Carrie Cota's Fundraising Page
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Carrie Cota's Fundraising Page
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Carrie Cota is a sophomore at Rocky Mountain College. 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? 

My loving Grandma Cota holds my closest ties to the cancer community. Although I was very young to remember her passing, I do remember my dad having to fly out to go to her funeral and I was still too little to understand what losing a parent must feel like. I did not understand that something called cancer took her life sooner than expected until I was older, and now I still feel as if I never got to know her because she was taken so soon. The fact that something can happen so quickly that can affect or take a life is a terrifying thought. Having family and friends can make getting through these scary things a little easier. People need to know other people care about them and I think that's our purpose.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults? 
I want to be a runner with the 4k because I want to help other people, accomplish a very long running commitment, and impact the world for the better. At the time of this trip, I will be halfway through my college years and will still possibly have the slightest clue what I want to do with my degrees. I do know for certain that whatever business I start or join I want to help other people. I care deeply about others and am always trying to show everyone that they are important. By helping others I can help myself to become a better person; which is my reason to run across America. I want to run for everyone who can’t run because some of us never realize how lucky we are to have two strong legs. I get to decide what I want to do with my healthy body and not everyone has this option. I want to leave an impact on the people around me, because people that I meet daily impact me greatly. I cannot express how much love I have for the amazing people I get to be around through various life events and experiences.
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


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
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC 08/15/2018 $.05  
Steve Held 08/09/2018 $500.00 You did an amazing job Carrie, very thankful for your efforts. Keep on truckin'
Dakotah Harmoning 07/08/2018 $20.00  
Rosalie Spinler 06/27/2018 $30.00 In honor of my brother who list his battle with pancreatic cancer
Carrie Cota 06/11/2018 $200.00 Donation from Marshall white
Carrie Cota 05/01/2018 $64.63 Box donations
Carrie Cota 04/30/2018 $204.00 Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser
Gordon McConnell 04/26/2018 $150.00 Your commitment to this great cause is an inspiration. May the road rise to meet you!
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC 04/25/2018 $20.99  
Carrie Cota 04/23/2018 $157.00 Donut money/walmart fund #2
Bonfire 04/17/2018 $206.37  
Carrie Cota 03/28/2018 $185.00 Donation box collections
Ruth Dannels 03/28/2018 $143.00 Good luck
Carrie Cota 03/18/2018 $391.00 Walmart donations
Baylee Green 03/16/2018 $41.00 Thank you for all you do.
Emily Schaff 03/14/2018 $15.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/10/2018 $3.00  
Carrie Cota 03/09/2018 $451.00 50/50 & elk art piece
Carrie Cota 02/25/2018 $350.00 Ball games/donations
Cristi Cota-Smith 02/18/2018 $25.00 Good Luck Carrie!
Brenda Schatz 02/14/2018 $20.00  
Carrie Cota 02/11/2018 $800.00 Pizza Ranch, 50/50, fundraisers/local donations
Anonymous Friend 02/11/2018 $20.00  
Dennis Winter 01/27/2018 $100.00  
Teri Hice 01/19/2018 $50.00 Good luck Carrie! This is an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you and God Bless you.
Zoe Aponte 01/18/2018 $25.00 good luck!
Gino Giovagnoli 01/17/2018 $150.00  
Carrie Cota 01/07/2018 $448.00 Basketball/Christmas donations & 50/50
Anonymous Friend 12/22/2017 $115.00  
Carrie Cota 12/05/2017 $282.00 Christmas stroll fundraiser
Carrie Cota 11/20/2017 $465.00 Art from the Heart fundraiser/donations
Cristy Ozburn 11/18/2017 $50.00 Good luck Carrie!
Lois Millette 11/13/2017 $155.00  
Carrie Cota 11/07/2017 $250.00 Halloween fundraiser/fall donations
Lydia Townson 11/07/2017 $200.00  
Tim Lohrenz 10/10/2017 $25.00  
Nichole Haratyk 10/09/2017 $50.00  
Carrie Cota 10/09/2017 $205.00 Huntington beach & fundraising donations
Teresa Rowen 10/09/2017 $50.00 Carrie, you and your sister are such an inspiration! We will be praying for you and your group, and for the young adults with cancer (and all cancer victims). God bless you, Teresa
Cathy Raemaeker Vasboe 10/04/2017 $25.00 Love you!!
Kelsy Begin 05/29/2017 $30.00  
Carrie Cota 04/18/2017 $100.00  
  Total $6,772.04  
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