Spencer Phillips's Fundraising Page
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Spencer Phillips's Fundraising Page
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I am a Graduate student at Mission College with a degree in Fire Management. On June 2nd, I 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 Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

My grandmother Mary Phillips was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma in 2003 and unfortunately passed away in 2007 which has left a lasting impact on me.  After her diagnosis,  my dad immediately sought out a way to help, so he decided to join up with Team in Training and ran his first marathon in Honolulu.   Although I also wanted to join him for this event, my doctor said I was too young as a 9 year old to participate in the marathon so I did what I could by helping volunteer with all of the fundraising efforts.  During that 4 year period of time of my grandmothers’ illness, my parents continued their association with TNT for another 3 seasons where they raised approximately ~  $50K to support cancer research funding.  

Once I got older, I also personally participated with Team in Training in 2016 and ran my first marathon in Seattle and raised over ~ $5K for cancer research.   Unfortunately, cancer hasn’t only affected my grandmother in our family.  From my cousin with testicular cancer to my aunt with skin cancer, we have known the cancer community very well and have supported research fundraisers since I can remember.  Because of these examples and my awareness of young adults who have also been impacted by cancer, it’s now my turn to make my connection to the cancer community a lifetime commitment and do what I can to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?

I am travelling this incredible distance with the Ulman Foundation for many reasons:

1).  I have been involved with the Cancer community ever since my grandmother got diagnosed and have been looking for another way I can give back to them and help them in any way possible.  What a great event to help further the cause to find a cure and do what we can together.  We need to continue to find a way to beat this horrible disease.

2).  I’ve always wanted to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible.  This is a great example of pushing those limits to ride my bike across the country ~  4000 miles over 70 days and the chance to see our beautiful country, and help young adults in need of a cure.

3).  I love riding my bike and this would be an epic voyage that I will remember for the rest of my life. Not only will I be able to help create more awareness for the Ulman Foundation but I will be able to do it while riding a bike with a great group of young adults.


If you would like to follow the journey, I will be posting on a regular basis to my blog www.spencerphillips25.wordpress.com or on Instagram (@spencerphillips25)

ABOUT 2019 4K for Cancer

2019 marks the 18th 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 Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org


Over 72,000 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. 


Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman 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.

