anna Carbone 01/17/2017 $10.00 Thank you for riding for this amazing cause. So proud of you!
Rose Carbone 01/14/2017 $25.00  
Members Of Hilltop Hanover Jam 01/11/2017 $120.00 Go Sophia!!!
Harry Bolick 01/09/2017 $50.00  
Jim Garber 01/04/2017 $200.00 Ride on, Sophia! Great cause!
Michael & Karen Rossi 01/04/2017 $100.00 Beautiful fundraiser! Good luck and have fun biking the country! -Kozlark and Rossi Family
Paul Sutera 01/03/2017 $250.00 Good Luck Sophia- It will be the trip of a lifetime. Thank you for making the effort for such a great cause. Drs. Nancy & Paul Sutera
Malerie Simon 12/20/2016 $50.00 You are awesome! Have an amazing journey
Tami Horowitz 12/19/2016 $85.00 Here's getting you to $1000. So proud of the young woman you have become.
Austin Simon 11/29/2016 $20.00 Go Sophia! Sorry I couldn't donate more. This is amazing!!!
Marissa Berry 11/17/2016 $10.00 Best of luck Sophia! I'm so lucky to know such an incredible, brave, and selfless person. Good luck on this amazing journey! I have no doubt you'll reach your goal. Love you! <3
Kaylee Weitz 11/16/2016 $15.00 I am beyond proud to know someone as passionate, ambitious and selfless as you, Sophia! Best of luck, I hope you reach your goal!
Anonymous Friend 11/11/2016 $100.00 Sophia thank you for your caring and efforts for this wonderful cause. Mr. and Mrs. Sherry
Emily Bressner 11/11/2016 $10.00 So proud of you Soph!!! This is awesome!
Galletti Family 11/11/2016 $50.00 You are such an amazing person who is doing wonderful things with your life!! So proud of you.. good luck Sophia!!
Taylor Drysdale 11/07/2016 $10.00 good luck!
Pat Schories 11/06/2016 $50.00 GO! Sophia! Such a good cause!
Emily Garber 11/06/2016 $100.00  
Nicole Bergamo 11/02/2016 $20.00 Sophia you are amazing - miss you, love you! <3
Ashtyn Megariz 10/11/2016 $15.00 Sophia, I am so glad that our paths have crossed and that I have been able to get to know you in just a short amount of time. I think you are the most selfless person I have met in a VERY long time and know how much this means to you. I am sorry it is not much but I hope it helps. I made the donation in memory of my grandma who lost her battle in 2011 and I know she will watch over you as you make your journey. Congrats on this opportunity and I hope it is everything you expect it to be and more.
Rexford Fund Inc 09/30/2016 $200.00  
Lisa Alcott 09/28/2016 $100.00 You go, Sophia!Unfortunately, we have too many "in honor/memory" people to list. LOVE.
Amy Dobson 09/25/2016 $5.00 Good luck!!
Josh Stone 09/25/2016 $25.00 You rock, Soph! Good luck with fundraising and your ride.
Lauren Galimi 09/25/2016 $10.00 Proud of you! Good luck!!
Brianna Forgione 09/25/2016 $10.00 GOOD LUCK SOPH!! You're amazing. Miss you so much!<3
Vincent Laroza 09/25/2016 $25.00 You can do it! You will do it! Good luck sophia
Sarah Hershey 09/25/2016 $40.00 You're amazing Soph <3 I have so much love, respect, and admiration for you for a multitude of reasons! Here's a penny for every mile :) Best of luck, and kick some major butt!!!
Sophia Garber 09/21/2016 $100.00  
  Total $9,642.80  
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