Eleanor Mooney's Fundraising Page
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Eleanor Mooney's Fundraising Page

Eleanor Mooney is a Sophomore at the University of South Carolina. 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. 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Everyone has a connection to cancer, whether big or small. I am fortunate to belong to the category that holds more indirect connections to the cancer community. Throughout my childhood, I have had a number of family friends who have battled against cancer, and have witnessed both the continual support that is necessary to successfully fight this disease, as well as the devastating effects when the fight is lost. More specifically, these family friends consist of my best friends Kate and Ellie’s aunt, who just recently lost her battle against cancer, two good friends’ parents (both mother and father) as well as a number of my parent’s friends.   

Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I want to be exhausted. I want to wake up before the sun rises and run what most consider an insane amount of miles, not once, not twice, but every day for 49 days straight, using my own two legs to run across the States. I want to challenge myself and, in doing so, I want to understand how the manners in which I am challenged are so different, so minuscule in comparison to those who battle cancer. I want this to be a catalyst movement, one that does not end after the 49 days, but one that will lead me to continue to choose options that challenge myself, so that I can better understand and support others. I want to be so physically, mentally, and emotionally drained that I can barely put one leg in front of the other, even though I will continue to do so because I know that I am fighting for a cause that is so much bigger than my discomfort: cancer.

And, throughout this run, I want to meet and connect with people and learn about how we all unite through cancer. I want to make other people feel that we are a community, all here for one another to battle this disease; no one has to fight it alone. I want to learn and to teach others that even a stranger on the street can become a friend, unified through cancer, there to support one another against this disease, dedicated to fighting it together, until one day a cure is discovered.


ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Linda Mooney 07/22/2017 $100.00  
Carol Casey-Meyer 07/16/2017 $25.00 Was wonderful to meet you, and thanks for your commitment! Great cause, and a wonderful group!
Teresa Doner 06/25/2017 $15.00  
Allyssa Andrews 06/07/2017 $10.00 Seeing you run everyday last year was such an inspiration! Good luck
Colleen Dowd 06/04/2017 $300.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/03/2017 $250.00 BEST OF LUCK ELEANOR
Linda Mooney 03/30/2017 $30.00  
Rick and Angela 03/30/2017 $25.00  
DBA Village Idiot Pizza & Pub 01/09/2017 $175.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/08/2017 $125.00  
DBA Noodles & Company 01/04/2017 $40.00  
Chris Petter 12/28/2016 $50.00  
Linden Meuser 12/28/2016 $40.00  
Jack Bowling 12/27/2016 $200.00 ayyyy
Abby Mooney 12/27/2016 $210.00 Happy Christmas, Love Abby, Rachel, Grandad, Granny and Grandad xxx
Andrew Mooney 12/25/2016 $300.00 Keep going almost there! Merry Christmas love mum and dad.
Audra Cryder 12/22/2016 $100.00  
Pam& Don Hawn 12/22/2016 $30.00 Proud of you
Pat Yorba 12/22/2016 $100.00 Good cause, great fun! Enjoy!
MRC Cookie Monster 12/22/2016 $100.00  
Priscilla London 12/21/2016 $100.00  
Kenda Wright 12/20/2016 $50.00 Enjoy this adventure! Proud of your commitment to help fight cancer.
Monica Lloyd 12/16/2016 $30.00 Good luck Eleanor! xx
Abby Mooney 12/15/2016 $9.00  
Sasha Fridman 12/15/2016 $5.00  
Reis DeSantis 12/05/2016 $10.00 Happy to help out a future Team Baltimore runner. Best of luck reaching your goal!
Devon McDonald 12/04/2016 $30.00  
Shivani Kapur 11/30/2016 $7.50 Love you lots EJ
Grandma Rose 11/29/2016 $20.00  
Anna Livits 11/29/2016 $13.00  
Stephen Howard 11/28/2016 $30.00 Good luck. xx
Susan Zearfoss 11/27/2016 $50.00 Good Luck!
Abby Mooney 11/27/2016 $5.00  
Nancy Werner 11/26/2016 $15.00  
Joanna Binford 11/20/2016 $100.00 Run, run, run!!
Gameday Canning 11/20/2016 $240.48  
Kristin Tansey 11/18/2016 $20.00  
Sepideh Pourazima 11/15/2016 $50.00  
Kelley Weaver 11/15/2016 $10.00 Good luck Eleanor!!
Olivia Wright 11/15/2016 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/14/2016 $50.00 Fantastic, what a star you are!
Erica Meuser 11/14/2016 $100.00 Make sure to drink plenty of water and enjoy your running adventure:)
Sam Zaritsky 11/14/2016 $5.00  
Katie Rudnik 11/12/2016 $10.00  
Steven Ernst 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Taylor Hall 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Haley Dietsch 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Lewis Wang 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Haley Young 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Mickey Fennell 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Allison D'Ignazio 11/11/2016 $15.00 You go girl!
Kate Stucky 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Haitham Niazi 11/11/2016 $10.00  
Brienne Okuda 11/10/2016 $10.00  
Haley Dietsch 11/09/2016 $10.00  
Toby Troffkin 11/09/2016 $50.00 Good luck, Elinor! From Walt & Toby
Stephen Schindler 11/08/2016 $100.00  
Khris McGill 11/05/2016 $10.00  
Peter Yan 11/05/2016 $10.00  
Koueun Pang 11/05/2016 $5.00  
Paige's Mom 11/05/2016 $50.00 Here's to an amazing journey and a great cause!
Mindy Wilson 11/03/2016 $250.00 Great cause. Good luck with your run/ride!! Mindy and Grant Wilson
Sophie Earl 11/03/2016 $5.00  
Bill Johnson 11/03/2016 $5.00  
Josh Carey 11/03/2016 $5.00  
Rachael Rivera 11/03/2016 $10.00  
Casey Lewis 11/03/2016 $10.00  
Groucho's Five Points 11/03/2016 $100.00  
Nicholas Foulger 11/02/2016 $10.00  
Eleanor Mooney 11/01/2016 $100.00 Run, run run (with an occasional break, not a leg)...
Brad Smolen 10/31/2016 $20.00  
Gameday Ubering 10/30/2016 $61.00  
Ven Mos 10/28/2016 $33.00  
Gameday Ubering 10/23/2016 $135.00  
Nancy Werner 10/23/2016 $30.00  
Madison Boylan 10/22/2016 $10.00  
Alicia Brune 10/22/2016 $5.00 You rock! :)
Shona Murray 10/22/2016 $25.00 Best wishes for this project
Jules Madigan 10/19/2016 $10.00 Unbelievable commitment! You go girl!
Tom Pabin 10/18/2016 $100.00 What a great adventure. Enjoy the journey.
Shivani Kapur 10/12/2016 $5.00  
Linden Meuser 10/08/2016 $91.00  
Peter Rogers 10/08/2016 $50.00  
Dentyn Ice 10/07/2016 $5.00 Nothing will be fresher (breath) than this run! Sometimes you won't have your toothbrush in the middle of Route 50, so if you need some cleaning, remember to pop a capsulized mouth cleanse like me on in! Fresh breath hates cancer too!
Anonymous Friend 10/07/2016 $6.00  
Michael Meuser 10/07/2016 $400.00  
Walker Ranney 10/05/2016 $2.00  
Sasha Fridman 10/04/2016 $30.00  
Keith Rogers 10/02/2016 $40.00 Superb ! great cause and good luck ! Best wishes Keith and Anne xx
Linda Mooney 09/30/2016 $50.00 A great cause.
Tanya Mooney 09/30/2016 $100.00 Crazy girl
Lizzie Green 09/29/2016 $13.00 Good luck honey.
Anonymous Friend 09/29/2016 $65.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/29/2016 $40.00  
Eleanor Mooney 09/28/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,470.98  
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