Caitlin Ann Cheruka's Fundraising Page
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Caitlin Ann Cheruka's Fundraising Page
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Caitlin recently completed her Master of Science degree at East Stroudsburg University. In the summer of 2018, 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 Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

I have a very strong connection to the cancer community. It has affected many people that I love and cancer has left a huge impact on my life. About nine years ago, my father was diagnosed with cancer and my life was changed in every way imaginable. My grandfather and grandmother both lost their battle's to cancer as I was growing up. I have watched my loved ones fight against cancer and I believe that no one should have to fight the battle alone. I am a recent graduate student from East Stroudsburg University with a Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology. My goal is to continue my education and earn a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and work cancer patients. I want to work with this population of patients because it has a special place in my heart. In addition, I am currently earning my Yoga Teaching Training Certification and my goal is to offer yoga classes for cancer patients and survivors. I have an extremely strong connection to the cancer community and I want to continue to give back in as many ways as possible.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I am running across America with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults because I want to help support the cancer community by doing what I love which is running. My father was a runner and I have followed in his footsteps. I fell in love with running at the age of 10 when my parents took me to my first track practice. I want to run in honor of my Father, Grandfather, and Grandmother. Cancer has left a major impact on my life because I have to watch my loves struggle through their battles. I want to use my athletic capabilities to help fight back against cancer. I will help support the goals and mission of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults by running across America as part of the 2018 Cross-Country Team.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

2018 marks the 17th 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 a at www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Phi E K @ West Chester University 04/20/2018 $156.00  
Lisa/Bob Hughes 04/18/2018 $25.00 Good luck Caitlin—- you GOT this!!! ❤️
William Moore 04/18/2018 $50.00 Good luck Caitlin!!!
Melissa Reed 04/10/2018 $50.00  
John M Henry 04/10/2018 $100.00  
Wood Family 04/08/2018 $100.00 Caitlin, Good luck, we will be thinking of you. God Bless love the Wood Family
Sadye Soltysiak 04/06/2018 $20.00  
The Light Within Yoga Community 04/06/2018 $25.00  
Anna Theuer 04/05/2018 $50.00 Soooo so proud of you Caitlin!! Run your heart out and have fun! Love you!!
Karen Theuer 04/05/2018 $200.00 Wishing you the best! Take Care, God Bless. Love, The Theuer Family
Lindsey Inserra 04/04/2018 $3,000.00  
Catie McCann 03/29/2018 $30.00  
Michael & Christine Kahn 03/25/2018 $25.00 You go Caitlin!
Caroline E Ford 03/25/2018 $50.00  
Sarah Slezak 03/18/2018 $100.00 You are amazing with a bright future ahead!
Kristen Murta 03/18/2018 $50.00  
Alison Donley 03/18/2018 $20.00  
Janet Rugieri 03/18/2018 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/16/2018 $50.00 What an inspiring young woman you are Caitlin. I was just diagnosed with kidney cancer and my daughter graduates from your alma mater WCU in May, so your story hits very close to home for me. I wish I could donate more but the medical bills are already starting to pile up. Best of luck to your dad in his fight, be strong and hug him tight.
Rob Hughes 03/16/2018 $50.00 Best of Luck! From Robbie and Gabby
John Hannum 03/16/2018 $25.00 Dear Caitlin, On behalf of my good friend, Dr. Suzanne Kloud we are happy to make this contribution to your great run. We are proud of you! Jock Hannum and Suzanne Kloud
Michael Delrossi 03/15/2018 $25.00 Your an amazing person!!!!
Chipotle 03/15/2018 $217.60  
Alexa Vesci 03/14/2018 $25.00 Good Luck! From frank and Alexa Vesci
Kiersten Vuocolo 03/13/2018 $10.00  
Janet Haggerty 03/13/2018 $100.00 Very proud of all you are doing!
Amanda Wuest 03/12/2018 $33.00 Good luck on the run coach, Caitlin! - Amanda @ OTF
Laura Lane 03/12/2018 $10.00 What an awesome event! Good luck Caitlin!
Landan Cheruka 03/11/2018 $250.00 You go sis!!
Jennifer Mone 03/11/2018 $30.00 Good luck Caitlin!!!
Markee Morin 03/09/2018 $100.00  
Sabrina Perry Jason Murray 03/09/2018 $25.00  
Lisa O'Mara 03/08/2018 $20.00  
Tracy Hagerty 03/06/2018 $5.00  
Frank & Anne Marie Carbone 03/06/2018 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/06/2018 $20.00 Way to make a run against cancer
Nick Peterson 03/02/2018 $500.00  
Marisa Miro 02/23/2018 $40.00 KILL IT GF
Pinocchio's Restaurant 02/23/2018 $50.00 Best of Luck!
Leo Uzych 02/22/2018 $20.00  
Swarthmore Pizza 02/20/2018 $100.00 Good Luck on your journey!
Kait Clark And Joe Brown 02/18/2018 $50.00 We are SOO proud of you Cait! This is amazing what you are doing. Enjoy every second! Xo
Evan DeaKyne 02/17/2018 $10.00 Sorry I couldn't donate more, I'm poor! Good luck Caitlin and post lots of pictures!
Nick Angelina 02/17/2018 $50.00 Way to go Caitlyn! Have fun!
Christina Cheruka 02/17/2018 $15.00 SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!
Collin Mascola 02/17/2018 $10.00 Good luck!
Arnold Biagomba 02/17/2018 $50.00 Go Cait, kick ass! I'm rooting for ya!
OPTIMUM PHYSICAL THERAPY Associates 01/23/2018 $100.00 GOOD LUCK CAITLIN!!
James Vadas 01/22/2018 $50.00 Good luck! This is going to be an amazing adventure!
Alicia Jones 01/21/2018 $25.00 Good luck Caitlin with your run, we are so proud of you! xo, The Jones Family
Kathy A Glessner 01/17/2018 $50.00  
Jeanine Gillespie 01/16/2018 $35.00 Way to go Caitlin. So proud of you and your cause. Love you Aunt Jeanine
Catherine Cheruka 01/15/2018 $50.00  
Timothy Magerr 01/15/2018 $200.00  
Gaby Baldini 01/12/2018 $20.00  
Amber Armstrong 01/12/2018 $50.00 Such an amazing and inspiring thing you’re doing! Youre the best:)
Jane C Sottile 01/10/2018 $10.00  
Amanda Eisman 01/05/2018 $50.00 Go Caitlin!! Good luck :)
Anonymous Friend 01/04/2018 $100.00  
Joseph Cheruka 12/29/2017 $100.00 Way to go Cait!! Good Luck!!
Claudia Cheruka 12/13/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Caitlin, Proud of you. Love Mom & Dad
Marian Venturini 12/01/2017 $75.00 From the Venturini's
Gabriella Brackett 12/01/2017 $100.00 So proud of my best friend! You go, girl. Show them how it’s done!
Bob White 11/29/2017 $75.00 I wish I could run with you. Have a wonderful time.
Brittany Boyer 11/28/2017 $40.00 Proud of you, Cait!!
Michelle Palandro 11/15/2017 $25.00 What a great cause, sought by a great person! Best of luck! <3
Ryan Cerrone 11/07/2017 $50.00 I'm so excited for you! You're gonna have the time of your life!
Zack Musselman 10/19/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/19/2017 $15.00  
Nicole Del Grosso 09/23/2017 $10.00 Have fun!
Julia Del Grosso 09/23/2017 $5.00 Great stuff Caitlin!!! You go girl
Tracey Brown 07/26/2017 $100.00 Caitlyn, You are amazing! You go girl!!
  Total $7,471.60  
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