OCTOBER 30, 2017 — The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) and Jamis Bicycles announced a joint partnership benefiting UCF’s annual 4K for Cancer program.
Jamis will equip participants with steel-framed touring bicycles, as well as provide training and mechanical support during a 3-day, pre-ride orientation. Leading up to next summer’s journey, 90 riders will raise funds for young adults impacted by cancer; while, training to ride from coast-to-coast on their 70 day, 4,000+ mile journey.
“Jamis Bicycles is honored to be able to join together with the more than 100,000 people who have supported the Ulman Cancer Fund,” said Carine Jonnaou, President of Jamis. “Through the collective support of all who have partnered with UCF in some way, the organization has continued to grow and provide inspiration to their clients facing cancer. “
“Safe and reliable bicycles are critical to this cross-country journey,” said Brian Satola, Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Chief Operating Officer. “This partnership proves key to the success of 4K for Cancer and we are excited to partner with an organization that understands the importance of our cause.”
About 4K for Cancer
The 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, uses cycling and running as a means to build awareness of the young adult cancer movement, to serve cancer survivors and communities nationwide, and to build leadership skills and promote lifelong, supportive relationships among 18-25 year olds. The 4K for Cancer offers three cross-country bike rides and three cross-country runs each summer, during which participants are nearly fully self-supported and stay overnight at volunteer host sites. The program raises between $800,000 and $1 million annually to support UCF’s direct services to young adult cancer patients and their families.