Caroline Watson's Fundraising Page
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Caroline Watson's Fundraising Page
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Caroline Watson is a graduate of University of New Hampshire. 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?

Last summer, my parents both lost their battle with cancer just one month apart from each other. My mother fought breast cancer for over ten years and was incredibly fearless and feisty – never willing to give up through the many twists and turns of her disease. My dad was diagnosed with cancer merely nine months before he passed away and continued working to provide for my family despite his aggressive diagnosis.

I have been intimately involved in the cancer community for half my life; from supporting both my parents through their battle and accompanying them to appointments, to participating in numerous fundraisers with the hope of finding a cure. Since graduating college in 2016, cancer has become more than a personal cause and I’ve been fortunate enough to work as a research assistant for oncology patients in Boston.

I have grown into my adulthood struggling to not only understand my parents diagnosis, but to provide care in a way most teenagers never experience. Over the past year, as I supported both my parents and eventually held their hands as they took their last breaths, it gave me a terribly unique look into the heartbreak of cancer. Despite the challenges this disease has created for me - this community, my parents, and my patients have taught me how deep my empathy and love really is, and only encouraged me to continue to stay engaged with such a resilient and inspiring group.

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

I want to run across America to prove to myself that I am resilient and to show others who are struggling with cancer that you can survive even the toughest battles. I have suffered an unbelievable amount of loss and I’m hopeful that my journey across America will make me even stronger and give more meaning to my parents’ death.

Additionally, I have participated in fundraisers and races that support cancer centers in the Northeast but I want to make a bigger impact across the United States. I am inspired to get my message out to other young adults dealing with loss from cancer and would be grateful to work directly with organizations supporting them across the country.

It is incredibly important to me to continue my parents’ legacy of being the most tenacious and determined people I knew. I want them to be proud of what I am doing and I can’t wait for this journey and the opportunity to prove myself.
 

