Hannah Park is a junior at Indiana University Purdue University Columbus. 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?
Last summer, my Papaw passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was one of my biggest supporters and losing him to cancer has been one of the most difficult things I've ever had to accept. I have also worked in oncology, as a patient support partner. Seeing the struggles that cancer patients endure broke my heart daily. I am a nursing student now and am interested in working in oncology once I graduate.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am traveling 4,000 miles across America this summer to honor my Papaw, raise awareness and support for issues specific to young adult cancer care, and challenge myself! I aim to empower myself and many others on my journey. I am so excited to meet people from all over the country and make a difference in peoples' lives.
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!
|Deborah Johnson||01/15/2019||$20.00||Alexa McKnight||01/09/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||12/29/2018||$100.00||You're AMAZING!! xo||H Do||12/29/2018||$100.00||I love you, Hannah. We love u. You make our lives better and brighter by simply existing. We are here to help u follow your dreams. Always. God bless ❤️||Diana Wang||12/29/2018||$30.00||You are an amazing girl who is making a DIFFERENCE!!!||Hannah Park||12/29/2018||$500.00||500/500 Birthday Challenge!||Anonymous Friend||12/29/2018||$20.00||Monica Grant||12/28/2018||$20.00||Julia Stetter||12/28/2018||$50.00||You are an amazing person Hannah! Thank you for raising money for this organization!||Kenderick Harper||12/28/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||12/25/2018||$25.00||Melissa Voils||12/18/2018||$25.00||Thanks for doing this! You go girl!||Brenda Martin||12/18/2018||$50.00||You are one of the most inspirational people I have ever known.You'll achieve anything you set your mind to.||Hannah Park||12/15/2018||$50.00|