Carly Whiton is a freshman at Temple 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 New York City, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Multiple friends and family members in my life have been diagnosed with cancer. I have experienced the sadness it brings upon people and those around them, but I have also experienced the unity that comes with cancer among people working and fighting towards a goal.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am so excited to have the opportunity to be apart of something much bigger than me, and be amongst people who are just as passionate as me about making the world a better place! I cannot wait to connect with my team, connect with the communities we volunteer in, see a lot of the country in such a unique way, and most of all make a difference.
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!
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!
|Abby Gezella||07/07/2018||$160.00||So proud of what you are doing Carly! I have loved your updates along the journey!||Sharon Olson||07/03/2018||$40.00||I hope your adventures and mission are amazing as you are.||Nancy COOK||05/16/2018||$100.00||So proud of you! Love you so much!!||Liz Carley||04/26/2018||$200.00||I hope you get a chance to enjoy the scenery along the way! (friend of your Aunt Sharon's)||Andrea Volm||04/24/2018||$100.00||Love You Carly! Proud of you!||Jayme and Jared Savitski||04/24/2018||$100.00||Go Carly!! We just love you!!!||Carly Whiton||04/24/2018||$72.00||Venmo donations||Michelle Fuentes||04/24/2018||$102.75||So incredibly proud of you!!||Sharon Huhtala||04/23/2018||$500.00||So proud of you, Carly!!||Anonymous Friend||04/23/2018||$200.00||For Scott and Doug||Wendy Kaczmarek||04/15/2018||$100.00||Very proud of you, Carly!||Jess Chang||04/12/2018||$10.00||hmu if you're running through berkeley!!||Marie Elizabeth||04/12/2018||$20.00||Luv ya Carly!||Patricia Iuzzolino||04/11/2018||$75.00||Tyler Stump||04/02/2018||$100.00||Carly Whiton||03/19/2018||$65.00||Anonymous Friend||03/09/2018||$5.00||Carly Whiton||03/08/2018||$200.00||Casual for a cause||Anonymous Friend||02/19/2018||$20.00||Annette and Steve Gray||02/06/2018||$100.00||Ichydimichy :) Safe Travels||Candlewyck Beef & Ale||01/09/2018||$60.25||Lori/G Haenn||01/07/2018||$667.00||Anonymous Friend||01/07/2018||$20.00||Kind deeds are never lost - you are making a difference in the world!||Carly Whiton||01/06/2018||$250.00||Clothing swap||Bari Zach||12/28/2017||$50.00||What a great cause! So proud of you!||Carly Whiton||12/26/2017||$300.00||Work/Christmas||Carly Whiton||12/26/2017||$200.00||Christmas||Carly Whiton||12/25/2017||$100.00||Giddy up!||Anonymous Friend||12/25/2017||$123.00||Merry Christmas ya filthy animal||Carly Whiton||12/22/2017||$200.00||Coin jug $$$||Linda Dracopoulos||12/07/2017||$100.00||Carly Whiton||11/30/2017||$150.00||Work||Daniel A||11/29/2017||$15.00||Olivia Falcone||11/28/2017||$10.00||happy giving tuesday biiiiiiiiitcchhhhhhhhhh - Olivia Margaret Falcone||Maggie Rodebaugh||11/28/2017||$10.00||My buch||James Moffatt||11/21/2017||$150.00||Connor O’Keefe||11/01/2017||$5.00||Molly O’Keefe||11/01/2017||$20.00||Kristen Falcone||11/01/2017||$100.00||Go Carly go!!!! You are so awesome! So proud of you!||Todd- O||11/01/2017||$100.00||You can do it Carly!||Carly Whiton||10/26/2017||$100.00|