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 www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Stuart Close 08/06/2019 $200.00  
Jan Bent 08/05/2019 $100.00 Your parents would be so proud of you. What a wonderful thing to do in their memory.
Judy Barton 08/05/2019 $100.00 Your parents are proud! Mrs. Barton
Anonymous Friend 08/04/2019 $100.00 I am so proud of you!
Mary and Bruce King 08/04/2019 $50.00  
Brian Pendleton 08/04/2019 $100.00 Go Caroline. You are an inspiration to us all at the Lyme School. Mr. P.
Heidi Lehner 08/03/2019 $200.00 Heard you are an amazing woman - doing wonderful and generous things!
Chris Pressey-Murray 08/03/2019 $225.00 Way to finish strong! So proud of you!!
Amy Stephens and Charles Barlowe 08/03/2019 $25.00 Topped off! Way to go!!
Anonymous Friend 08/02/2019 $500.00 Go Caroline! Final day!
Tyler Berge 07/25/2019 $1.00 You’re amazing!
Peter & Kathy 07/12/2019 $100.00  
Rachel Boghosian 07/08/2019 $47.85 You're amazing! Love you!
Bess Wyszynski 07/07/2019 $25.00 Just saw you guys east of Pierre, SD. Think it was you that talked to us in the charcoal pickup. Pretty cool thing you guys are doing. Good luck on the rest of your trek!
Catherine Choi 06/16/2019 $100.00 Best of luck, Caroline!! See you back in Boston!
Anonymous Friend 06/16/2019 $50.00 For my cousin, diagnosed with uterine cancer this week. Run Carol, you’re awesome! Love Gramps
Anonymous Friend 06/14/2019 $188.00  
Caroline Watson 06/13/2019 $400.00 From karaoke night fundraiser!
Will Smart 06/12/2019 $50.00  
Vanguard Charitable 06/10/2019 $1,000.00  
Torsten Wiegand 06/05/2019 $150.00 Have a good run! Torsten
Cole Flickinger 06/04/2019 $200.00 As your mother once told us, "wear sunscreen!" Best of luck, Caroline, stay strong! - Andrew, Taylor, Halie, and Cole
Jon and Mel Olinto 06/04/2019 $100.00  
Jane Farrington 06/03/2019 $100.00 Best of Luck Caroline!
Ross Bermingham 06/03/2019 $10.00 i just wanted to thank you for always believing in me and always only expecting my best i hope you have a great 2,000 miles and a wonderful time and don't forget to always believe in your self like you do to us. ROSS (:
Heather Anne 06/01/2019 $50.00 I love you
Deanna St Germain 06/01/2019 $100.00 Great work, C! Have fun! Love you.
Liz and Keith Carey (Pippin) 06/01/2019 $50.00 Way to go Caroline! From Lyme to CA and back!
Sam Aiello 06/01/2019 $20.00 You are amazing Caroline! All my love <3
Courtney Smith 06/01/2019 $25.00  
Nancy Papows 06/01/2019 $20.00  
Eileen DeFilippis 05/29/2019 $25.00 It was a pleasure having you as my research assistant. Best of luck in you run and future endeavors.
Anonymous Friend 05/06/2019 $25.00 Good luck Caroline- you're amazing!
Chirag Shah 04/30/2019 $100.00 Very proud of you!
Anonymous Friend 04/22/2019 $25.00 Good luck!
Resilience Gives 04/08/2019 $112.00  
Jeffrey Heier 04/03/2019 $200.00 Good luck! Polly and Jeff Heier
Mary Allen 03/28/2019 $112.94 You are a chip off the beautiful block! xoxox
Shayna Mallat 03/24/2019 $50.00 You got this Carol!!!
Jordan Campbell 03/24/2019 $100.00 So proud of you and obviously beyond impressed! Kaweh and I are cheering you on from Denver—love you!
Conor Bell and Jess Treanor 03/24/2019 $150.00  
Carol Bean 03/20/2019 $100.00 Love, Grandma
Hannah Marie 03/09/2019 $25.00 So proud of you and the person you have become! Love you so much!
Bonfire 03/01/2019 $331.06  
Charlotte Best 02/21/2019 $25.00 You go girl! Can't wait to see you in SF at the start ;)
Nicole Cercone 02/21/2019 $25.00 This is Amazing, you go Caroline!
Holly Shahzade 02/21/2019 $50.00 To the strongest girl I’ve met- I love you Carol!!!!
Anna Barlowe 02/21/2019 $300.01 Love you my yellow ray of sunshine and could not be more proud of you!
Kathryn Sparks 02/21/2019 $30.00 Go Carol, fuck cancer, I love u
Bill and Robin Watson 02/18/2019 $100.00 So proud of you, Caroline
Karen Drahozal 02/06/2019 $200.00 Go girl! You make everyone proud!
Grace Conrad 01/27/2019 $100.00 Run, Carol, Run! So impressed by you!
Emily Bordeau 01/24/2019 $100.00 You make me so proud! Can't wait to watch you trek along. I LOVE YOU!
Anonymous Friend 01/22/2019 $500.99 You go girl. Your Mom and Dad are routing for you! Look for a blue bmw motorcycle when you are on the road. We will try to catch up with your entourage. Colleen and Paul
Anonymous Friend 01/03/2019 $200.00 2019! Can't wait to cheer you on. Love you love you love you
Christine Davie 12/31/2018 $100.00 Best of luck Caroline! Your mom was a friend too. I miss her as well.
Olga Vandycheva 12/27/2018 $200.00  
Asie Makarova 12/26/2018 $50.00  
