Hannah Loiselle is a sophomore at Loyola University Maryland. 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?
A very dear friend of mine was very recently diagnosed with cancer at 19 years old. I was brought in very close to the cancer community because of this, and I seek to be an active member in fostering and growing this community as a whole.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am running for my roommate, I am running for my grandfather, I am running for those who are fighting and have fought cancer, and I am running for the loved ones of those who have or continue to battle cancer. I seek to run in honor of the cancer community and in order to show my support and solidarity with all those impacted.
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!
|Darlene Gerardi||07/19/2017||$50.00||Thanks for what you're doing, Hannah!||Kelly ODonnell||07/19/2017||$100.00||Good luck with the run. You are so amazing for doing this! I work with your mom and she is always so proud of you. . .Rightly so!||Carol Blackwood||07/19/2017||$100.00||Such an incredible effort that all of you are putting forward - an inspiration to us all.||Gregg Irvine||07/03/2017||$500.00||Donna Dave Jake & Allie Loiselle||06/30/2017||$100.00||Thinking of you and keeping you and your friend in our prayers||Anonymous Friend||06/12/2017||$100.00||Alan Baker||05/27/2017||$75.00||Proud and impressed!!||Susan Salcito||05/11/2017||$100.00||What an awesome commitment and adventure to take on for a super cause! Get running!||Anonymous Friend||05/08/2017||$50.00||Love you Han.||Matt Loiselle||05/06/2017||$500.00||Han, I am extremely proud of you for taking this on. Such a great cause. More importantly so glad your roomie is doing well. Cant wait to see you off on your journey from San Fran I love you Dad||Brendon Hessler||04/02/2017||$50.00||Kristin Irvine||04/01/2017||$30.00||Good luck Hannah! We love you and are very proud of you. Love, Aunt Kris, Jack, and Cameron||Brent Skinner||03/27/2017||$500.00||Hannah - so proud of you and what you are doing for your friends and family. Best of luck!! A sincere thank you!||Mario Lambiase||03/06/2017||$25.00||Annette DeCarlo||02/21/2017||$20.00||Thank you Hannah, and God bless you!||Alexandra, Joe and Jack Hakim||02/21/2017||$25.00||Good luck and best wishes!||Amy Mongano||02/21/2017||$50.00||This is so awesome Hannah! Thank you for running and your love and support of Angela!||Peggy Ockford||02/21/2017||$25.00||Best of luck in your run for a great cause. 1984 Loyola College Alumni||Amy Sentner||02/21/2017||$25.00||What a beautiful way to support and honor a friend. Good luck!||Civitello Family||02/20/2017||$50.00||Proud of you Hannah..... Good Luck!||Claire Messina||02/20/2017||$20.00||Kelly Almeida||02/20/2017||$25.00||Wendy Lynch||02/20/2017||$20.00||Bless your heart!!||Tom & Cathy Sullivan||02/13/2017||$50.00||Proud of you Hannah, enjoy the cross country run||Christmas Fundraiser||01/30/2017||$86.00||This donation was part of a Christmas Fundraiser, contributors were: S. Irvine, T&C Loiselle, J. Slabinski, J. Centurelli and A. Drago. Thank you for your generosity!||Paula Hessler||01/30/2017||$100.00||Good Luck Hannah! The Hessler Family||Cape Cod Loiselle Family||01/16/2017||$100.00||Cape Cod will miss you Hannah! We are prod of you! Love, Uncle Jim, Aunt Miriam, Liam and Daniel||Jean Coyle||01/07/2017||$30.00||I will forever be so incredibly proud of you! Can't wait for this summer!