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My Journey Across America

Matthew Hedderman

Matthew Hedderman

"Start with the end in mind" - Steven Covey.

Hi! I guess I should start by saying that when it comes to writing about myself, I never know how to begin. Do I list achievements or failures? Both have molded me into my present self today, which I am grateful for.

I'm finishing up my Nursing degree at Clarion University. I currently work as a nursing assistant, and I enjoy making my patients smile at every chance I get.

The opportunity that I have been given to represent the Ulman Foundation is humbling. 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 do more than make a difference. We can support and change the lives of those battling with cancer.

As some of you know, I love to run. If you didn't know that about me, you do now. To me, running has been a personal motivator for multiple outlets. Over the years, I've used running to lose weight, to clear my head, and prove to myself that barriers in life may be inevitable, but are not impossible to clear.

This year, I want the miles that I cover to be more than what they have been in the past.

This summer, I will be part of a group running 4000 miles across the country to raise money and spread awareness for those that have been affected by cancer.

Please help me reach my goal to raise $4,500

Over the past few years, there are those that I have known personally to have been affected by cancer. I will represent them by enduring each step for every mile that I cover.

Please share this with family, friends, or anyone you know that has been affected by cancer. Together, we can accomplish this larger than life event.

Please feel free to reach out to me for questions, comments, or details. I took forward to sharing my journey with you all in the months to come.


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.


raised of $4,500 goal

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1. LHLauren Hedderman
Proud of you, Matt!
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3. RmRosemary Murphy
4. EDEd DiPanfilo
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