Cayley Hallahan is a graduate student at University of Rochester. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Cancer affects everyone; unfortunately I have had several family and friends battle the disease, including both my grandfathers and aunt and my sister's dear, childhood friend. Their strength throughout their treatments inspired me through my own, personal hardship with severe aortic stenosis. I hope that through this journey I can raise awareness for young people facing critical illness and support the cancer community.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I feel so incredibly blessed to be healthy, inspired, and able participate in such a beautiful and meaningful journey. I find that so many people, including myself, have the delightful desire to make a difference, and fortunately we can!
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!
|Tom & Eileen Whalen||03/22/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of you! We love you so much!||Anonymous Friend||03/22/2019||$20.00||Donation by a store patron who overheard me talking about my ride while I was at a local business! <3||Anonymous Friend||03/22/2019||$30.00||March Madness! :)||Anonymous Friend||03/20/2019||$25.00||Venmo Donations :) AND thank you to Rachel Singer who also edited papers and donated the money she earned!||Maureen & Terrence Hallahan||03/17/2019||$200.00||Happy 2nd Heartaversary Cayley! We love you! ❤️||Daniel Meehan||02/28/2019||$50.00||Good luck!!||Anonymous Friend||02/27/2019||$22.36||Venmo Donations :)||Troy Hallahan||02/27/2019||$97.50||Sharing the love!||Bridget Beermann||02/27/2019||$50.00||Keep kicking butt Cayley! Endlessly inspired by you!||Courtney Wilson||02/13/2019||$25.00||I dedicate this money to the first day of your race because the first day is the first day of the rest of your life!!!!! (Thank you for the resume edits!)||Melissa Shaw||02/13/2019||$20.00||So proud of you!!! You are such an amazing soul. Can’t wait to see the difference you continue to make in this world, you GO GIRL!!!!||Anonymous Friend||02/03/2019||$150.00||Super Bowl Squares! :)||Allison Chanler||02/03/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||01/01/2019||$70.00||Venmo donations from New Year's Eve raffle! :)||Deirdre Nunez||12/30/2018||$50.00||You are such an inspiration Cayley!||DeGiorgio Family||12/20/2018||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||12/20/2018||$47.00||Paper Edits Fundraiser! :)||Pelletier Family||12/14/2018||$50.00||You are amazing Cayley!! xo||Emily Radford||12/06/2018||$15.00||You are AMAZING!!||Mike Grom||12/05/2018||$50.00||From your friendly neighborhood PTs||Anonymous Friend||11/16/2018||$50.00||Good luck!||Jerome Thomas||11/01/2018||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||11/01/2018||$332.00||Trivia Fundraiser! Thank you to everyone who made it to Geeks Who Drink.||Rita Kindler||08/29/2018||$50.00||Good Luck Cayley!!||Lauren Quinn||08/27/2018||$100.00||Good Luck Cayley!!||Edna Hallahan||08/25/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||07/08/2018||$73.40||Venmo Donations from Cara V. Greg Hair Cut Off :)||Armen Khederlarian||07/02/2018||$50.00||Send it!||Stephanie Moch||07/01/2018||$50.00||I've had the honor of teaching with Cara in Syracuse. She is amazing so I vote for her to cut her hair off!! I am also doing this for all pediatric cancer survivors. My daughter, at the age of 7, is a TWO time cancer survivor. I VOTE FOR CARA!!! And good luck with your ride. Thank you from a mom of a cancer survivor!||Brian And Chris Glade-Coggins||06/15/2018||$100.00||We are so very proud of you Cayley! Good luck, be careful, and have fun!||Federated Mutual Insurance Co||06/13/2018||$50.00||Chris and Dee Terlecki||06/04/2018||$200.00||Cayley, you make this world a much better place just by being you! Enjoy the journey! Love- Uncle Chris and Aunt Dee||Anonymous Friend||06/02/2018||$462.40||Stuart Wilson||05/31/2018||$20.00||You go girls!!||McCormack Family||05/31/2018||$50.00||Cayley your spirit is contagious! You rock!!||Tom Dickerson||05/30/2018||$100.00||you go girl !||Keith Walters||05/29/2018||$65.00||Have a great ride. You are in good hands with this amazing organization. I had such a wonderful experience biking with them back in April (Key to Keys 2018) and I was so stoked to hear you were joining the tradition of support through sport! Cancer changes lives, SO DO WE!||Hubbard Family||05/26/2018||$100.00||Benjamin Harrison||05/25/2018||$50.00||Make Alli learn to ride!||Tom & Eileen Whalen||05/24/2018||$100.00||❤️Cayley, You are an inspiration to us all and you are simply amazing! We Love you so Much!❤️||Helen Tufano||05/24/2018||$10.00||Terrence Tully||05/24/2018||$100.00||Cayley you are amazing and we are so happy and proud to have you in our lives!||Marian Tufano||05/24/2018||$40.00||proud 2 b yo friend love you lots||Troy Hallahan||05/24/2018||$50.00||So proud of you, Cay! Love you xo||Greg Casto||05/24/2018||$100.00||You inspire me every day!||Samantha Hallahan||05/17/2018||$30.00||Kelly Whalen||05/16/2018||$75.00||You are amazing, Cayley!! ❤️❤️||Allison Shields||05/14/2018||$50.00||Maureen Hallahan||05/14/2018||$100.00||You are such a shining light to all who are blessed to know you. Ride, Cayley, ride! ❤️||Anonymous Friend||05/14/2018||$10.00||Venmo Donor :)||Anonymous Friend||05/14/2018||$20.00||Venmo Donor :)||Cayley Hallahan||05/11/2018||$100.00|