Elizabeth Hoffman's Fundraising Page
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 Elizabeth Hoffman is a junior at University of Indianapolis. 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?

Cancer makes itself known in a lot of ways and almost all of us come into contact with cancer at some point. I have known what seems like countless people who have battled cancer. I have seen people fight back with all they have and some who are overcome by the disease. My grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer when I was in the 7th grade and that was by far the hardest thing I have ever dealt with to this day. My high school cross country coach’s mother is a breast cancer survivor and each October we dedicated our races to her and it made each race so much more special as we ran for her not ourselves. I have seen good days and bad days while cancer refuses to let go. In my opinion the cancer community is a community that fights not only for themselves but for each other in any way that they can. I am running for those who can not and all those who have earned the right for their story to be remembered by battling cancer head on. They deserve for their stories to be known and honored. I hope that our team can spread joy and comfort to all those we come in contact with so that they know we run for them.

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

I have been a runner for most of my life starting in third grade with Girls on the Run. I fell in love with running and I have never looked back. Some of my greatest memories in my life come from running and I am forever thankful for the sport. I have run with numerous teams for a wide array of distance from 5ks to a full marathon and they all hold a special place in my heart. All my life I feel as though I have been building up to something and I believe this is it. Running across this great nation with such amazing people makes me more excited than I could have ever imagined. Running for something bigger than yourself makes every step even more meaningful and is an incredible experience. I have been so blessed in this life I and I see this as an amazing opportunity to give back to some of the most deserving people on this planet.

