The Ulman Cancer Fund’s 4K for Cancer program is the most life changing experience your loved one will be a part of. Although it can be both exciting and scary while they prepare for and leave on this trip, remember the transition and growth that will take place within them during their journey. The 4K is the most physically and emotionally demanding journey many people will ever be a part of and it is impossible to complete without the support of friends and family.
There are many ways to support your rider or runner before and during the trip. From spreading the word about their fundraising page to sending them care packages along their route, any and all support makes the journey that much more rewarding. For an in-depth overview of our program and more FAQs, check out our Family & Friends guide at the bottom of this page.
“The Ulman 4K for Cancer Portland Ride changed my son’s life… It was with great trepidation that we gave Matthew his last hug at the send-off in the Inner Harbor. We simply could not fathom his ability to accomplish such a feat as riding across the country with all the adversity we knew the riders would encounter. In one of my most difficult moments of letting go as a parent, I watched him ride away. Little did I know how grateful I would be for this experience and the transformation it would have on Matthew’s life.
As the summer gave way to fall and Matthew returned to school we’ve seen a transformation that was born out of his 4K Portland Ride. We see a son who continually expresses appreciation for what others do for him. We see a son who has more patience and tolerance for others and for their burdens. We see a son who is more resourceful in solving problems. We see a son who no longer struggles with self-confidence. We see a son manages stress in a way we never dreamed possible.”Rachel Anne Day & Michael Davis