Sydney Hanford's Fundraising Page
Fundraising Header image
Sydney Hanford's Fundraising Page
Fundraising Page Image

Sydney Hanford is a sophomore at the Ohio State University. In the summer of 2018, she 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?

I have an older brother who died of cancer when he was three years old. Ever since then my life has changed because of this disease. During my freshmen year I wanted to help fight against cancer which is when I decided to join Buckeyethon, a 24hr dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research. During the event I had the chance to talk to families and children affected by cancer which was very rewarding and enlightening.

Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I am traveling over 4,000 miles to represent my brother and all the other children who are fighting and have lost their battle with cancer. I want to help build a community of support for young adults and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. The chance to be apart of a team of kids my age all motivated for the same goal is very rewarding as well. I think this experience could have a major impact on not only my life, but the lives of so many others.

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


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
Sandra Russ 06/11/2018 $50.00 Egg-cellent idea to ride for cancer. You go girl-always enjoying reading your blog.
Bill Patterson 06/09/2018 $200.00  
Daybreak Information Systems 06/01/2018 $200.00 Good luck!
Lynn and Roy Buchinsky 05/25/2018 $36.00 Good luck Sydney! We are in your thoughts:) XO
Sydney Hanford 05/15/2018 $1,000.00 Ryan was a wonderful little guy and we’re so proud that you are doing this ride for cancer. We will hold you and your entire team in our prayers. Success! Love, Grandpa & Grandma
Joan Nichols 05/15/2018 $200.00 Spin on, Sydney
Mara Lilac 05/15/2018 $20.00 Good luck Sydney!!
Alex Gutherie 05/14/2018 $50.00 Good Luck!
Nana and Papa Tony 05/14/2018 $50.00 We love you!
Camryn Heatwole 05/14/2018 $10.00 So proud of you!
Sydney Hanford 05/14/2018 $188.00  
Lauraq Paquet 05/13/2018 $100.00 Way to go Syd, we love you, Paquets.
Marisa Paterniti 05/02/2018 $100.00 Sydney , Good luck on your journey. Be proud to be a part of an amazing adventure for such an important cause! Love, Marisa, Tony, Nick and Gianna
Lauren Covetta 02/17/2018 $10.00 You are a rockstar Sydney! I hope you reach your goal and have an incredible ride this summer. Keep changing lives!
Lisa Antolino 02/14/2018 $50.00 Go Sydney! All the best for a great ride in support of such an important cause.
Intech Acquisition Company, Inc. 02/13/2018 $1,000.00  
Karen Jordan 02/05/2018 $200.00 I know you'll have a great ride. This is such a courageous undertaking. Thinking of Ryan as his birthday approaches. Love you.
Howie Briggs C/o The Littlest Heroes 01/28/2018 $200.00 Your mission is very ‘moving’ and warrants amazing support......your obviously incredible !!!!!
Kristin & David Peace 12/23/2017 $500.00 So proud of you Sydney! Ryan is smiling down on you from above. Love to all the Hanfords from the Peace / Horn Family.
Cathy Maholtz 12/21/2017 $100.00 Good luck Sydney you are an amazing young woman. I'm very proud of you.
Innovative Landscapes L.L.C . 12/19/2017 $50.00 Go Syd!
Energetic Fitness 12/18/2017 $250.00 Go Sydney! From all of us at Energetic Fitness!
Rebecca Labanc 12/17/2017 $100.00  
Patti & Mark Ange 12/16/2017 $200.00 So incredibly proud of you Sydney. Good Luck!
Heidi English 12/15/2017 $50.00 Go Sydney!
Matt Ridgeway 12/15/2017 $50.00  
Morgan Formica 11/27/2017 $100.00 This is so amazing Syd! We are so proud of you! Good luck and we love you! Love, Morgan and Jules
Stacy and Erik Heatwole 11/27/2017 $100.00 Good luck Sydney! So proud of you!
Sydney Hanford 11/22/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,264.00  
Report Abuse Edit My Page