Anna Bax's Fundraising Page
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Anna Bax's Fundraising Page
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 Anna Bax is a junior at Tulane University. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Unfortunately, we all know someone who has been drastically harmed by cancer. When I was young my grandfather, Robert Bax was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died three months later at the age of 64. Although I have no memories of my grandpa, his memory lives on through photos and stories. At family gatherings, we often share stories of his life. I realized how much I missed out by his passing. I wish he could be here today.

My grandmother, Mary Catherine Counts was diagnosed with colon cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy, her life was never the same. Due to the surgical removal of much of her intestines, she suffered years of gastrointestinal complications. She passed away when I was 4 years old. I am fortunate to have great memories of her. She was kind, loving and always had a smile for me.

I know many people share similar stories with me. Stories of loved ones being taking from us too soon. My grandparents' journeys have inspired me to embark on this incredible adventure this summer. I want to run towards a cure for cancer. I am dedicating my trip across the United States to my grandparents.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?

I discovered my love for running freshman year of high school when I joined the Villa Duchesne Cross Country and Track team. At first, I found this sport extremely difficult. It was hard to run a mile without taking a break. I am so happy I stuck with it because running has helped me grow as a person, both mentally and physically. I am so thankful for the opportunities running has given me. My health and my ability to run is something I never want to take for granted because I know this is a privilege not everyone gets. I want to run for those who cannot. I hope that by running across the USA, I can be an advocate for those fighting this horrible disease. Let's make a difference, and be the generation to end cancer! I am truly honored to be part of Ulman 4K.

ABOUT 2019 4K for Cancer

2019 marks the 18th year of the 4K for Cancer sending young adults on journeys across the country in an effort to inspire hope and unite communities in the fight against cancer. The 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

Over 72,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year. Young adults (ages 15-39) face a variety of unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis including fertility preservation, social isolation, lack of insurance, delayed diagnosis, and more. 

SOLUTION:

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 support services and resources for the young adult cancer community including:

Cancer to 5K - a 12-week training program designed to introduce or reintroduce cancer survivors to physical activity.

Patient Navigation - a free program (onsite at cancer centers and remotely through our office) that ensures no young adult ever faces cancer alone. We provide one-on-one support & resources to young adults and their families to help them manage the cancer experience and long-term cancer survival.

Scholarships - a financial assistance program to help young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.

Ulman House - This year Ulman will open a “home away from home” to provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers, in East Baltimore. 

