Heather Mullen's Fundraising Page
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Heather Mullen's Fundraising Page
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Heather Mullen is a graduate at Cornell University. In the summer of 2018 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4,000+ mile run from San Francisco to Boston raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Like most, I don't have just one connection to cancer. My father is a survivor of malignant melanoma, my uncle has been fighting lung cancer, and a family friend recently lost his battle to testicular choriocarcinoma. For the past five summers, I have volunteered for a camp designed specifically for children with cancer and related blood disorders. These are just a few of my connections to the cancer community, but the web moves outward as I include more relatives and friends. Seeing the effects of illness on the people I've known battling cancer is heartbreaking, yet their adversity in a time of hardship is inspiring. I have the gift of knowing several survivors but I have also known many who lost their battle. While I will never be able to take away illness from someone fighting cancer, I can only hope that I can be a change agent by making strides against cancer via the 4k for Cancer.

 

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

The 4k combines two of my passions- running and improving the lives of those battling cancer. I've always enjoyed running because it has been my time to think and embrace the world around me. I am so grateful to have the everyday opportunity to simply run, especially knowing how many people do not have that opportunity. By participating in the 4k, my runs would have greater meaning as I will be running for those who cannot. I want to inspire those around me, and show that anyone can have an impact on their community. By running across the country, I will not only be raising money for an excellent cause, but I will also be raising awareness about how important it is to recognize that cancer affects people of all ages and backgrounds.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

