Tom Reed is a graduate of Rowan University. In the summer of 2017, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Portland, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My late Uncle Tom suffered from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and my grandfather currently suffers from melanoma skin cancer.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am riding for my Uncle Tom and grandfather, and also to empower and support all of the young adults who have experienced the deep hurt of cancer. After a serious car accident in 2014 that nearly paralyzed me, I want to use my second chance at life to pay if forward and give back to this community of people who are hurting.
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!
|Gerald and Sharon Clippinger||07/06/2017||$100.00||Thank you Thomas! We are very proud of you!||Donald Grace||06/05/2017||$50.00||Your doing a good thing Tom-Tom big hug and hand shake when you get back doggie. Lol||Susan Brydges||06/03/2017||$50.00||Good luck tom on your trip! Be safe! You are an amazing young man with a real fight for life!||Veronica Battersby||06/01/2017||$50.00||Best of luck Tom! You have such a great outlook on life!||Josephine Bellamy||05/30/2017||$100.00||Have a safe journey. Love Zia Pina and Uncle George||Jack & Bernadette Kain||05/23/2017||$50.00||Keep spinning those wheels heading west||Aidan & Kari Callery||05/21/2017||$50.00||Kick some asphalt!||Irvin Brown||05/08/2017||$50.00||Brian Reed||05/08/2017||$50.00||Richard Levandowski||05/08/2017||$50.00||Robert Whyte||05/08/2017||$50.00||Patrick Gartland||05/07/2017||$50.00||Ride on, Young Tom Reed, ride on...||Daniel T Spencer||05/03/2017||$20.00||CJ Reed||05/01/2017||$50.00||Keep on keeping on Thomas!||Nicolette Camishion||04/26/2017||$50.00||Welcome to the 4K fam(: I am SO excited for you to take this absolutely amazing adventure! Live every one of these 70 days to their fullest and never forget your "why".||Lois Staas||04/24/2017||$50.00||BILL & JEANNE KENNEY||04/23/2017||$25.00||Nancy H Kruger||04/19/2017||$100.00||Catharine Thomasson||04/17/2017||$25.00||Prayers and best wishes, Tom, for a safe and rewarding ride!||Colleen Chiu||04/17/2017||$25.00||Way to go, Tom!!! God speed!!!||Anthony Orlando||04/15/2017||$200.00||What a wonderful thing you're doing! Have a great ride - The Orlando Family||Leonardo Visentin||04/15/2017||$50.00||Good luck on your bike ride. It sounds like a wonderful experience and a great cause Enjoy and ride safe. -Visentin Family||Christine Kovnat||04/14/2017||$100.00||We are so excited for you Tom, have an amazing experience!||Vicki Stull||04/14/2017||$40.00||Awesome thing you are doing Tom. Thank you!||Richard Bernhard||04/10/2017||$50.00||Kass Reed||04/10/2017||$100.00||Ed Friedrich||04/10/2017||$100.00||David & Pat Watson||04/10/2017||$200.00||Good Luck Tom!||Catherine T. Guinan||04/09/2017||$50.00||Stephen Ehinger||04/07/2017||$100.00||In honor of all family members & friends who have passed from this horrible disease. Best of Luck to you, Tom, on your bike ride. Stay Safe.||Jeremy Johnson||04/07/2017||$40.00||Going towards a great cause!||M. Candace Guinan||04/07/2017||$150.00||Ari Leibowitz||04/05/2017||$25.00||Thanks so much for everything Tom! I hope you have a blast on this adventure!