Haley Vega is a student at Ohio University. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
We all know that I've had my share of health scares, and I know what it feels like to sit in a hospital bed, fearful, and not know anyone who was going through what I was going through. The Ulman Foundation's main objective is to help everyone feel as if they are not walking alone. I have lost many family members to cancer as well.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Foundation?
I can't wait to deliver chemotherapy bags to different hospitals, and get to see the U.S.! It sounds too good to be true. In 2017, I spent way too many hours in a hospital bed. In 2019, I'm going to be biking.
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!
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.
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!
|Mary Sylvia Evans||10/11/2018||$8.40||In honor of Micaela Vickers birthday and her mom Minchen Vickers||Courtney Fularz||07/01/2018||$20.00||Haley Vega||06/27/2018||$100.00|