Stephanie Starrett is a Senior at New York University. 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 Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US this year. I am extremely lucky that myself and my immediate family have never been diagnosed, but many close to me cannot say the same. It is unfortunate that I can say with confidence that everyone I know has in some way been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Since it has become such a relatable struggle for so many people, I think it's important that organizations such as the Ulman Cancer Fund bring people together to help instill hope and support for all.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
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!
|Not Your Average Joe's INC||06/27/2017||$76.00||Avila Family||06/01/2017||$100.00||Laurie Gallagher||05/27/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||05/26/2017||$50.00||Go Steph!!||Beverly A Carter||05/26/2017||$35.00||Merrily Coyne||05/23/2017||$50.00||Great cause and good luck!!!||Greg Flynn||05/22/2017||$50.00||Great cause!||Kristen Hianik||05/19/2017||$100.00||Good Luck Stephanie! Hope to see you in Chicago!Let us know your ETA and we will take you out to dinner for some good Carbs & Protein!! :) XOXO||Anonymous Friend||05/15/2017||$100.00||Kill it Steph and think of me and Lisa when you cycle !!||B4T9 Women's Cycling Team||04/26/2017||$250.00||Strong Work Stephanie!!||Caniel P Hynek||04/23/2017||$100.00||Gray Curtis||04/21/2017||$25.00||Raffle Donation||Paul Sleight||04/05/2017||$50.00||Martha Kane||04/02/2017||$50.00||Please enter me into the raffle for the Patriots tickets.||Elizabeth Wohler Stowe||04/01/2017||$100.00||Joe Trometer||03/30/2017||$75.00||Stephanie - Good Luck and have fun. Please include in raffle.||Maria Benoit||03/23/2017||$25.00||Good Luck on this exciting adventure! Please apply this towards the raffle. Thanks!||Stuart Newman||03/19/2017||$100.00||Good luck!||Stephen Roberts||03/18/2017||$200.00||Good Luck Steph.||Karen Tafuri||03/12/2017||$50.00||Good luck on your trip across the country||Amber Winsor||03/09/2017||$20.00||So glad the Starrett legacy lives on for Team Seattle! Still so thankful for you and your fam for all the support/banana bread/letting us take over your house for a reunion! Have so much fun and don't forget 2105 is cheering you on especially when you face the headwinds!||Onkita Ganguly||03/01/2017||$25.00||Good luck, Steph!! So excited for you! (raffle)||Derek Bauer||03/01/2017||$200.00||Good Luck! Derek&Sarah||Sonja K White||02/28/2017||$25.00||Ted Manley||02/23/2017||$50.00||Good luck, Steph! Please apply this to the Pats raffle!||Nancy Mccormick||02/23/2017||$60.00||Rachael Baptiste||02/23/2017||$25.00||Good luck Steph!!! You're gonna do great! (for raffle)||Mike McCarthy||02/23/2017||$25.00||(For raffle) Good luck!!||Mary Golluzio||02/23/2017||$10.00||Sandy Kitridge||02/23/2017||$20.00||Cecelia A Roberts||02/23/2017||$100.00||Nicole Gelinas||02/22/2017||$25.00||You got this boo! <3||Rebecca Bier||02/22/2017||$25.00||For raffle. Good luck Steph!!!||Karen Susskind||02/22/2017||$200.00||Good luck Stephanie! Great cause! (Pls include this donation in the Patriots ticket raffle)||Gregory King||02/22/2017||$100.00||For the raffle please||Kate Caputo||02/22/2017||$25.00||Good luck and have fun!||Marilyn M Pugh||02/22/2017||$50.00||Naomi COVINO||02/20/2017||$25.00||For raffle||Marion M Charpentier||02/20/2017||$50.00||Katherine Slattery||02/18/2017||$75.00||Thanks for riding for the cause!||Tony Triano||02/18/2017||$200.00||enjoy the ride and this experience - great job!||Michele Albert||02/17/2017||$25.00||Bea Starrett||02/17/2017||$50.00||Im so pround of you. Enjoy every day of your trip.||Libby Gormley||02/16/2017||$25.00||YGG||Wendy Reardon||02/15/2017||$25.00||Good luck Steph!||Charles Starrett||02/15/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Stephie! So proud of you! Maybe we can find you on our cross country trip. Much love!||Ilana Feinerman||02/15/2017||$200.00||Good luck!||Melissa Gough||02/14/2017||$125.00||We wish you all the luck on this journey & hope you know how proud we are of you! We love you!! Xo||Megan Morrow||02/14/2017||$25.00||So excited for you to experience 4K this summer Steph! We'll be cheering you on with each pedal! (raffle)||Pandora Wohler||02/13/2017||$100.00||Steph - hope the wind is at your back and you get ice cream everyday :) Love you - Auntie Pandy and Uncle John||Grace Ribiero||02/13/2017||$50.00||Rita Bradley||02/13/2017||$25.00||Cynthia J Barnes||02/13/2017||$100.00||Maureen and Gregg Morrow||02/11/2017||$50.00||Have a safe and wondrous journey Stephanie.||Marilyn Connell||02/09/2017||$50.00||Julia Dwyer||02/08/2017||$50.00||I LOVE YOU!!!! You rock and are a badass and I am so excited for you. Much Love xoxoxo||Pat Davidson||02/08/2017||$50.00||Keep on truckin!||Jean Coyle||01/05/2017||$35.00||Team Seattle 2015 will be cheering you on every step of the way! Have a last and enjoy every moment because it flies by!||Cecelia Wohler||01/02/2017||$100.00||Mia Dohrmann||11/29/2016||$20.00||Team Seattle 2016 is cheering you on! :)||Evan Foster||11/18/2016||$100.00||So happy for you steph!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures. Remember nothing is easy but if it's hard it's more than likely worth it!||Jackie Starrett||11/15/2016||$100.00||I am so proud of you and excited for you to embark on this amazing journey!! See you in Seattle :)||Jan Fordham||11/15/2016||$100.00||So proud of you Stephanie! Does this mean I get to go to Seattle again!||Nancy Mccormick||11/15/2016||$100.00||Congrats, good luck and look forward to all of your pics.||Sally Evans||11/15/2016||$10.00||Go you!||Barbara Felder||11/15/2016||$20.00||Good luck Steph! So so proud of you!||Marybeth Starrett||11/15/2016||$250.00||We are so proud that you are dedicating your summer to helping young adults impacted by cancer! Can't wait to follow you on this incredible journey. Be strong and ride like the wind! We love you, mom & dad||Anonymous Friend||11/15/2016||$25.00||Oliver Bergson||11/15/2016||$25.00||Good Luck Steph!!||Katelyn Fabri||11/15/2016||$35.00||Go get em! Team Seattle 2015 will be cheering you on every step of the way! :)||Stephanie Starrett||10/31/2016||$100.00|