Victoria Bricker is a senior at University of Colorado. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Cancer has affected my family throughout my life. Most immediately is my father going through treatment twice for lymphoma while I was in high school and when I attended the University of Iowa. During my dad's bone marrow transplant at the U of Iowa Hospital I visited as often as I could and the health care team there was absolutely amazing and has driven me to work towards being a nurse oncologist; along with the ongoing research and room for growth with treatments. I am currently volunteering with the Cancer to 5K program through the Ulman Fund and work as a nurses assistant on the oncology and BMT floor at a hospital. Through my experiences I have learned and seen that the cancer community is strong and full for fighters. These fighters also include the families and loved ones; for this I am riding for my father, my aunt Kim who passed, other family members who have gone through treatments, and those who have touched my heart at the hospital.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
4,000 miles seems like a quite a feat; however, it is not comparable to those battling cancer and balancing life. I am riding to help support those young adults who have put some of their life aspirations on pause. Along with supporting them I am excited to be a part of this is amazing opportunity to bring awareness country-wide, hearing personal stories, and connecting with various communities.
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!
|Anonymous Friend||02/06/2019||$30.00||Good Luck Tori! What an adventure A&S C||Victoria Bricker||12/31/2018||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||12/17/2018||$75.00||Festive 50 Holiday Ride Donations||Pam Bricker||12/05/2018||$25.00||Dakota Taylor||12/04/2018||$50.00||Good Luck!||Anonymous Friend||12/02/2018||$200.00||K&DH, JM||Victoria Bricker||11/28/2018||$50.00||Sherri Yerkey||11/26/2018||$50.00||Go Tori!!||Gerry Bricker Sheriff||11/21/2018||$100.00||go Victoria!!||Anonymous Friend||11/18/2018||$100.00||What a great cause! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! -R&S||Anonymous Friend||11/18/2018||$40.00||You are a brave & energetic girl. Blessings -JB||Anonymous Friend||11/18/2018||$100.00||Congrats on graduation! Love -J&JB||Anonymous Friend||11/16/2018||$35.00||To everyone cancer has affected, especially those in our family. Much love & luck -B&DH||Anonymous Friend||11/13/2018||$25.00||Randy & Marsha Kerper||11/11/2018||$50.00||Good luck Victoria!||Anonymous Friend||11/11/2018||$25.00||Quite an adventure! Be Blessed -L&B||Anonymous Friend||11/11/2018||$100.00||I'm truly proud of you & you're hard work is paying off. love you -S&T||Tammy Leckband||11/10/2018||$100.00||Thank you Victoria for being involved with such a worthy fundraiser. Good Luck.||Sony & Brian Powell||11/08/2018||$25.00||Best of luck Tori!!||Deanna & Dan Taylor||11/08/2018||$35.00||Good luck on your journey before true adulting starts!||Phil Algreen||11/07/2018||$50.00||Good luck Tori!||Anonymous Friend||11/04/2018||$100.00||You being crazy enough to bike cross-country||Anonymous Friend||11/02/2018||$50.00||Soon it will be here.||Anonymous Friend||10/30/2018||$100.00||Allie Kerper||10/17/2018||$30.00||Good luck Victoria! So proud of what you're doing!||Anonymous Friend||10/06/2018||$75.00||Chris McCormick||10/02/2018||$100.00||Good luck Tori!Help kick cancer's butt for all of our family members who have fought a cancer diagnosis and for everyone else who is currently fighting for their lives. Looking forward to following your journey. Love you! Aunt Chris||Anonymous Friend||09/03/2018||$75.00||I am so excited for you. Vicki Vande Voort||Katie Yerkey||09/03/2018||$25.00||This is amazing! You go girl!||Val Van Helten||09/02/2018||$25.00||Good luck Vic||Patricia Bricker||08/31/2018||$500.00||Good luck Victoria!||Carole Van Roekel||08/28/2018||$20.00||Good luck Vic!||Allison Blevins||08/28/2018||$20.00||Good Luck Bricker!!!! You rock!!!!!!||Hannah Greenlee||08/28/2018||$20.00||Good Luck Bricker! Its so cool that your doing this!||Sandra Luoma||08/28/2018||$100.00||You go girl!!||Victoria Bricker||08/20/2018||$100.00|