||Bryan Cruciani||04/05/2017||$40.00||Aaron Rodgers is our daddy||Robert Oszust||04/05/2017||$40.00||Britany Tierney||04/05/2017||$20.00||Best of luck! Such a great cause.||Mary Skidmore||04/04/2017||$20.00||Im pretty excited to see you do this! It is very inspiring Tom cat!||Tom Reed||04/04/2017||$100.00||Good luck on your ride, Thomas!||Anonymous Friend||04/04/2017||$100.00||Hey Tom!! Really a great thing to do! I wish you the best time!! xoxoxoxoxxo||Daniel Chard||04/04/2017||$100.00||A very noble cause. Thank you.||Jessie McCormick||04/04/2017||$20.00||Best of luck, Ninja Tom!! Miss you, bro!||Ally Cook||04/01/2017||$20.00||Joe Solecki||03/26/2017||$25.00||Best of luck, buddy! Awesome that you are doing this!||Ed Kelly||03/21/2017||$30.00||Good luck, Tom!! What a great thing you are doing!!!||Heidi Hubble||03/10/2017||$100.00||Have a great time! Can't wait to see the pictures!||Heidi Hubble||03/10/2017||$6.00||Joanne Codd||03/10/2017||$100.00||Congratulations Tom on this wonderful endeavor and sure to be a life changing experience. What a great way to give back to others and overcoming your own tragedy.||John Pizzo||03/07/2017||$30.00||Ayy lmao Tom, ayy lmao||Jackie Bellamy||03/06/2017||$100.00||I said i would donate. I finally did it!!!||DJ Ashton||03/06/2017||$10.00||Rob O'Leary||02/17/2017||$10.00||Best of luck Tom!||Anonymous Friend||02/09/2017||$500.00||Lex was here||Josh Gruber||02/09/2017||$25.00||James Gross||01/23/2017||$100.00||Bob Fraser||01/17/2017||$100.00||Caroline Plummer||01/17/2017||$25.00||TEAM PORTLAND 2K17||Duncan Macrae||01/16/2017||$60.00||Alex Watson||01/15/2017||$50.00||Nicholas Vicente||01/14/2017||$50.00||Thanks for what you're doing man! Much love.||Karleigh Hubble||01/06/2017||$50.00||I love you so much! <3||Timothy Green||12/29/2016||$50.00||Ashley Reed||12/20/2016||$441.00||Donald Roberts III||12/15/2016||$40.00||John Pizzo||12/13/2016||$30.39||yeet||Button Fundraising||12/08/2016||$73.30||Money raised while fundraising and selling buttons at Rowan University.||Shawn Fischer||12/05/2016||$30.00||Jess Bellamy||11/28/2016||$10.00||Nicole Engle||11/22/2016||$30.31||Good luck, Tom!!||Jerome Barton||11/21/2016||$50.00||Kyle Nolan||11/21/2016||$50.00||Gook Luck!||James Donovan||11/21/2016||$30.00||Good Luck Tommy Boi!!!||Stanford Sullen||11/18/2016||$60.00||Michelle Fortunato||11/18/2016||$30.00||Wayne Thomas||11/15/2016||$80.00||Christian Ehinger||11/14/2016||$60.00||GO TOM GO!||Larry Ridgeway||11/14/2016||$40.00||Good luck||Gary & Sue Hubble||11/12/2016||$50.00||Send us a postcard from Mount Rushmore. Good luck and enjoy the ride! Great cause!||Elizabeth Coradeschi||11/12/2016||$100.00||Luis Polanco||11/12/2016||$30.00||Stephen Lau||11/10/2016||$30.69||Gettem Tommy boy! LOVE YA #WallBustersliveon||Jackie Kupper||11/10/2016||$100.00||Hey Tom, you rock! I think it's awesome that you're doing this and I know uncle bill would think this is awesome.||Erin Ewasko||11/09/2016||$50.00||GET EET!!||DJ Ashton||11/03/2016||$10.00||Connie Clippinger||11/03/2016||$50.00||Good luck, sooo proud of you!||Natalie Chambers||10/23/2016||$30.00||Ryan Schoppy||10/23/2016||$30.00||Gloria Schoppy||10/23/2016||$100.00||Best of luck, Tom!||Thomas Reed||10/21/2016||$100.00|