Emi's Big Bad 4K Fundraising Page
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Emi's Big Bad 4K Fundraising Page
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Emi Petrillo is a graduate of St. Mary’s College. 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?

Sadly, I have personally seen friends and family battle against cancer. As heartbreaking as the disease may be, it also is a medium where human resilience and incredible acts of courage thrive. Seeing people who battle cancer still be able to smile and find joy is an inspiration and I want to use my time and capabilities to help those during their struggles. When my aunt battled cancer, my Aunt Ruby dedicated herself to helping. From driving her to get chemo to translating doctors appointments into Spanish, my Aunt Ruby used every and all of her resources to alleviate some of the struggle that comes from battling cancer. My family is my inspiration but most all my Aunt Ruby. She relentlessly sacrifices all of herself for others and she pushes her limits because of a genuine love for all people. I want to use what she has taught me through her actions and dedicate my life as well to helping those who need another hand.


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

Since graduating from St Mary’s college of Maryland in 2016, there has been a constant pressure on me and other recent college grads to “do something”. There is an expectation that individuals should have their lives planned out or in a steady direction; but for me I struggled to find a rhythm. I have an education and a love for other people and I want to use these during this time of limbo to make a difference in my life and the lives of others. I want to help support an organization that focuses on creating a community for young adults with cancer and I also want to challenge myself and others to see that we can do so much more than what we think our limits are.

