MaryAlice Fight is a freshman at Arkansas Tech 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 Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
I have 2 moms who have survived cancer. I’m also apart of an organization whose philanthropy is Breast Cancer Awareness and Education but this run is so much more than that this run raises money for all cancers and that means so much to me.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I’m running this race to make a difference not in my life but in people’s lives around me. I wanna do something amazing and this race is just that. This race is going to give me the opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn’t be more excited!!
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!
|Beverly Weatherton||04/11/2018||$100.00||Will Adams||04/03/2018||$100.00||Great cause, amazing undertaking. Good luck!||Joshua Brown||04/02/2018||$200.00||Good luck on a worthy cause!||Mason Hanham||03/09/2018||$10.00||This will be an awesome experience for you. I'm glad to see you doing something to help others. I'm proud to support the cause. Safe travels||Ramona Roberts||03/06/2018||$100.00||Great work!||tSCG tSCG||03/05/2018||$100.00||Alex Zigerelli||03/04/2018||$50.00||Best of luck Mary!!||Laurel Zigerelli||03/03/2018||$50.00||Good luck!!||Nick Zigerelli||03/01/2018||$50.00||Good luck Mary safe travels, what a great cause!||Charlie Tocci||02/25/2018||$30.00||Good luck to you Mary Alice!||Jen, Iain & Santiago Briongos||02/22/2018||$100.00||Wonderful cause! We'll be thinking of you every step of the way.||Mary Jane Hutchinson||02/22/2018||$100.00||Good Luck!||Johnny Mizell||02/21/2018||$100.00||Wonderful cause, you're in our prayers!||Teresa Caves||02/21/2018||$100.00||You can do anything you sent your mind to do, so, you go girl, you got this!||Chuck and Shannon Fawcett||02/20/2018||$100.00||Good luck!||Gary Cooper||02/12/2018||$100.00||Good Luck!!! Thanks for all you Do||Doug-Daphne Winters||02/09/2018||$100.00||Good luck. Great cause!!!||Don Gorski||02/09/2018||$100.00||Super Genius Inc||02/06/2018||$100.00||Great cause!||Greg & Aaron Hasley||02/06/2018||$100.00||Mike Hart||02/06/2018||$300.00||WTG Mary!||Gregory Haag||02/05/2018||$500.00||Good luck Mary!||Jay Peters||02/05/2018||$100.00||Good luck Mary!||Ben Hogan||02/05/2018||$100.00||Brett Yother||02/05/2018||$50.00||Good luck!||Tracy Zigerelli||02/03/2018||$150.00||Thank you Mary for always caring about others before yourself! You are such a sweet lady and everyone you meet along the way will see that!||Chris Smith||02/01/2018||$3.00||Good luck and safe travels!||Elijah Muessemeyer||02/01/2018||$1.00||MaryAlice LeeAnn Fight||01/31/2018||$100.00|