Krystan Proctor is a junior at Murray State University. 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 New York, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My mom is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed when I was about 10, so I do understand how traumatizing it can be and how drastically it changes everything and everyone around you. My perspective on life has changed so much since then. I have learned to appreciate the relationships I have, and I have done what I can to not only support the cancer community but to do everything I can to keep myself healthy and my body active so I can help those who can't.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I have always enjoyed adventure, and I love to push myself to my limits. I have a strong desire to see other people grow to their full potential; so I am thrilled and honored to be able to go through this journey in a close community, forming new friendships, while we're all supporting and doing incredible things for young people with cancer.
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!
|Jason Klotz||12/03/2018||$25.00||Train hard. Finish strong. Blessings to you.||Matthew Moreno||12/02/2018||$150.00||Jill Proctor||11/27/2018||$50.00||So proud of you!||Mary Mac Pitts||11/27/2018||$10.00||For giving tuesday! You got this Krystan, and I'm so proud of you!!||Lindsey Coleman||11/27/2018||$15.00||Love you, girl!||Gayle Rogers||11/27/2018||$100.00||Krystan Proctor||11/14/2018||$20.00||Cash Donations: Austin Guill||Krystan Proctor||11/14/2018||$25.00||Cash Donations: Rick Mehlbauer & Michael D'Elia||Krystan Proctor||11/14/2018||$19.00||Costume Contest||Matthew Moreno||11/03/2018||$100.00||Matthew Moreno||10/07/2018||$65.00||Abigail Stringer||09/27/2018||$200.00||Matthew Moreno||09/22/2018||$35.00||Anonymous Friend||09/15/2018||$55.00||Amy Svebakken||09/15/2018||$25.00||Matthew Moreno||09/09/2018||$25.00||Krystan Proctor||09/07/2018||$40.00||Cash donations||Debbie Brandon||09/05/2018||$25.00||You go girl!!! Be safe! Love ya, Aunt Debbie||Krystan Proctor||08/27/2018||$20.00||Cash Donations||Matthew Moreno||08/26/2018||$30.00||Matthew Moreno||08/18/2018||$20.00||Matthew Moreno||08/11/2018||$100.00||Really awesome what you are running for. After this starting amount, I will be giving a weekly donation of about 5% of my paycheck until you reach your goal.||Amy Svebakken||08/07/2018||$50.00||David Greenwell||08/03/2018||$40.00||Anonymous Friend||08/01/2018||$150.00||Jacquelyn S Kruger||07/31/2018||$15.00||William L Osborn||07/30/2018||$100.00||Matt Canning||07/19/2018||$20.00||Abigail Stringer||07/18/2018||$20.00||Krystan Proctor||07/17/2018||$100.00|