Emma Sanning's Fundraising Page
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Emma Sanning's Fundraising Page
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Emma Sanning is a sophomore at Furman University. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4,000+ 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? 

Growing up, I heard hushed stories of distant relatives and friends-of-friends that had been diagnosed with cancer. I signed letters, sent flowers, and thought of these circumstances but it was hard to imagine the hardships they were enduring. Cancer seemed distant, something that could not touch my immediate family and close friends. In December of 2016, I was studying for my first round of college exams when my appendix ruptured. When I was finally allowed to return home, the doctors called and told me that they found a carcinoid tumor on my appendix and colon. The next six months saw many appointments, scans, another surgery and lots of hugs from friends and family. Two years before, my dad was also diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor on his appendix. Together, we were thrown into a whole new world of awkward conversations, medical lingo and constant reassurance. I am so lucky and thankful to say that my dad and I are now cancer free. But my fight against cancer is not over. In fact, it just got a lot more real.

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

I am traveling 4,000 miles because I want to join a community focused on fighting cancer. Cancer is a hard topic to discuss at any age and there are few resources for young adults to express their emotions, pain, and experiences. I plan to use my experience of diagnosis and treatment as a way to initiate honest conversations not only in my community but across the country. I am running for those who have fought cancer. I am running for those who fight cancer. I am running for those who will fight cancer. I am running for their families. I am running for their friends. Most importantly, I am running for the future of NO one facing cancer.

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
GE Foundation 08/20/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 08/19/2018 $100.00 Emma, You are an inspiration to all of us to continue pursuing our dreams and making the world a better place in spite of our challenges and fears. Life is good!
Caroline Carman 08/06/2018 $100.00  
Haines Family 08/04/2018 $100.00 Love you Emma! So inspired by your strength and positive attitude!
Anonymous Friend 08/04/2018 $25.00 incredibly proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished. Truly one of the best and strongest out there — love you with my whole heart!! ♡
Jill Thomas 08/03/2018 $85.00 $10,000 -Amazing accomplishment Emma! So wonderful to watch you on this journey for such a great cause!
Mary Morris 07/31/2018 $100.00 Congratulations Emma!!
Anonymous Friend 07/30/2018 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/30/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/30/2018 $15.00 congratulations! you're so inspiring
Anonymous Friend 07/29/2018 $211.00 In honor of many loved friends.
Carroll Ann Woods 07/28/2018 $20.00 I’ve been following this journey on Instagram, and it’s pretty much one of the coolest things I’ve seen. Keep it up, you’re awesome
Ruth Milligan 07/25/2018 $100.00 Proud of Emma and all the brave runners!
Joan R Lentz 07/25/2018 $100.00  
ALLEN HERCULES 07/20/2018 $25.00 Proud of Emma Sanning and Team Baltimore!
mike pollock 07/08/2018 $68.00 From Groove Farmers tip jar for Team Baltimore Fund--- thank you Emma and team for running thru Salida! Come visit anytime!
Scott Urbatsch 07/08/2018 $50.00  
Samantha Harding 07/07/2018 $10.00 You are so inspiring Emma! I am so glad we got to see you on this incredible journey <3 Keep running your heart out!!
Shelby Walcott 07/05/2018 $15.00 Wow, just so am inspired by all that you are doing. Have been keeping up to date with your pictures, thank you for sharing. Keep it up!
Stephanie Staebell 07/02/2018 $50.00 You are an inspiration, Emma!
Alexandra Sabados 06/26/2018 $100.00 Go Emma! So proud of your strength.
Adam Mittelberg 06/20/2018 $183.93 Have an amazing time during this incredible experience.
Terri Davis 06/18/2018 $30.00 Best of everything to you, Emma!
Micheke Petruccelli 06/16/2018 $250.00 Go Emma Go!! So impressed with and in awe of you! Good luck! I will be praying for you and following your adventure!! Meesh
Jessica Norum 06/13/2018 $20.00 GO EMMA! You are a rockstar!!!
Tim Lentz 06/13/2018 $100.00 Way to go Emma! We're very proud, impressed, and a little jealous. Good luck on the run. -Tim, Alycia & Evangeline
Erin Jennings 06/13/2018 $100.00 We couldn't let you go into this weekend without hitting your fundraising goal! Best wishes from your ol' BZP comrades in Nashville. We'll be rooting for you! - The Erins, Lindsey, Danielle, and Virginia
Meg W MacFadyen 06/08/2018 $200.00 We love you, Emma! Bret & Meg
Anonymous Friend 06/05/2018 $100.00 “Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Elliot
Judy Gallagher 05/22/2018 $100.00 Go Emma Go! Much love, Jude, Nins and Mads❤️❤️❤️❤️
Trish Poole 05/21/2018 $25.00 Go Emma Sanning! Run for the Cure! Enjoy your most worthwhile adventure!
