Bailey Grimsley's Fundraising Page
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Bailey Grimsley's Fundraising Page
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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!

ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Corinne Watson 08/03/2017 $100.00 I believe in you and what you're running for!
Ali Boodro 08/03/2017 $25.00 Bai Ley we are so proud of you. Love and hugs Little Birdie.
Charlotte Smith 07/26/2017 $100.00 We appreciate your efforts and sacrifice, Bailey, for our beloved Troy Smith.
George Diedrich 07/26/2017 $200.00 Thank you Bailey for your extraordinary efforts for fight against cancer and especially for remembering my Mary. You touched me deeply. With love, George Diedrich
Daniel Bomfim 07/23/2017 $50.00  
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  
  Total $7,690.00  
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