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

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Daria Berlin 07/15/2018 $75.00  
Heather Kolakowski 07/03/2018 $25.00  
Sam Towne 07/01/2018 $25.00  
Tammy Del Rosario 07/01/2018 $25.00 So proud of you Heather!!
A. Kraft 06/30/2018 $50.00 Well done. A+!
Doreen Lobo 06/29/2018 $100.00  
Barbara Ugenti 06/28/2018 $25.00 Good for you, Heather!!
Patricia A Wolpert 06/27/2018 $50.00  
Lynn Domanski 06/23/2018 $100.00 go Heather! A great cause to help so many who need the support. Have a safe journey! Love, Lynn
Josephine Fracasso 06/19/2018 $25.00 So proud of you Heather
Mara Jaffe 06/16/2018 $36.00 8 day countdown!
Brennan McEntee 06/12/2018 $25.00 So proud of you!!!
Jane Christiani 06/10/2018 $25.00 You are a shining (more appropriately "running") example of making a difference in the world! Wishing you a wonderful experience.
Prem Yadev 06/05/2018 $25.00 From the Yadev family ex Hong Kong and now Melbourne Australia. Go Heather!!
POD Of Ithaca 06/04/2018 $78.00  
Patrick Firmender 05/15/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/15/2018 $95.00 Sean Gallagher - $10.00 Emma Ackermann - $25.00 Saige Connor - $5.00 Colleen Kirkwood - $25.00 Franklin Yang - $20.00 Kacie Bumiller - $10.00
Anonymous Friend 05/14/2018 $10.00  
Ned Flash 05/14/2018 $150.00 Go Heather!!!
Jaimie Kim 05/14/2018 $100.00 You are doing something amazing Heather!!
Samantha Melworm 05/14/2018 $50.00  
Vicki Herbig 05/14/2018 $50.00 You are amazing! Looking forward to hearing about this adventure!
Nicole Klohmann 05/14/2018 $50.00 Go Heather!!! I hope you enjoy every single mile!
Emma Sherry 05/14/2018 $10.00 Run, Forest, run!
Linda DiMuzio 05/08/2018 $100.00  
Anastasja Moynihan 05/06/2018 $25.00 So proud of you, Heather!!
Ray and Ellen Youstra 04/29/2018 $100.00 Kudos for taking this on, and best of luck to you and your team - hope it's a great experience!
Aunt Pat & Uncle Larry Peticolas 04/22/2018 $50.00 Good luck, Heather!!!!
Phoebe Rorke 04/21/2018 $10.00  
Lorelei Peticolas 04/21/2018 $25.00 Yay, Heabber!!!
Karen Dumont 04/21/2018 $100.00 Enjoy every step Heather! Love, ur other Mom
Alison Brennan 04/20/2018 $25.00 So proud of you Heather Mullen! Can't wait to hear all about it!
Byard & Kerry Bridge 04/20/2018 $100.00 You will have a special angel protecting you on your run. Very proud and grateful for what you are doing! Love you!!!
Juliana Hughes 04/16/2018 $25.00 Runrunrun!!
Anonymous Friend 04/03/2018 $10.00 Go Heather!!!
The McEntee Family 04/02/2018 $50.00  
Bonfire 03/29/2018 $334.31  
Kandace Van Gorder 03/25/2018 $100.00 Run strong!
Nicole Brennan 03/23/2018 $10.00  
Whitney Cook 03/23/2018 $5.00  
Jeff Mullen 03/22/2018 $200.50  
TripAdvisor LLC 03/22/2018 $200.50  
Taina Moynihan 03/20/2018 $10.00  
Christine Bumiller 03/20/2018 $100.00 Good luck, Heather. We love you!
Andrew Billiter 03/16/2018 $20.00  
Annie Prentice 03/13/2018 $10.00 Been meaning to donate!! Good luck :)
Cheryl Stanley 03/12/2018 $100.00 Go Heather!
Jenna Greco 03/10/2018 $10.00 Good luck Heather! Love you
Anonymous Friend 03/05/2018 $163.00 Corinne Klohmann $9; Warner Hazell $3; Nicole Nilsen $6; Leanne Youstra $6; Franklin Yang $10; Matt Lavanco $50; Colby Triolo $3; Rory Strauss $3; Matthew Long $7; Carmel Bendit-Shtull $10; Shannon Lane $10; Shaina Arsenault $3; Vanessa Navarro Rodriguez $3; Phoebe Rorke $3; Meghan Yessman $6; Renee Epstein $3; Sasha Elkin $25; Austin Serling $3. THANK YOU ALL!
Barbara J Martucci 02/25/2018 $25.00  
Robert Walker 02/23/2018 $150.00 Go Heather! What a great cause. Keep rocking it!
Ben Tashlitsky 02/23/2018 $20.00 Good luck on your trip! Make the best of it!
Jeff Mullen 02/21/2018 $154.00  
Emily Turner 02/17/2018 $150.00 This is such a wonderful event! I hope you have an amazing experience
Jonathan Parker 02/05/2018 $25.00 Best wishes!
Leanne Youstra 02/03/2018 $200.00 So inspired by you every day, best of luck on this incredible journey!
Ravinder Kingra 01/29/2018 $20.00 Good luck, Heather!
Richy Petrina 01/29/2018 $100.00 May the wind be at your back on this amazing journey!
Warner Hazell 01/27/2018 $101.00  
Mark and Reneta McCarthy 01/27/2018 $400.00 Good going! We wish you all the best on this journey.
Thomas Gisler 01/27/2018 $100.00 Heather, what you do is inspirational. Thank you and be safe running.
Matthew Long 01/26/2018 $100.00  
Joyce and Paul Mullen 01/14/2018 $100.00 Run Heather run!!!
Richard Adie 01/14/2018 $100.00 Proud of what you are doing?
Kelsey Coupe 01/11/2018 $25.00 You're amazing, best of luck!
John Bartlett 01/10/2018 $20.00 Congrats on graduation Heather!
Mara Jaffe 01/10/2018 $50.00 Happy graduation! Run fast!
Corinne Klohmann 01/10/2018 $40.00 I’m so proud of you!! Can’t wait to meet you at some stops along the way!
Erin Parvin 12/27/2017 $40.00 Thank you and good luck!
Anonymous Friend 12/21/2017 $25.00  
Zoe Stein 12/20/2017 $25.00 Congratulations on graduating and good luck on the run! You are an inspiration.
Janice Nilsen 11/02/2017 $100.00 You are amazing Wishing you the best on this incredible journey! The Nilsen family
Emma Ackermann 10/20/2017 $100.00 I'm so proud of you and so inspired!!! You're a rockstar!! <3 <3 <3
Jules Iglesia 10/20/2017 $30.00 You're awesome, Heather!
Colby Triolo 10/20/2017 $20.00 You.are.my.inspiration, love you! Can't wait to follow this journey!
Ryan Mullen 10/19/2017 $100.00  
Heather Mullen 10/17/2017 $100.00  
Harold W Breuninger 01/20/2017 $100.00  
  Total $5,657.31  
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