Alexis Lee is a graduate student at the University of Arkansas. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of young adults on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to New York, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My Great Grandfather battled with cancer for years before it took his life. I am running in his honor.
Along with my great grandfather I have a close friend that was diagnosed with breast cancer at a very young age. Watching how strong she was and how she used her story to make awareness about cancer motivates me to do the same.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer to bring awareness about young adult cancer and to raise money to help support the Ulman foundation. I am also running to honor my family members and friends that have battled with 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!
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!
|Anonymous Friend||01/08/2019||$100.00||Anne Perry||01/05/2019||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||01/03/2019||$750.00||First State Bank of Pike County||01/02/2019||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||12/25/2018||$100.00||Alexis Lee||12/13/2018||$100.00|