Katelyn Gormley is a sophomore at Penn State Harrisburg. 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 have watched two of my best friends lose a parent to cancer. I have never met my grandfather because of cancer. My Nanna battled breast cancer and several influential women in my life have battled breast cancer. To say cancer has impacted my life would be an understatement. I’m tired of watching cancer hurt the ones I love, so I decided to do something about it!
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am traveling 4000 miles this summer with Ulman for young adults because I can’t imagine what it’s like to not only be a young adult during this life time, but to also fight cancer at the same time? I am healthy, so why not take advantage of that to help others.
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!
|Madeline LeDoux||01/11/2019||$25.00||So excited for your adventure this summer! You have such an amazing heart! I can't wait to meet you and to hear about your experience when you arrive in August! YOU ARE AWESOME!||Christine Notarfrancesco||01/07/2019||$100.00||Schaedler Yesco is happy to support this cause!||Marlel Holloway||01/07/2019||$100.00||Good luck Katelyn||Sandy Litvin||01/04/2019||$200.00||”We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill||Anonymous Friend||01/03/2019||$155.00||Columbia donation jar||Anonymous Friend||01/02/2019||$100.00||Elisa Gormley||12/28/2018||$200.00||“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson||Freda Richard||12/28/2018||$300.00||“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank||Anonymous Friend||12/24/2018||$186.00||Columbia Sportswear donation jar $||Katelyn Gormley||12/15/2018||$100.00|