Kerry Stein's Fundraising Page
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Kerry Stein's Fundraising Page
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Kerry Stein is a Senior at the University of Central Florida. 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?

In my life thus far, I have known many people, both friends and family members, who have battled cancer in some form. I feel most connected to the cancer community through my brother, Matthew, a survivor of 6 years. Living with him and watching him go through chemo every day for months made cancer a much more real and scary prospect. It was the reason I researched and became a part of raising awareness for colon cancer. It was also the only way I could prepare for when my godfather, Jeff, was diagnosed and then passed away from esophageal cancer last year. Watching them fight this awful disease was difficult and scary, but it was also inspiring and hopeful. It is in memory and thanksgiving for my uncles, brother, aunt, family and friends who have struggled with cancer and have inspired me by their strength and perseverance to overcome it, that I am so passionate and grateful to become an involved member in the cancer community.

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

I am running for my brother being 6 years a survivor. For my godfather who lost his life fighting this illness. For my aunts and uncles battling skin cancer. For all of my family and friends who endured the journey with them and myself. But I am also running with the Ulman Cancer Fund to help all those whose lives and health are now subject to the will of this disease and have no control over the medical circumstances they are in. I believe in the Ulman Cancer Fund's mission to change lives through creating and providing support to those impacted by cancer. Along this journey, I will strive to raise awareness and funds for the members of the cancer community, to use my impact and provide that kind of support to them, and to expand their support systems with every mile I run. 

ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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

