Hey all! I'm sure you're wondering what this 4k business is about. I am super excited to tell you that I've been accepted to run across the country from Baltimore to San Francisco over the summer. For 49 days I will run anywhere from 6-16 miles a day in a relay style run. In my off time I will be doing various community service projects in the community I am in. I will be staying with my team in YMCAs, churches, or sponsor houses. I am super psyched to be part of this experience!
The Ulman Foundation supports young adults who have been impacted by cancer. As some of you may know I lost someone important in my life cancer. My High School athletic director Suzanne Klink lost her battle with cancer in January of this year. In a really rough time in my life Mrs. Klink facilitated my sport. Running has been a huge part of my life and helped me through so much. When I found out that Mrs. Klink had cancer I felt more than obligated to do something. So, I founded an annual 5K race in her honor. Little did I know that the randomly selected date for the race was her birthday. That's when I knew that it was meant to be. The race ran for two years and we raised over $10,000 for Suzanne. Unfortunately, the money I raised could only help so much. I am running this for Mrs. Klink and for all of those impacted by this terrible disease.
I'm excited to be a part of the 4k and even more to the community. Help me and the foundation out and donate to a great cause!
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.