Your donation will help make these programs and our mission possible!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Mary Mackey 06/23/2019 $75.00 Amazing Anna! Xoxoxo, Mary Ann and Madison
Eric and Vicki Meyer 06/23/2019 $150.00 You are a beautiful person, Anna! Enjoy this journey raising money for others.
diane patershuk 06/22/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 06/21/2019 $25.00  
Joelle Hibbard 06/18/2019 $50.00 Anna, you are amazing!!
Lila Wilson 06/18/2019 $100.00 Good luck Anna and all the runners. You are an inspiration.
Mary Noel Donovan 06/17/2019 $50.00 Awesome Anna!! What a fabulous experience!
Anonymous Friend 06/12/2019 $100.00  
Julie Kiehl 06/11/2019 $25.00 I am happy to fill in for you, Anna, if you need me along the way! Lol, enjoy! So excited for your adventure!
Julie Kiehl 06/11/2019 $25.00 I am happy to fill in for you, Anna, if you need me along the way! Lol, enjoy! So excited for your adventure!
The Gambles 05/30/2019 $100.00 Run fast! Be strong! Kick cancer’s ass!
Cynthia Bax 05/19/2019 $200.00 Good luck Anna!
Anonymous Friend 05/19/2019 $65.00 Thank you Sigma Chi!
Anna Bax 05/14/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/29/2019 $250.00 Good Luck!
Anonymous Friend 04/25/2019 $5.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/24/2019 $15.00  
Mary L'Hommedieu 04/23/2019 $10.00 You got this Anna!
Anonymous Friend 04/22/2019 $15.00 Thank you Maria and Vivienne!
Madeline Toole 04/22/2019 $30.00  
Cathy and Ed Toole 04/22/2019 $100.00 Anna, what a wonderful adventure for such a noble cause! We wish for you a very safe journey with good weather and our prayers and love are with you!
Paul Bax 04/22/2019 $50.00 Grandpa would be proud!
Jo Ann Bax 04/22/2019 $100.00 In memory of Bob J Bax. His Grandaughter Anna Bax will be running in memory of him.
Maria Tovar 04/20/2019 $5.00  
Greg and Clare Shumaker 04/18/2019 $500.00  
Leigh Donaldson Carman 04/18/2019 $200.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/15/2019 $186.00 Thank you to everyone who took my Instagram pole
Alex Ledford 04/11/2019 $30.00  
Isabel Gutierrez 04/10/2019 $25.00 You go girl!
Anonymous Friend 04/08/2019 $100.00 Thank you, Uncle Fred, for a great weekend and for supporting my run!
Anonymous Friend 04/08/2019 $10.00  
Grace Marker 03/31/2019 $400.00 Anna, we are so proud! We wish you all the best on this adventure. Love, the Marker family
Maria Shields 03/26/2019 $100.00 Way to go!!!!
Kevin Bailey 03/20/2019 $250.00  
Keylah West 03/16/2019 $100.00 Good luck Anna! We are proud of you. xoxo Keylah and Kasey
Anna Bax 03/14/2019 $250.00 Sticker Campaign and babysitting for 4K
Joan Walsh 03/12/2019 $100.00 Run, Anna, run!
Carol and Kevin Blinder 03/12/2019 $50.00 Great work Anna!
Ellen Jordan 02/26/2019 $100.00 Thank you for commitment to the challenge ahead this Summer and for helping with the fight against Cancer.
Eugenie & Andrew Murray-Brown 02/18/2019 $100.00 Good luck Anna!
Julie Haloftis 02/13/2019 $25.00 Good luck Anna! I admire your dedication!
Jill Mannis 02/06/2019 $25.00 Good luck Anna! From the Mannis Family
Anna Bax 02/05/2019 $40.00 Many thanks for the Venmos!
Jess Mehmet 01/31/2019 $10.00 Run, Anna, Run!!
Leigh Moser 01/30/2019 $200.00 Thanks for your dedication to this great cause!
Robert Bax 01/15/2019 $500.00 Go Anna! Love You!!
CHENG WANG 01/08/2019 $25.00 Good Luck Anna! All the best to this incredible event!
Margaret & Mark Hollister 01/07/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/18/2018 $260.87 Enjoy the Journey
Emily Berty 12/11/2018 $25.00 Good luck, Anna! What a terrific gesture.
Elizabeth Blanton 12/10/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Anna. We are so proud of you. You are a true child of the Sacred Heart! God bless. Love, Ms. Blanton
John Powell 12/07/2018 $25.00 In honor of my cousin who just recently died of cancer AND my former student who is running in this great cause, Anna Bax!
Anna Bax 12/01/2018 $145.00 Venoms!
Eva Doyle 11/29/2018 $10.00 best of luck anna! you're a superstar
Miles Russo 11/27/2018 $3.00  
Julia Garfinkle 11/27/2018 $10.00 Good luck Anna, it's incredible you're doing this.
Shelby Fultz 11/27/2018 $10.00 All the best!!! You're truly amazing!!! So excited for you this summer!!
Alicia Kristjanson 11/27/2018 $20.00  
Renee Lewis 11/27/2018 $100.00 Good luck Anna. And thank you for donating your time to raise awareness.
Jean Dolan 11/27/2018 $25.00 Good luck Anna! You’re amazing!
Anna Bax 11/21/2018 $100.00  
  Total $5,854.87  
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