During the summer of 2013, Berlin resident Casey Lupini will be cycling across the United States with 100 other college students from all over the country to benefit cancer patients. Split amongst four cross-country routes, they will all start in Baltimore and end in one of the 4 destinations: Portland, Seattle, San Diego or San Francisco. Her 70-day coast-to-coast journey will begin in Baltimore and finish after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The summer of 2013 marks the 12th year of 4K for Cancer. 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. This program donates money raised directly to young adults who are fighting cancer to help support them with payments for treatments.
"People may wonder why I want to cycle across the country," Lupini said. "It is a challenge that I am ready to attempt for not only personal reasons, but also in honor of those who have been, or are afflicted with cancer. After hearing about 4K for Cancer, I did some research and found that I really respected the principal idea and focus of the organization. It is a wonderful way for cancer survivors to reach out and tell their stories; on how they coped with having cancer and the impact it had on their lives. The awareness this riding challenge hopes to bring to people concerning cancer and its risks, along with cancer prevention is great.
"We will be doing this by visiting cancer patients at hospitals, cancer centers, and hospices, as well as hosting cancer education programs in the towns along the way in our trek across the country. We will also promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how fitness can help reduce the risk of cancer and other disease. I would like to dedicate various sections of my journey to those you love; who are fighting, who have fought, or who have succumbed to this insidious disease."
Her journey starts now with fundraising efforts. Her goal is to raise over $8,500 before March of 2013.
To donate, please visit my profile page at: http://4kforcancer.org/profiles/casey-lupini/. All Donations are Tax Deductible. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Lupini will be happy to answer any questions or comments you may have. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org