Thomas Boyer is a senior at Xavier University. 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 Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have lost two grandparents to cancer along with knowing countless friends who have been impacted by cancer.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
Life is short. A phrase we throw around, but I did not really understand until losing a few of my relatives to cancer, and the tragic loss of my mother. At 22 years young, I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and challenge myself mentally and physically in order to help prevent others from losing their loved ones.
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!
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!
|Joe Aravich||02/14/2018||$15.00||Good luck with everything man!||Paul Fiorelli||01/23/2018||$50.00||Best wishes Tommy - Professor Fiorelli||Allison Hyde||01/14/2018||$200.00||Schertzer Schertzer||01/12/2018||$100.00||Thanks for doing this Tommy - Susan and I are behind you all the way!||Hunter DeShong||01/05/2018||$25.00||I could never thank any cancer supporter enough and I hope you feel so proud of yourself||Paula Toski||12/29/2017||$50.00||Tommy - your mother would be so proud of you. Good luck!||Linda Weis||11/30/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Tommy ! We'll be cheering you on ! Linda Weis and the State Farm Team||Patricia Miller||11/30/2017||$20.00||Kim/Tom/Alyssa Chiodo||11/29/2017||$100.00||So proud of you. Good luck.||Steven Fritz||11/26/2017||$50.00||Sandra Carnahan||11/26/2017||$10.00||Brendan Burris||11/24/2017||$25.00||This is fantastic man, best of luck.||Nicole Tooley||11/20/2017||$100.00||Your courage to do this is to be commended! Thank you for bringing awareness to a disease that affects so many.||John Naify||11/20/2017||$100.00||Thank you for making a difference. I look forward to the day when we can rid the world of this disease.||Kyle Tooley||11/17/2017||$25.00||This is outstanding.||Jessica Johnston||11/14/2017||$20.00||May God bless you with strength and perseverance as you run!||Belinda Vasbinder||11/07/2017||$50.00||Andy Rice||11/06/2017||$25.00||Proud of you Tommy! Much love from the Rice family.||Thomas Boyer||10/24/2017||$100.00|