Casey Costello is a senior at Loyola University Maryland. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have friends and family members that have battled cancer. During my sophomore, junior, and senior year at Loyola, I have been a part of the Relay for Life Committee on campus. Through this experience, I have seen how cancer has affected so many different people. Although cancer is a tremendous tragedy, being a part of a community that seeks to fight and defeat cancer is incredibly rewarding.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am graduating college in the spring and therefore will not be a part of my normal Relay for Life Committee. Running the 4K will be a way to continue my involvement with the cancer community. Running across the country will be worth the physical and mental challenges to spread awareness and money for the Ulman Cancer Fund.
2017 marks the 16th 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 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!
|Karen Houlihan||08/05/2017||$80.00||Casey, thank you for being you. You make this world a better place. I'm so proud of you and your team for raising awareness and supporting this cause in support of young adults with cancer. Hugs||Sheryl Martin||08/01/2017||$5.00||You are amazing!||Anonymous Friend||06/14/2017||$30.00||Yankee Candle||Yankee Candle||06/05/2017||$79.60||Anonymous Friend||05/31/2017||$175.00||Nicholas Gradone||05/21/2017||$50.00||I love you!||Anonymous Friend||05/21/2017||$500.00||Theresa and Vic Ruscillo||05/16/2017||$50.00||You are inspiring! You did it. Down to the wire. You trained hard. Go for it. Amazing way to give back for past and future. Proud of you!||Patricia Costello||05/13/2017||$300.00||Love you so much||Barbara Voss||05/13/2017||$30.00||Grilled Cheese & Co. Fundraiser||05/11/2017||$33.86||Tamara Mahony||05/06/2017||$20.00||Good luck Casey!!||Melanie Bennett||05/02/2017||$5.00||Thank you for running for such an amazing cause! Good luck :)||Charmery Raffle||05/02/2017||$106.00||Victoria Francesco||05/02/2017||$20.00||Love youuuu cutie||Emi Petrillo||04/25/2017||$5.00||I scream u scream||Yankee Candle||04/11/2017||$378.70||Conor & Max Krauth||04/10/2017||$200.00||GO CUZ WE LOVE YOU!!!!!||Caitlin Donohue||04/09/2017||$100.00||Wishing you the best of luck this summer, Casey!||Jill Brown||03/26/2017||$25.00||Good luck Casey! Great cause.||Maria Carini||03/23/2017||$50.00||Congratulations Casey! Wish you all the best.||Susan Meich||03/14/2017||$500.00||love Y0U||Terese Loncar||03/14/2017||$30.00||Best of luck Casey||Madison Monaco||03/14/2017||$5.00||Marilyn Hill||03/14/2017||$50.00||Debbie Esposito||02/24/2017||$25.00||Laura Mapes||02/15/2017||$20.00||Good Luck Casey. Raise lots of money to battle this terrible disease.||Katie&Sean Costello||02/13/2017||$100.00||You're an amazing girl to be doing this. ❤️||TRISHA KOCH||02/13/2017||$10.00||Grandma Susie Meich||02/13/2017||$100.00||I am so proud of you!||Uncle Bubbie Houlihan||02/13/2017||$30.00||Good Luck!||Rebecca Krandle||02/12/2017||$50.00||Olivia Allen||02/09/2017||$25.00||Good luck, Casey!||John A Allen||02/09/2017||$100.00||Jaimie Gorman||02/08/2017||$10.00||Go Casey!!!||Booster Campaigns||02/06/2017||$109.44||www.booster.com/casey-4k||Pat Fatemi||02/02/2017||$20.00||Go casey||Marina Georgiou||02/02/2017||$100.00||So proud of you!!||Alex Sobchuk||02/01/2017||$20.00||My best friend rocks!||AJ Milot||02/01/2017||$40.00||You go girl||Evett Fernandez||02/01/2017||$25.00||Great cause. Good luck!||David Gordon||01/25/2017||$30.00||Christopher Morrell||01/25/2017||$10.00||Frank Golom||01/19/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||01/19/2017||$5.79||Anonymous Friend||01/17/2017||$157.20||Tara Yost||12/26/2016||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||12/21/2016||$42.00||Anonymous Friend||12/02/2016||$117.60||Marina Georgiou||11/17/2016||$50.00||Darlene Krauth||11/16/2016||$100.00||Brian Costello||11/14/2016||$300.00||Maria and Tracy Sepe||11/11/2016||$50.00||Good luck Casey-Great initiative!||Breda Costello||11/10/2016||$75.00||Have fun on the run. Thanks Casey for supporting this great cause.||Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner||11/08/2016||$25.00||Thank you for doing this, Casey! Good luck with your fundraiser and the journey!||Patricia Costello||11/01/2016||$100.00||I love You||Ruth Steinfeld||10/29/2016||$50.00||Great cause, amazing experience....enjoy the journey!||Karen Houlihan||10/28/2016||$100.00||I'm rooting for you, Casey! Wonderful cause. Can't wait to see you at the finish! Love ya, Aunt KaKa and Uncle Sam.||Casey Costello||10/18/2016||$100.00|