Hi friends! Today I hit 200 miles run for the virtual 4K for Cancer. Also this week, I started medical school! Balancing school and running has meant some very early mornings and some very late evenings. Since I relocated for school, I have also had the chance to run in a bunch of different places which felt like a very sweet taste of what the real trip on the road would have been like. Each day it gets harder and harder to go out by myself without a running partner. So each day, the dedication and remembering my purpose really helps. And of course, staying in touch with my teammates. Everyone I have had the pleasure to meet through Ulman has been so positive and ispiring and I can feel myself shifting my own outlook on life each time I talk to them. So today, I want to recognize my teammates in particular and say THANK YOU.
Hi there, and welcome! I am so glad you’ve found yourself on my fundraising page! This summer I’m running from Baltimore to San Francisco with the Ulman Foundation, which supports young adults affected by cancer through scholarships, social support and a variety of other resources. Like most of you, I know too many people with cancer, including my own mom. She was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer my senior year of high school. My family and I were overwhelmed and afraid of what this diagnosis would hold for us. I remember the support of my friends and teachers, of the doctors and cancer societies, that helped us through the toughest times. Today, my mom is fortunate to be in remission, but we continue to lean on and learn from many amazing resources.
I currently am living in Boston and work at a hospital researching head and neck cancer and novel immunotherapies. I’m motivated to run across the country not only by my close relatives, but the patients I see every day. It’s always the patients close to my own age whose stories stick with me long after I leave work. While I handle the science of cancer each day, the support that Ulman offers for these young individuals and their families is beyond what the medical system can provide. I am driven to make a positive and meaningful impact in the cancer community by committing my two little feet to these 4000 miles, and hope that you will contribute to make the adventure of my dreams a reality!
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.
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.
Hello everyone! We are officially on the road!! Thank you so much to everyone for your support. I am excited and proud to share that I've had over 100 individual donors to this campaign, and that means so much to me. I'd love to get the momentum going again as I put my sneakers to pavement, so if you'd be so kind as to share my link with 1 to 3 friends or family members, I would really appreciate it! I am so close to my goal! 4K virtual send off was on Sunday afternoon and today marks my first rest day. Unfortunately, a back injury on Saturday kept me from running Sunday, but I plan to make up the 6 miles when my body tells me it is okay to do so. Monday I had the pleasure of running at home in NH, but virtually I crossed my first state line from Baltimore, Maryland to Berkley Springs, West Virginia! On Tuesday, I was back to running in Cambridge MA and virtually I crossed back into Maryland. The biggest challenges so far have been the heat and running with my mask. Boy, is it hard to breathe when that thing gets damp with sweat. Gross! I've been dedicating my miles this week to my own family members, as they are the ones who inspired me to take on this challenge in the first place! Knowing that they put up their hardest fight against cancer helps me face the physical difficulties of running. I am really giving these miles my all, because they deserve it. Each day, I dedicate my miles to someone new. If you would like to kindly share with me a name of a loved one currently or previously battling cancer, I would be honored to dedicate miles to them, too!