Bailey Grimsley is a senior at Tulane 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 to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I, along with many, have watched our loved ones suffer with the diagnoses of cancer. When I was 13, I lost my grandpa to lung cancer. Watching his battle inspired me to look for opportunities to give to the cancer community. Growing up, I volunteered for two different organizations in my hometown, Miles Perret Cancer Center and Camp Bluebird. I worked with people going through treatment, people living in remission, and survivors that won the battle. These individuals were some of the most inspirational people I have ever met, and I want to do my part to give back to this community as much as I can.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
This summer, I am running across the country to support young adults who have to face the diagnosis of cancer. I am joining this team so that I can be an encouraging and supportive voice for the strong runners taking this journey with me. I hope to be inspired through meeting new people and hearing new stories, so I can grow to be my best self. I hope to push myself past my previous physical and psychological limits, and to learn more about myself along the way. As of November 9th, my sorority sister Healther Andelsman, is officially cancer free!!! As she put it, our age is the 'awkward cancer age.' Along with my teammates, I hope to help inspire a community of people and let them know that they are not suffering alone. We are there for and with those young adults who battle cancer. I am honored to be able to be a part of such an inspiring group of young adults and I am excited to get out there and start running!
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!
|Gerald Iacono||07/17/2017||$100.00||In loving memory of Vicki Neumann||Mark Neumann||07/16/2017||$300.00||Bailey you make our world brighter||Nick Palaio||07/16/2017||$100.00||Thank you, Bailey!||Tucker Brock||06/22/2017||$10.00||You're one of the best people. Don't stop doing you.||Chuck Burnell||06/22/2017||$50.00||Bailey, good luck on your journey. I commend your inspiration and drive. Your aunt Bonnie and have been close friends for number of years and she told me about your run. Good luck and we look forward to meeting you at the finish line!||Connie Grimsley||06/19/2017||$100.00||Memory of Lucille Guillory||Stefan Neumann||06/12/2017||$15.00||Good luck Bailey you're a rock star!||Aisling Grant||05/17/2017||$20.00||I love you B!! Can't wait til July!||Anonymous Friend||05/12/2017||$101.12||Kasha and Karen Domingue||05/10/2017||$100.00||Best Wishes!||Brooke Blankenship||05/10/2017||$50.00||Sam Belden||05/10/2017||$20.00||you are so awesome Bailey - this is so cool and for such a good cause!||Anonymous Friend||05/09/2017||$25.00||Nick Barnes-Batista||05/09/2017||$10.00||You are so amazing and inspirig everyday that I sometimes forget that you are a badass who will run across the entire country to save lives||Bonnie Grimsley||05/09/2017||$25.00||I love you my girl! I am so proud of you!||Margaret Holzhauer||05/09/2017||$100.00||Congratulations to you on your graduation. I'm sending for your graduation and to help you meet your goal. I'm very proud to be your aunt and look forward to seeing you in July. Love, Beth & Mike Holzhauer||Samantha Cawyer||05/08/2017||$20.00||Thank you for being such a wonderful person! Good luck and I love you!||Joshua Granaada||05/02/2017||$50.00||David Katz||04/19/2017||$8.88||Go get em Bailey! My aunt pinky and my granny are both some bad ass survivors so I'm puttin some cash in for them. I picked $8.88 because it is a most auspicious number in Chinese cultures||Alex Bochm||04/18/2017||$65.00||Stand for all||Floyd Pitre||04/07/2017||$20.00||Honor of Georgie Albert||Geraldine Olivier||03/20/2017||$30.00||Shannon Hargrave||03/14/2017||$20.00||Margaret Bishop||03/12/2017||$20.00||Make Cleveland Style proud!!||Jeanette Forestier||03/09/2017||$25.00||Good luck Bailey||Patch Rawanghet||03/09/2017||$100.00||You inspire me to be a better person everyday! Thank you for being you & doing what you do :)||Anonymous Friend||03/09/2017||$10.00||Brian Mersman||03/08/2017||$100.00||Love you Bai. I'm coming to visit in IN||Austin Hajna||03/04/2017||$10.00||Go Bailey! You're gunna kill it!||Jessica Dang||03/04/2017||$15.00||Bailey!!! You are absolutely incredible, and I wish there were more people who were as selfless and as compassionate as you. Good luck, and I'll always be rooting for you!||Andrew Aitken||03/01/2017||$50.00||good luck, love you||Tee Kimball||02/20/2017||$10.00||Tucker Brock||02/20/2017||$10.00||You rock on so many levels!||Carmen DuFore||02/12/2017||$50.00||Best of luck on this incredible journey! You are an amazing young woman!