Introducing Pedal Pals

I hope you are doing well and having a great week!  I would like to introduce you to a brand new initiative called Pedal Pals, which is taking place this summer with the 4K for Cancer.  In brief, the 4K for Cancer is a 4,000 + mile cross-country bike ride which raises money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund.  Each summer, 90 college students embark on this 70 day journey.  Since its inception, the 4K has raised over $1 million to support the cancer community.  Last summer I rode with the 4K from Baltimore to Seattle and made deep and lasting connections with individuals that helped me to get across the country.  My fellow riders and I gained inspiration from families, friends, fellow riders, and from the cancer survivors we meet along the way.

Pedal Pals is a brand new addition to the 11 year tradition of the 4K for Cancer.  This pen pal program will pair each of our riders with a cancer survivor, with whom they will share stories, experiences, and inspiration during the ride.  We are looking for survivors of all ages to participate in Pedal Pals.  Anyone who has ever received a cancer diagnosis, whether they are currently fighting or have beaten cancer in the past, is welcome to be a Pal for one of our riders.  All participants will receive a picture and short bio of their Pal and will connect via email, letters, and/or calls throughout the summer.  Having done the ride, I can attest to the inspiration that cancer survivors provide our riders, as well as the impact that our riders have on survivors.

If you or someone you know would like to be a Pedal Pal, please sign up at  For more information, email me (Emma) at

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