Melissa Hoey is a senior at Denison 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 had many people close to me in my life battle cancer, including my grandfather who passed away last year.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I want to make a positive impact in the lives of young adults who remain so strong throughout their battles with cancer.
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!
|Bonfire||05/31/2018||$27.84||Gail K Keane||04/29/2018||$25.00||Sarah Garland-Hoch||04/24/2018||$300.00||Melissa this is wonderful what you are doing! Cheers from the Hochs||Fidelity Charitable||04/23/2018||$500.00||Sarah Newton||04/21/2018||$250.00||Good Luck Melissa!||Jessica Dudley||04/20/2018||$100.00||Wonderful cause! Best of luck! The Dudleys||Jodi Loughlin||04/20/2018||$100.00||Kara & Cathy O'Sullivan||04/15/2018||$100.00||In awe of you Melissa! Stay safe and have fun!||Diane George||03/29/2018||$100.00||A great cause! Well done Melissa! from the Georges||Bonfire||03/29/2018||$500.62||Elizabeth Crowley||03/25/2018||$250.00||Incredible commitment to a great cause. GO MEL!!||Casey Cardon||03/20/2018||$20.00||Goodluck!||Victoria Rizzi||03/04/2018||$100.00||So in awe of what you're doing Melissa. We support you every step of the way. John and Victoria Rizzi||Patrick Crowley||02/27/2018||$15.00||Goodluck!||Lori Canavan||02/26/2018||$50.00||Good Luck and Thank you for helping others in need.||Austin Hoey||02/26/2018||$25.00||Goodluck||Janine Stasior||02/26/2018||$100.00||Best of luck, Melissa! The Stasiors||Anne Palmgren||02/25/2018||$50.00||Great cause! Good Luck on your journey, Melissa!||Joan D'Arcy||02/21/2018||$250.00||Good luck Melissa! We're happy to support you in this great effort. The D'Arcys||Philip vanderWilden||02/15/2018||$100.00||Good luck Mel! Love, Mary-Wren and Philip||Ellen Davin||02/09/2018||$100.00||Great cause Melissa! You go girl! xo the davits||The Bumpus Family||02/06/2018||$250.00||Good luck Mel! Sounds like an amazing adventure - all for a great cause. We'll be cheering for you every step of the way.||The Benevity Community Impact Fund||01/23/2018||$250.00||Noreen Davis||01/22/2018||$75.00||Good luck!!||Maureen Hoey||01/10/2018||$200.00||Good Luck, Melissa||Brookside Company||01/10/2018||$500.00||Run Forest Run||Holly Boyle||11/30/2017||$250.00||Go Mel. I will also be submitting a corporate match so look for that in 4 weeks.||Kevin OSullivan||11/28/2017||$100.00||Good luck Mel||Tracy Coughlin||11/28/2017||$100.00||Go Mel!!||Karen Mercadante||11/28/2017||$100.00||Proud of you! xo||Terry Hoey||11/22/2017||$200.00||Good Luck Mel!||Melissa Hoey||11/19/2017||$100.00|