Andrea Just is a senior at Murray State University. In the summer of 2017, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. Many of the people I hold near and dear to my heart have battled cancer. My mother and aunt are cancer survivors. My grandpa recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. I also attend a camp for children with cancer for a week every summer to spend time with one of my favorite little girls. These people are some of the strongest individuals I know. They inspire me everyday to be the best person that I can possible be.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am running 4,000 miles this summer for my mom, aunt, grandpa, and all those who have been influenced by cancer in one way or another. I am running for the survivors, fighters, and the angels watching over us. I plan to raise awareness and let every person battling cancer know they are not fighting this battle alone.
2017 marks the 16th 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 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!
|Daniel Magruder||12/21/2017||$50.00||Beth Crowdus||08/13/2017||$50.00||Nancy Lange||07/24/2017||$50.00||In honor of all pediatric cancer warriors - currently fighting, in remission, and, those in heaven.||Tracy and Karen Edgerton||05/26/2017||$100.00||Such a worthy cause. Good Luck!||Mary Catherine Heil||05/15/2017||$100.00||Kate and Jody Mitchell||05/14/2017||$700.00||Good luck and have fun!||Mary Eichenberger||05/08/2017||$20.00||Barbara Rasche||05/08/2017||$50.00||Amos Whetstone||05/07/2017||$60.00||In Honor of all those that have dealt with Cancer !!!||Trash Pickup||04/23/2017||$96.00||Leslie Harris||04/15/2017||$100.00||Karen and Jerry Just||04/15/2017||$40.00||Benjamin Graft||04/15/2017||$50.00||Good luck!||Cathy Price||04/13/2017||$25.00||Money for a great cause. Best health to you and your team!||Anonymous Friend||04/09/2017||$20.00||Alexa Just||04/08/2017||$3.00||Jacqueline Kessler||04/07/2017||$25.00||Charlotte F Peake||04/07/2017||$25.00||Carolann Barnes||04/04/2017||$10.00||Run hard and good luck! I'm going to miss you!||Anonymous Friend||04/03/2017||$100.00||Glenn and Deborah Just||04/03/2017||$300.00||We are so proud of you!! I know papa will be with you every step of the way. We will be praying for you and your team everyday!!!||Zack Hibbs||04/02/2017||$15.00||March madness||Tyler A Just||03/31/2017||$25.00||March Madness||03/26/2017||$31.38||Robert Sauer||03/26/2017||$100.00||Shirley Just||03/22/2017||$25.00||David Lawrence||03/16/2017||$20.00||Hannah Just||03/15/2017||$25.00||Bethany Just||03/15/2017||$25.00||I'm so proud of you! Kick butt and remember everyday that there are many people watching over you and praying for you to do your best! #choosejoy||David Hite||03/15/2017||$5.00||Kameron Mason||03/15/2017||$5.00||Matt Fitzer||03/14/2017||$3.00||Olivia Jacks||03/14/2017||$25.00||Go Andrea! Kick Cancer in the Butt!!!!!||Ashley Jefferson||03/08/2017||$6.00||Charlie and Deanna Just||02/24/2017||$100.00||Kevin Fante||02/18/2017||$50.00||Good luck Andrea and Thank You!||Janice C Fowler||02/16/2017||$50.00||Jean F Cady||02/14/2017||$10.00||Katherine E Yann||02/03/2017||$100.00||Steve & Mary Mazzoni||01/26/2017||$50.00||Great Cause Great Challenge! Good Luck Andrea!||Jeanne Recktenwald||01/21/2017||$20.00||Joyce Carrico||01/20/2017||$15.00||St. Bernard Parish||01/15/2017||$401.00||Leona Spink||01/14/2017||$25.00||Shirley Schneringer||01/14/2017||$25.00||Tim & Karen Schenk||01/12/2017||$50.00||You go, girl! We'll pray for you and your group, Andrea, during this awesome experience this summer. Thank you for running for all the people who can't ... and for taking the task of helping others seriously and at such a young age!||Doug Recktenwald||01/12/2017||$25.00||Good Luck Andrea||Stephen Bischoff||01/10/2017||$100.00||Heather Chancey||01/08/2017||$50.00||Good luck Andrea!!||Elizabeth F Mayer||01/06/2017||$100.00||Bernie and David Sutherland||12/27/2016||$75.00||Amazing...What a way to honor and remember those we love who have been affected by cancer. Be challenged, joyful and thankful for all our many blessings!||Charles & Hortensia Mayer||12/25/2016||$50.00||Go for it girl; safe travels.||Agnes Patil||12/20/2016||$100.00||This is such an amazing and heartfelt idea. Your grandfather was a wonderful man; he would be very proud of you. Thank you for your hard work and determination to make cancer a thing of the past.||Andrea Just||12/06/2016||$500.00||Good Luck from Bill & Kaelin||Kate and Jody Mitchell||11/29/2016||$50.00||Good luck Andrea! This is awesome!||Amy Andujar||11/25/2016||$50.00||S. R. Gilbert||11/20/2016||$50.00||Zack Hibbs||11/18/2016||$40.00||Bracey Draude||11/13/2016||$20.00||GO ANDREA GO! So proud to call you a friend. Go get it girl! Ami wishes she could run with you! <3||Carol Rafferty||11/12/2016||$25.00||Andrea, I wish you lots of luck. I'm so proud to know you.||Karen Simpson||11/11/2016||$40.00||Go, Andrea!!! I am proud of you. I love that you are giving of yourself to others!!||Robert Renn||11/11/2016||$100.00||Andrea this is a huge undertaking for a great cause!!! Keep us posted on your progress.||Salsa Brothers LLC||11/08/2016||$19.62||Brenda Snook||10/24/2016||$25.00||Good luck. You will be awesome!||Tim & Victoria Mayer||10/23/2016||$50.00||We wish you all the best on this challenging goal!||Andrea Just||10/15/2016||$100.00|