The Orthman Community YMCA will host a team of young adults traveling the country as part of the 4K for Cancer to raise awareness and funds for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
The team of 23 cyclists and runners ages 18-25 will spend the night in Lexington July 6th as part of their ride/run to raise funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund, which is a non-profit organization that supports young adults impacted by cancer. The money raised goes toward direct patient services, such as money for gas or housing near hospitals, chemo care packages and the Cancer to 5K program.
Five teams of young adults are traveling across America this summer as part of the 4K for Cancer. The team that is staying in Lexington started from Waynesboro, Penn., on June 4, and will finish in Portland, Oregon on Aug. 12th.
Riley Gruntorad, Executive Director of the Orthman Community YMCA, said the Y is happy to help support the 4K for Cancer team by offering a place to sleep and shower for the night. Members of the Calvary Assembly of God Church will provide an evening meal for the group, and Gruntorad will provide breakfast.
The 4K for Cancer riders cycle anywhere from 50-120 miles per day. The runners travel anywhere from 6-16 miles per day (they run in a relay-style format). Their next stop after Lexington will be North Platte.