I am overwhelmed by the amazing support I have received! We have raised a massive $4 625 which means we are just $375 away from my goal! So grateful for each and every person who has donated!
Hello and Welcome to my Fundraising Page for the 4K for Cancer 2020.
I am an international student from South Africa studying at the University of Denver. Next summer, as part of the Ulman Foundation's 4K for Cancer programme, I will be relay-running 4000+ miles over 49 days across the United States with the Ulman team from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA. The event is in support of young adults who have faced, or are currently facing, cancer.
The Ulman Foundation is a non-profit organisation that seeks to mitigate the negative effects of a cancer diagnosis at a young age by providing free support, services and resources to young people and their families.
My personal connection to the cancer community runs deep. I know of many, many people who have been affected by this awful disease, several of which are my immediate family members. Three years ago I lost my uncle, who was a father to me, to colon cancer. My grandmother had breast cancer and is thankfully in remission now. One of my friends, no older than myself, was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. This disease does not distinguish, and it has torn the lives of so many families apart.
I run for my uncle, who was taken from us too soon, and who was an ultra-marathon runner himself. I run for every single person who has ever been impacted by cancer, whether directly or indirectly. I run for those who have passed, and those who continue to battle the illness every day.
I run for those who can't.
Join me on my journey to make a difference. Any donation towards my goal will be greatly appreciated and will directly make a difference in someone's life. I will be sharing my journey with my donors on this page throughout the lead-up to the run and during the run, so they too can be a part of the impact I hope to make. Please also follow me and my journey on Facebook (facebook.com/Tonis-4K-for-Cancer-Journey-113087420139969) and Instagram (@tonivaunpanzera)
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. Please don't hesitate to contact me at Toni.Panzera@du.edu if you require further information.
Each year more than 72,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Young adults (ages 15-39) face a variety of unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis including social isolation, fertility preservation, insurance concerns, delayed diagnosis, and survivorship.
The Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman is able to provide free services and resources for the young adult cancer community through programs that focus on patient support services, housing, survivorship, and scholarship. Learn more about young adult cancer and our impact here.
We are just $450 from my goal!
$585 to go! Another huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated!
I am just $1 118 dollars away from my goal, and we raised a massive $2 175 in the month of January alone. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude towards each and every person who has donated. I am in awe of your support and generosity!
We've made $2000! Let's keep going - $3000 to go!
Next fundraising target of $1500 has been reached! Thank you donors for helping support young people with cancer!
Routes have been routes have been roughly outlined! Running teams are Team Tetons and Team Zion and riding teams are Team Big Sky and Team Red Rocks!
First fundraising target of $500 has been reached just one day after launching my campaign! A massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far - you have already made a difference. Please keep sharing and donating!