Zachary Boyer '16 and Evan Foster '16 prepare for 4000 mile, 70-day journey from Baltimore to Seattle through 4K for Cancer program
UMass Dartmouth students Zachary Boyer '16, of Assonet, MA, and Evan Foster '16, of Plymouth, MA, prepare to leave next week on a 4000 mile, 70-day journey biking across the United States in support of the 4K for Cancer program through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Zachary, who majors in Crime and Justice Studies, and Evan, a Marketing major, have already raised close to $9,000 and hope to continue their fundraising efforts throughout the trip across the country.
The two UMass Dartmouth students leave next week for Baltimore, Maryland, where they will joins hundreds of other young adults biking cross country to fundraise through the 4k for Cancer program. After leaving Baltimore's Inner Harbor the bikers will ride into the heart of central Pennsylvania over the Appalachian Mountains. From there they head toward the Great Lakes and then travel north through Michigan and around the lake to Chicago. Route highlights include the Great Lakes, the Corn Palace, The Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Glacier National Park, North Cascades National Parks, and the San Juan Islands. The ride concludes in the historic Pikes Place Market in Seattle, Washington, in the middle of August.
The Ulman Cancer Fund is a non-profit organization that changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship. Since 2001, groups of college students have undertaken journeys across America with the goal of offering hope, inspiration and support to cancer communities along the way.