Louisa Wruck's Fundraising Page
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Louisa Wruck's Fundraising Page
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Louisa Wruck is a graduate of Ohio State University. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

I lost my Tante Karin to ovarian cancer when I was in fourth grade and my dad to lymphoma in high school. While my family’s experience with cancer is not typical, I know it is, unfortunately not as rare as it should be. In this way, my connection to the cancer community is through empathy and in understanding the pain that is difficult for so many to imagine. 

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

My experiences participating in Pelotonia, a bike ride fundraiser event for cancer research in Columbus, Ohio, have shown me how much can be accomplished when people come together to create positive change fueled by the loss and grief that cancer so often leaves behind. In addition to my desire to commit more of my time to fundraising for cancer research and connecting with other like-minded people, there are so many people in my life whose lives have been forever changed by cancer that inspire me to be a rider in the 4K. I want to ride for all of them: my dad, who deserved to live a long life, full of laughs, family, and love; my mom, who deserved to grow old with my dad; my Oma and Opa, who have endured more pain than any person should ever have to endure in a lifetime with the loss of two of their children to cancer; my twin sister, whose dream is to become a doctor so that other people don’t have to go through the pain we did; my younger sister, whose little eight year old self should never have had to speak at her father’s funeral; and every other family who has found hope and happiness in journeys with cancer that have been similarly devastating.

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

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Neal Tan 05/31/2019 $50.00 Good luck Louisa! You will do great.
Bryna Watson 05/29/2019 $50.00  
Eileen McClory 05/29/2019 $5.00 Good luck!
Amy McAllister 05/29/2019 $15.00 A small donation with HUGE heart from just one of your mom’s many former students. We were privileged to meet your dad, and attend his funeral. His legacy still impacts us today. Bravo! Also, I’ve done a 100 mile cycling race and I commend you throughly on your bravery in this endeavor:)
Laura Powers 05/29/2019 $50.00 Congrats Louisa on your journey! The Powers Family
Sean Antonuccio 05/21/2019 $100.00 Best of luck Louisa! Cheers to no more legacy exhibits!
Holly Nurre 05/13/2019 $100.00 GOOOOO LOUISA!!! So proud of you for doing this, thankful that you’re doing so much to fight against cancer, and excited to see you to take on another adventure! <3<3<3 you!!!
Varun P 05/08/2019 $40.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/01/2019 $100.00 Well Done just for starting Louisa - Wishing you well on your journey.
Hugo Cayssials 04/30/2019 $40.00  
Sarah Centanni 04/30/2019 $25.00 Good luck Louisa!!!
Ingrid Werner 04/30/2019 $200.00 Good Luck Louisa!
Monica Hargis 04/30/2019 $50.00 Proud of you Louisa! Such an important cause!
Camille Pipino 04/26/2019 $30.00 I'm so proud of you!! More importantly, I know both your dad and aunt would be, too. Can't wait to hear all about your journey and (virtually) follow along. You're an inspiration!! LOVE YOU FOREVER Camille
Jennifer Bethel 04/21/2019 $200.00 Erik and I wish you a safe journey! What you are doing is important!
Kennet Bruce 04/20/2019 $50.00 Enjoy!
Beth Laffey 04/20/2019 $50.00  
Kim Kirtland 04/20/2019 $50.00 Best of luck on your journey! We will be with you in spirit!
Patrick & Erin Foy 04/20/2019 $50.00  
Tam Luong 03/19/2019 $100.00 have fun on the trip!
Louisa Wruck 01/06/2019 $50.00 Way to go Louisa— sending you our best, The Corroto Family
Ralph Walkling 12/31/2018 $50.00 Way to go Louisa!! Ralph and Reena
Wei Wei Magnuson 12/24/2018 $150.00  
Katrin Wynne 12/24/2018 $50.00 Good luck
Adam Feifel 12/11/2018 $25.00  
Veronica Skok 12/07/2018 $30.00 Please share all of the highlights as your journey unfolds this sounds like the adventure of a lifetime!
Monica Claire 12/06/2018 $100.00 Proud of and incredibly impressed by ya, roomie :)
Asie Makarova 12/04/2018 $500.00 So proud of you always! Lucky that you are my friend!
Doris Harter 12/02/2018 $200.00 Fantastic endeavor! Love, Tante Doris
Casey and Bernadette Minton 12/01/2018 $200.00  
Elissa Kuharich 11/28/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Kate Morgan 11/28/2018 $20.00  
Lauren Guarino 11/28/2018 $5.00 Giving Tuesday
Laura Mikkila 11/28/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Kennet Bruce 11/28/2018 $75.00  
Judson Woods 11/28/2018 $25.00  
Holly Nurre 11/28/2018 $10.00  
Kristen Cowan 11/27/2018 $20.00 Good luck Louisa!!
Nguyen Le 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Beth Weisbach 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Meg Wilson 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Abby Boyle 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Michael Weisbach 11/27/2018 $150.00  
Hannah Lee 11/27/2018 $50.00 Go Louisa!!!
Ellen Kimball 11/27/2018 $25.00 Giving Tuesday
Erica Yoder 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Aarin Henning 11/27/2018 $25.00 Giving Tuesday
Alecia Solomon 11/27/2018 $100.00  
Eric and Karin Wruck 11/27/2018 $500.00 Just awesome what you are doing! Love you so very much! Oma and Opa
Kimberly Ditty 11/27/2018 $50.00 Thank you for riding and giving to others!
Granny and Pops 11/27/2018 $500.00 Great Endeavor, Lou!
Alexandria Toothman 11/27/2018 $10.00  
Tam Luong 11/27/2018 $25.00 Good luck!!!!!
Beverly Trout 11/27/2018 $50.00  
Antonietta Mongillo 11/27/2018 $150.00  
Keri Peterson 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Sammi Hargis 11/27/2018 $25.00  
Janie Wolanksy 11/27/2018 $5.00 Giving Tuesday
Nikki Seletz 11/27/2018 $10.00 Giving Tuesday
Olga Vandycheva 11/25/2018 $300.00 so proud of you!
Your Biggest Fan!! Love You! 11/19/2018 $100.00 You inspire me!!!
Louisa Wruck 11/18/2018 $100.00  
  Total $5,120.00  
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