Marissa Aldieri's Fundraising Page
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Marissa Aldieri's Fundraising Page
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 Marissa Aldieri is a graduate student at Lesley 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, MD to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

For the past 3 years, I worked with an organization called Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, providing programs around the world free of charge to serve children with chronic illnesses. I ran into a wide variety of diagnoses, including patients battling forms of pediatric cancer. I work with these children to help increase their quality of life and give them the opportunity to live their childhood, no strings attached. This past year, I lost my uncle to brain cancer and discovered many extraordinary things about him that developed even more of a drive to serve the cancer community. 

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

Not only is this a challenge I want to accomplish for myself and the people in my life affected by cancer, but more importantly for the entire community. Our word is spread throughout the entire nation as we go on our way and I am fascinated at the impact word of mouth in itself can do. I have been raising money for many years to benefit many different foundations and I have never taken on something like this. I am excited to meet new people in the community, hear their stories, and let them know that we are doing this ride in their honor and spirit.

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Positive Tracks 10/21/2019 $100.00  
Virginia Thomas 08/19/2019 $25.00 I very proud of you Marisa!!
RICHARD GIVEANS 07/31/2019 $100.00  
Dann Fink 07/16/2019 $214.00 Marissa - as an infrequent FB person I missed the early leg of your journey. But it seems I caught it just in time to be in awe of you, your spirit, your strength and your vision. I couldn't be more proud to call you a friend. And in honor of your fight - I send you two of the most cherished angels to have ever visited Earth to ride at your back. My gorgeous nephew Mark, in whose heart my sun rose and set every day, and his sister, my warrior of a niece Leah, whose hand I held like a father until she opened her arms and flew to him. If you ever feel your vision drifting, look toward the sky - they'll be there for you with all my ❤️.
Michael Filomeno 07/10/2019 $100.00 Best of luck Marissa on your journey for a great cause Mike and Jeannie Filomeno
Rick & Vicky Duffy 07/02/2019 $100.00 Marissa - Great work supporting such a wonderful cause. You're a great inspiration and positive influence for us all. We also hope you're having a great time. - The Duffys
Kori Hines 06/28/2019 $20.00 Keep up your beautiful work of bringing joy and inspiration to others! You certainly inspire me, Marissa!
Yanina and Bruce Daigle 06/25/2019 $100.00 Go get 'em, Marissa! We're so proud of you!
Wadsworth Family Foundation 06/18/2019 $1,000.00  
Christine Gustafson 06/15/2019 $100.00 Marissa, It's incredible what you are doing for a great cause. Enjoy your amazing experience! Chris & Mark
Saldie Villarma 06/14/2019 $50.00 Good luck, Marissa!
Carolyn Shea 06/14/2019 $100.00  
Maureen Zimmer 06/14/2019 $25.00 Marissa, you continue to amaze it. I am so proud of you and your team. Safe travels!
Ellie Gagnon 06/02/2019 $100.00 The Staff at EG Salon wishes you all the love and energy you need to make it clear across country on two wheels! God Bless.
Mary Coady 05/30/2019 $50.00 Thank you Marissa for bringing awareness to this wonderful cause. We will be in our hearts and thoughts for the entire trip.
Padraig Barry 05/29/2019 $100.00 You got this, lady! So proud of you. Be safe. Enjoy the journey. Thank you for inspiring us.
Liz Gray 05/13/2019 $25.00 Go Marissa Go!
West Monroe Partners 05/08/2019 $50.00  
Dana Tavarozzi 05/01/2019 $50.00 Good luck Marissa!
Marissa Aldieri 04/24/2019 $100.00  
Marissa Aldieri 03/29/2019 $108.00 March Social Media BINGO!
Silvana Pandolfe 03/03/2019 $50.00 Good Luck Marissa!!! God Bless you honey!! Love, Tony and Silvana Pandolfe
John Sullivan 02/21/2019 $100.00 Marissa, Great to see the wonderful things you are doing! Not surprised in the least at such a positive course. Congratulations and Best of Luck!!!
