Josie Sanning is a high school senior. In the summer of 2019, she 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?
My sophomore year in high school my dad and my sister were both diagnosed with carcinoid cancer. This unexpected news not only exposed me to a whole new world of hopsital visits and doctor appointments but it also exposed me to the importance of community and strength while walking beside someone fighting their battle. The love that so many people gave my family through this time encouraged me to be that light in someone else’s battle . I am not only running for my dad and my sister, but also for those that lack the love and support needed to keep fighting.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Foundation?
Cancer can not only be hard on individuals but it also affects families tremendously. Running 4K for Cancer is a challenge for myself, but nothing compared to what families affected by cancer are facing each day. I think it is very important for those families to be surrounded by community and support and 4K is just that. I am running to not only support my dad and my sister, but also to create a more positive and loving environment for those still fighting their battle.
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!
|Kinsey Manchester||12/10/2018||$49.00||1 dollar for each day you will be changed by this incredible program. You are doing amazing things and are so awesome for taking part in the 4K! I'm very proud of you and am sending lots of love! Team Boston is lucky to have you- see you at the finish line!||Isaac Flora||11/30/2018||$75.00||I can’t wait for you to have such an incredible summer! I love emma, and I know she and your dad are so proud!||Terri Davis||11/29/2018||$50.00||Josie, I'm very pleased to support one of my adorable former Kindies! What a beautiful way to honor Emma! Good luck with training and best wishes to all of your family:):)||Ben Brannon||11/27/2018||$25.00||Myrna Weiner||10/01/2018||$25.00||Amy Burke||09/27/2018||$50.00||such an inspiration!!||Tim and Jan Cox||09/21/2018||$100.00||Rita Rosauer||09/11/2018||$100.00||So proud of you, Josie!||Albert F McDonald||09/11/2018||$100.00||Isabelle Stern||09/03/2018||$15.00||Go Josie! I have heard so many awesome things about you, and I can't wait for you to have the most incredible summer. Cheers from Team Baltimore '18!||Allison von Maur||09/03/2018||$500.00||Claire Romine||08/29/2018||$10.00||I'm so jealous! You are going to have an amazing Summer and I loved running with Emma and am so lucky to call her a life-long friend. Can't wait to watch your journey!||The Meyers||08/28/2018||$75.00||Way to go Josie!!||Kay Dorland||08/28/2018||$50.00||You are so special hope this helps with your goal||Madeline LeDoux||08/28/2018||$25.00||So excited to watch your journey! All of Team Baltimore 2018 is here for your support! Good luck! Have the BEST summer ever!||Anonymous Friend||08/28/2018||$50.00||Proud of you! Cant wait to see shine!||Hannah Hohn||08/28/2018||$50.00||You are amazing! So proud of you for doing this!||Tracy Marlin||08/28/2018||$50.00||Love you and so proud of you!!||Jon Franklin Burks||08/27/2018||$1.00||Vincent DeMario||08/27/2018||$25.00||You and Emma must be like peas and carrots. So excited for you! -Vince (Team Baltimore '18)||Kevin Cox||08/27/2018||$50.00||Aishani Eggenberger||08/27/2018||$75.00||I was honored to run everyday for Emma- I can only imagine how this will feel for you!! So excited for you Josie!! Team Baltimore 2018 is with you all the way! Good luck, I can’t wait to follow your journey!||Josie Sanning||08/25/2018||$100.00|