Kassie Easter is a senior at Belmont Abbey College. 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.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Personally I believe that everyone is connected within the cancer community. Unfortunately, many people have lost and continue to lose their loved ones to the disease. For me, I lost my grandpa when I was eight. He meant the world to my family and those around him. I am running the 4K for Cancer to help spread awareness wherever I can, and to help those who have been affected by cancer. Together we can honor those who have passed, and those who get the chance to move forward.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world"
I want to be apart of something that is bigger than myself. I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer because I believe that it only takes a few people to make a big difference. I am also running to bring hope to those who have been affected or who have had loved ones affected by cancer. Together we will inspire, foster hope, and become one as a community!
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!
|Carol Casey-Meyer||07/16/2017||$25.00||Was wonderful to meet you, and thanks for your commitment! Great cause, and a wonderful group!||Rebecca Luca||06/28/2017||$50.00||Run your heart out! -The Luca Family||Janice Kunkel||06/27/2017||$50.00||Kassie, I am so proud of you! Such hard work for a good cause!||Kassie Easter||05/31/2017||$54.00||Donut Fundraiser! WOOP WOOP||Brian and Kathy Waite||05/13/2017||$75.00||Tiffani Grippa||04/11/2017||$20.00||Go Kassie Go!! :) this is for an awesome cause and I wish you the very best!||Inc CSG Systems||03/30/2017||$250.00||Rebeccah Gerlach||03/21/2017||$10.00||You are so full of joy and that joy spreads to those around you. Thank you for being such a welcoming and positive person.||Shayne Buckley Brannon||02/15/2017||$50.00||Shayne, Mike and Annie are very Proud of you for giving your time and talent!!!!||Reilly Johnson||02/10/2017||$40.00||RUN RUN RUN||Laura Wendler||01/29/2017||$200.00||Kassie Easter||01/24/2017||$110.00||For selling beer coasters!||Cheyenne Wendler||01/24/2017||$100.00||So proud of you for doing this! Run Amiga run!||Cathi & Mark Gomez||01/23/2017||$25.00||:)||Starla Steinbach||01/17/2017||$250.00||You get what you focus on.||Roy Maynes||01/13/2017||$250.00||Go get em tiger!||Robert Lipsey||01/11/2017||$300.00||We hope you have a great time out there, let us know if you're passing by NoCo.||Lauren DiChiara||01/07/2017||$10.00||Just keep running! Good luck!||Tina Martinez||01/07/2017||$100.00||For Mary Martinez!!||Anonymous Friend||01/06/2017||$75.00||Hey Kassie - hope this helps to get you closer :) Happy New Year!||Kayla Sneed||01/05/2017||$10.00||Hope this is a wonderful experience for you! Run your heart out!||Beth Lazar||01/05/2017||$100.00||Go get 'em girl. Love, The Lazars||Inc CSG Systems||01/04/2017||$250.00||Inc CSG Systems||12/29/2016||$300.00||Inc CSG Systems||12/29/2016||$250.00||Chipotle Mexican Grill||11/09/2016||$64.09||Inc CSG Systems||11/02/2016||$250.00||Grant & Leslie Davis||10/20/2016||$100.00||We are SO proud of you Kassie and SO impressed that you're sacrificing your entire summer to do this such an awesome cause! We'all try to meet you at the finish line with a cold brew!||Nikki Dalton||10/19/2016||$5.00||Go Kassie!!||Dylan Easter||10/03/2016||$30.00||I love you Kassie, hope you birthday was amazing!||Deborah Waldheim||10/02/2016||$250.00||Go Kassie!! - Love The Waldheims||Alan Palumbos||09/23/2016||$25.00||Starla Steinbach||09/23/2016||$250.00||You are strong.||Heather O'Shea||09/21/2016||$100.00||In Honor of being a Strong, Intelligent, Beautiful Survivor!||Heather O'Shea||09/21/2016||$100.00||In honor of a Strong, Intelligent, Beautiful Survivor!||Virginia Palumbos||09/21/2016||$25.00||Wishing you health and success!||Ray and Barb Steinbach||09/13/2016||$200.00||Ganesh Kuppuswamy||09/06/2016||$300.00||Thank you.||Starla Steinbach||08/30/2016||$250.00||Run Kassie, Run!||Rebeca Flott||08/30/2016||$25.00||Run Kassie!!!Sending you love though this running journey||Jeff Wright||08/30/2016||$100.00||Kassie Easter||08/10/2016||$100.00|