Allie Brown is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa. In the summer of 2018, 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 Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Early on in college, I started at Dance Marathon raising money for kids that were terminally ill. I grew close to the kids we helped and I wanted to do more. When I lost my miracle child at age 7 I wanted to continue to help. I have continued to raise money and gotten involved through programs at the YMCA and in my personal life.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I want a chance to impact as many people as possible. I want to see many different people with many different backgrounds and know their stories. No one faces hard times such as cancer alone, and I want to make sure of that.
2018 marks the 17th 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 Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 70,000 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.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, the Ulman Cancer Fund 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.
UCF House - This year UCF broke ground on 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!
|Julia Duvall||02/09/2018||$100.00||I am so proud of you, Allie!||JB & Courtney Conlin||01/30/2018||$100.00||Allie, what a great way to show support for young adults with cancer! Have a great run! -JB & Courtney||James & Roxanne Conlin||01/30/2018||$500.00||Allie, thank you for your efforts in making a difference for young adults with cancer.||Oxford Tree Service Oxford Tree Service||01/19/2018||$100.00||John Berg||01/18/2018||$250.00||Diam Pest Control||01/12/2018||$100.00||Alyssa Turcsak||01/12/2018||$60.00||Since I met you for UNI DM Morale, you have continued to inspire me. I am SO PROUD OF YOU! Keep being authentic and wonderful and passionate and lovely. Never forget how brightly you shine, girl!||Greg Jovi||12/23/2017||$40.00||Merry Christmas! So proud of you for this, you rock!||Anonymous Friend||12/13/2017||$75.00||Missy Bennett||12/12/2017||$25.00||Way to go Allie for raising money for young adults battling cancer, so proud of you :)||Beef McJerky||12/07/2017||$25.00||Run, Forrest||Riley Olson||12/07/2017||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||12/07/2017||$25.00||Val Hinrickson||12/07/2017||$15.00||I'm proud of you AlPal!||Deb Conley||11/30/2017||$25.00||Thank you for running to raise money to help these young kids!||Kevin Munie||11/28/2017||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||11/27/2017||$100.00||Allie Brown||11/17/2017||$100.00|