Will Hennessy's Fundraising Page
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Will Hennessy's Fundraising Page
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William Hennessy is a senior at Boston College. 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 Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Cancer has been a part of my life and my loved one's life since I was born. From friends, to family members, and friend's parents, I grew up with memories of hospital visits and making extra portioned meals. Often times, I was too young to even understand the full reality of the situation. More recently, my grandmother has been battling cancer and will be riding for her. Cancer is pervasive into all communities, and it can impact anyone.

Why are you traveling over 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

Through pushing myself physically, emotionally, and mentally this summer, I am hoping that I can be in solidarity with the ride that cancer patients embark on everyday. Hoping build community with my fellow teammates in order to strengthen the drive for fighting, treating, and fundraising for cancer.

ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Rita Kirby 06/23/2017 $100.00 Amazing journey! Amazing cause! Amazing Will!
Harrison Miller 06/07/2017 $100.00 Enjoy your summer, Will! I cannot wait to hear about the experience when you've finished, and am so glad to see you doing this for such a great cause.
Mags Wagner 06/06/2017 $50.00 Good luck Will peddle hard
Kira Godfred 06/04/2017 $100.00 You rock Will!! Keep on inspiring.
Suzanne Brannan 06/04/2017 $100.00 Congrats Will! Keep Peddling!!
James Hennessy 06/03/2017 $50.00 congrats on graduating and good luck
Dianne Wallace 06/03/2017 $200.00  
Sue DeFranco 06/03/2017 $50.00  
Amy Chapman 06/02/2017 $50.00 Go Will Go! Be well, stay safe, and remember that you are well loved.
John Glynn 06/01/2017 $50.00 LT4, Will! Just remember this gem from Jens Voigt: "SHUT UP, LEGS!"
Alex Flynn 05/30/2017 $10.00 Love you!! Good luck!!
Dana DeFranco 05/30/2017 $25.00 Love you
Liz Holman 05/30/2017 $15.00 I love you so much. Listen to a lot of Phil Collins.
Molly Shields 05/23/2017 $15.00 You go Will! So proud <3
Peter Swiderski 05/18/2017 $35.00 Enjoy the ride and stay safe and dry.
Friends Modstock 05/07/2017 $60.00 Donation from: Molly Wolfe, Meagan McKenzie, Olivia Spadola, Kiara Lum, and Molly Collins
Katherine Howard 05/07/2017 $10.00 Go Will! Can't wait to hear more about this
Catharine Keeffe 05/07/2017 $10.00 Good luck! You are such an amazing person, so happy I can call you my senior year prom date!
Grace Petro 05/07/2017 $20.00 WILL! You rock my rocks off. Good luck with your butt rash to come.
Jackson Bowers 05/07/2017 $20.00 Fundraising is hard! Go Will!
Emi Omick 05/07/2017 $20.00 Are you still mad at me?
Tina Paige 05/05/2017 $20.00  
Abby Muscarella 05/04/2017 $20.00 love u will!!! proud of u!!!
Elizabeth Burt 05/02/2017 $100.00 Good luck Will! Safe travels!
Maria & Chris Phelps 04/28/2017 $50.00  
Matt Phelps 04/24/2017 $20.00  
Isra Hussain 04/23/2017 $10.00 <3
Olivia Spadola 04/20/2017 $20.00 Keep being you
Olivia Hussey 04/19/2017 $15.00 You are so amazing!! Thanks for all that you do xx
Lin Moran 04/19/2017 $20.00 yes u friggin GO, WILLIAM
Anonymous Friend 04/19/2017 $10.00 the friend$quad is supportin ya
Courtney Roggekamp 04/19/2017 $25.00 Killin it, per usual, Will! Good luck!
Emily Franko 04/19/2017 $25.00 You help me stay inspired!!! Love you!
William Reik 04/19/2017 $15.00 GO WILL
Lauren Nilles 04/19/2017 $15.00 keep going go getter!!!
Brooke Bartlett 04/19/2017 $10.00 Go Will! Can't wait to follow your journey, you're incredible. :)
The Franko Family 04/19/2017 $100.00  
Kathleen & Bradley Hennessy 04/18/2017 $200.00 Hope your courageous adventurous spirit is contagious and inspires others to push themselves to help themselves and others. Love to you.
Lisa, Peter, Andrew and Brooks Hennessy 04/14/2017 $500.00 GO WILL GO
David Hennessy 04/12/2017 $200.00  
James Hays 04/10/2017 $100.00 Good luck
Pieter A Catlow 04/10/2017 $100.00  
Doug Murphy 04/06/2017 $100.00  
Tom Ayoub 04/06/2017 $100.00 Be safe.
Hennessy Family 04/06/2017 $250.00  
Bob Gibbons 04/06/2017 $100.00 Good luck!
Kevin Hennessy 04/06/2017 $200.00 Hope you have a wonderful trip this summer.
Harrison Besser 04/05/2017 $20.00  
Skip Proctor 04/05/2017 $100.00  
Gary Besser 04/05/2017 $100.00 Have fun Will! Send photos
Michael Abbott 04/05/2017 $250.00  
Michael Svagdis 04/03/2017 $50.00  
Kit Clemente 04/02/2017 $20.00 You're an inspiration, Will! Keep up the amazing work!
Connie Brown 04/01/2017 $100.00 Fantastic Will, wishing you a speedy trip!
Toni-Ann Vittoria 04/01/2017 $100.00 Congratulations for having the courage to take this on and make a change! All the best on your journey.
Elizabeth Nimmons 04/01/2017 $15.00 Good luck, Will!
Jean McKinney 04/01/2017 $100.00  
Olivia Hompe 04/01/2017 $20.00 Wishing you the best of luck in your travels, high school gym teachers can't tell you nothing.
Hannah Bowlin 03/31/2017 $30.00 GO WILL YOU ARE AMAZING!!
Marianne Kay 03/31/2017 $25.00 Here is to wishing you all the best in yet another amazing challenge that will help support a good cause! Good luck Will!
Lisa Popper 03/31/2017 $100.00 Good luck!!
Teri Valentine 03/31/2017 $100.00 Quite admirable, Will! From your mom's friend Teri
Will Hennessy 03/29/2017 $100.00  
  Total $4,645.00  
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