The 4K for Cancer offers a 4,000+ mile charity bicycle ride across the United States to raise money and support communities affected by cancer.
Teams of 30 college-aged riders will bike across the country to raise funds and awareness for young adults affected by cancer. Each ride covers over 4,000 miles of diverse terrain, and includes countless awe-inspiring sights along the route. The 4K for Cancer is the most unique life-changing experience available to young adults.
As riders travel across the country, they have the opportunity to share their connection to the cancer fight and to play a part in uniting and inspiring these communities to overcome the challenges posed by this destructive disease. By forging these connections across the country, celebrating the lives of loved ones touched by cancer, and ensuring no young adult faces cancer alone, 4K riders are empowered to overcome the tremendous physical, mental, and emotional challenges associated with this ride, culminating in the most rewarding 70 days of their lives.
The 4K for Cancer is a program of The Ulman Cancer fund for Young Adults (UCF). The UCF strives to support, educate, and connect young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer. The UCF provides direct support services to young adults battling cancer through the Patient Navigation program, peer mentoring, and college scholarships.
The 4K for Cancer offers applicants the opportunity to have an amazingly positive impact on the lives of thousands of people affected by cancer. Each ride of the 4K for Cancer covers over 4,000 miles in 70 days every summer. On these rides, our cyclists have the opportunity to inspire and unite the communities that we travel through.
Before you submit your application, please take the time to explore our website and learn more about our program, our mission and the logistics involved with becoming a rider.
Being a rider with the 4K is a serious commitment and huge undertaking. Riders spend eight months fundraising ($4500 minimum) and training for the ride. The ride itself is a physically and emotional challenging endeavor that spans 70 days and 4000+ miles. We look for riders, ages 18 to 25, who have a connection to the cancer community, who have experience working as part of a team, and have a desire to accomplish great things.
Please fill out the application carefully and to the best of your ability. We will begin reviewing applications in the beginning of August, 2013. Thank you and good luck.