Brenna Kirkpatrick's Fundraising Page
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Brenna Kirkpatrick's Fundraising Page
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 Brenna Kirkpatrick is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky. 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 Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

As an aspiring physician, I understand that cancer will undoubtedly play a role in my career. Though neither I nor my immediate family have been directly affected by cancer, I am cognizant of the toll that the disease has taken on numerous close friends. To better grasp what my future patients and their families may endure, I have sought to gain exposure to the cancer community from a variety of perspectives: as a researcher, a volunteer, a practitioner. While none of my experiences compare to the experiences of members of the cancer community, I am committed to reducing the suffering of all who have been afflicted by illness, including cancer.

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

When I first discovered the 4K, I was thrilled by how seamlessly it seemed to combine two of my greatest passions: distance running and community healing. In recent years, I have largely considered running to be a personal hobby separate from my medical career aspirations. I imagined that I would dedicate my professional life to treating and comforting those affected by illness, never anticipating that running could help me to achieve some of the same outcomes that I hoped to achieve as a physician. Becoming a 4K runner will allow me to spend over a month doing one of my favorite activities, running, and to join a team of like-minded young adults who have a strong desire to improve the quality of life for members of the cancer community.



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
Lannie Jewell 08/13/2019 $100.00  
Emily Winson 07/25/2019 $5.00 you are rocking it!
Danette Cravens 07/13/2019 $25.00  
Nathaniel Denuna 06/26/2019 $52.00 Mucho gusto en EspaƱa. It was inspiring to hear about your aspirations. Best of luck :) -Niel
Kay Boan 06/17/2019 $50.00 Brenna, All the best on your journey. Thank you for running the extra mile for young people who may not be able to. PGS PRIDE!! (OK, that was a long time ago...ssmile!)
Sharon Apple 06/11/2019 $50.00 Best of luck Brenna!
Sue Carter 06/10/2019 $50.00  
Christine Lapps 05/27/2019 $100.00 Good luck Brenna!
Rex & Sharon Mobley 05/17/2019 $50.00  
James Doherty 05/12/2019 $20.00 Good luck Brenna! Massive respect for doing this!
Johnson and Johnson 04/30/2019 $200.00  
Christopher O'Rourke 04/22/2019 $100.00 Good Luck.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies 03/18/2019 $2,400.00  
Donna Wesolowski 03/17/2019 $100.00 Brenna, Good Luck with your goal and we wish you only the best! The Wesolowski Family
Johnson and Johnson 03/12/2019 $39.72  
Joy Marini 02/22/2019 $1,160.28  
Leann Morello 02/03/2019 $50.00 Run Brenna Run!! Hope you will post along the way so we can follow you! Leann, Morgan, McKenna & Maddox
Sam and Ann Byassee 01/25/2019 $100.00 This run is non-stop, right?
Diane Goetter 01/24/2019 $250.00 Good luck with it all!
Pam Hamilton 01/14/2019 $50.00 Brenna, this is from my friend Bonnie.
Chris Stewart 01/10/2019 $100.00 Very proud of you Brenna!!!
Jane Williams 01/09/2019 $35.00 So proud of you, Brenna, and delighted to support your efforts.
Pam Hamilton 01/07/2019 $100.00 Merry Christmas Brenna from Grandad & Beamie
Anonymous Friend 12/20/2018 $49.00 On behalf of Nik, Syd, and Bri <3 Thanks, pals!
Jennifer Ray Morrison 12/19/2018 $200.00  
Pam Hamilton 12/17/2018 $100.00 Happy Birthday Brenna!
Braden Kirkpatrick 12/12/2018 $50.00 Hope this helps
Carol Street 12/10/2018 $50.00 We will all be cheering for you, Brenna! Love, The Learning Lab
Anonymous Friend 12/09/2018 $44.00 A donation for Birthday #22 from your two biggest fans! Love you BJK!
Pam Hamilton 12/07/2018 $100.00  
Lea Wesolowski 12/06/2018 $20.00 Good luck!!!
Mary Hill 11/27/2018 $50.00 Go Brenna!
Anonymous Friend 11/27/2018 $40.00 Major thanks to Sydney Petersen, Bethany Kirkpatrick, Marshall Morrison, Natasha Nori, and Thomas Deaton for your donations!
Joy Marini 11/25/2018 $100.00 Brenna Joy - We will be cheering at the finish line in Boston! With love from Aunt Joy, Uncle Artie, and Cousins Kendall and Cole
Ashlee Headrick 11/24/2018 $100.00 Go, Brenna! So proud of you and inspired by you!
Anonymous Friend 11/23/2018 $20.00  
Lee Kirkpatrick 11/22/2018 $100.00 Proud of you Brenna! Combining the pursuit of your profession with compassion and connection to those impacted by cancer! What a meaningful endeavor. Run Brenna Run!
Wade Kirkpatrick 11/22/2018 $20.00  
Phyllis Moore 11/22/2018 $50.00 Very impressive! Good luck, Brenna!!
Nikki Wesolowski 11/21/2018 $50.00 Best of luck Brenna!!!
Christie Kirkpatrick 11/21/2018 $100.00  
John Craig 11/21/2018 $100.00 Post pics along the way!
Brenna Kirkpatrick 11/19/2018 $100.00  
  Total $6,630.00  
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