Chloe Allen is a graduate of Florida College. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a team of college students from around the country on a 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I am very blessed to not have any first hand experience (myself or my family) with cancer. For that reason, I decided that I should be using the abilities I have to raise awareness and funds for those who can’t. I believe that just because you don’t have cancer, or any other illness, does not mean you can turn a blind eye to those suffering. We are all human, we are all on this crazy journey called life together and we all need support in different aspects of our life. Cancer patients and survivors need support. They should know that people care, outside of their family. That’s why I am excited to go on this journey.
Why are you traveling more than 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I love to run and I love to run for a purpose. I may have played soccer my whole life and throughout college but running was the one sport that not only impacted me physically but mentally. Running across the US, building lifelong relationships with those who were once strangers and raising awareness/showing support to those who need it is a dream come true. I work at a nonprofit homeless shelter so I am well aware of the need that others have that the average person is not aware of. I’m running 4,000 miles this summer to raise the awareness of something that can unexpectedly affect any given person at any given moment. I’m running 4,000 miles to spread the hope. I’m running 4,000 miles to let those suffering know that we are cheering for them and that they will get through this. P.S. cancer sucks
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!
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.
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!
|Michelle Sells||12/10/2018||$40.00||Chloe we are so proud of you and wish you all the best on this new endeavor.||Anonymous Friend||11/18/2018||$100.00||Dustin Franklin||11/13/2018||$100.00||Run like the wind Clo Bo!!!||Chloe Allen||10/31/2018||$100.00|