It’s that time again! The spring Gauntlet Thunder in the Mountains Rally is April 21 – 24, 2016. This year’s rally has been nicknamed “Sydney’s Rally”. Sydney Trentham, a senior at UT, is on a campaign to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF), and Copperhead Lodge is going to help her. You can win a 3 night cabin stay when you donate $40 or more to Sydney’s journey.
Sydney’s parents, Brent and Barbara, came to Copperhead Lodge first as customers, and later became cabin owners. Her mother was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2015, so the illness is no stranger to her. Like many touched by the disease, Sydney wanted to do something to help raise awareness, help bring about a cure, and help those currently fighting. She chose UCF as her way to make a difference.
The Ulman Cancer Fund was founded in 1997 after 19 year old Doug Ulman was diagnosed with cancer, and he and his family found there was a need for resources for young adult cancer patients. Sydney is participating in a 4000 mile bicycle ride to help raise money and awareness. The cancer support ride originally began in 2001, organized by students at Johns Hopkins University as the “4K for Cancer”, and merged with the Ulman Cancer Fund in 2011. Last year there were four cross country bicycle rides and two cross country runs across America, for UCF.
Sydney began training in late January for the ride, which will take place this summer. She and a group of college-aged students will ride for 70 days, covering more than 4000 miles between Baltimore and San Francisco. Sydney says “my goal is to raise $10,000 for the Ulman Cancer Fund”, and with the help of Copperhead Lodge and many generous donors, we believe she will surpass that goal.
We are proud to support Sydney with her fund raising, and have made her goal to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults our charity of choice for the spring Gauntlet Thunder in the Mountains Rally. Anyone donating $40 or more to Sydney’s fund will be entered into a drawing to win a 3 night cabin stay at Copperhead Lodge. Drawing will be held April 24, 2016.
For more information on Sydney’s upcoming journey, UCF, and to donate go to: http://4kforcancer.org/profiles/sydney-trentham.