4K Alumni Newsletter 1.4
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Dear 4K Alumni,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying this beautiful fall weather wherever you are!

Our most urgent announcement is that we will be changing our 4K website on November 1st. This means that you will not be able to access your previous 4K blogs any longer. I encourage you to print or copy and paste your 4K blogs to an alternate source prior to November 1st so that you can continue to keep them archived. Overall, we are excited to work with a new and improved website!

In this issue, you will find mentorship sign ups for 2017 participants, statistics on how 4K 2016 changed lives this summer, more great people to meet, and how to join the #itcanwait pledge. We are excited to grow our network, one 4Ker at a time, and hope to see you all around at one of our upcoming events.

As always, your feedback is welcome. Remember, cancer changes 
lives… so do YOU!

 

Skylar Marcoux
4K For Cancer
Program Coordinator
4K Alumni Liaison
How You Can Help 4K
  • Become a 4K Mentor: Join the 4K Mentorship Program to help prepare a 4Ker for the summer of 2017!

  • Share your 4K Testimonial: Fill out this form to share a testimonial and picture from your 4K experience to be shared via social media.

  • Plan the 2017 4K Reunion: Organized, outgoing, and anxious to get a 4K reunion set for 2017? Join a group of motivated alumni in planning the first ever 4K reunion!
  • Join the UCF staff to take the pledge against distracted driving. Tag @4KForCancer and @UlmanCancerFund when you post your picture on social media. Text WAIT UCF4K to 50555 to join the pledge! #itcanwait
4K Recruitment
  • Email 4kforcancer@ulmanfund.org to help recruit future 4Kers near you. Host a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Drive on campus to save lives while you’re at it! If you get someone to register before December 1st, you'll be eligible to win a bike!
Where Are They Now?

To help create a network among 4K alum, we will be selecting a 4K alum to be featured in the “Where Are They Now?” Q&A section. Interested in being the next spotlight, or want to nominate a teammate? Click here to fill out the 4K Alum Newsletter Spotlight survey!
 
Now it’s time to meet San Francisco 2011 Alum,

Marci D'Agostino!

 
Q: What is your current job/where do you currently live?
A: I live in Baltimore and I'm a special education teacher for students in 6-8 grade at Kennedy Krieger.


Q: Why did you do the 4K?
A: I rode in honor of my mom who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been in remission for 5 years!

Q: What is the most valuable lesson you learned on the 4K?
A: Eating a sleeve of Oreos before biking 70 miles is not a good idea.
     
Q: What is your favorite 4K memory?

A: There are so many! I would have to say biking up the Rocky Mountains, Sip and Spin, and riding into California.

Q: Any words of wisdom for future 4Kers?
A: The 4K is 90% mental and 10% physical. You can do it!!


“Marci is an amazing individual… Marci has worked with special needs adults and children for years. She works so hard and is so caring and passionate about her work.”
-Bunny Brooks, Marci's 4K teammate
Alanna Klos (on the left), Marci, and Bunny Brooks representing Team San Francisco 2011 at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival
Marci making her way to Kansas on her 4K trip to San Francisco in 2011
How We Change Lives

UCF PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT


Join us from April 22nd to 29th, 2017 to bike from Key Highway, Baltimore, MD to Key West, FL!


Key to Keys is a cycling journey along the east coast that brings together a diverse group of individuals for one cause: to expand access to support and resources for young adults impacted by cancer. This UCF Experience allows all riders and drivers the opportunity to offer support to communities and patients along the route, share their cancer story, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

UCF is currently accepting rider, support driver, and multimedia volunteer applications and we encourage you to apply! The fundraising commitment is $4,500 for riders and $1,000 for support drivers. The multimedia volunteer is encouraged to fundraise as well. Please join us in ensuring no young adult faces cancer alone!

 

Reasons you or one of your friends/family should do K2K...

  • It’s basically a glamorous 4K

  • It's 7 days, easier to take a week off of work

  • No sleeping pads, we put you up in hotels

  • UCF swag!

  • You don't have to live off cliff bars and PB- we feed you

  • Same amazing people as 4K, just larger age range

  • You don't have to bike, you can be a support driver!

  • Who doesn't love Key West?

Open positions
Rider daily duties include:

  • Biking 40-70 miles daily
  • Practicing safety every day
  • Offering support and encouragement to each other and to community members
  • Participating in team service activities

Support Driver daily duties include:

  • Driving the team SUV
  • Leading and encouraging a cycling group
  • Navigating to each destination city      
  • Participating in team service activities  

Multimedia Volunteer daily duties include:

  • Capturing photos/video throughout the experience
  • Creating marketing material with footage
  • Participating in team service activities
UPCOMING EVENTS
Beard Off for Cancer
The Beard-Off Challenge began as a bet among a group of friends who wanted to see who could grow the best beard. It grew gloriously and in just three years has “fund-razed” over $70,000 for UCF. Starting in November, cut free from shaving by committing to growing your beard for young adult cancer awareness. Learn more at ulmanfund.org/beardoff.
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