Juliana Vossenberg is a junior at Virginia Tech majoring in Psychology and Human Development with a minor in Disabilities Studies. 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?
I think that everyone has some sort of connection to the cancer community, whether it is direct or indirect. Personally, I have a few people in my life that have had to battle this terrible disease. My grandma, my great aunt, and my aunt have all battled and beaten cancer (woohoo!!).
In high school, my field hockey coach/ gym teacher, Carrie Roarty passed away from cancer. Mrs. Roarty was one of the bravest, strongest, and sweetest people I have ever met in my entire life. When I met Mrs. Roarty, she was already battling cancer for a few years, but during my sophomore year of high school she lost her battle. She was the kind of person that impacted and touched that hearts of every single person she met.
Lastly, another connection I have is through my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Our philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Through our philanthropy, I have been able to see just how prevalent cancer is and how many of my close friends have had strong connects to cancer too.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am running 4,000 miles over the summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund because I think it seems like an amazing and life changing opportunity. Not only do I get to help people battling a horrible disease, but I also get to push myself to new limits, adventure around the country, and meet incredible people. As soon as I learned about this, I knew I couldn't pass on the chance to challenge myself, grow as a person, and support a great cause!!
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!
|Caitlin Deruiter||06/14/2019||$40.00||Good luck on your run and hopefully see you soon!! :)||Dawn Siedlecki||06/13/2019||$100.00||Good luck Juliana! Love to see you doing a great thing for a great cause. We are proud of you. Safe travels. Love, The Siedlecki Family||Mary Dorsey||05/22/2019||$50.00||What a great cause! Enjoy your experience.||Juliana Vossenberg||05/20/2019||$40.00||Donation from Mary Francis :-)||Juliana Vossenberg||05/09/2019||$10.00||venmo donation rounded up :-)||Patricia Hurley||05/04/2019||$100.00||Good luck, Juliana! Thanks for being so selfless and helping to fight cancer!||Juliana Vossenberg||03/20/2019||$50.00||more venmo donations||Corinne Updegrave||03/20/2019||$100.00||Good luck Juliana!!!||Mike & Sherry Vriend||03/19/2019||$100.00||Stay off the slopes and stay healthy, so you can RUN J RUN ;) Love Uncle Mike, Aunt Sherry, Em and Sam <3||Juliana Vossenberg||03/19/2019||$120.00||venmo donations||Celeste Alcorta||03/19/2019||$100.00||Go Juliana! Love, The Alcorta Family||Juliana Vossenberg||03/17/2019||$20.00||Donations from Maddy Hogge and Adam DeAtley !!!||Juliana Vossenberg||03/09/2019||$25.00||Money from Aunt Linda||Beth Forbes||03/08/2019||$25.00||Jeff Gosciminski||03/07/2019||$50.00||Best of luck!||Neil Brokenshire||02/25/2019||$100.00||Have fun and enjoy the experience||Anonymous Friend||02/25/2019||$6.34||jenny schumacher is awesome||Anonymous Friend||02/25/2019||$10.00||Beth Forbes||02/24/2019||$50.00||Jack Vossenberg||02/21/2019||$80.00||good luck Juliana||James Clark||02/21/2019||$50.00||Run strong Juliana, you will do this with no problem. Jim & Becca||Jay Duxin||02/21/2019||$75.00||Good luck Juliana from the Duxins||The Keenans||02/20/2019||$50.00||What a venture and such a great cause. Run like the wind!!||Judy Yeargan||02/18/2019||$50.00||Go Juliana!!!||Juliana Vossenberg||02/17/2019||$21.90||Donation from Jon Diamond at work||Jim Gorham||02/15/2019||$100.00||Julianna, So proud of you and your initiative to take on this challenge for such a great cause. Love, The Gorham’s||Jennifer Evans||02/15/2019||$150.00||Should be a great experience for a great cause.||Thrivent Financial||02/14/2019||$500.00||Carol Kaufmann||02/13/2019||$50.00||This will change your life and benefit a great cause! Way to go Julianna!||Elizabeth Ribeiro||02/12/2019||$100.00||Have fun||Cheryl Fruetel||02/12/2019||$100.00||You Go Girl !||Anonymous Friend||02/06/2019||$160.00||venmo donations||Chipotle||02/05/2019||$218.66||Juliana Vossenberg||01/30/2019||$50.00||Congratulations to my wonderful young neighbor and all the other runners!||Anonymous Friend||01/27/2019||$15.00||U rock girly cat||Heather Benedetti||01/15/2019||$100.00||What a wonderful adventure for a great cause! Good luck! The Benedettis||Karen Weddle||01/14/2019||$50.00||I love your heart. What a great cause||Elisebeth Gelardi||01/10/2019||$100.00||Altria||12/31/2018||$100.00||Anonymous Anonymous||12/31/2018||$100.00||Anthony Vossenberg||12/21/2018||$106.00||“It will be such an experience & I’m so proud of you” love Grammie||Anthony Vossenberg||12/19/2018||$50.00||Thank you Oma & Opa!||Brigid Sexton||12/14/2018||$10.00||im sry I'm very poor but I still support you <3||Anonymous Friend||12/04/2018||$40.00||George and Lowell's donation from work xmas party||Adam Vossenberg||12/04/2018||$32.10||Hi sis||Jessica Richter||11/30/2018||$50.00||Have an awesome experience!||Brooke Shepard||11/28/2018||$50.00||Good Luck Juliana!||Emily Quinn||11/27/2018||$10.00||This is awesome, good luck!!||Kaylee Moore||11/27/2018||$20.00||<3||Anonymous Friend||11/27/2018||$100.00||donations from giving tuesday instagram venmo requests||Doug Tope||11/25/2018||$100.00||So proud of you Juliana!!! Good luck!! Love - the Topes - including Reagan and Slip||Anthony Vossenberg||11/19/2018||$500.00||Run Juliana Run||Andy Park||11/15/2018||$15.00||Sonja Wilkey||11/14/2018||$100.00||Good luck, Juliana! What an adventure, and with purpose, you inspire us all to make a difference...||Michelle Lilly||11/14/2018||$100.00||So proud of you Juliana. Never give up!!!||John Vriend||11/12/2018||$100.00||So proud of you Juliana..grandpa and grandma Barb||Sharon Deruiter||11/12/2018||$25.00||So proud of you Juliana for doing this run.||John Craig||11/12/2018||$25.00||Juliana Vossenberg||11/09/2018||$100.00||Danielle Kiblin||11/09/2018||$10.00||love you!!!||Natalie Khoury||11/09/2018||$30.00||Good Luck to my Amazing Big <3||Virginia McCarthy||11/09/2018||$30.00||Good luck!||Faith Westhoven||11/09/2018||$20.00||Go kick some cancer booty!!|