Hi, I'm Mikayla. I am a freshman at Missouri Baptist University and I run cross country and track and field. In July of 2019, my younger sister, Zoey, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Watching her go through this has been one of the toughest things I have ever seen.
When I found out about the Ulman Foundation and their 4K, I knew I had to do it. With that being said, next summer I will be running from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA in 49 days! I need to raise $4,500 in donations, which will go towards supporting the efforts and initiatives’ of the Ulman Foundation, to be eligible to run next summer. I would love if everyone would make a contribution to my fundraiser and share this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Ulman Foundation's great cause!
I have decided that I will dedicate each day of running to someone living with cancer, in remission, or who has passed. If you would like to have a dedication day for you or a loved one, donate at least $50 with the name of who you would like me to dedicate the day to. I will write their name on my arm so I can remember them while I'm running (and of course I will post pictures to my Facebook)!
Thank you so much for helping me and the Ulman Foundation.
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.
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