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
Kelly Price 07/26/2017 $50.00 I was so inspired by your run. Strength, optimism and warmth run in your family.
Matt White 07/16/2017 $65.00 Thank you so much for what you were doing it was very nice meeting you along your journey I had a lot of fun
Sarah McKenna And Family 07/16/2017 $50.00 What an adventure... and for a great cause! Best of luck to you, Kerry!
Brina Deleuze 07/16/2017 $1.00  
Mark Baum 07/14/2017 $100.00  
MARGARET CORE 07/14/2017 $25.00 Thank you for your efforts to bring more awareness to Cancer. Your run across American is a wonderful lifetime experience.
Doug & Ann Mossberg 07/14/2017 $50.00 Thank you for your generous spirit in helping the people who suffer from cancer!
Mary Kate Bula 06/26/2017 $20.00 THANKS FOR BEING AMAZING! Keep it up :)
Kathleen Bula 06/19/2017 $25.00 Please run in memory of my sister and fellow Tartan, Christine '80, and my daughter, Kelley - both who died from cancer too early in their lives. And in honor of my sister-in-law, Barbara, who is struggling with cancer treatments right now. RUN KERRY RUN!! And remember, Once a Holy Cross Girl, Always a Holy Cross Girl!!
Jackie McCarthy 06/19/2017 $50.00 Go Kerry Go! I work with Rosemary and Kevin. Have a fantastic run!
Anonymous Friend 06/14/2017 $200.00  
Greg Argyros 06/13/2017 $100.00 Awesome, Kerry! Sending prayers.
Shawn Barnes 06/13/2017 $50.00 Awesome Job Kerry!! We are very proud of you! The Barnes Family!
Anonymous Friend 06/13/2017 $200.00 Way to go - so proud of you - you are just amazing!
Jackie Speelman 06/13/2017 $20.00 Kerry, Way to go, can't wait to hear about your amazing experience!
Sean Sullivan 05/26/2017 $200.00 Go Kerry Go!!
Lucas DAgostino 05/16/2017 $10.00 So proud of you and your accomplishments. Honored to have spent the last 4 years with u and look forward to being lifelong friends! <3
Birtina Clayburn 05/04/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Kerry! We are proud of you. The Ethics Team!
Mary Kay Levine 05/04/2017 $100.00 Good Luck, Kerry!
Steven Runyan 05/03/2017 $10.00  
Kathleen Bovello 05/02/2017 $300.00 What a great adventure, and for a good cause. So proud of you Kerry!
Patrick and Melissa Bovello 04/30/2017 $100.00 I miss my mother every day. So happy to support this!
Anonymous Friend 04/29/2017 $200.00 So proud of you honey, our prayers and blessings are with you always!
Susie Van Gieson 04/29/2017 $50.00 Enjoy
Liz Welton 04/29/2017 $100.00 So proud of you! Go Kerry!
Mark Stein 04/29/2017 $100.00 Chipmunk I'm so proud of you!
LeeAnn and Samantha Hall 04/29/2017 $50.00 Kerry - so proud of you! LeeAnn and Samantha
Barbara Sonneman 04/11/2017 $100.00 Good Luck with your walk Kerry Rose.
Katie Hencak 04/03/2017 $5.00 You're so inspiring ily! <3
Morgan Hearns 04/03/2017 $20.00 So proud of you, love you
Carol Branson 04/03/2017 $50.00 So proud of you Kerry Love Aunt Carol
Janine Deiling 03/05/2017 $100.00 You are AWESOME Kerry! ❤
Mara DeKemper 02/25/2017 $200.00 Congratulations for promoting cancer awareness - it's very impressive to ride across country. May you have much fun along the way in this great journey you are embarking upon.
Melodie Van Erden 02/18/2017 $500.00 Lynn and I wish you the best on this adventure Kerry! So proud of what you are doing! We hope to see you on the road!
Jerry Chadwick 02/16/2017 $50.00 Best wishes Kerry on achieving your goals for this worthy charity!
Donald Yee 02/05/2017 $50.00 Hi Kerry. You are my hero!!! Don
Jim & Clare Kuzma 02/03/2017 $200.00  
Art & Sue Yerecic 02/03/2017 $100.00 Kerry-On behalf of all families impacted by cancer-thank you so much for participating in the "coast to coast" run to give strength, hope and support to those individuals (and their loved ones) affected by this disease.
Jeff Pryor 02/02/2017 $500.00 With you every step, Kerry. Thank you!
John Haggerty 02/02/2017 $100.00  
Steve Martinez 02/02/2017 $100.00  
Matt Stein 02/02/2017 $100.00 So proud of you, honey! Way to go!!
Sarah McKenna 02/02/2017 $10.00 You're gunna do great, so proud of you!
Sharon and John Stanton 02/01/2017 $100.00 Such a worthy cause and we are so glad you are doing this. Good Luck!
Bernadette Launi 02/01/2017 $20.00 Go Kerry!!! Such an amazing cause good luck!!
Ashley Levin 02/01/2017 $10.00 So proud of you big!
Jenna Farrell 01/31/2017 $5.00 Love ya bestie!
Jeffrey Stein 12/25/2016 $100.00 As a cancer survivor I want to give back for all the care I received.
Gunner Van Erden 12/25/2016 $50.00  
David Silberstein 12/24/2016 $100.00 Such an important message to all, thank you. Happy Holidays
Michael and Faith Fiocco 12/03/2016 $100.00 Great adventure and great cause Run Kerry Run
Laura Gerbec 11/22/2016 $5.00 LML and I know you'll do amazing. I'd like my donation to be in honor of your brother. Know you have your sisters cheering you on!
Linda Howard 11/07/2016 $25.00 Thanks to your father, who posted your donation page on FaceBook. Thank You for raising money to fight cancer. peace, Linda
Matt Stein 10/29/2016 $100.00 So proud of you Kerry! Love you!
Anthony Rowedder 10/28/2016 $300.00 Way to go Kerry. All the Rowedder's will be rooting and praying for you!
Daniella Risi 10/08/2016 $20.00 Thanks for being my savior and driving me to the airport to escape Matthew!! Best of luck!
Audrey Walke 10/02/2016 $30.00 Have so much fun! We're rooting for you! Xoxo, the Walkes
Heidi McAuliffe 09/30/2016 $100.00 Kerry, we will look forward to hearing about your journey. Enjoy the experience and know that your efforts will help and comfort so many. Heidi and Mike McAuliffe
Kelly Jonas 09/29/2016 $50.00 Kerry, this is an amazing(and a little crazy ;) opportunity! Good luck, prayers to you! Love, Kelly
Anonymous Friend 09/29/2016 $250.00 We have the best and brightest to find cures for this disease, and you honey, are a shining star among them. God Bless you and the team, and many thanks from cancer warriors and survivors!
Eileen Pryor 09/29/2016 $500.00 Kerry -- What a wonderful way to pay tribute to Jeff and to support Matt, Maureen, Jeff S., and all our other family members who are battling, coping with this terrible disease. Go Kerry -- You Rock! Love, Eileen
Anonymous Friend 09/29/2016 $100.00  
Gina Kruse 09/26/2016 $25.00 I'm so proud of you Kerry!
Kerry Stein 09/19/2016 $100.00  
  Total $6,601.00  
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