Amber Straw 05/17/2018 $21.00 I am so inspired by this! What an amazing way to give back! Grateful for shining souls like you who carry the torch and let your light burn bright! I can’t wait to hear about your journey!
Emma Sanning 05/08/2018 $25.00 I know you will be an inspiration for so many! Best of luck!
Laura Cummins Gleason 05/02/2018 $100.00 We are so proud of you!!! Can't wait to see your adventure this summer! Sending love.
Bonfire 04/17/2018 $360.58  
Bonfire 04/17/2018 $32.89  
Harry Shucker 04/15/2018 $200.00 Emma, you are truly an inspiration to all of us!
Natalie Childs 04/12/2018 $250.00 Let’s DO this! You’re the BOMB and we love you, Emma!
Rita Rosauer 04/10/2018 $75.00 This donation is from my book club. They are so inspired by you! Another donation is being sent by mail. You are almost to your goal! Love, Grandma
Donna R Johnson 04/09/2018 $50.00  
Janine Cochran 04/08/2018 $50.00 Way to Go, Emma!!
Erin Bawono 04/05/2018 $40.00 This is amazing! So proud of you, Emma!
Julie and Al Renken Foundation 04/05/2018 $100.00  
Edward O’Reilly 04/04/2018 $1,000.00 Tremendous to see such an amazing effort to make a positive impact.
Diane Dreffer 04/04/2018 $50.00 GO EMMA! You are amazing (just like your Mama!)
Ronald Swanson 04/04/2018 $100.00 God Speed, Emma!
Paige Mills 04/04/2018 $75.00 Good luck, Emma! We are so proud of you!
Jeff Brodsky 04/04/2018 $18.00 Go Emma! #WarriorStrong
Jill Thomas 04/04/2018 $100.00 Woo hoo Emma! Amazing!
Jay Wagner 04/04/2018 $500.00 Awesome! Go, go, go!
Amy Reilly 04/04/2018 $100.00 This is amazing Emma! Good luck:) Reilly Family
Susan Wist 04/04/2018 $100.00 Such an inspiring story! Many blessings to you on your journey this summer Emma! xoxo Wist Family
Karen Grant 04/04/2018 $50.00 You’re an inspiration Emma! Good luck on your run!!
Melinda Slingsby 04/04/2018 $100.00 Way to go Emma, turning adversity into action for a worthy cause. Best wishes and so glad to hear that you are feeling well.
Debbie Gross 03/30/2018 $50.00 So impressed with you Emma!
Bill & Marlene Staebell 03/30/2018 $100.00 Good luck Emma! What a great cause!
Rita Rosauer 03/19/2018 $100.00 We hope your training is going well. Looking forward to catching up with you in Springfield! Love, Grandma & Papa
Tripp OConnor 03/18/2018 $100.00 Way to go Emma. We’ll be cheering for you! The O’Connors
Liz Caldwell 03/17/2018 $20.00 So pumped for you to have the summer of a lifetime!
Bonfire 03/15/2018 $214.60  
Caroline Solberg 03/03/2018 $15.00 Congrats on your ONE year anniversary since your last surgery! So proud of you Emma! Can't wait to hear about your adventures this summer!
Emma Sanning 02/15/2018 $215.00 Hearts for Cancer Fundraiser!!! Thank you to everyone who donated.
Emma Sanning 02/15/2018 $100.00 What a blessing you’ve been!!were cheering you on in a BIG way!!
Stephanie Tunnell 02/15/2018 $10.00 I LOVE YOU EMMA!!!
Anonymous Friend 01/29/2018 $200.00 Cheers to an exciting adventure, doing things that seem impossible, and raising money for cancer all at the same time!! Best wishes Emma!
Denny and Rita Staebell 12/29/2017 $100.00 Way to go Emma. Proud of you.
Tucker Erdmann 12/27/2017 $25.00 Way to go Emma! You are going to have an incredible summer!
Michelle York 11/29/2017 $25.00 Good luck Emma! I read your story on Savannah's FB page. What a great way to raise awareness!
Karsyn Henderson 11/28/2017 $50.00 Emma! YES, you’re amazing! So incredibly proud and happy for you! Good luck :)❤️
Haley Cottingham 11/28/2017 $50.00 Would you say you're.... giving us all a run for our money hahahaha hahaha haha ha ok anyway you're amazing and I am so proud of you!!! No one more deserving on Giving Tuesday <3
Cameron Sellers 11/28/2017 $10.00 I read your story and I love what you are doing! Keep it up Emma
Polly Cantor 09/05/2017 $100.00 You are so strong and such an inspiration! Stay strong and have fun!
Brooke Schmidt 09/04/2017 $20.00 You're amazing Emma!!! I am so inspired by you and everything you are doing. YOU GOT THIS❤️
Robert Cain 09/04/2017 $15.00 YES emma! So excited for you and proud of you! Can't wait to see where this journey takes you.
