Naomi Hibbert is a senior at the University of East Anglia (UK). In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
In the summer that's just passed my Mum was diagnosed with stage 3 skin cancer. So here she and our family are; facing a stage and form of cancer that brings with it a temporal uncertainty.
My mum is the strongest woman I know; both challenging and supporting me constantly. Her response to cancer is a quiet strength that compels strength in others. It is this strength that makes me want to participate in and take on the 4K run.
In the Southern drawl of another patient who we chatted to whilst my mum had her treatment: 'it is what it is!'. So we may as well make the most of what it is.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I will be running in support of my Mum, my friends Grandfather, my Tutors parents, and every other individual who ever has, is, or will be affected by cancer. I am also very motivated by the opportunity to help out in the trips in between centered around helping young cancer patients.
2017 marks the 16th 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 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!
|Rob Holgate||05/28/2017||$40.00||Good luck Naomi - with live Rob Jenny Lottie Georgia and Alice||Pat MacConnacher||05/17/2017||$100.00||Good luck Naomi x||Anonymous Friend||05/16/2017||$77.53||Fundraiser||Andy Rubin||05/05/2017||$50.00||Good luck from Andy Rubin||Katherine Hibbert||05/03/2017||$50.00||Just want you gone for the summer xx||Nicola Elmore||05/02/2017||$50.00||Good Luck xx||Sarah Callaghan||03/27/2017||$50.00||Dannielle Allman||03/17/2017||$15.00||Goodluck with it all Naomi. Such a good cause. You inspiration :)||Daniel Ram||03/07/2017||$10.00||Good luck and all the best to you and your family! xx||C Paton||03/03/2017||$10.00||Phil Carter||03/03/2017||$12.22||Good luck Naomi! From Shannon, in loving memory of Emily Mackay xx||Bilal Kbeissi||03/02/2017||$85.00||All the best! You really are inspirational! x||Jennifer Crippen||03/02/2017||$15.00||Goodluck!||Mika Roque||03/02/2017||$20.00||You're amazing!! Will always support you!! Xxx||Ethan May||03/02/2017||$15.00||Have fun and good luck!||Abu Sayeed||02/25/2017||$30.00||Anonymous Friend||02/09/2017||$50.00||Wishing you a great success||Stephen Hibbert||02/09/2017||$40.00||Good luck Naomi xx||Shaun Midgley||02/07/2017||$50.00||Good luck with the fund raising and the run. Seems to be expensive popcorn. :-)||Jerry Packer||02/07/2017||$40.00||Gary Hibbert||02/05/2017||$140.00||Alethea Wormald||02/03/2017||$30.00||Go Hibbz!!||Phil Carter||01/31/2017||$37.00||Smash it fam!||Beccy Croot||01/30/2017||$10.00||Leanne Jones||01/30/2017||$10.00||Good luck Naomi - your mum, dad and sisters will be so proud of your achievements xxx||Nick Morris||01/30/2017||$25.00||Wish you all the best x||Joy Blaylock||01/30/2017||$20.00||Good luck Naomi; from Joy, Derek, Katie and Jamie||Emmanuel Williams||01/30/2017||$15.00||Naomi Hibbert||01/24/2017||$100.00|