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!
|Christine Lay||07/29/2019||$125.00||Thanks so much, Katelyn!! You are an amazing young woman and you should be very proud of yourself for accomplishing this goal!!||Anonymous Friend||07/25/2019||$10.00||44 more||Anonymous Friend||07/23/2019||$20.00||This is for your team's race vs. cancer!||Katelyn Gormley||07/20/2019||$50.00||Great cause! You’re getting close Katelyn- keep up the good work!!||Anonymous Friend||07/19/2019||$60.00||Bingo Chart Venmo challenge||Mary Jo Ward||07/17/2019||$25.00||Impressed by your determination, spirit and passion. Thanks for being on my team in KC!!!||Krista Kriel||07/15/2019||$25.00||Way to run for so many lives devastated by cancer! You inspire so many!||Kelli Montgomery||06/30/2019||$25.00||Katelyn, you are amazing doing this and we thank you for honoring our granddaughter Alana on your run. May you and your team be blessed with good weather and god speed on your journey.||Carol Rodini||06/29/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||06/11/2019||$100.00||Katelyn Gormley||06/11/2019||$50.00||Katelyn Gormley||06/03/2019||$50.00||Katelyn Gormley||06/03/2019||$50.00||Betty Forry||05/17/2019||$20.00||Paul and Lisa Tully||05/17/2019||$100.00||Jen Shuell||05/07/2019||$100.00||So proud of you||Chris Gormley||05/05/2019||$200.00||You are truly an inspiration to all of your friends and family. Godspeed ❤️||Freda Richard||05/01/2019||$400.00||Brian Lookingbill||04/25/2019||$100.00||Sonnie Bevenour||04/09/2019||$25.00||Charles Partchey||04/05/2019||$100.00||You can do anything||Anonymous Friend||03/31/2019||$500.00||I've been an admire of you all your life||Neil & Jacquie Temple||03/03/2019||$150.00||Good luck and we’ll be praying for you.||Brenda Abraham||02/27/2019||$100.00||Good luck with run Katelyn! We will all be rooting for you and your team!||Anonymous Friend||02/23/2019||$100.00||Katelyn Gormley||02/23/2019||$100.00||Katelyn Gormley||02/23/2019||$50.00||Cathy Harner||02/18/2019||$100.00||Proud of you K!||Chris & Pam Menges||02/18/2019||$100.00||This is an amazing thing you're doing. God bless you!||Sharon Purdy||02/16/2019||$50.00||So proud of you!||Missy Gormley||02/03/2019||$400.00||Pop and I are very proud of you! Love you lots ❤️||Stacy Chronister||01/24/2019||$100.00||I think it is awesome what you are doing! It is people like you that really make a difference. Best of luck during your journey.||Wanda Shank||01/22/2019||$20.00||Go Katelyn! Cancer touches us all...thank you for making a difference.||Missy Grimsley||01/22/2019||$50.00||Good luck Katelyn!||Cindy Gormley||01/20/2019||$100.00||Good luck Katelyn. Love you bunches ❤️ I am very proud of you!,||Katie Fisher||01/19/2019||$20.00||For one of the best people I know! Kick butt this summer!||Linda Romano||01/19/2019||$20.00||Brandon Gormley||01/18/2019||$175.00||Good Luck! Love, Brandon and Emily||Suhua Dong||01/18/2019||$30.00||Katelyn, Thank you for training hard and taking on this challenge for the greater good--helping defeat the monster called Cancer. Have a safe run!||Andrew Dalton||01/16/2019||$20.00||Proud of you!||Kelly Bream||01/16/2019||$100.00||"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice" - Bob Marley||Madi Hirneisen||01/16/2019||$15.00||You are so amazing! So proud of you my friend! Will be praying for you during your training and along your journey :)||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|