||Angela DeCarlo||01/04/2017||$100.00||For Caitlin, for Hannah, for all of 205, for all my friends: so that no one has to watch their best friend battle cancer. Thank you so much, Han. I am so fortunate to have you in my life. Love you forever, roomie!!!!||Sherry Irvine||01/01/2017||$500.00||Daniel Kocsis||12/27/2016||$5,000.00||We will see you on the run! #ProudofMyGirl!||The Moser Family||12/24/2016||$50.00||Best of luck with the relay Hannah!!||Billy Walsh||12/24/2016||$60.00||Phyllis Searby||12/24/2016||$30.00||Thank you for doing this, Hannah, in Angela's honor. Wishing you good luck on this journey and lots of love on the road.||Rose Hoyt||12/23/2016||$25.00||Hannah-You are a good friend Be safe Travel well||Anthony Drago||12/22/2016||$20.00||Paul Walczyk||12/19/2016||$100.00||Way to go Hannah! For AD.||Anonymous Friend||12/13/2016||$20.00||Good luck, love. You're gonna be amazing.||Judy & Jim Waggoner||12/13/2016||$100.00||Best wishes Hannah!||Anonymous Friend||12/13/2016||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||12/12/2016||$100.00||you are such a wonderful person. I, like all of your friends, am truly blessed to know you <3. You're going to rock it!!!!! For 4000 miles!!!! "Perhaps I am stronger than I think." --Thomas Merton||Erin Mullin||12/12/2016||$25.00||So proud of you Han! You're amazing, keep it up!||Theodore Cabata||12/12/2016||$25.00||Thank you for doing this!! Good luck!||Natasha Lobo||12/12/2016||$20.00||You're awesome. Good luck!!||Gail Schoch||12/12/2016||$50.00||Good luck to you Hannah, what a wonderful thing to do, you are an amazing friend!||Amanda Waggoner||12/12/2016||$20.00||Just keep swimmin'||The Slabinski Family||12/11/2016||$100.00||Hannah we are so proud of you!||Eruc Fauth||12/11/2016||$100.00||Hugues Simon||12/11/2016||$100.00||Never, never, never give up! Great cause||Car0l & Tom Loiselle||12/11/2016||$150.00||Hannah, Your grandparents are very proud of you.||Debbie Westergren||12/11/2016||$50.00||Good Luck and thank you for doing this to raise money for this great cause.||Ryan Loiselle||12/11/2016||$100.00||I'll miss you, but I am very proud of you. Representing the family well.||John Phaneuf Family||12/10/2016||$50.00||Good luck on your relay!||Martha Taylor||12/09/2016||$100.00||You go, Girl!||Angela DeCarlo||12/09/2016||$100.00||In honor of Angela DeCarlo & in memory of Anthony DeCarlo||Joshua Hendrick||12/08/2016||$100.00||Drink your fluids!||Mary and Frank Mayeda||12/08/2016||$100.00||Peace, hope, and love to you Hannah. ❤️||Rena Baysinger||12/07/2016||$25.00||Good luck, Hannah!||Madeline Isacco||12/07/2016||$50.00||Love you lots, Han! You inspire and care so much for the people around you!!!!!!!||The Schick Family||12/07/2016||$100.00||Good luck Hannah!||Meghan Meghan McCloghry||12/07/2016||$20.00||happy to see you doing fabulous things and wishing you so well, with love!||Grace Mayeda||12/07/2016||$50.00||Wishing you and all those affected by cancer health, peace, love, and joy. You're amazing! xoxo||Anonymous Friend||12/07/2016||$5.00||good luck Hannah! I admire your passion for supporting things you care about! Keep on going, girl!||Jean O'Connor||12/06/2016||$50.00||Jill Loiselle||12/06/2016||$500.00||Lisa Vane||12/06/2016||$100.00||Jack Bloom||12/06/2016||$20.00||Good luck!||Hirschauer Family||12/06/2016||$100.00||Jobe Family||12/04/2016||$200.00||Gaby Cortes||12/03/2016||$20.00||For my grandpa, my aunt, and my two friends. Love you Hannah, so proud of you!!||Imelda Banting||12/03/2016||$200.00||Praying for full recovery||Sophia Jobe||12/03/2016||$50.00||Isabel Cieri||12/03/2016||$25.00||Hannah Loiselle||12/02/2016||$100.00|