Quick update-- I officially began training about 2 weeks ago (after taking time off from an injury) and am trying to organize some fun fundraising events in the area. More info on the Giving Tuesday Facebook matches should be coming out in the next couple of weeks!
This summer, I will take part in a 49-day, 4000 mile relay run across the US to support young adults & their loved ones who have been diagnosed with cancer through fundraising, education, and community outreach. Cancer affects far too many people; it has touched multiple members of my family, and chances are it's impacted the lives of you or someone you know. I’m so excited to support an organization that’s so dedicated to community, education, and providing direct patient services, ultimately helping those affected to cope and TAKE BACK their lives 🙌🏻
The opportunity to support cancer patients and survivors specifically through running means a lot to me; five years ago, I began running for the very first time, and it pulled me out of a darkness to give me a joy, strength, and confidence that I thought I would never find. I believe wholeheartedly in its capacity to heal and empower, and I’m honored to run for those who can’t by dedicating each leg of my training and our trek to someone who has been affected by the disease, thereby making them an honorary teammate. I am running for my mother; my uncle; a music teacher who inspired me; and many others I know who have struggled.
The money I raise during this journey will go toward various (incredible!) resources: Ulman’s Cancer to 5k program to give cancer survivors the same strength and happiness that I found in running; college scholarships; support groups and events; and guidebooks for patients and survivors, among other services and resources. Cliché as it may be, every dollar really does make a difference. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have! I am incredibly grateful for your kindness and support, and can’t wait to experience firsthand the difference it will make. Stay golden, friends.
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.
On Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3rd), we hit the $1000 milestone, which quickly DOUBLED to $2000 thanks to our generous donors! What a difference you're helping to make for patients all across the country. THANK YOU!
1st milestone of $500 reached JUST in time!! You are all so amazing-- thank you so so much for your support! 💕