Madison Redd will be a freshman next year at Emory University. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to New York City, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
When I was in elementary school my friend Loren was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and always mantained this lively personality, despite his struggles. His life was ended very shortly yet his spirit remains with my young heart forever. Also, family has very recently grieved the loss a loved friend, Jeremy, who, like Loren, battled with cancer.
I would like to donate my run to them.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer in hopes to experience a journey of a life time. This adventure not only includes my most favorite hobby, but it also represents a united fight against cancer and is a wonderful way to intertwine the two. So, as one, we will cross the nation and touch the souls of many affected by this detrimental illness.
2018 marks the 17th 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 a 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!
|Anna Sewell||05/10/2018||$4.00||WOOHOOO TEAM NEW YORK!!!||Eva Czubernat||03/12/2018||$25.00||Madison! You are awesome!||Jerome Asuncion||03/07/2018||$100.00||Maddie, you are a true hero! Keep up the great work. Your future is bright!||Mel Daigle||03/02/2018||$100.00||Never stop pedaling.||Anonymous Friend||03/02/2018||$25.00||Keep up the good work Madison!! So proud of you!!!!||Victor A Vializ||03/02/2018||$25.00||Jerrick Brown||02/27/2018||$200.00||Anonymous Friend||02/25/2018||$25.00||Yahooooooo!! You’re awesome! Spread God’s love along the way!||Tyler Fausset||02/25/2018||$100.00||Go Madison!||Brooke Black||02/25/2018||$300.00||So proud of you Madison! Can't wait to see all the good you will do!!! I love you more than you will ever know!||Julie Gustin||02/17/2018||$50.00||You go girlie!||Contessa McPike||02/03/2018||$75.00||Frances Redd||01/29/2018||$200.00||Madison Redd||01/28/2018||$100.00|