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The 4K for Cancer is a program of The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). UCF is a national non-profit organization, founded in 1997 and based in Baltimore, MD, dedicated to changing lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. 


Our 4K for Cancer program allows 18-25 year olds the opportunity to give and get support within the cancer community as they ride or run 4,000+ miles across America. 

2016 News

2.29.16 – On wheels and on foot, Mason students will go cross-country to raise money to fight cancer, George Washington University

3.7.16 – Liz Caldwell Participating In Ulman Fund Run, Valkyries Athletics

3.11.16 – Biking To Make A Difference, Vermillion Plain Talk

3.15.16 – USC students to make 4,000-mile trek on bike, foot to raise money for cancer fund, Live 5 News

3.17.16 – Biking for a cause: Eldersburg resident prepares to take part in 4,500-mile bike event, Carroll County Times

3.21.16 – Hastings College graduate preparing for very long run across the country, The Grand Island Independent 

3.25.16 – Casey Ryan to Run Across America to Raise Awareness for Cancer, University of Mary Washington Athletics

3.28.16 – Runner Adrian Barber | Connecting Point, WGBY 57

3.30.16 – Think your post-graduation job search is tough? Try biking 4000+ miles, LSU Recreation 

4.1.16 – Relay for Life promotes student cancer awareness, Iowa State Daily

4.4.16 – Around Broadneck: What makes Kati Peditto run?, Capital Gazette 

4.8.16 – Not your typical fun run: Md. student runs across U.S. for cancer, USA Today College

4.13.16 – Bicyclist takes detour for a cause, The Medina-Gazette 

4.17.16 – Nampan runs to fight cancer, Idaho Press-Tribune

4.28.16 – Benevolent Bicyclist preps for cross-country fundraiser, The SU Flyer

4.29.16 – Student speaker at URI undergrad commencement announced, Providence Journal

5.7.16 – Green native Valerie Rasicci prepares to bike across America for cancer fundraiser, The Akron Beacon Journal

5.9.16 – Charlottesville Woman Running Across US to Fight Cancer, NBC 29

6.10.16 – 4K for Cancer Run, WABI  5

6.10.16 – Maine friends to run across US, honor family members affected by cancer, Bangor Daily News

6.11.16 – Bike ride part of cancer battle, Mon Valley Independent

6.14.16 – 4,000 miles for cancer, Suffolk News-Herald

6.15.16 – Riding for a cause, Bedford Bulletin

6.15.16 – Nebraskans’ coast-to-coast bicycle ride is cancer fundraiser, Nebraska Radio Network

6.17.16 – Bicyclists cross country to help combat cancer, The Blade

6.22.16 – Athletes stops in Corning on their way to New York in the 15th anniversary of the 4K for Cancer run, Red Bluff Daily News

6.25.16 – WOLA provides rest stop for 4K for Cancer RunnersPit River County

6.30.16 – Cyclists ride across country for cancer awareness, 6 News Lawrence

7.1.16 – Anna Church Hosts Cyclists Who Are Helping To Support Cancer Patients, The Gazette Democrat

7.5.16 – Runners Cross Country Fighting Cancer, KCWY 13 News

7.6.16 – Cross-country bike ride filled with sweat, laughter, tears and mutual encouragement,  The Grand Island Independent

7.13.16 – 4K for Cancer Runs Through River City, Tristate Hompage

7.13.16 – Young adults riding 4K for Cancer, Akron News Reporter

7.13.16 – Team Portland bikers stop in Adel, Dallas County News

7.19.16 – Young Adults Run Across Country to Fight Cancer, Nebraska Medicine Blog

7.20.16 – Cyclists on 4K-mile cancer fundraiser ride visit Billings Clinic cancer patients, Billings Gazette

7.20.16 – 4K for Cancer riders make annual stop in Paonia, Delta County Independent

7.21.16 – Cyclists ride cross-country to fight cancer, Bighorn County News

7.22.16 – Cross-country cancer relay stops in Rensselaer, Rensselaer Republican

7.24.16 – 4K Run for Cancer Runners Rest in Evansville, WEVV 44 News

7.27.16 – Cross-country cyclists make stop in Princeton, Bureau County Republican

7.30.16 – 4K for Cancer Run makes a stop in Youngstown, WKBN27

8.3.16 – WRA grad running across the country to raise money for cancer, Hudson Hub-Times

8.4.16 – Local Families Host Team Seattle, Bonners Ferry Herald

8.5.16 – Runners with the 4k for Cancer program set to finish their 49-day journey on Saturday in Baltimore, ABC2 News

8.24.16 – Photo: 4K for Cancer, Port Townsend Leader

9.16.16 – S.D. woman cycles across U.S. for cancer awareness, Argus Leader

9.17.16 – Cycling with Salfer, a student’s journey across the country, Dakota Student

9.20.16 – Riverside woman, teammates raise money for cancer fund with cross-country bike journey, Burlington County Times 

10.4.16 – USD law secretary bikes across country over summer for cancer awareness, The Volante

2015 News

UCF’s 4K for Cancer program has raised over $5 million since 2002. In 2017, the program’s goal is to raise $850,000 in the fight against cancer. 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults has raised over $15 million since it’s founding to support young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. In 2015, 87 percent of every dollar raised went to programmatic funding totaling over $3 million.


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