Danielle Talenti is a Masters student at Drexel University. 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 New York, NY.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
As I'm sure many people can relate to, I have watched relatives, friends, and many others fight the daunting battle that cancer throws at them. I have felt and seen the impact that it has on friends and family. Cancer is one of those things that effects everyone in some way or another. This is why I believe that it is important for everyone to take a stand to fight and help in anyway that we can.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
When someone says that they are diagnosed with cancer there isn't a whole lot that you can do but be there for them and support them. Running 4,000 miles across the country is the least that I can do to show my support for these individuals and their family. With the help of my teammates, I hope to give those fighting this battle with cancer, strength and courage to keep fighting.
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!
|Ed & Regina Hoffman||08/07/2017||$25.00||Great Job!||Chris Boland||06/22/2017||$50.00||Good luck, Dani! You and your teammates are inspirational. See you in Scranton!||Ruth Widrig||06/13/2017||$30.00||So proud of you and this incredible journey you are going to have.||Daniel Talenti||06/10/2017||$750.00||We are very proud of you. Best wishes, be careful, stay safe and have fun. Love Mom and Dad||David Talenti||06/10/2017||$300.00||GO GO GO! Good Luck Dani!!!||Emily Satterly||06/04/2017||$75.00||So proud of you and everything you are accomplishing!||Scott & Lisa Baird||05/30/2017||$50.00||Thomas Murray||05/30/2017||$300.00||Every mile makes a difference, great job!||Tim and Paula Thibault||05/14/2017||$50.00||We are so proud of the beautiful, intelligent and talented young lady you have become. Sharing your compassion and volunteerism will inspire others. Keep safe on your journey and we hope to come to Brooklyn to see you at the finishing line. Love you xo||Marieanne Aghazadian||05/08/2017||$30.00||Met you at the Athleta in GlennMills last week. I admire you for your courage and dedication. May you have a safe journey!||Bobbi Bowman||05/06/2017||$100.00||Shop for a cause 5.6.17||Paula and Joe Gill||05/01/2017||$50.00||Danielle, we admire you so much. Good luck. From your WPH 22nd floor neighbors, Paula & Joe||Doug Longwill||04/17/2017||$50.00||In memory of my sister who died from breast cancer.||Jennifer Young||04/08/2017||$100.00||Good Luck Dani!!!||David Litton||04/06/2017||$50.00||Wonderful thing you are doing. Will certainly be a lifelong memory. Remember to do your stretches!||Coco Ellis||04/06/2017||$25.00||Good luck Dani! So proud of you!||Colleen Talada||04/05/2017||$25.00||What an amazing undertaking! I always was proud to know you, but even prouder today. Mrs. T.||Nate Keeney||03/06/2017||$25.00||Good luck!!||Jeff Mensinger||03/05/2017||$1,000.00||Best of luck Dani!! Hope that we can meet you somewhere along your journey to cheer you on!!||Stephanie Altemus||01/01/2017||$25.00||You are a BEAST!!! Good luck this summer and I'm excited to join you for some of your spring training runs :)||Jodi Yorty||12/31/2016||$50.00||You are an inspiration!||Laurie Lawrence||12/31/2016||$100.00||Proud of you Danielle!||Donald Talenti||12/30/2016||$1,000.00||Emilee Rhubright||12/30/2016||$30.00||Good luck Dani, I know you will do great!||Megan Ridgell||12/30/2016||$50.00||You are so incredible for doing this! I wish you the best of luck :)||Ruth & Brian Houser||12/30/2016||$100.00||So proud of you, Dani, after all your injuries! We'll be rooting for you here on South Main!||Theresa Ferlazzo||12/04/2016||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||12/02/2016||$50.00||Thank you so much to those who donated money to my 4K fund during rides home on Thanksgiving Eve!||Tom & Diane Hoffman||11/19/2016||$25.00||Ken Hoffman||11/19/2016||$50.00||Sheila Miller||11/18/2016||$35.00||Kinsey Manchester||11/18/2016||$25.00||It was so wonderful meeting you this summer when we were on our 4K journey! I can't wait to stalk you this upcoming summer and see all of the amazing things you do. Keep 4KNY17 weird for me, okay? Best of luck!!||Beth Chakan||11/18/2016||$200.00||I'm so proud of you for taking on this challenge that will benefit those who can't.||Barb Robinson||11/02/2016||$25.00||Eldora Talenti||10/24/2016||$50.00||Joanne Barry||10/03/2016||$30.00||Connor Dea||09/12/2016||$50.00||Penelope Borko||08/22/2016||$50.00||You keep going, girl! Proud to help.❤️||Ally Jenny||08/22/2016||$35.00||Daniel O'Connor||08/22/2016||$250.00||Run Forrest!||Gina & Mark Roth||07/15/2016||$300.00||Leah Tsui||07/14/2016||$25.00||All the best with your fundraising! I can't wait to see your journey along the way!!!||Danielle Roth||07/14/2016||$100.00||I am so proud of you my dear! Love you!||Matt Jadro||07/14/2016||$300.00||GOOD LUCK SIS!!||Brittany Baird||07/14/2016||$100.00||So very proud of you, and I can't wait to see you accomplish something so selfless and so amazing!!||Kelly Rycroft||07/14/2016||$100.00||So proud of you! Best of luck ❤️||Liz Gorman||07/14/2016||$250.00||Best of luck Dani! I know you will do great and I look forward to following your journey!! :)||Danielle Talenti||07/07/2016||$100.00|