Anonymous Friend 09/01/2017 $200.00 So proud of you Emma, and honored to be supporting your 4K!
Steve and Carol Johnson 07/30/2017 $100.00 If you run through Colorado let us know, I'll jog a few yards with you.
Caroline Daly 07/21/2017 $100.00 Sweet, Emma! What a light you are to so many! I could not be prouder of you for using your story to touch the lives others. I will always cheer you on!
Anonymous Friend 07/09/2017 $50.00  
Murphy Barze 06/28/2017 $40.00 So proud of ya Emma, this is amazing! Run cancer out of this world!
Matt Rosauer 06/11/2017 $150.00 So proud of you Emma!
Smith Childs 06/07/2017 $100.00 i love you tons and am so so proud of you and blessed to have you in my life :))) can't wait for next summer
Belita Gordon 06/06/2017 $50.00 Emma, I'm Maggie O'Connor's grandmother. You have an amazing story and huge heart. Bless you
Brooke Thomas 06/06/2017 $10.00 Go Emma!
Kevin Cox 06/05/2017 $50.00 Good luck. Very impressive!
Reyna Alishio 06/04/2017 $50.00 Emma, You are amazing! Reyna
Katie Lee Crockett 06/04/2017 $15.00 woohoo go emma san! i.love.you!!! Looked up running puns and the only appropriate ones were: "Send cancer to Neverland" and "Run cancer out of the park"
Carson Roberts 06/04/2017 $25.00 Go Emma!
Tim and Jan Cox 06/01/2017 $100.00 What an adventure! You are an inspiration, Emma!
Betsy Rice 06/01/2017 $15.00 This is so awesome!
Anonymous Friend 06/01/2017 $200.00 We will be praying & cheering for you sweet girl! Love you!
Paige Lapen 06/01/2017 $25.00 Incredibly inspiring. We'll be cheering for you from L.A.!
Stephanie Jones 06/01/2017 $100.00 You've got this!! :)
David Blessing 06/01/2017 $100.00 Go Emma! You rock!
Eliza Mills 05/31/2017 $20.00 I am SO PROUD to call you my friend, praying for you every step of the way<3
Kristen Doenges 05/31/2017 $25.00 Godspeed!
Hargis Family 05/31/2017 $25.00 Best of Luck Emma
Bradley Morris 05/31/2017 $30.00  
Davis Cousar 05/31/2017 $25.00 You are fantastic
Caitlyn Reilly 05/31/2017 $15.00 This is so awesome!! You go girl
Mark Rosauer 05/31/2017 $200.00 So proud of you, Emma!
Brooke Alsfeld 05/31/2017 $10.00 EMMA SAN, you are so awesome!! So proud to be a ~Lil Dagg~ with someone as courageous and strong as you. AOT
Anna Caldwell 05/31/2017 $20.00 So proud of who you are, sweet friend!! You are making a difference!! God bless you :)
Amy Hutfless 05/31/2017 $150.00 You have your Mom's amazing spirit. What an inspiration. Go get this!
Gabby Haddad 05/30/2017 $10.00 Go Emma!!
Anna Rayfield 05/30/2017 $20.00 So proud to be your friend, I love you!! YGG!!
Ben Griffith 05/30/2017 $20.00  
Annabelle Dowling 05/30/2017 $10.00 You are the coolest!!!!! Can't wait to see you rock this. Take some buttons with you
Jessie Gallivan 05/30/2017 $10.00 YAY!!! This is amazing so happy you are doing this! Love you!!
Sydney Crosby 05/30/2017 $10.00 *In Jenny's voice from Forrest Gump* "RUN, EMMA, RUN!!!" <---- that was rly lame BUT YOU'RE RLY RAD! I believe in you & can't wait to watch you kick those 4,000+ miles' butts! YGG <3
Debbie Lee 05/30/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/30/2017 $20.00 Go Emma! You've got this! Best wishes to you! ❤️Sydney, Sofie and Sharon Staebell
Nancy Martin 05/30/2017 $100.00 Best wishes in your journey!
Shawn Farrell 05/30/2017 $100.00 Run fast. Run true. Run strong.
Kelly Benward 05/30/2017 $50.00 You are an amazing young lady! GLOD forever!
Kendall Lenz 05/30/2017 $15.00 You're incredible Emma!! I'll be praying for your journey!
Nina Matus 05/30/2017 $20.00 Wow Im so proud, this is so awesome of you!! Good luck through your journey!!
Jennifer Rayfield 05/30/2017 $20.00 If Anna loves you, then I love you! Best of luck on this journey!
Chris Staebell 05/30/2017 $50.00 Go Emma!
Jen Sanning 05/30/2017 $200.00 You are a light! We love you so much. Enjoy America!
Abby Thomas 05/29/2017 $20.00  
Emma Sanning 04/21/2017 $100.00  
  Total $10,475.00  
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