||Tova Steele||02/10/2017||$15.00||You are my best friend and the only person I know who would willingly run across the country for such a great cause and I LOVE YOU!||Erin Kavanagh||02/08/2017||$15.00||This is awesome! Good luck Bailey! This is something to be very proud of! And be careful out there!||Mechtild Chappelka||02/08/2017||$25.00||You run , girl!||Walker Daniel||02/07/2017||$10.00||Bailey, you are so awesome! This is amazing and I'm wishing you so much luck and motivation!||Michael Klug||02/06/2017||$5.00||yes||Karen Collins-Nelson||02/06/2017||$100.00||Good Luck! xo||Ellen Chappelka||02/03/2017||$25.00||Bailey! I love you! You're gonna do great!||Anonymous Friend||02/02/2017||$50.00||Sarah Weprin||02/02/2017||$10.00||So so proud of you and can't wait to see you conquer this amazing challenge!||Dale Soileau||02/01/2017||$60.00||Alex Bochm||02/01/2017||$130.00||I love you||Sonia Tiwari||02/01/2017||$30.00||Go Bailey!||Anthony Vivona||02/01/2017||$40.00||Roll Bailey||Paulette Montet||01/31/2017||$10.00||Paulette Montet||01/31/2017||$10.00||Grant Collins||01/22/2017||$75.00||Jennifer Le||01/18/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Bail!!! Run Hard and stay hydrated. I'm very proud of you!||Glen Stroud||01/17/2017||$40.00||Good luck||Rosemary Cavanaugh||01/16/2017||$25.00||Good luck!||Joyce Backman||01/12/2017||$100.00||Bailey - this donation is from your "Grandma Joyce" (Joyce Backman) in South Carolina. I love you and wish you well.||Rayne State Bank||01/11/2017||$50.00||Marion Nevils||01/10/2017||$100.00||Wishing you all the best in this quest for The Ulman Cancer Fund!!!||Asa Miller||01/09/2017||$20.00||Marilyn Lloyd||01/09/2017||$25.00||Clarence and Peggy Miller||01/09/2017||$50.00||Paul Mancuso||01/09/2017||$152.00||William Dillon||01/08/2017||$100.00||Good Luck and Keep Moving Forward!||Marilyn Kennedy||01/05/2017||$1,000.00||Good luck Bailey, proud of you||Mandy Gil||01/05/2017||$25.00||Good luck, love you Bailey||Wynn Harvey||01/04/2017||$100.00||Joseph Stagni||01/04/2017||$100.00||Great cause and good luck!||Anonymous Friend||01/04/2017||$50.00||Jovita Adams||01/04/2017||$2.00||Mike Cavanaugh||01/03/2017||$100.00||Keep up your selfless work for all of the rest of us!||Anonymous Friend||01/02/2017||$250.00||Best of Luck. Happy New Year.||Foto Family||01/02/2017||$250.00||We love you Bailey and we are very proud of you!!!||Anonymous Friend||01/02/2017||$100.00||Thank you for making a difference!||Jeff & Beth Cavanaugh||01/01/2017||$25.00||Congratulations on being selected for the walk across this country. This is such a wonderful thing you are doing. Keep up the good deeds. You make us very proud. Please remember those we have lost recently, Uncle Ned, uncle John and my mom Marion Bugmann as you make it across the huge USA. Good luck and Merry Christmas. Beth||Beth Holzhauer||12/30/2016||$50.00||In honor of everyone who has fought or is fighting cancer.||Tom & Becky Meyers||12/29/2016||$50.00||Candace Carroll||12/24/2016||$40.00||Wendy Baudoin||12/24/2016||$100.00||good luck with this and thank you for being so selfless||Mike, Shannon & Alex Downs||12/24/2016||$250.00||Merry Christmas!||Mary Sue McFarland||12/23/2016||$50.00||Thanks Bailey for doing this. I'm donating in memory of Jodi Chadwick's Godfather,Troy Smith, who died of cancer. May God send you many blessings.||Anonymous Friend||12/23/2016||$5.00||Natalia Moura||12/23/2016||$40.00||Hope this helps! Good luck Bailey!||Lara Muster||12/23/2016||$20.00||Emma Pejko||12/23/2016||$50.00||I LOVE YOU||Janet Perl||12/23/2016||$50.00||Go Bailey!!!! Love, Janet||Robley Domingue||12/23/2016||$40.00||In honor of Emile Domingue||Emily Cheatwood||12/23/2016||$20.00||so proud of you and your courageous acts! love you bgrims!||Alejandro Cabanas||12/22/2016||$250.00||In memory of rocio cabanas||Sarah Cavanaugh||12/22/2016||$50.00||In honor of my friend Steve who is slowly recovering from non-hodkin's lymphoma. Run your little heart out Bailey!!||Faye Amick||12/22/2016||$100.00||Go Bailey! I'm so proud of what you are doing. My donation is in memory of the many family members and friends who have been affected by cancer. Thank you for being you! I love you, pretty girl!||Renee Nelson||12/20/2016||$50.00||So proud of you!||Jakob Cohen||12/13/2016||$36.00||For all of my loved ones battling cancer, especially my Aunty Coco who is fighting breast cancer right now. I'm donating a double chi because it means good luck in the Jewish tradition.||Julien Hohenleitner||12/13/2016||$50.00||I lost my uncle to lymphoma my sophomore year of college and wasn't able to be there before he passed. Cancer can make you feel hopeless even if you aren't the one afflicted. But that's why we fight back! Wishing you the best of luck.||Connie Grimsley||12/13/2016||$250.00||I love you.||Alice Cavanaugh||12/13/2016||$500.00||I love you much much||Bailey Grimsley||12/09/2016||$100.00|