Elizabeth Pearson's Fundraising Page
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Elizabeth Pearson's Fundraising Page
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Elizabeth Pearson is a junior at Slippery Rock University. 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? 

I have had family members in the past get cancer and won the battle but last year in 2016 I lost my aunt/best friend to stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. I have been greatly impacted after watching my aunt fight long and hard for her life. It has given me a drive to not only support my family after her passing but to also be their for other families.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults? 

I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Aunts for a couple of reason. I want to be able to give back to all those people out their fighting for their life. They are truly inspirational to me. I want to help young adults with cancer to not have to worry about how they are going to pay their bills or afford college. I want them to know that they have a support system out here offering our talents to help bring awareness to young adults with cancer and to let them know that we are out here praying for them and fighting with them against cancer as much as we can. I also would love to honor my Aunt on my ride for her strong fight in her battle.

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 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
John Papa 08/01/2018 $73.00 You are amazing!!
Jacob Warren 08/01/2018 $100.00 Congratulations!!! Imagine the friends you've made along the way!!
Mary Lynn Carnovale 07/30/2018 $20.00  
Janet VanEerden 07/30/2018 $25.00 Great job, Ellie!!
Anonymous Friend 07/02/2018 $25.00 Thank You Ellie
Cormac Quinlan 06/27/2018 $100.00 Billy & Cormac... keep going Ellie !!!
Carol Foster 06/24/2018 $5.00 Good Luck
Bill Wurm 06/24/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Ellie
Anonymous Friend 06/23/2018 $60.00  
Melissa & Matt Dippold 06/23/2018 $50.00 Best of luck on your journey and thank you for doing this!
Mari Cay Kembel 06/21/2018 $25.00 So proud of you!
Jayme Taylor 06/13/2018 $25.00  
Ann Marie Pfoutz 06/10/2018 $75.00 Good Luck!!
Judy Eisenman 05/19/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Ellie!
Anonymous Friend 05/18/2018 $20.00  
Anna Sewell 05/10/2018 $4.00 Yay Team New York!!!!
Kathy Melago 05/09/2018 $10.00 Go, Rock!
Doug and Carol Pearson 05/09/2018 $50.00  
Cash Cash 04/25/2018 $21.00  
Rhonda Criss 04/20/2018 $40.00  
Jacob Hart 04/19/2018 $50.00 Good luck Ellie, sorry I couldn’t make it to Yumberry;)
Bonfire 03/29/2018 $28.02  
Anonymous Friend 03/27/2018 $100.00 Good luck on your wonderful adventure. KNOW you can do it.
Maggie Mertz 03/25/2018 $20.00 Good luck Ellie!
Tom & Kim Kerchinski 03/25/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Ellie!
Cormac Quinlan 03/20/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Ellie!
Jo, Dave, David, Connor, McKenna Pearson 03/20/2018 $75.00 Good luck, Ellie!
Bobbi Jo, Jason & MJ Witham 03/19/2018 $25.00 Good Luck Ellie, my mom would be so proud! Love Bobbi Jo, Jay and MJ Witham!!
Lisa & George Salter 03/19/2018 $50.00 Way to go!!! You rock!!!
Mike & Michelle Wurm 03/16/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Ellie!
Bill Wurm 03/16/2018 $100.00 Good luck!!
Mary Jo Makufka 03/14/2018 $100.00 Safe running, Ellie. Good luck.
Peter S Grant 03/14/2018 $100.00 Enjoy the experience!! See you at the finish line!!!
Rodney and Diane Shaffer 03/14/2018 $200.00 Go Ellie!!
Scott Miller 03/13/2018 $50.00 Stay awesome, Ellie!
Anonymous Friend 03/13/2018 $25.00  
Bonnie Pearson 03/10/2018 $295.00 Good luck baby!!
Ken & Terri Bish 02/24/2018 $20.00  
Paul & Betty Polaski 02/24/2018 $10.00  
Judy Eisenman 02/04/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Ellie!
Jon Comtois 01/24/2018 $50.00 Best of luck, Ellie!
Dave-Margie Pearson 01/20/2018 $75.00 good luck Ellie
Michael Wurm Jr 01/15/2018 $50.00  
Inspired By Charm 01/15/2018 $1,000.00 Good luck, Ellie!!
Sue Coglio 01/15/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Ellie!
Mick McDaniel 01/15/2018 $100.00 Good luck! From the McDaniels
Joseph Buerk 01/08/2018 $50.00  
Tony Gerg 01/08/2018 $100.00  
Kate Julazadeh 01/07/2018 $50.00 Best of luck!
Sheila Guevin 01/06/2018 $50.00  
Timothy Pearson 12/10/2017 $365.00 Good luck kiddo!!!
Sara Paterson 12/06/2017 $10.00  
Amy Bowley Popielski 12/03/2017 $25.00  
Elizabeth Pearson 09/04/2017 $100.00  
  Total $4,601.02  
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