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Elizabeth Hoffman 08/31/2019 $16.00 Gotta hit that goal
Elizabeth Hoffman 08/12/2019 $75.00 Stella Osborne / Mic and Shirley
Anonymous Friend 07/25/2019 $10.00  
Tina Ryan 07/24/2019 $60.00 Congratulations on your dedication and perseverance! Finish strong!!
Mary Jo Ward 07/17/2019 $25.00 Impressed by your determination, spirit and passion. Thanks for being on my team in KC!!!
Amy Messbarger 07/13/2019 $100.00  
Megan Marks 07/12/2019 $25.00 Keep it up girl!
Elizabeth Hoffman 06/12/2019 $20.00 Kendal Emerson
Kerri Marks 06/10/2019 $50.00 Happy belated birthday!
Elizabeth Hoffman 06/10/2019 $75.00 Mrs. Harms (50), Mrs. Matsko (20), Ellie L (4)
Monique Rondeau 06/10/2019 $50.00 Best of luck on your journey Liz! We are cheering for you from MN! -Monique and the Rondeau family
Elizabeth Hoffman 06/04/2019 $30.00 Steve Hoffman (20) Holly Blades (10)
Elizabeth Hoffman 06/02/2019 $114.00 Hearne Family (100), Rachel Samotis (4), Libby Hahenl (10)
Alex Hoffman 06/01/2019 $50.00  
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/30/2019 $30.00 Caroline Cullen (10) & Emily Beimesch (20)
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/30/2019 $25.00 Mrs. Cahill
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/28/2019 $30.00 From the Blades family
Jill M Dempsey 05/23/2019 $45.00  
LISA DANAHY 05/19/2019 $50.00 What an admirable undertaking. Good luck! The Danahy Family
Jacqueline Gunther 05/17/2019 $30.00 Liz, I think what you are doing is amazing!!!
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/16/2019 $45.00 Spritzky family
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/15/2019 $18.00 Noah Smith, Amy Ragle, Bri. Schnieders
Katie Koester 05/12/2019 $10.00 Good luck, I know you’ll do great!!
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/10/2019 $70.00 Derek Rogan (45) & Olivia Scheper (25)
Erin Lindhurst 05/10/2019 $5.00  
Elizabeth Hoffman 05/07/2019 $230.00 Denise Turner / Elaine Hearne / Ryan M
Darrelyn Emerson 04/30/2019 $50.00 How nice of you to give your time and talent to such a wonderful cause! Hope you enjoy every mile! - Dennis & Darrelyn
Debra Davis 04/26/2019 $25.00 What a great thing to do! I hope you will post pictures along the way. I know you will do great!
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/26/2019 $50.00 From Brandon Bennett
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/26/2019 $45.00 Ashley Del Ciello
Liesa Carroll 04/23/2019 $100.00  
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/20/2019 $54.00 From Barb Lawson and Sarah Burch
Erin Redman 04/12/2019 $50.00  
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/12/2019 $425.00 Uncle Steve, Grandma, Tony Harden, Mr. & Mrs. Connett
Anonymous Friend 04/10/2019 $20.00 Sorry, been meaning to send this since you told me about your summer adventure. Thanks for the kind note and reminder. Best of luck this summer and enjoy the experience and everything that goes with it! YOU are a WARRIOR!!! - Meredith
Trent Cayot 04/10/2019 $100.00 Way to go Liz! I wish you the absolute best! Run fast, have fun!
Bonfire 04/09/2019 $176.45  
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/06/2019 $70.00 Mary Youtsey
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/01/2019 $40.00 From Sarah Hallman
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/01/2019 $4.00 From Sarah Hallman
Elizabeth Hoffman 04/01/2019 $4.00 From Erin & Ashley
Elizabeth Hoffman 03/18/2019 $48.00 Mary Ann Nelter donation
Elizabeth Hoffman 03/18/2019 $7.00 $4 for 4k for cancer (venmo donations)
Elizabeth Hoffman 03/16/2019 $20.00 Venmo $4 for 4k for cancer
Elizabeth Hoffman 03/12/2019 $70.00 From Venmo requests "4k for Cancer"
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/28/2019 $50.00 Mr. and Mrs. Koehlinger
Michael Kroth 02/28/2019 $50.00 God Bless!!
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/25/2019 $25.00 From Rebecca Coutcher
Amy Ragle 02/22/2019 $17.00 For Liz...use it well...don't fall
Spencer Thomas Burton 02/22/2019 $20.00  
Jay Emrich 02/21/2019 $50.00 Run fast!!
Sharon Jones 02/21/2019 $50.00  
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/20/2019 $15.00 From Hannah Smith
Michael Epplen 02/20/2019 $450.00  
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/18/2019 $50.00 From the Svec Family
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/15/2019 $195.00 From Rita and Joe Kaminski - Valentines day Egg toss
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/15/2019 $53.00 From Kara, Holly, Annie, Claire = valentines day egg toss
Eileen Marks 02/14/2019 $50.00 Elizabeth, So proud of your endeavor! Best wishes for successful running! Kevin and Eileen Marks
Kendal Emerson 02/14/2019 $30.00 So proud of my bestie for doing this!
Elizabeth Hoffman 02/12/2019 $100.00 From Mary Beth Beimesch
Claire Bach 02/06/2019 $100.00 Ebeth, you are a rockstar and I'm so excited for you to have this experience.
Abbey Epplen 02/02/2019 $25.00 So proud of you E-beth ❤️❤️❤️
Alex Hoffman 01/30/2019 $75.00  
Katie Spinner 01/21/2019 $50.00 Elizabeth - So awesome that you are doing this! Run with your heart.
Anonymous Friend 01/20/2019 $100.00  
Trisha Marks 01/19/2019 $25.00 This is so cool! Good luck!
Mary Gaertner 01/15/2019 $25.00 Best of luck!
Anonymous Friend 01/15/2019 $25.00 Good luck Elizabeth
The Reis Family 01/11/2019 $50.00 Good Luck Elizabeth! ❤️XC Family
Corine Pitts 01/11/2019 $25.00  
Megan Mueller 01/10/2019 $50.00 Can't wait to hear about your adventure! What a great cause!!
Elizabeth Hoffman 01/09/2019 $100.00  
  Total $4,501.45  
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