Amanda Murray's Fundraising Page
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Amanda Murray's Fundraising Page
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Amanda Murray is a freshman at  St. John's University. 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 Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

When I was 14, my grandfather was diagnosed with brain cancer. Over the course of a year, I watched him transform from a hardworking man into one limited to a hospital bed. The severity of the disease was hard for me to grasp in the beginning, but as he continued to lose control of his actions and his thoughts- including who I was, I realized just how quickly cancer can take someone you love away. In addition, this past year I have been personally touched by my roommate who has recently beat leukemia. I constantly look at her in amazement as I have learned so much about her perseverance throughout her fight; including continuing to do what she loves. Marina loves to run, and she didn't stop for treatment or challenge. That is pure strength.

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

By traveling 4,000 miles with the Ulman Cancer Foundation, I am able to combine two of my biggest values that have had such an impact on my life. I have always found joy in committing myself to different communities through volunteer work in order to meet new people, listen to others’ stories, and gain new perspectives on life. The 4K is unique because I get to do all of that while running. I am embarking on this journey for all of my loved ones who have put up such a fight against cancer, but also for Marina who was become such an inspiration to me. The 4K provides me with the ability to embrace Marina’s love for running, combine it with my own love, and help to build awareness and hope for young adults affected by cancer.

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
Anonymous Friend 08/03/2019 $200.00  
Anna Bax 07/25/2019 $5.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/25/2019 $7.25 SS clue: I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty.
John Doyle 07/15/2019 $20.00  
Rebecca Smith 07/05/2019 $100.00 Stay strong! You have a God given talent. Blessings to you.
Jeff Shontz 07/03/2019 $50.00 The Healthy Kids Running Series of Boyertown is cheering you on! #GetUpAndGo
Howard Kaplan 07/02/2019 $50.00 Way to go. A great cause and a wonderful gesture! HMK
George Wagner 07/02/2019 $50.00 Nice job Amanda
Aimee Mraz 06/12/2019 $50.00 Good luck Amanda!! What an amazing adventure and experience- enjoy! Love, The Mraz Family
Cindy Gimont 06/12/2019 $75.00 Love you Amanda. We are So very proud of you! So glad we can help support you in such a very important cause!
Vicky Paone 06/12/2019 $50.00 You are amazing! Stay strong and keep being a wonderful inspiration to those around you.
Johanne McCloskey 06/11/2019 $25.00  
Dawn and Bub Davis 06/09/2019 $25.00 Good luck Amanda!!
Donna Kehs 06/09/2019 $40.00 Best wishes, Amanda!
Amanda Murray 06/05/2019 $200.00 Donating on behalf of Moccia's Train Stop!! Thank you so very much for this donation, I, along with the Ulman Foundation are so appreciative and grateful!
Michael Lofaro 06/04/2019 $25.00 Good luck Amanda! You are amazing! So proud of you! ❤️
Amanda Murray 06/03/2019 $20.00 Donating on behalf of Daniel S. at Wells Fargo. Thank you!
Doug And Kathy Reiter 06/03/2019 $50.00 Good luck!
Lee Ann Neiman 05/29/2019 $25.00 I am so proud of you, Amanda! Good luck and continue to follow all of your dreams!! Love you pretty girl! Lee Ann(Lou Ann) xoxo
Johnson and Johnson 04/30/2019 $100.00  
CrossFit Apex 04/24/2019 $700.00 You're going to do great Amanda!!!
Kim & Tim Evans 04/18/2019 $25.00 So proud of you Amanda!! Can't wait to watch you take on this challenge!!
Jill Harman 04/16/2019 $30.00 Good Luck Amanda!!
Angela Mizic-Gallardo 04/16/2019 $50.00 Love ya Amanda! We are so proud of you!
Kristine Endy 04/15/2019 $25.00 Best wishes Amanda on this fantastic journey! - The Endy's
Amanda Murray 04/15/2019 $62.00 Total cash donations at the 2019 Swamp Creek Stomp! Thank you so much to everyone who supported this endeavor!
Eileen P Mirchel 04/13/2019 $100.00  
Denise Kovatch 04/12/2019 $50.00 Best of luck Amanda!! You are amazing!!
Susie Kye 04/12/2019 $15.00 Good luck and have fun today! Ilysm <3
Jim Barton 04/11/2019 $250.00 Have Fun! BsTrong!
Brennan's Auto Repair Inc 04/11/2019 $250.00  
Eduardo Garcia 04/08/2019 $10.00 Howdy! :-) run fast!
Amanda Murray 04/02/2019 $100.00 Donation via the Moore Family! Thank you so much for your support!
KRISTIN SCHMIDT 04/02/2019 $50.00 This is so awesome!! I will be praying for you!
Duszak Family 03/24/2019 $150.00 You are truly amazing. Thank you so much for honoring Marina and all who have battled this horrible disease. You are an inspiration to all.
