Natalie Korba is a senior student at Stony Brook University. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
It seems like almost everyone I know has been affected by cancer in some way. I have family members who have battled lung cancer and melanoma. My great aunt passed away from pancreatic cancer several years ago. I also have friends and classmates who have lost family members and other loved ones to cancer.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I have always had a passion for helping people and fitness. Being able to spend my summer running across the country while helping others is a rare opportunity to combine the things that I love. I hope to attend a graduate program this fall to earn a Master's Degree in Social Work, but the 4K for Cancer is a way that I can start having a positive impact on others starting right now.
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 www.4kforcancer.org!
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!
|Anonymous Friend||04/18/2019||$68.04||I am really proud of you and wish you the best of luck on your run! You are an inspiration and you constantly brighten up my day; thank you for being you! P.S. We should run some time!||Tony & Kathy Yaskulski||04/15/2019||$200.00||Good Luck and have a great time. Love you||Doherty Breads, LLC||04/11/2019||$81.96||Bonnie Heinrich-Goess||04/10/2019||$200.00||Thankful for you!||Natalie Korba||04/03/2019||$76.00||Thank you to Rachel, Jin Ho, Ish, Gary, and Angelo for participating in my Venmo fundraiser! And thank you to Rita for her cash donation.||Shuxing Lin||04/01/2019||$10.00||ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ ♥ ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ||Jasmine Allen||03/31/2019||$50.00||Constance Rossman||03/31/2019||$50.00||Zachary Korba||03/28/2019||$25.00||You go! Bring me back a present!||Wesley Powell||03/27/2019||$100.00||Kim & Eddie Ramirez||03/26/2019||$50.00||Good Luck Natalie!||Natalie Korba||03/24/2019||$420.00||Judith Silz||03/24/2019||$500.00||Martha Peterson||03/21/2019||$100.00||Lurline Dixon||03/21/2019||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||03/16/2019||$25.00||Cabo Fresh||03/15/2019||$90.00||Anonymous Friend||03/14/2019||$15.01||You are an amazing young lady, Natalie. You have helped me in life in more ways than you’ll ever know. Someone to look to for great positivity, endless laughter, and a great workout! You will do amazing on this journey and I know everyone you meet along the way you’ll have touched in such a bright light as you did mine. Never lose your smile!||Tina Zheng||03/13/2019||$10.00||Good luck Natalie ♥︎||Erica Miller||03/13/2019||$10.00||Good Luck!!||Nakiya Findley||03/12/2019||$50.00||Tim Chin||03/11/2019||$50.00||I wish you the best of luck Natalie.||Sandy Koppmann||03/10/2019||$100.00||Carol Ketcham||03/10/2019||$100.00||Evelina Pan||03/10/2019||$25.00||Mary Tomczyk||02/28/2019||$100.00||Good luck! This is such an amazing event! Your energy to help others is inspiring!||Bubba Linda||02/28/2019||$25.00||You go girl!||Terence McCormick||02/27/2019||$150.00||Natalie, enjoy the journey, revel in the experience and keep making a positive impact on the world.||Cathy and Steve Reis||02/27/2019||$50.00||Buddy and Gunner Korba||02/26/2019||$28.99||Woof! Woof!||Melissa Kennedy||02/25/2019||$100.00||Good luck, Natalie!||Lisa Gulbrandsen||02/24/2019||$100.00||Good Luck Natalie!!||Linda Hoffman||02/21/2019||$50.00||Good luck, Natalie||Dorothy Bausch||02/19/2019||$100.00||Dorothy and Spencer Hyman||02/16/2019||$25.00||We love you!||Joe Tirella||02/15/2019||$15.00||Really proud of you, Natalie. This is an amazing feat to take on. Hope all goes well for you.||Ish Haque||02/15/2019||$10.00||Good luck Natalie!!!||NaiQuan Oliver||02/15/2019||$5.00||Good luck this summer Natalie. You’ll do amazing!||Maria Gomez||02/14/2019||$20.00||You are amazing!! So proud of you||Emily Korba||02/14/2019||$10.00||You got this girl!!||Stephan Ungar||02/14/2019||$50.00||You are an absolute inspiration! Ever since the Lemon Lions two years ago, to Purple Reign, to the Orang-entation Nation now, you are an absolute SUPER STAR and you grace the world with your presence! You got the power to run across this country and then some!||Jen & Chris Tomczyk||02/12/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of you Nat! You got this!!! XOXO- Aunt Jen & Uncle Chris||Anonymous Friend||02/11/2019||$50.00||Great cause, Natalie!||Katherine Colantuoni||02/11/2019||$30.00||YOU GOT THIS NATALIE!!!||Madeline Schoenfeld||02/11/2019||$10.00||Good luck Natalie!!! You are incredible and I am so excited for you.||Stacey Korba||02/11/2019||$140.00||Good luck! Send us a post card!||Samantha Davison||02/11/2019||$50.00||So proud of you!||Bobo Stella||02/11/2019||$100.00||Good Luck Natalie!!!||Trista Lu||02/10/2019||$50.00||Be the change you wish to see in the world! Keep up the good work.||Kim Marko||02/10/2019||$25.00||Steven Honovic||02/10/2019||$25.00||Melissa Ikizoglu||02/10/2019||$25.00||You got this!!||Linda Thompson||02/10/2019||$100.00||Jamie Kunzmann||02/09/2019||$30.00||Mike D`Adamo||02/09/2019||$20.00||You got this Natalie!||Sam Zinke||02/09/2019||$30.00||Good luck friend<3||Rachel Korba||02/09/2019||$20.00||You’re the best!||Susan Reichbach||02/09/2019||$100.00||Your the best Natalie!||Valerie D`Adamo||02/09/2019||$25.00||Natalie Korba||02/01/2019||$100.00|