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GSHPA Staff Member to “Bike Across America”

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Pictured: Caroline Jaeger, Community Outreach Coordinator, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s Community Outreach Specialist in the Harrisburg area, Caroline Jaeger, is biking across America this summer for a cause near to her heart. The ride will support the Ulman Foundation, whose mission is to create a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.

On June 2nd, 2019, Caroline will embark on a 4,000+ mile cross-country bike ride from Baltimore, MD to Seattle, WA with her Ulman Foundation’s 4K for Cancer team. They are riding to raise awareness, unite communities, and inspire hope in the fight against cancer. During the 70-day ride, Caroline and her team will cycle anywhere from 50-120 miles per day, often averaging about 80 miles per day. Each member of the team will raise a minimum of $4,500 to help young adults battling cancer. 90% of the funds raised will go directly to Ulman’s support services, such as providing college scholarships, patient navigation services, housing, and other resources.

“Being a rider with the 4K combines my dream of cycling across the country with my desire to fight cancer,” says Jaeger. “It has been a goal of mine to bike across America ever since I first learned about the 4K for Cancer when I was in high school. This summer I am riding for a number of people affected by cancer who are dear to me through family, friends, and my Gettysburg College community.”