Okay, I’m not gonna wax poetic about something for the first time in my life. Let’s cut to the chase: I’m biking across the country next summer (Baltimore -> San Francisco) to fundraise for the Ulman Foundation. The goal is to aid young adults in their fight against cancer through the Ulman House, their patient navigation program and all of the other life-altering things they do for young people in need. And so I come to you today to tell you this: your ole pal Nevin needs your help.
My mission is to raise $4500 between now and the summer of 2020. Which is where all of my lovely friends and acquaintances come in. I’m asking for your donations, whether it’s a shiny penny or a crisp $1 bill. You can help support both young adults battling cancer and at the same time be apart of my journey across America. I know what you’re thinking: Nevin, we were in PE together in high school and I watched you vomit after running for less than a mile. That is a totally fair assessment. But believe me, nothing is getting between me and this adventure. Lets band together and help some people and you can soak up that sweet, sweet schadenfreude as I document the process of training for this thing.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Even if you don’t donate, I hope this in some way inspires you to help others in need.
Each year more than 72,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Young adults (ages 15-39) face a variety of unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis including social isolation, fertility preservation, insurance concerns, delayed diagnosis, and survivorship.
The 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 services and resources for the young adult cancer community through programs that focus on patient support services, housing, survivorship, and scholarship. Learn more about young adult cancer and our impact here.