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
Carolina Schriver 07/13/2017 $30.00 U rock Emi <3
Evelyn Stone 06/21/2017 $200.00 Go EMI! Almost there! Kyle is ready to join you.
Hazel Salaver 06/13/2017 $40.00 Go Emi Go! Super proud of what you are doing! Best of luck!
Chipotle 06/08/2017 $218.50  
Christina Mitchell 06/06/2017 $25.00 Good luck! 4K is a life changer! -2014 Run Team Alum
Sara Side 06/06/2017 $50.00 Good luck, Emi. It was good meeting you Saturday at the ERICA movie.
Linda MCKENNA 05/27/2017 $50.00 Go getem Emi.
Venmo Friends 05/24/2017 $25.00 Thanks to everyone who donated to my desperate plea on venmo!
Gwen Kokes 05/15/2017 $50.00 When you run are you supposed to go heel to toe or toe to heel?
Heather Danger 05/10/2017 $15.00  
Blake and Elisa Teipel Family 05/06/2017 $50.00 Go Emi Go! What a great cause! So proud of you!
Ratha Soumphontphakdy 05/04/2017 $50.00 Good luck Emi! You're doing a good thing. We're so proud of you!!!!
Patrick Masavage 05/03/2017 $25.00 More dog snapchats please.
Ben Tipper 05/01/2017 $241.00  
Venmo Beggin 04/25/2017 $105.00 #noshameinmygame
Alfonso Rios 04/24/2017 $20.00 Espero que todo vaya de maravilla en esta titánica labor! Saludos chica!
Gabriel Young 04/20/2017 $25.00 Rock out!
William Atwater 04/19/2017 $250.00 "Run Emi Run" Proud of you
Brian LaFevre 04/19/2017 $10.00 This is about much more than just running this is about the thrill of wearing another man's skin
Reginald and Patricia Coffey 04/18/2017 $25.00 Emi! You are an amazing young woman! Run, run! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing This! We are so proud of you!
Angela Alascia 04/18/2017 $25.00  
Hernan Orellana 04/11/2017 $27.00 Together we can
Jackson Edwards 04/08/2017 $10.00 Bonne chance, chérie !! Je sais que tu réussiras <3 En t'envoyant des gros câlins et bisous !! xx
Ivette Brisard 04/07/2017 $40.00 To support my cousin Emmy. I admire your humanity and efforts. God bless you prima.
Progressive Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 04/05/2017 $25.00  
Kevin Hoffman 03/30/2017 $100.00 Roots Market & Great Sage are excited to support you on your journey. Good luck, you are raising money for a wonderful cause!
PD Stein 03/28/2017 $5.01 Go team Baltimore!!! And I hate when it's an uneven number too ;)
Ryan & Katie Burgos 03/22/2017 $200.00 Run like you're getting chased by your mother holding a chancleta!! Love Katie & Ryan
Road Runner Sports 03/16/2017 $110.00  
Austin Davis 03/07/2017 $19.99  
Tia Pinita Lude 03/05/2017 $115.00 Dear Emi, I'm very proud of you! Good luck. I wish you the best of lucks raising the money for such a great cause. Love you!
Carito Q. 03/05/2017 $23.99  
Oreo Ludesirishoti 03/05/2017 $1.01 Woof!
Aidan Hennessey Hennessey 02/28/2017 $10.00 Even though I can't be there good luck with the program and have an awesome time!!
David Wilson 02/27/2017 $100.00 Emi, just one question. How can you complete this task ? Answer; one step at a time !
Amina Lynch 02/15/2017 $100.00  
Rachael Beck 02/14/2017 $50.00 from E.W. Beck's Restaurant & Pub Good Luck!
Judy Coster 02/11/2017 $100.00  
Ryan Tagnani 02/08/2017 $25.00 Good luck!
Simone Levine 02/08/2017 $50.00 I would like to request that you go for a run to a playlist of musical theater songs <3 Love you good luck!!
Phillip Porter 02/07/2017 $36.99 It was at an odd number when I donated.
Gidti Ludesirishoti 02/07/2017 $100.00 You're my favorite cousin. I'm so grateful that I'm related to you. Wow. Amazing.
Aidan Hennessey 02/07/2017 $10.00  
Hannah Brown 02/06/2017 $20.00 you are awesome!! good luck!
Aileen Ludesirishoti 02/06/2017 $20.00  
Maria Duke 02/06/2017 $20.00 Good luck Emilia!!!
Sean Manogue 02/06/2017 $50.00 You're like a flower because you bloom in the spring despite the adversity of winter
Tyler Weckesser 02/06/2017 $25.00  
Lilly G 02/06/2017 $25.03 Plz + thank you run dressed as a rainbow on your next run
Churl Duggan 02/06/2017 $10.03  
Martin Petrillo 02/06/2017 $1.98 Beating Ethan
Colleen Gallagher 02/06/2017 $50.00 Bon voyage!
Eapo Petrillo 01/30/2017 $6.97 SCREEEEEEEE
Natalie Shearin 01/30/2017 $7.00 Because toro pooped and licked his patas at the same time
Brian Lala 01/25/2017 $12.00  
Steve Orellana 01/24/2017 $50.00 My cousin is a bada$$
Kyo Amigo 01/13/2017 $15.00 Gallopinto
Brenna Rice 12/30/2016 $20.00 Go Emi !!
Andrew Wilhelm 12/26/2016 $50.00 Good luck!
Rocio Burgos 12/24/2016 $75.00 To my dear prima. I love you and am SOO proud of you! You go girl!
Sonia Burgos 12/20/2016 $100.00 Sí se puede!!! Estamos contigo!!!
Jay Koller 11/29/2016 $75.00 you=on fleek
Heidi Pazdziorko 11/28/2016 $25.00  
Tira Valkanas 11/27/2016 $30.00 :) Go Emi!
Matthew Bernobich 11/26/2016 $50.00 You're an inspiration :) Je t'aime <3
Connor Frost 11/23/2016 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/22/2016 $100.00 GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR MISSION
Erika Loppatto 11/22/2016 $10.00  
Lilly Gaehde 11/22/2016 $25.00 You inspire
Eric Tien 11/16/2016 $20.00 Hey Emi, I'm so excited for you to be going on this adventure. It was the best summer of my life!
Anonymous Friend 11/15/2016 $25.00  
Martin Petrillo 11/14/2016 $5.00  
Suzie Gogan 11/14/2016 $20.00 YOU GO EMILIA!!!
Elena Morrissey 11/13/2016 $25.00 Good way to stay in shape!
Patty Romaine 11/13/2016 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/13/2016 $40.00 Go Emi!
Anonymous Friend 11/13/2016 $100.00 A great event. Good luck Emi!!
Sophia Caradine-Taber 11/13/2016 $100.00 u go glen coco!
Ari Pluznik 11/12/2016 $20.00 Fuerza tia!!!
Anonymous Friend 11/12/2016 $80.00 Bird up !
Ali Moulis 11/12/2016 $100.00 You go gal!
Anonymous Friend 11/12/2016 $100.00 Very proud of you. Tata
Anonymous Friend 11/12/2016 $100.00 Go for it Emi!!!!! Be the light everywhere you go.
Jamie Sullivan 11/10/2016 $50.00 What a great cause and a great event! We all need to contribute for a cure!
Katie Klasmeier 11/10/2016 $15.00 Good Luck Emi!
Emi Lucy Petrillo 11/06/2016 $100.00  
  Total $4,591.50  
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