Welcome to my 4k for Cancer 2020 Fundraising page!
Round two, my friends!
I originally planned on running with the 2018 Baltimore team. However, I fully ruptured my Achilles three months before send-off. After my rehabilitation journey, I am now healthy and have the opportunity for the adventure of a lifetime.
Running has played a significant role in my life. Especially while at Ithaca College on the varsity track and field team. My teammates became my second family and a place where I developed life long friendships. Like many teammates, running became my therapeutic outlet from the stressors of being a student-athlete.
Running introduced me to the 4k cancer community; a community committed to supporting, raising awareness, and fundraising for young adults affected by cancer.
A little about me:
During Highschool, my grandmother passed away from non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Around the same time, one of my grandmothers was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.The ovarian cancer diagnosis had a rippling effect on my family dynamic and our daily interactions with each other. I was one of the primary caregivers, which provided a considerable amount of insight into our health care system.
These experiences lead me to pursue a bachelor's in exercise science. While in the exercise science department, I found a passion for exercise and rehabilitation psychology. During this time, my third grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now in remission!
Through these classes and experiences, I discovered social work and learned the role of social workers within the health care system. Currently, I am pursuing a master's in social work at the University of Denver. I am concentrating on mental health and interning in the oncology outpatient department at Denver Health.
Please help me support Ulman Foundation by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Ulman Foundation's great cause! Additionally, you can ask me how you can get involved too.
Together, we can make a difference!
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.