Emily Guth is a junior at CUNY Brooklyn College. 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 lost my Mom-mom to Leukemia when I was 10. She was a fighter and the strongest woman I've ever known. I also have some people very close to me that are survivors and warriors and the people that inspire me daily. When I was in high school, I had this really cool job at the local amusement park. I was blessed enough to meet a few Make A Wish kids in my time there and they're some of the most incredible little fighters. People like that are the reason we fight.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am going 4,000 miles this summer to see how far I can push myself physically, help out people who need it, and to see new things. Hopefully, I'll learn a few (or a lot of) new lessons along the way.
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!
|Stephanie Benjamin||02/23/2018||$50.00||You go girl - for this worthy cause! <3||Joyce Senss||02/23/2018||$50.00||Great job Emily!||Judith Holloway||02/23/2018||$10.00||Carol Zetterberg||02/18/2018||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||02/15/2018||$50.00||Kathy S Truesdale||02/13/2018||$50.00||Susan Heins||02/10/2018||$25.09||Marilyn Zeidler||01/18/2018||$20.00||Way to go, Emily! Great cause.||Ashley Newman||01/18/2018||$30.00||So proud of you, Emily!!! Wishing you the BEST!!!||Donna M Toscano||01/15/2018||$50.00||Stevie Berryman||01/13/2018||$50.00||challenge!||Amber Crouthers||01/12/2018||$20.00||Challenge!||Shannon Betz||01/10/2018||$20.00||Go Em!!!||Sarah Hall||01/05/2018||$25.00||Happy running from Secret Santa||C Milton Rodgers||01/04/2018||$25.00||Neal Wegener||01/03/2018||$100.00||Awesome endeavor! Very proud of you!!||George Guth||12/20/2017||$200.00||Debie Pileggi||12/19/2017||$25.00||Go Em! Love ya!!||Eugene Senatore||12/01/2017||$300.00||Joanne Morelli||12/01/2017||$10.00||Way to go Emily! Stay safe on your journey!||MaryAnn Buchholz||11/29/2017||$200.00||You got this, squirt.||Eloise Tatro||11/24/2017||$50.00||Love you and all that you do.||Patricia Guth||11/22/2017||$200.00||From your parents to get you off to a good start! Proud of you, Emily!||Emily Guth||11/20/2017||$100.00|