Alison Nowak 12/10/2018 $50.00 What an amazing challenge! I wish you and all the runners the very best!
Shane Gleason 12/07/2018 $50.00 Happy Birthday, Caroline! Your eagerness to support and lead others during such a difficult time for yourself demonstrates remarkable character. Keep fighting the good fight!
Anthony Joseph 12/07/2018 $500.00 You are absolutely incredible - rooting for you always CW
Nicole Bordeau 11/27/2018 $100.00 So proud of you Carol!
Anonymous Friend 11/26/2018 $50.00 We’ll be thinking of you on your journey! Keep those feet happy & rotate your shoes.
Chris Pressey-Murray 11/17/2018 $500.00 Keep fighting the fight, Sweet Girl, and know that we’re here for you always. With love & admiration, Chris, Michael, Malia & Hayden
James Watson 11/14/2018 $100.00 From Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Nancy!
jill butler 11/13/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Caroline!
Peter Bordeau 11/09/2018 $100.00 Best of luck on your journey of love and devotion next year!
Colleen and Thorsten Lorenzen 11/05/2018 $75.00 Lots of love and encouragement. Wishing you the best!
Fiona Heaney 10/31/2018 $400.00 You are strong. You are brave. You are an inspiration.
Mary and Scott Brown and Family 10/31/2018 $200.00 Caroline, what an inspiration you are. We are with you in all of your efforts, as are your parents. Stay strong and live a life of meaning.
Anonymous Friend 10/29/2018 $25.00 good luck caroline. what a wonderful way to honor your parents and pay forward. from an upper valley supporter
Anonymous Friend 10/29/2018 $30.00 Your extended Upper Valley "family" wholeheartedly supports your effort. I'm sure your parents would be so proud of you. You are a testament to the love with which they clearly raised you. <3
Gayle Krater 10/29/2018 $100.00  
The Johansen Family Johansen 10/28/2018 $100.00 Caroline, you are loved and supported by your whole community and especially the Johansens
Robert Krass 10/26/2018 $600.00 From the Hanover JV Girls Soccer team!
Amy Stephens and Charles Barlowe 10/26/2018 $500.00 In honor of your parents who raised a caring and wonderful woman. Love you!
Anonymous Friend 10/25/2018 $200.00 We have always admired your strength, Caroline. You’re an inspiration! Xo
Edsall Hilty Jr. 10/15/2018 $150.00  
Carol Carr 10/11/2018 $200.00 Caroline you a strong woman-- your parents were and will always be proud of you. Best on your adventure
Emma Mahony 10/05/2018 $20.00 Incredibly inspired by this and what you are doing. Best of luck to your on your journey <3 - (Anna's friend :) )
Mark & Terri Feeney 10/04/2018 $100.00 Caroline...you're amazing! Your strength and determination to honor your parents legacy is truly inspirational. Couldn't be more proud of you!!
Andrew Meloche 09/19/2018 $100.00  
Peter Bensen 09/13/2018 $30.00 Good luck! Your strength is remarkable.
Team JWH 09/13/2018 $100.00 Run like JT is at the finish line.
Sean Keller 09/13/2018 $70.00  
Art Ellison 09/12/2018 $100.00 We will be with you in spirit.
Kassandra Bacon 09/12/2018 $100.00 Hi, I love you so much and can't even express how HAPPY and PROUD I am of you, my beautiful best friend.
Katharine Bauer 09/10/2018 $50.00 This is amazing! Sending you lots of love!!
Ryan Dean 09/09/2018 $100.00 Awesome Caroline! ❤️❤️
Anonymous Friend 09/08/2018 $200.00 So love your spirit, Caroline. Your dad and mom are smiling!
Julia Escobar 09/07/2018 $50.00 Love you amazing woman!
Treven Wesley 09/07/2018 $50.00 You are truly remarkable! Love, Trev
Erin Fili 09/06/2018 $100.00 Sending so much love to you!
Melissa & Kevin 09/06/2018 $50.00 This is incredible! We’re rooting for you, Caroline!
Britney Bernard 09/06/2018 $50.00 This is awesome. You are going to do great! Love Brit & Cass
Dominique Cammarata 09/05/2018 $100.00 Love you!
Anonymous Friend 09/04/2018 $500.00 Such a worthy endeavor - much love
Eric and Jen Chinburg 09/04/2018 $500.00 such a wonderful tribut
Laurin Flynn 09/04/2018 $100.00 You are amazing Caroline. I knew it the moment i met you. This is such an amazing tribute to your parents. Hugs
The Shahzade’s 09/01/2018 $500.00 In loving support to Caroline and her family for their tremendous courage and monumental losses
Sheryl Stotland 09/01/2018 $500.00 With much love and total admiration for you Caroline- the Stotland Family
Alex Bozuwa 08/31/2018 $50.00 To the best person I know.
Pierce Gendron 08/31/2018 $50.00 All my best.
Caroline Watson 08/30/2018 $100.00  
Dan Remillard 08/30/2018 $200.00 Love, Dan
  Total $15,673.85  
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