Ulman House - This year Ulman will open 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
Linda Courter 08/29/2019 $200.00 So proud of you Spencer...hugs from aunt linda
Arthur Bookstein 08/27/2019 $70.00 Congrats on hitting your 13K fundraising goal man. Glad I could be the one to donate you that last amount. Thank you so much for being a great leader and friend to me this summer. Looking forward to our next ride together!! :)
Alan McDonnell 08/17/2019 $200.00 meet you guys at Basecamp pizza, what you all are doing is so awesome! Congrats on completing your journey!!
Moira Delumpa 08/11/2019 $100.00 Great job, Spencer! Thank you for your time and dedication to raise money for this important cause. It was wonderful to see your progress every day on Facebook!
Joey Davis 07/12/2019 $50.00 Love your spirit Spencer! Your trail updates have been amazing. Keep it up and good luck through the mountains!
Doug Norwood 07/11/2019 $50.00 Great to meet you Spencer. Happy trails, Doug
Peter and Nikki Pazmany 07/05/2019 $250.00 What you are doing is awesome. I was talking with your parents last night in Aptos. Wishing you the best on the journey!
Calvin Studebaker 07/05/2019 $25.00 Supporting a fellow biker with a purpose. This is awesome man I respect you and your heart!
Ackley Family 07/02/2019 $50.00 Praying for you Spencer! Safe and fun ride!!!
Gianna Favaloro 05/30/2019 $50.00 I’m so proud of you baby! I feel so grateful I get to see you accomplish all these great acts of kindness. I love you so much!
Connor Rounds 05/26/2019 $30.00 Proud of you Spencer, keep positively influencing the lives of others.
James P Hoey 05/24/2019 $100.00  
Stephanie Phillips 04/12/2019 $60.00  
Karen Falk 04/12/2019 $30.00  
Autodesk Foundation 04/12/2019 $60.00  
Autodesk Foundation 04/12/2019 $30.00  
Kara Fazio 04/09/2019 $50.00 Go Spencer! Can't wait to follow your journey!
Spencer Phillips 03/29/2019 $25.00 What fun it was to see you at Zanottos a few weeks ago and learn more about your cycling mission to raise money for cancer! When I told my husband about meeting you, I said that such a mission by you, Spencer, did not surprise me a bit. Even as a third grader your compassion and friendship toward others stood out above the pack. My husband's comment: "Good man!" And I agree. You are a wonderful example of love toward others, a lesson this old world needs now, more than ever. Good luck, Good Man! Happy pedaling! Mrs. Kubitz
Lam Research 03/27/2019 $1,500.00  
Mary Sheehan 03/26/2019 $50.00 We're proud of your work, Spencer! Your former St. Simon Teacher, Mary Sheehan Johnson
Cheryl Kealey 03/16/2019 $70.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/15/2019 $100.00  
Karen Rhoades 03/14/2019 $100.00 Way to go! Thank you for raising money to such an important cause. Have fun and finish strong!
Mercedes Bickerstaff 03/14/2019 $243.00 Proud of you Spence!
Ryan Roberts 03/14/2019 $25.00 So proud of you for your hard work and dedication. You are helping so many people!
Karen O'Brien 03/12/2019 $50.00 Way to go, Spencer!
Rouleau Orthodontics 03/11/2019 $100.00 Go Spencer! We are all proud of you and your commitment! Rouleau Orthodontics
Roberta Head 03/10/2019 $100.00 Love your values, motivation, and enthusiasm, Spencer! It is obvious that you are your parents' child!!
Pamela Fawson 03/09/2019 $40.00 Go for it Spence!!!
Regina Shirey 03/08/2019 $50.00 Way to go Spencer! So proud to know you all these years! I had a mom and sister who lost a battle with cancer. Thank you for making a difference! "Mrs. Shirey"
Joan Morris 03/08/2019 $100.00 To my Kindergarten student.... I always knew you would do great things! Way to go! You are an inspiration, Spencer.
Donna Weiher 03/07/2019 $50.00 So proud of you for this, Spencer! Happy to see you're still the kind and caring person I knew in grade school!
Tom & Christina Barton 03/06/2019 $200.00 Go Spencer!!
Kyle Keating 03/05/2019 $40.00 Safe travels man, Cuck Fancer!
Ann Straw 03/04/2019 $100.00 So proud of my former First Grade student! Way to go, Spencer!
Katey Kennedy 03/04/2019 $100.00 Good luck Spencer, what a great cause!
Kelly Grimes 03/03/2019 $200.00 Good luck Spencer, we will ride with you in spirit :)
Marshall & Mandy Benham 03/01/2019 $300.00 Have a great ride Spencer! What an experience, can't wait to hear all about it!!
Robyn & Dick Budelli 03/01/2019 $100.00 What a wonderful cause....wishing you safe travels Spencer!!
Noelle Norris 03/01/2019 $100.00 So proud of my cousin!
David Setton 02/28/2019 $100.00 Great cause, Enjoy the Ride!
A-Shun Or 02/28/2019 $75.00 You go Spencer! What great challenge and great cause. Way to go, enjoy every pedal of it, rain or shine, the heat and the headwind.
