Tag Archives: young adults with cancer

Kicking off Cancer to 5K!

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of joining our survivor runners, coaches, alumni, friends, family, and fellow staff members at a truly special event, the Cancer to 5K Spring Season Kickoff Dinner. The 2012 Kickoff was the first time in … Continue reading

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Thank You for Making the Holiday Brighter!

The Third Annual Holiday Gift Drive for families affected by cancer was an incredible success! When we first started to reach out to families affected by cancer around Baltimore and Howard County, we never could have imagined the outpouring of … Continue reading

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Cancer to 5K Program Growing

This year our Cancer to 5K (Cto5K) program expanded into Baltimore! USAF Level 1 Coach, Michelle Prieto (who is now a UCF staff memeber), led the Baltimore Cto5K team of 4 along with 3 volunteer sherpas (Adam Bachman, Jerry Prieto … Continue reading

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Public Allies

As many of you know, I am finishing up a year of service through Volunteer Maryland. Volunteer Maryland is an AmeriCorps program that pairs a volunteer coordinator with a nonprofit to help build or to create new programs that will … Continue reading

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A Ride To INSPIRE

For many of us, the Memorial Day Weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and a day to remember those that have served our country.  This past Memorial Day weekend, I spent time with an amazing group of 90 young … Continue reading

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5 Years and Counting

Dates can be tricky. There are some dates that stick with you during your entire life such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and memorable moments. You look forward to the celebrations that may transpire or to the little getaways that have … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Packages of Hope

This week I had the opportunity to meet Olivia. Olivia is a middle school student from the Annapolis area who chose to create care packages for young adult patients fighting cancer at UMGCC as part of her 8th grade capstone … Continue reading

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In their SHOES

In reflecting on the last couple of weeks, I thought I would write a little bit about some of the people I have chatted with this week. Each week and each day I have the privilege of meeting some very … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Story

On April 12, 2011 Ryan was on his way to class and wasn’t feeling like his usual self. He felt very weak, tired, and out of breath. Thinking that he maybe catching a cold he went to the University Health … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and Cancer

May is a good month in which to blog about tobacco, smoking and cancer. May 31st is the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day and May 8th – 14th is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. When smoking … Continue reading

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