Alex Marieb 02/19/2019 $20.00 Great work so far! God speed
Michael Kearney 02/19/2019 $100.00 Good Luck Marissa, We will be following your trip!!!! From Michael and Sharon Kearney
Megan Meyers 02/14/2019 $50.00 So excited for you! You are going to have the best summer ever!
Kathleen Ellis 02/12/2019 $100.00 What a great way to do something for others!!! Have a blast.
Christine Bourne 02/11/2019 $50.00 So proud of you Marissa!
Missy Middleton 02/11/2019 $25.00  
Melanie Paterno 02/09/2019 $20.00 Good Luck Marissa! Great meeting you at EZ this morning for the workout!
Julie Cranick 02/09/2019 $600.00 Energy Zone Boot Camp Fundraiser!
Sylwia Czartoryjska 02/09/2019 $50.00 Cash Donation!
Maria DiMauro 02/09/2019 $150.00  
Cynthia Perugini 02/07/2019 $50.00 A great endeavor for a worthy cause. Good luck and enjoy.
Andrea King 02/02/2019 $100.00 What an amazing experience this will be!! Good luck with the training and enjoy every mile of the ride!!
Marcy Poppel 02/01/2019 $50.00  
Dino Carbone 01/31/2019 $100.00 You go girl!! You are amazing and your family is so proud of you! Uncle Dino
Diana Li 01/30/2019 $80.00 Hi Marissa!! I’m so excited for your journey and this fundraiser. Kyle and I are sending you our best wishes.
Calvin Nakatsuka 01/28/2019 $50.00 Have an awesome ride!
Corinne Tillotta 01/25/2019 $25.00  
Natalia Melnikova 01/24/2019 $30.00 Good luck and all the best, Marissa, from the Kordonsky family!
Elizabeth S 01/23/2019 $100.00 We are so proud of you Marissa, Safe travels
Robert Aldieri 01/23/2019 $100.00 Good Luck Marissa. Love Grandpa.
Joseph Feest 01/23/2019 $50.00  
Alex Kordonsky 01/23/2019 $50.00 Happy birthday! Good luck on your trip and stay safe!
Caroline Anastasia 01/22/2019 $25.00 You inspire me everyday albo :)
Kathy Bristol 01/21/2019 $100.00 You are such an inspiration, and I am proud to know you. I can't wait to follow your adventures. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!
Nan O'Brien 01/21/2019 $25.00 Inspiring! Have a safe trip Marissa.
George & Diane Morgan 01/21/2019 $50.00 Have a fun and safe journey!
Marissa Aldieri 01/21/2019 $183.00 Charity spin class at The Handle Bar
David Cooley 01/21/2019 $50.00 You travels and be sure to enjoy the ride.
Harold Panciera 01/21/2019 $50.00  
Olivia DiMauro 01/20/2019 $75.00  
David Bauer 01/20/2019 $25.00 Take lots of pictures!
Ann Marie Rogers 01/20/2019 $100.00  
John Geary 01/20/2019 $50.00  
Debbie Monahan 01/19/2019 $50.00  
Lisa M Thomas 01/19/2019 $100.00  
Jen Martin 01/18/2019 $100.00 You’re an inspiration! Love you so much sis <3
Kathy Wilson 01/18/2019 $25.00 God bless you and keep you safe and strong!
Kathy & Jim Kmietek 01/17/2019 $100.00 Best wishes for a safe and fun journey!
Pam Daniels 01/17/2019 $100.00 You go girl! Safe travels.
Sandy & Dale Aldieri 01/17/2019 $300.00 May your spirit continue to spread throughout the universe! We love you!
Susan Baldyga 01/17/2019 $50.00 wow, I remember you from prof Gallitto Basketball.... great Job
Valerie Walsh 01/17/2019 $100.00 What an amazing young woman! I hope you have a wonderful experience riding across the country and that you exceed your fundraising goals. Be safe and have fun!
Jennifer Liseo 01/17/2019 $20.00 Ride safe, have fun and thank you!
Ann Guptill 01/17/2019 $150.00 You are an Amazing young woman! Safe travels and thank you for raising awareness. We love you Marissa!
Marissa Aldieri 01/14/2019 $25.00  
Marissa Aldieri 01/14/2019 $25.00 U go Girl!
Marissa Aldieri 01/14/2019 $25.00 Enjoy the Ride!
Marissa Aldieri 01/14/2019 $50.00  
Mark Rozelle 01/14/2019 $350.00 You are a special young lady and a true inspiration! Thank you for all you do to help others.
Marissa Aldieri 01/02/2019 $20.00  
Marissa Aldieri 01/02/2019 $20.00  
Marissa Aldieri 01/02/2019 $20.00  
Marissa Aldieri 01/02/2019 $20.00  
William McDonald 12/31/2018 $100.00 Have fun & stay upright!
Bryan Pfalzgraf 12/30/2018 $25.00 I'm so excited for you and even more proud of you Al!
Susan Sommers 12/19/2018 $300.00 Good luck and safe travels on your ride Al!
Marissa Aldieri 12/18/2018 $100.00  
Marissa Aldieri 12/13/2018 $100.00  
  Total $7,725.00  
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