Sheridan Reginato is a junior at Hagerstown Community College. 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 Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My father is currently diagnosed with stage 4 liver, lung and bone cancer; it has greatly impacted my family and my career as a paramedic. Throughout the year of this cancer diagnosis, like many families, have faced new challenges that have affected us mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even physically. It is such an inconsistent disease of what I call the "roller coaster of cancer"; however, it has given me the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how cancer effects the body on a daily and monthly basis. With this, I have been able to treat my patients struggling with cancer more efficiently in the medical field.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I have always enjoyed running throughout my high school and college years but I have never had the chance to run a long distance race such as this.
This is such a constructive way to support and represent families that are facing the same struggle; especially for young adults that are juggling between college, marriage, and starting a new career. I am looking forward to the new challenges and amazing memories with my teammates awaiting ahead on this 49 day adventure.
Most importantly, I want to represent my father and the Reginato's as a whole.
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!
|Tom Macomber||11/06/2018||$100.00||I really like that you are being proactive in the fight against cancer. Have a great run across the country!||Anonymous Friend||10/22/2018||$1,000.00||We are so proud of you, Sheridan!||Wyatt Worthington||10/22/2018||$150.00||Lets help kick cancers ass||Heather Breese||10/21/2018||$25.00||Ophelia Barizo||10/21/2018||$50.00||So proud of you for doing this. Wishing you the best, and prayers for your Dad.||Diane Hughes||10/21/2018||$100.00||Sending positive thoughts and prayers to your Dad.||Amanda Hinkle||10/20/2018||$20.00||Diane Tank||10/20/2018||$200.00||Sheridan you inspire us all!||Kelly Dunbar||10/20/2018||$100.00||Love and prayers for Reg and the entire Reginato family. Be safe and strong, Sheridan!||Sheridan Reginato||10/12/2018||$100.00|