Mia Forster's Fundraising Page
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Mia Forster's Fundraising Page
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Mia Forster is a freshman at  Polimoda International Institute. 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?

My grandmother passed away as a result of cancer before I was born, although I was never given the opportunity to meet her I have grown up hearing how incredible she was. I will be running in honour of her, raising awareness and money for her and others that have suffered and continue to suffer from cancer.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I am traveling this 4,000 mile journey because it is a combination of my two passions, running and helping others. I am beyond grateful to have been presented with this opportunity of a lifetime and I will cherish each and every second of it. I look forward to the friends I will make, the people I will help, and the new places I will discover.

ABOUT 2018 4K for 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

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Maura Honan 04/15/2018 $20.00 GO MIA GO!!! So proud of you already and your choice to this for those affected by cancer.
Sara Mingozzi 04/06/2018 $25.00 You're a great, Mia!
Anonymous Friend 04/06/2018 $50.00 Good luck. Way to go. Love Marianne.
Mia Forester 04/05/2018 $100.00  
Amy Famulari 04/05/2018 $25.00  
Elizabeth Murray 04/05/2018 $150.00 Way to Go Mia!
Paul Lausier 04/01/2018 $100.00  
Kathy Drift 03/31/2018 $25.00 All the best to you on your run!
Ronald Tardiff 03/26/2018 $50.00  
Tim Sullivan 03/22/2018 $100.00 You are a rock star, Mia! Good luck!
Debbie Friedlander 03/22/2018 $50.00  
Kathryn Famulari 03/20/2018 $50.00  
Lucia Cecioni 03/17/2018 $100.00 run Mia run!!!!
Philip Forster 03/15/2018 $100.00 You go girl!
Anonymous Friend 03/15/2018 $50.00  
Melody Drew-Geaber 03/15/2018 $25.00  
Haden Wikar 03/14/2018 $20.00 Good luck Mia!! I always love seeing all of the cool things you are doing over in Italy!
Kathleen Cormier 03/14/2018 $200.00  
Kate Field 03/13/2018 $20.00  
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 03/12/2018 $500.00  
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 03/12/2018 $1,028.96  
Ana Hecht 03/11/2018 $100.00 Way to go, Mia! Love, The Hecht Family
Michael Zimman 03/08/2018 $200.00  
Gina Jacob 03/08/2018 $100.00  
Julia Glass 03/08/2018 $100.00 I have been fortunate, with good care, to beat cancer twice; so many do not. Happy travels to Mia and all her fine intrepid fellow runners!
Susan & Len Conlin 03/08/2018 $200.00 Mia - we are happy to support you in all ways.
Raymond Forster 02/19/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Mia!
Wanda Forster 02/17/2018 $50.00 I am so proud of you. Love Nana
Cathy Poetzsch 02/15/2018 $100.00 Good luck Mia!
Peter Consiglio 02/13/2018 $100.00 Mia, I can tell you firsthand you grandmother was awesome! I love my Aunt Rita.I think you should get your mom to join you.
Stephen Gilbert 02/13/2018 $100.00  
Tamar Kaissar 02/12/2018 $50.00 Amazing endeavor Mia! Best of luck!
Kristy Twaalfhoven 02/12/2018 $300.00 Great cause! Enjoy the journey!
Jacob Keller 02/11/2018 $10.00  
Jamie Marden 02/10/2018 $10.00  
Cindy Kurja 02/10/2018 $100.00 Way to go MIA!! Good luck and we’ll be cheering you on!
Mia Forster 02/05/2018 $100.00  
  Total $4,508.96  
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