Yansi Ritchie 02/28/2019 $100.00 Cancer has taken a toll on our family, too. We appreciate your desire to help fight cancer and help survivors. Rooting for you on your journey!
David Grubb 02/27/2019 $50.00 Proud of all this work you're doin man, and what Jack said <3
Colleen Panec 02/27/2019 $100.00 Praying for all those fighting a cancer battle
Ryan Hennings 02/27/2019 $50.00  
Applied Materials 02/27/2019 $50.00  
Chelsea Douglas 02/26/2019 $25.00  
Agnes Roey 02/24/2019 $50.00  
Mary, Ross and Finlay Thomson 02/16/2019 $150.00 Go Spencer! Love, Mary, Ross and Finlay
Mary Phillips 02/10/2019 $50.00 Stop in Genoa on your way home!
Chris & Cristina Reilly 02/09/2019 $50.00 Good Luck. Lets us know if you need a place to crash.
Cyndi Jenkel 02/07/2019 $100.00 Good luck Spencer!!!
Mary Orrock 02/06/2019 $100.00 Good luck Spencie. We'll meet up with you when you ride through Napa!!
Mary Louise Hanley 02/05/2019 $100.00 Best of luck, Spencer. We know you will do well. Love, Tony and Mary Louise
Mark Derry 02/04/2019 $125.00  
Christopher & Jennifer Flores 02/03/2019 $100.00 Wishing you much success on your ambitious endeavor.
Steve & Phyllis Phillips 02/02/2019 $1,500.00 We are so proud of you Spencer for your continued fight against Cancer on behalf of your Grandmother Mary and others who have been affected by this terrible disease. We love you dearly !
Fred Gonzalez 01/30/2019 $100.00 What a wonderful trip Spencer. We'll be cheering for you every step of the way !!
Renea Brennan 01/29/2019 $25.00 I couldn’t be more proud of you. You are a beautiful soul, I’m proud to call you my festival dad. You’re doing big things and your heart is so pure. I wish I could do more.
Paul Gessert 01/27/2019 $100.00  
James Ignacio 01/27/2019 $50.00  
Parker Atkinson 01/27/2019 $25.00 Proud of you Spence!! I’m with ya buddy xx
Jeff & Cathy Purnell 01/21/2019 $250.00 Go Spencer! What a great challenge for a critical cause. Happy training and enjoy the ride!
Spencer Phillips 01/17/2019 $50.00 Congratulations Spencer, super proud of you! Can’t wait to hear all about your ride!
Fred Orrock 01/14/2019 $25.00  
Sally Orrock 01/14/2019 $25.00  
Bonfire 01/14/2019 $52.76  
Pam Klaus 01/11/2019 $100.00 Good luck to you Spencer!
Julie & Rob LoGrasso 01/11/2019 $100.00 Have a safe ride and enjoy the journey. You are an inspiration!
Nick LoGrasso 01/11/2019 $25.00 Good job Spencer. Great determination!
Philip & Ann Roemer 01/08/2019 $100.00  
Kerry Vermeer 01/08/2019 $200.00 Good luck Spencer! So proud of you... Scott and Kerry
Mack Family 01/05/2019 $100.00 Go Spence Go!
Mary Louise Bucher 01/05/2019 $100.00 Way to go Spencer! Our families have seen the struggles, victories and losses of fighting cancer and wish you all the best!
Jim Carter 01/04/2019 $100.00  
Karen & Bob Reilly 01/04/2019 $25.00 Good Luck & safe travels!
Mike Sly 01/04/2019 $50.00  
Mary Gustafson 01/04/2019 $100.00 Great job Spencer!!!
Tim and Darla Brown 01/04/2019 $100.00 Enjoy the ride, Spencer....just promise to look around along the way and enjoy the sights!
Donna Gallivan 01/03/2019 $150.00 Way to go Spencer-you are inspiring!!
Lam Research 01/03/2019 $250.00  
Steve Difu 01/03/2019 $100.00  
Marie Kelly 01/02/2019 $100.00  
Shannon Kava 01/02/2019 $250.00 Good luck, Spencer! You can do this!! Your grandmother would be so proud of you.
Fred Tinker 01/01/2019 $100.00 Have a terrific ride
JONATHAN SLY 01/01/2019 $25.00 Good luck Spencer!
John & Mary Verducci 01/01/2019 $100.00 Good luck Spencer! Ride like the wind!!
Judith Hanley 12/31/2018 $100.00 This is in support of Spencer Phillips and his continuing efforts to volunteer in raising funds to defeat cancer.
Kathy & Tom Chou 12/31/2018 $100.00 Way to go, Spencer. This is such a good cause. We're proud of you!
Bob & Mary Ann Poulos 12/31/2018 $100.00 So proud of you Spencer for being involved in such a great cause.
Joanne Engelhardt 12/27/2018 $25.00 You've got this, Spencer!
Kaitlyn Axelrod 11/27/2018 $100.00 Way to go Spencer! So proud of you. Love, The Axelrods
Jack Miller 11/27/2018 $200.00 Don't die on this bike ride
Susan & Stephen Fontaine 11/16/2018 $100.00 Awesome endeavor, Spencer! Best of luck! We’re behind you ❤️
Conner Treuhaft 11/16/2018 $50.00 Proud of you bro!
Walter Alexander 11/14/2018 $100.00 Thanks Spencer - cancer really does suck, I lost my brother Terry to cancer 17 years ago. Still miss him like yesterday.
Steve Papenfuhs 11/12/2018 $200.00  
David & Elsa Dunkin 11/10/2018 $500.00 Go get ‘em, Spencer! Your grandma would be so proud of you :)
Steve Phillips 11/07/2018 $250.00  
Mercedes Bickerstaff 11/07/2018 $255.00 Proud of you best friend!
Susan Norris 11/07/2018 $100.00  
Brian Dang 11/07/2018 $20.00 Great cause! Go get that bread!
Spencer Phillips 11/06/2018 $100.00  
  Total $13,200.76  
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