Spencer Hoernes is a senior at the University of Delaware. 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, MD to Seattle, WA, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My 13 year old cousin whom I have previously lived with for five years is currently battling cancer and I would like to help others in a similar position. It's hard enough battling cancer, but no one has to do it alone.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
When I first became informed about this program, my initial thought was "where do I sign up?" It seems pointless to me to sit back and watch someone go through something so traumatic without helping in some form. By riding I intend to help those in the cancer community and lessen their burdens.
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!
|Dan & Paul Somerset||08/10/2017||$115.00||We're so proud of you for taking on this challenge. Thanks!||Hilary Freer||08/10/2017||$25.00||Good job!||Marci Greenberger||08/04/2017||$18.00||St. Peters Episcopal Church||06/21/2017||$25.00||Natassja Linzau||06/20/2017||$25.00||For Jason and Spencer, in honor and appreciation of your dedication and love, in hope of your future. Ride on! Best regards, Natassja||Thu Minh Le||06/07/2017||$5.00||St. Peters Episcopal Church||05/31/2017||$50.00||Theresia Schatz||05/30/2017||$25.00||Wonderful cause - all the best and be safe!||Theresa A Klopp||05/28/2017||$50.00||Barb, Mark, David,Danica McLaud||05/27/2017||$25.00||We are proud of you!||Lawrence D Goldstein||05/24/2017||$50.00||Tanja Pilzak||05/23/2017||$50.00||Good luck - and have fun!!!||Cynthia Butler||05/18/2017||$27.00||St. Peters Episcopal Church||05/17/2017||$805.00||Steve Andreadis||05/16/2017||$50.00||Good luck||Charlotte Thomas||05/16/2017||$20.00||Sharon Lamberton||05/15/2017||$50.00||Terry-Ann Richards||05/15/2017||$30.00||John Michael Sophos||05/15/2017||$10.00||Patricia A Hannon||05/15/2017||$10.00||James Allen Held||05/14/2017||$50.00||Jessica L Potter||05/14/2017||$100.00||John Michael Sophos||05/14/2017||$100.00||Robert W Wimmer||05/12/2017||$100.00||Mike & Karen DeMonte||05/11/2017||$50.00||Godspeed Spencer!||William A Peterson||05/11/2017||$100.00||Dan Magnolia||05/10/2017||$10.00||Best of luck! Be safe!||Amir Hanna||05/10/2017||$100.00||Great to help a great cause.||Ellen Chafee||05/10/2017||$50.00||Go Spencer!||Anonymous Friend||05/10/2017||$25.00||Mark Bush||05/10/2017||$20.00||Shierra Ramirez||05/10/2017||$25.00||Sophia Ramirez||05/10/2017||$25.00||Ingrid Miller||05/10/2017||$250.00||Robert M Morgan||05/09/2017||$50.00||Paul G Kratt||05/09/2017||$50.00||John W Saupp||05/08/2017||$40.00||Donna Jeanne Turnell||05/07/2017||$25.00||Alice L Harris||05/07/2017||$25.00||Ann Freeman||05/06/2017||$200.00||Bishop William Gohl||05/04/2017||$100.00||Prayers and Support go with you on this pilgrimage. It will be a blessing to many!||Maureen Lyons||05/04/2017||$25.00||Kevin G Morgan||05/04/2017||$50.00||Anne J Ratledge||05/04/2017||$100.00||J. Thomas Sturgis||05/04/2017||$100.00||Lutheran Campus Ministry at University of Delaware||05/02/2017||$1,000.00||John P Biddle||05/02/2017||$100.00||Sandy Bently||05/01/2017||$50.00||Beth & Peter Hoernes||05/01/2017||$75.00||Deborah I Zwicke||05/01/2017||$100.00||Ellie Brown||04/30/2017||$20.00||Safe Travels, Spencer!!||Bonny J Mears||04/30/2017||$50.00||Donald M Matthews||04/30/2017||$500.00||A L Martin||04/29/2017||$25.00||Maria Faiola||04/28/2017||$20.00||You are inspiring Spencer!! Have an amazing trip!||Ernest C Soffronoff||04/26/2017||$25.00||Ed /Lali Hoernes||04/21/2017||$100.00||St. Peters Episcopal Church||04/19/2017||$500.00||Scott Eisenhart||04/16/2017||$20.00||John Barber||04/15/2017||$20.00||GO SPEENO!!!!||Stacey Merenda||04/15/2017||$20.00||GO SPEENO!!!!||Nona Holy||04/14/2017||$20.00||Spencer-Blessings on this journey! Peace-Nona||Janan Bergen||04/14/2017||$100.00||Praying God's blessing on this trip and on you Spencer!! You are an amazing young man and I am privileged to know you! Ride for Jesus and don't look back.||Sarah Fredrick||04/13/2017||$20.00||GO SPEENO!!!!||Anonymous Friend||04/12/2017||$50.00||Jim Farmer||04/11/2017||$25.00||Hey Spencer - God bless and be safe out there.||JoAnne Gross||04/11/2017||$25.00||God's blessings to you on this journey. Your compassion for this cause is remarkable and I'm sure this will be a life changing experience.||Nancy and Ken Lomax||04/11/2017||$100.00||Good luck and Godspeed, Spencer! This sounds like such an amazing opportunity to make a difference in people's lives -- thanks for your caring spirit and dedication to the cause! Stay safe out there!||Lutheran Campus Ministry at University of Delaware||04/11/2017||$200.00||Henry May||04/10/2017||$275.00||Go Spencer!!! We are praying for you and for Jason! May God bless you and give you both all the strength and endurance you will need.||Sarah LaFave||04/10/2017||$25.00||Go Spencer!!||Tom & Susie Olson||04/10/2017||$100.00||Such a great way to support a critical cause - Godspeed, Spencer!||Rebekah Biddison||04/09/2017||$100.00||Good Luck, Spencer! We love and admire your spirit. You have such a big heart. Stay that way. It will serve you well. Sending our love to you. Chuck and Rebekah||Chris Kolmorgen||04/05/2017||$25.00||Good luck on the journey!||Tim Thornton||04/04/2017||$400.00||They didn't have a space for Mr. & Mr., some day. Be careful, have fun, and we would love to connect again one day. Tyler and Bryce are both 15. Jerry and I cannot be old enough to have children this age! It made me choose one. Jerry is almost finish his doctorate. ( will that make me a doctor's wife......)||Gabrielle McNichol||03/31/2017||$50.00||This is a perfect cause for you to take part in for many reasons! I am so inspired by you. Keeping doing awesome things and good luck!!! XO||Patty Little||03/28/2017||$50.00||Go Spencer!! So great to "hear" from you and support you in such a worthy cause.||Spencer Hoernes||03/18/2017||$100.00|