Travis Good is a Freshman at University of Nebraska-Lincoln In the summer of 2019, he 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 Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
During my sophomore year one of my fellow classmates was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout the last three years of high school I was exposed to the hardships this student faced on a daily basis. I made it my mission to provide assistance to this individual, knowing that every moment I spent with him gave him that extra push. Adding on to this experience, I started reaching out to his family and providing the upmost comfort throughout the struggles they were going through.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am eager to make a major impact on the cancer community, gain a lot of close relationships, and have an overall life changing experience. Closure in someone's life is established through positive experiences. These experiences are immensely more desirable when you complete them with admirable individuals. I'm truly looking to gain this experience for myself, as well as with the others that will motivate me through it all.
2019 marks the 18th 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 Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 72,000 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.
Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman 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.
Ulman House - This year Ulman will open 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!
|Janel Johnson||02/18/2019||$40.00||Good luck Travis!||Craig Boylan||02/17/2019||$50.00||Tari Blankman||02/16/2019||$25.00||Great job for doing this, your efforts are admirable!||Patty Niedert||02/15/2019||$25.00||Todd Silence||02/15/2019||$50.00||Honoring Virginia Boylan's family||Dylan Sheufelt||02/04/2019||$40.00||Virgie Boylan||02/04/2019||$100.00||Good Luck Travis! So proud of you!||Travis Good||01/26/2019||$100.00|