Evan Massa's Fundraising Page
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Evan Massa's Fundraising Page
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Evan Massa is a junior at University of Delaware. In the summer of 2019, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Cancer affects entire communities and families every day. One of my mom's best friend and a very close family friend, Mary Kay, passed away from cancer before I can remember meeting her. All the stories I've heard of her make her sound like one of the nicest, most caring souls to ever exist. Since then, my mom has helped me connect to various cancer foundations. Cancer has also affected my aunt and grandmother, who have both fought through several hospital visits, trials and tribulations that cancer brings and are currently in remission. Hearing their stories makes me strive to be a better person so they can be proud of the person I have become. This has helped me to grow and understand the hardships cancer puts people through.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?

The 4K ties together two things I love, helping others and running. Running is usually associated with pain, completing the run will prove to myself, my 4k team and others that anything is possible, that you should never waver in the face of adversity. I have experienced various pains in my life that inspire me to keep running every day and be a positive influence to others. The 4K would give me the opportunity to make an impact in the cancer community by doing something I already love to do.

ABOUT 2019 4K for Cancer

2019 marks the 18th 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 Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org

CHALLENGE:

Over 72,000 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. 

SOLUTION:

Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman 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.

Ulman House - This year Ulman will open 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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Margaret Monroe 06/14/2019 $100.00 Go Evan!
Leslie Hernandez 06/01/2019 $200.00 GO EVAN! Your family and friends are rooting for you! Thank you for putting my nephew Eli Seth Matthews’ name on your t-shirt. He would have been proud to know you are doing something BIG to support this cause, because it is helping others with cancer. Eli would have been graduating from high school right now, but leukemia took him away at age 10. Evan, enjoy your run across our great country. Take note of the small and unique things along the way and all of the people you will meet. Run and have fun! May God bless your path.
Steve Adams 05/31/2019 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/15/2019 $20.00 Go Evan!
Catherine Herron 05/05/2019 $100.00 So excited for your journey, Evan! I was personally affected by cancer with my mom so I truly appreciated what you are doing!
Car Cruise 04/30/2019 $190.00 Beautiful car owners wish Evan the best of luck!
Gale Bucher 04/14/2019 $300.00 Go Evan!
Mary Ricardo 03/31/2019 $100.00 I admire what you are endeavoring on behalf of youth with cancer. I hope this helps you on your journey.
1st Dinner Event 03/31/2019 $315.00 Gale, Wanda and Dave, Regina and Dominic, Leslie and Matt, Santi, Brian, Olivia, Kelly, Brianna, Jen saying Go Evan!
Community Sale Event 03/31/2019 $142.00 Go Evan! Cleaning out for a great cause!
Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen 03/21/2019 $135.30  
Andrea Reynolds MK Fundraiser 03/18/2019 $107.00 Way to go Evan! It’s exciting to know how dedicated you are to helping others. Good luck!
Jack and Sue Dunbar 03/17/2019 $20.00 Go Evan! From Dvcc President
Allison Stine 03/17/2019 $100.00 Run Evan Run! Allison Stine Realtor and Dvcc Car Show Chair
Jim & Jona Berta 03/16/2019 $25.00 Good Luck Evan!
Jacob Henry 03/06/2019 $25.00 Been a pleasure to training with you! Very proud of your accomplishments! Good luck brother!
Joann Patellis 03/03/2019 $50.00 Good luck Evan! I've seen you run so many times and now best of luck on this special run!
Monique Evans 03/03/2019 $50.00 Good luck Evan from Joann's daughter Monique!
Michele Crane 03/03/2019 $50.00 Good luck Evan from Joann's daughter Michele!
Guadalupe Reynolds 03/02/2019 $50.00 Evan, I know you are a great runner, and it is nice to know that you will be using your gift of running towards a great cause. Good luck, Lupe Reynolds
Elaine Joyce 02/25/2019 $510.00 So proud of your commitment to running! Love Nonie
Andrea Osborne 02/19/2019 $50.00 Congratulations on earning this spot Evan! You are an amazing runner and we are so happy that you have found something that not only brings you joy (and fitness!) but also helps others.
Rob Hylen 02/10/2019 $25.00 Quite an inspirational story. Good luck on your run!
Rich Ruffing 02/07/2019 $100.00 Go Evan Massa ! You Rock !
Elaine Joyce 02/07/2019 $110.00 Good luck Evan on your journey. So proud of you! Love, Nonie
John Marrazzo 01/04/2019 $100.00 Evan-- this is quite a challenge and one with a great reason to undertake. I know you will be up for it and be successful in meeting your goals.
Facebook 12/18/2018 $20.00  
Raymond Massa 12/15/2018 $100.00 Evan we are both proud of you for doing this cross country run for a great cause. Uncle Ray and Aunt Joan
Cathy Walton 12/14/2018 $100.00 We are proud of you for taking on this enormous challenge.
Richard Massa 12/12/2018 $200.00 Good luck with the long run-it will be a life changing event I'm sure-we're all proud of you. Love, Uncle Rich & Randy
Jeffrey Massa 12/10/2018 $200.00 Evan, what wonderful new memories you’ll create with this cross country trip/run and for a great cause! I’m very proud that you are taking part in this event.
Sara Wolfe 12/10/2018 $100.00 Evan -- Your dad, who is a Barcelona friend, forwarded your info to me in London! Unfortunately, I can't hardly think of anyone that has not been touched by cancer in one way or another. Kudos to you for your efforts.
Evan Massa 12/09/2018 $20.00 Thank you Jeanne Sweeney-here is my match donationto support Evan!
Olivia Massa 12/09/2018 $100.00 So proud of my brother for bringing together two of his passions and going on this journey across the US for an amazing cause.
Carol Massa 12/09/2018 $100.00 I am matching Olivia Massa’s donation in support of Evan doing what he loves to help others. Go Evan!
Gale Bucher 11/26/2018 $100.00 My father, Lee, died of cancer at 63 years old in 1996. I miss him every day and regret my children did not have their grandfather in their lives. I cannot imagine the emotional suffering and confusion a younger person with cancer would have. It warms my heart that there is a foundation to reach out to the young. Go Evan!
Family Members Joyce & Erickson Families 11/26/2018 $150.00 We are honored that our nephew is participating in this very worthy endeavor and are happy to help!
Evan Massa 11/12/2018 $100.00  
  Total $4,289.30  
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