Maddie Benn 03/16/2019 $50.00 So proud of my running buddy! Love, Maddie
Tozour Energy Systems 03/13/2019 $100.00  
Pyke-Galletto 03/06/2019 $250.00  
Kelly and Ron Crowell 03/04/2019 $100.00 Good Luck Amanda!
Kim Bergen 02/28/2019 $50.00 Good Luck on your journey!
Tina Keeler 02/28/2019 $50.00 Good luck Amanda!
Isabelle Litvak 02/15/2019 $10.00 Good luck Amanda! This is amazing!
Amanda Murray 02/07/2019 $25.00 Donating on behalf of Ben Lara's support, a friend of mine at SJU. Thank you so much, Ben!
Larry Donnelly 02/04/2019 $50.00 Good Luck!
Laine Mann 01/27/2019 $50.00 Tom and I are so proud of you!!
Marina Duszak 01/22/2019 $50.00 Thank you for being such an amazing friend! I believe that we were truly meant to meet each other and I’m so grateful to have you in my life! I can’t wait to hear all about your run!
Duszak Family 01/21/2019 $100.00  
Debbie Long 01/20/2019 $40.00 Good Luck this summer Ashley!!!! Hope you have a blast!
Lisa Reber 01/20/2019 $50.00 Amanda, We are so incredibly proud of you for committing yourself to this journey! Cancer is an ugly word & disease and you will literally be kicking it’s butt one mile at a time! Along with your Pop Pop, Aunt Doris & Uncle Pete will be with you to help you along the miles! We love you! Todd & Lisa
Amie & Mark Schroeder 01/20/2019 $20.00 You are an example of what is good in the world. You are a shining star for people who are living in darkness. Keep living your truth; You are a strong woman...we love and support you!
James Prout 01/20/2019 $300.00 Go for it Amanda...We couldn't be prouder of you! Uncle Jim & Aunt Chris
Michelle Karnchanaphati 01/20/2019 $25.00 Good Luck Amanda!
Aurora Conrad 01/19/2019 $20.00 good luck with everything! you’re truly inspiring
Coyne Family 01/18/2019 $20.00 Go Amanda!!
Neal & Jo Ellen Chase 01/17/2019 $50.00 Enjoy your journey and the memories to follow!
Katie Swartley 01/16/2019 $25.00  
Sydney Fox 01/16/2019 $10.00 Best of luck Amanda!!!
Port A Bowl Inc 01/16/2019 $250.00 Someone said "The real purpose of running isn't to win a race. It's to test the limits of the human heart" And you have one of the biggest!! We are so proud of you!
Anonymous Friend 01/16/2019 $50.00  
Steve & Cheryl Zimmerman 01/16/2019 $100.00 So very proud of you! Please run a bit for my Dad, Walt McCown who lost his battle with lung cancer. He would love that you are doing this!
Nancy J Donnelly 01/16/2019 $50.00 It will be an adventure of a lifetime. Have a great time.Love you lots,Mina
Andrea and Steve Elsier 01/16/2019 $100.00 Good luck Amanda!! You are an amazing young woman and we are so proud of your strength and determination ❤️
Ally Stratton 01/16/2019 $50.00 Good luck, you’re awesome for doing this!
Carl Hanson 01/15/2019 $10.00  
Allie Peschel 01/15/2019 $10.00 You're such an inspiration!! U rock!!
Mikayla DeStefano 01/15/2019 $20.00 You’re awesome Amanda! I wish you the best of luck on your journey!
Danielle Elsier 01/15/2019 $30.00 LOVE YOU!!! SO PROUD OF YOU! CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THIS WILL DO FOR YOU!!! <3
Shoshana Kabinoff 01/15/2019 $20.00 You're an amazing person!! Good luck ❤️
Barbara Prochnau 01/15/2019 $50.00 Good luck this summer!
Kelly Murray 01/15/2019 $50.00 Amanda, good luck may this be your first of may adventures for your future. Pop-Pop is beaming with joy for you. Love you Aunt Kelly
Maddie Sassa 01/15/2019 $20.00 Your awesome Amanda ! Good luck !
Cathy Stabilito 01/15/2019 $50.00 This is an amazing thing you are doing and the 4 Stabilitos will be cheering for you every step of the way!!
Laura Groth 01/14/2019 $200.00 Your strength and determination never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for running for the cause! You better get some good shoes! Please run a mile in memory of my mom, Jeanne Groth, who died of lung cancer in 2008. Love you lots!
Jennifer Myers 01/14/2019 $40.00 So proud of you Amanda!
Colleen Moore 01/14/2019 $50.00 Way to go girl! Hope you have an awesome time this summer, it is such an amazing thing to do!
Jaime Benner 01/14/2019 $25.00  
Ali Perez 01/14/2019 $20.00 Praying for you on this incredible journey! You inspire me! Never stop being amazing. I can't wait to hear all about it! :)
Jeri Meuse 01/14/2019 $10.00 Good Luck - thank you for being an amazing and selfless young woman.
Bob & Melissa Rafferty 01/14/2019 $100.00 Amanda, What a wonderful and selfless endeavor! So proud of the amazing young woman you have grown into and can’t wait to see the spectacular things you are destined for! ❤️
Jimmy Towers 01/14/2019 $10.00  
Alyssa Carlier 01/14/2019 $25.00  
Michelle Carlier 01/14/2019 $100.00  
Amanda Murray 01/11/2019 $100.00  
  Total $6,019.25  
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