Mason Atkins's Fundraising Page
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 Mason Atkins is a graduate of Auburn University. He is now pursuing a second bachelor's degree and plans to attend graduate school at the University of Mississippi. In the summer of 2019, he 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 Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

My connection with the cancer community is both personal and professional. Cancer has been a large factor in my life from an early age, affecting family and friends in various degrees without reservation or discrimination. My paternal grandfather lost his battle with colorectal cancer the day after my 4th birthday, and over the course of the next few years, I lost, on my mother's side, a great uncle to pancreatic cancer and a great aunt to colon cancer. When I was in middle school and high school, two of my childhood best friends had cancer scares. Going into my senior year at Auburn University, I lost my great uncle, who had stepped into my grandfather’s role in our family after he’d passed away and was one of my closest relationships in my family, to stage IV prostate cancer, and his death catalyzed a shift within me to get more heavily involved in the cancer community. In high school, I participated in fundraising and volunteering with St. Jude’s Children Hospital and local nursing home patients, but following my great uncle’s death, I have gotten more involved in supporting Children’s Hospital at Midtown Medical Center at Columbus Regional Health through Auburn University’s Dance Marathon and Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital through the University of Mississippi’s RebelTHON, as well as looking into local volunteer options through the American Cancer Society.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?

This is an opportunity of a lifetime that will serve as a life-changing experience, interpersonally and intrapersonally. I look forward to hearing the stories of others, learning who they are and their connection(s) to the cancer community, and fostering relationships as we pursue a shared goal. I also look forward to seeing how this process drives me to grow as an individual. I often find myself in a series of rabbit holes when looking to make sense of nonsensical situations, but through growing closer with members of this community and serving folks across this country, I truly believe that a great sense of closure, peace, and understanding can be found regarding what I have had to witness friends and family experience as a result of their respective trials with cancer, while serving those who are still in those fights of their own.



ABOUT 2019 4K for 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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
TJ Choquette 07/24/2019 $205.00 Thanks for doing this, Mason
Anonymous Friend 07/24/2019 $20.00 fe&fefh you're the greatest
Kyle Cunningham 07/22/2019 $20.00 You’re an amazing person doing amazing things!
Mason Atkins 07/13/2019 $8.00  
Mason Atkins 07/12/2019 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/11/2019 $100.00 I'd give you more but I'm broke af
Keith Stephenson 07/11/2019 $50.00  
Mason Atkins 07/11/2019 $15.00  
Angela Daniel 07/11/2019 $100.00 Keep on doing the good stuff!
Sandra C Putnam 07/09/2019 $200.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/08/2019 $50.00 Cause you're amazing
Mason Atkins 07/08/2019 $5.00  
Mason Atkins 07/08/2019 $5.00  
Mason Atkins 07/08/2019 $10.00  
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $7.00  
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $7.00  
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $7.00  
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $7.00  
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $7.00  
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $20.00 From Mr. Bruce at FHG
Mason Atkins 07/06/2019 $20.00 From Mr. Scott at FHG
Kenneth Williams 07/02/2019 $150.00 Good luck, Mason. Proud of you! Kenneth Williams, Corinth
Mason Atkins 06/12/2019 $11.00 For the Forrest Gump style cross-country run
John Novarese 05/31/2019 $50.00  
Sarah Williams 05/20/2019 $20.00  
Melissa Perez 05/20/2019 $30.00  
John Parker 05/19/2019 $5.00  
Sharp Insurance 05/19/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/19/2019 $100.00  
Stephen Montoya 05/19/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/17/2019 $243.00  
Katie Rose O’Quinn 05/16/2019 $20.00 Good luck Mason!! Get ready for RebelTHON! :)
Aunt Gosh 05/14/2019 $50.00  
Ashley Pirkle 05/14/2019 $75.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/14/2019 $25.00 Love you to pieces!!
Mack&Courtney Clements 05/13/2019 $50.00 Facebook Fundraising Page
Anna Pruitt 05/13/2019 $100.00 Facebook Fundraising Page
Jim and Diane Johnston 05/09/2019 $125.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/09/2019 $100.00  
Dylan Reece 05/08/2019 $4.00 Instagram fundraiser -> May the 4th be with you
Joseph Graham 05/08/2019 $4.00 Instagram fundraiser -> May the 4th be with you
Jonathan Cuff 05/08/2019 $4.00 Instagram fundraiser -> May the 4th be with you
Mason Atkins 05/08/2019 $49.00 Instagram Bingo -> matching all donations of $10 and under
Erin D-Antonio 05/07/2019 $50.00  
Lori Burt 05/03/2019 $50.00  
Brad White 05/03/2019 $6.00  
Matthew Louis 05/03/2019 $25.00  
Devin Martin 05/03/2019 $8.00  
Forrest Roy 05/03/2019 $4.00  
Travis Beyke 05/03/2019 $5.00  
Kory Hoang 05/03/2019 $2.00  
Katey Black 05/03/2019 $10.00  
Lauren Nguyen 05/03/2019 $4.00  
Rhett Stegall 04/26/2019 $10.00 Good luck, Mason! I love the cause!
Lindsay Rohskopf 04/22/2019 $10.00 This is a really amazing thing that you are doing, and for a great cause!
Cathy Hutto 04/22/2019 $40.00  
Stuart Woods 04/21/2019 $20.00  
Mason Atkins 04/16/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/15/2019 $100.00 You've got this Mason!!! Run Mason Run!
Jenny Tomes 04/15/2019 $100.00  
Bonfire 04/09/2019 $45.45  
Mason Atkins 04/08/2019 $5.00  
Mason Atkins 04/08/2019 $5.00  
Hannah Clapp 04/04/2019 $20.00  
Sabrina Bates 04/04/2019 $50.00 You’re awesome, keep up the great work!
Mason Atkins 04/04/2019 $5.00  
Mason Atkins 04/04/2019 $5.00  
Rockie Deyton 04/04/2019 $20.00  
Carolyn Baggett 04/04/2019 $50.00  
Mason Atkins 04/02/2019 $50.00  
Mason Atkins 04/02/2019 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/15/2019 $155.00  
Katie Jenkins 03/15/2019 $10.00 From one runner to another! You've got this!!
Mason Atkins 03/13/2019 $5.00  
Mason Atkins 03/13/2019 $5.00  
Laura Howard Rosas 03/03/2019 $100.00  
Mason Atkins 02/21/2019 $43.00 Miscellaneous Venmo Donations & Processing Fee - Leslie Hester (x2) - Emma Hale - Holly Brandon - Jonathan Cuff (x2) - Malyssa Blank - Elijah Gafford - Dylan Teel - Zac Ziegler - Bryson Edge - Brad White - Elizabeth Richmond - Jiwon Lee
Jay Myers 02/20/2019 $500.00  
Samuel Snyder 02/06/2019 $10.00 Keep pushing forward one step at a time! That's what is going to get you through fundraising, and especially what is going to get you through this summer!
Anonymous Friend 01/29/2019 $300.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/21/2018 $175.00  
Jeff Roberson 12/15/2018 $100.00  
Jonathan Cuff 11/27/2018 $10.00  
Mason Atkins 11/06/2018 $100.00  
  Total $4,520.45  
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