Kjiera Wilcox is a junior at BYU-Idaho. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Though I do not have a close connection with the cancer community, I am inspired by the strength, courage, and resilience of those who are faced with the battle of cancer. I have had the honor of working with people with intellectually and developmentally disabilities for the past 7 years. I see their fight and how they thrive under the healthful support. Don't others struggling in a fight to thrive deserve the the care and support they need to thrive in life as well?
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I have had the honor of working with people with intellectually and developmentally disabilities for the past 7 years. I see their fight and how they thrive under the right support. Don't others struggling in a fight deserve the care and support they need to thrive in life as well? I am excited to be able to bring awareness and support to young adults who can benefit from the Ulman foundation and what they have to offer.
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!