FENG NIAN TEY's Fundraising Page
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FENG NIAN TEY's Fundraising Page
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Feng Nian Tey (Steven) is a freshman at Minerva Schools at KGI. In the summer of 2018, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

My grandpa has always been a prominent figure in my life. Despite being a taciturn and occasionally hot-tempered person, he is the kind of guy who shows affection in very unorthodox ways – whether it is by giving me “scholarships” when I do well in my exams (they were basically wads of old, wrinkled cash concealed in red packets), or by grumbling about how I never eat my greens at the dinner table. I loved listening to him talk about his life story, and his tales of the world war have always been my absolute favorite.

This is why ever since my grandpa died of lung cancer in 2012, I have been fascinated by this invisible but merciless serpent that creeps within all spheres of our lives. The irony about my grandpa's death is that he wasn't even an avid smoker; in fact, he despised smokers, calling them the banes of humankind. But yet, somehow, this serpent of a disease still managed to sneak its way into his alveoli and eventually, suck the life out of his lungs. And as if that wasn’t enough, a second heartbreak came in 2016, when I lost my aunt to colon cancer. Despite going through rounds and rounds of excruciating chemo sessions, there was nothing she could do to escape her Fate when it finally came knocking on her door.

As a species, we have been plagued by cancer for centuries. However, I am optimistic that with enough time and resources, humans will be able to find a way to defeat this monster, and I would be honored to be a part of that cause.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

To be completely honest, my grandpa’s death was actually one of the reasons I started running competitively in my freshman year of high school. This might sound silly, and I would never admit this out loud, but I’ve always treated my grandpa’s advice as a beacon whenever I’m chasing those visible yet frustratingly elusive miles. Therefore, being able to run across the United States (Forrest Gump reference anyone?) is one thing, but being able to do that with a cool squad in the name of cancer awareness is like a dream come true.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

2018 marks the 17th 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 a at www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Katja Della Libera 04/13/2018 $10.00 Good luck Steven. You're doing amazing things
Nobu Warwick 04/13/2018 $20.00 Love the cause - all the power to you brother!
Yun-Te Sung 04/12/2018 $100.00  
Jiang Foong Yeap 04/01/2018 $15.00 Go for it!!
Gabriela Petrova 04/01/2018 $10.00  
Abishek Dharshan 03/25/2018 $100.00 <3 Corporate Social Responsibility Lol
Kirsty Hall 03/25/2018 $10.00 Run, Steven, Run!
Abishek Dharshan 03/23/2018 $95.00 Daddy!
Hwei Eng Gan 03/22/2018 $50.00 Proud of you, kid.
Hwei Eng Gan 03/22/2018 $50.00 It's great that you are doing this in the name of Gong Gong...I am sure he will be very proud of you!
Brenda Ho 03/22/2018 $5.00 Good luck on your journey! Lots of respect for you doing this!
Brian Swanberg 03/22/2018 $50.00 Go Stevie :)
Anonymous Friend 03/21/2018 $10.00  
Violetta Karpenko 03/20/2018 $21.00 We all just trying to be the better version of ourselves <3
Daniel Goz 03/20/2018 $20.00 This is amazing!
Rodrig Naska 03/20/2018 $25.00  
Dulce Rivera 03/20/2018 $20.00 GO STEVEN! You are amazing!
Asir Abrar 03/20/2018 $5.00  
Hassaan Qazi 03/19/2018 $21.00 Brought those 20 people down to 19 xD You got this man, go make us proud!
Dennis Antela Martinez 03/19/2018 $21.00 you rock!
Robert Sutherland 01/08/2018 $100.00 Best of luck on your run, Steven, and also in your career.
Bryan Lim 12/29/2017 $15.00 Good luck, Steven!
Gaik Leng Sim 12/28/2017 $118.00 Good luck, Nian! Remember to relax your shoulders during the run - that way you can run longer, more endurance!
Shu Wen Tey 12/28/2017 $7.00 Good luck, bro! I'll be praying for you hehehe!
Chin Keat Sim 12/28/2017 $25.00 Thanks for doing this for Da Yi!
Esther Loh 12/28/2017 $5.00 My grandparents died of cancer too. Thank you for the effort & keep it up! God bless & regards from Penang, Malaysia!
Yann Herng ng 12/26/2017 $10.00 Good luck Steven!
Yoke Kuan Teh 12/11/2017 $100.00 Passion is living out your beliefs in tangible ways to benefit others. I wish you the best in your endeavor and purpose!
Team Efficacy 12/07/2017 $2.50 Think Motivation. Think Efficacy.
Anirudh Nair 12/05/2017 $2.50 You are an inspirational person and am really proud of you for doing this. I know you can do this mate, so just go and conquer ❤️❤️❤️
Angelina Rubis 12/05/2017 $2.50 Big changes are made with small steps, thank you for sprinting them up.
Quang Tran 12/05/2017 $2.50 Push on! Be unstoppable! :)
Poh An Tey 12/04/2017 $200.00 I'm really proud of you for doing this in the name of Gong Gong! Thank you, and all the best for the run!
Li Pheng Sim 12/04/2017 $25.00 Go, Nian! You have all our support! Your aunt would be smiling from the heavens above if she knew that you're doing this! :)
Huey Ling Kng 12/04/2017 $25.00 I'm so proud of you doing this run in the name of your grandpa! Good luck!
Anonymous Friend 11/26/2017 $50.00 We believe in this and you <3.
Meng Ngee Beh 11/24/2017 $30.00  
Lauren Wilson 11/23/2017 $20.00 Good luck with the run!
Anton Lucanus 11/22/2017 $20.00 Good luck from neliti.com!
Phaik Yueh Koo 11/19/2017 $100.00 PROUD OF YOU !!! ALL THE BEST :)
Joyce Tagal 11/17/2017 $100.00  
Heng Kelly 11/17/2017 $10.00 This is amazing steven! Good luck and all the best to you xx
Anonymous Friend 11/17/2017 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/17/2017 $10.00 Ride on mate!
FENG NIAN TEY 11/09/2017 $100.00  
  Total $1,748.00  
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