Spencer Hoernes's Fundraising Page
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Spencer Hoernes's Fundraising Page
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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.

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


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
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  
  Total $7,525.00  
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