Tyler Larson is a recent graduate and now employee of Northland College. 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?
When I was younger I started out by participating in and volunteering for multiple cancer awareness and fundraiser events as my grandfather had skin cancer. At that time I only knew what cancer was and that it can be difficult to deal with. After having multiple friends and family who are either battling cancer or are close to someone who is, I now realize how devastating it can be and want to help raise awareness and funds when possible.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
When initially finding 4K for cancer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, I realized how unique of an opportunity this is to contribute to making the world a better place. Fueling my passions for teamwork, service, and running, I can contribute to the cancer community in ways that aren't accessible to all. Travelling cross country with a team dedicated to making a difference will be a truly invaluable, life changing experience.
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!
|Maddie Wieland||12/12/2017||$20.00||Good luck! This is awesome!!||Amy Taplin||12/03/2017||$50.00||Nick Curran||11/30/2017||$20.00||Stuart Schmidt||11/30/2017||$15.00||Sarah Jorgensen||11/30/2017||$15.00||Aunt Marge this is in memory of you! Miss you and love you! You’ve left too soon! Tyler thanks for being an amazing Assistant Coach, I’m gonna miss you next year! Good luck bro!||Robin & Mike Bathke||11/28/2017||$50.00||Very honorable of you Tyler to run, proud of you!||Jane Kittaka||11/28/2017||$25.00||Good luck Tyler! Run hard!||Lainey Gallenberg||11/27/2017||$10.00||Bryant Hintz||11/27/2017||$10.00||Good luck bud!||Sam Anderson||11/27/2017||$10.00||Good Luck!!||Sue Larson||11/26/2017||$100.00||Go Tyler!||James Draheim||11/26/2017||$25.00||Wes Meyer||11/26/2017||$25.00||Adam Franke||11/25/2017||$25.00||Dorothy Adams||11/18/2017||$25.00||Life is a gift and it offers as the privilege, opportunity and the responsibility to give something back by becoming more. - T Robbins I am inspired by you.||Rick & Robin Adams||11/18/2017||$100.00||We are proud of your efforts! Uncle Rick & Aunt Robin||Aj Soukey||11/18/2017||$50.00||Ellie Zimmer||11/18/2017||$200.00||Tyler Larson||11/14/2017||$100.00|