Amber Curtis's Fundraising Page
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Amber Curtis's Fundraising Page
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Amber Curtis is currently a junior at Grand Valley State University. She is majoring in both marketing and management. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a team of college students from around the country on a 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

"When I was younger, my grandma died of pancreatic cancer. My mom was then diagnosed with malignant melanoma a few years later. Shortly after, my dad's best friend, Todd Bryan was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The sad thing is that this isn't everyone. My list continues with my best friend's mom whom I never had the honor of meeting, Rebecca Russell. Extending further into the community with Linda DeCator, Harland and Joyce Groenwold and many more. Watching those I love fall ill to this awful disease has pushed me to run from coast to coast in honor of them and others in my community."

Why are you traveling more than 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?

"For the past eleven years, the town I call home has organized an annual event, the Pink Arrow Project. The Pink Arrow Project brings our entire community together to raise money for charities and honor those who have been impacted by cancer. Growing up in such a remarkable community with such a heart-warming project has inspired me to do more. I want nothing more than to use my pink arrow pride running across the country while raising money to support those in need. However, on top of raising money and awareness, I want to inspire others to push themselves to greater limits and show them that no challenge is too great to conquer."

ABOUT 2019 4K for Cancer

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Wendy Poulton 08/30/2019 $100.00 Your ambition and dedication to such a worthy cause was fun to watch on FB, Amber! If you are ever in TX, our door is always open :).
Anonymous Friend 07/25/2019 $1.00  
Alexis Lee 07/21/2019 $5.00 Thanks for being such a wonderful person
Amber Curtis 05/06/2019 $5,337.00 All of the profits made from the benefit dinner on May 4th!
Amber Curtis 05/06/2019 $500.00 A donation from Suburban Buick GMC in Ferndale, Michigan!
Ony & Mary Dommer 05/03/2019 $25.00  
Mary Ann Kingdom 04/29/2019 $25.00 So proud of you Amber!
Michael McLellen 04/26/2019 $250.00  
Amber Curtis 04/22/2019 $585.00 T-Shirt Sales
Amber Curtis 04/22/2019 $100.00  
Janine Sims 04/15/2019 $50.00 You Rock Amber!!!!
Mrs. P's Catering 04/15/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 04/15/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 04/15/2019 $150.00 All of the kind donations from the Lowell Expo!
John & Colleen Timpson 04/11/2019 $250.00  
Brenda Muller 03/28/2019 $25.00  
Ray Wolfe 03/26/2019 $100.00 God bless you with good health and a good run. Your Sunday School teacher
Patty Herblet 03/25/2019 $100.00 So proud of you Amber, Prayers for your that race for the glory of God our ultimate Healer..Love you, Uncle Pat and Aunt Patty
Phil and Christine Beachler 03/24/2019 $25.00 We are so proud of you, Amber!
Amber Curtis 03/24/2019 $100.00 From the Lowell McDonald's
Katie Erickson 03/06/2019 $50.00 So proud of you! You continue to amaze me.
Grand Haven Luxury Condos 03/05/2019 $100.00 Very Inspirational Amber - Good Luck and Safe Travels <3
Brad Groenwold 03/01/2019 $200.00 Good Luck Amber! Proud of you!
Lisa Nauta 03/01/2019 $25.00 Good Luck, Amber! Lowell is proud of you. Red Arrows for Life!
Deanne Crowley 03/01/2019 $25.00 Good luck, Amber!
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $25.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/29/2019 $100.00  
Laura Brower 01/22/2019 $50.00  
Barb Yowaish 01/21/2019 $25.00  
Jason Herblet 01/21/2019 $50.00 Grandma Curtis would be so proud of you. God bless you on this endeavor.
Grand River Veterinary Hospital 01/14/2019 $100.00  
Sneakers 01/14/2019 $100.00  
Susan Baer 01/13/2019 $50.00 Good luck Amber
Lori Kimble 01/12/2019 $100.00 Amber, Thank you for Making a difference! Xo
Amber Curtis 01/10/2019 $100.00  
Amber Curtis 01/10/2019 $100.00 For Ryan Excavating
Amber Curtis 01/10/2019 $100.00 From Canfield Plumbing & Heating
Amber Curtis 01/10/2019 $20.00  
Progressive Heating, Cooling, and Refridgeration, Inc. 01/09/2019 $200.00  
Laura Dawson Osmolinski 01/08/2019 $50.00 Get it Girl!
John Wade 01/08/2019 $100.00 From John and Tammy Wade/ JW Home Inspection
Aaron Laux 01/08/2019 $20.00  
Amber Curtis 01/08/2019 $100.00 Good Luck
Curtis Cleaners 01/08/2019 $500.00 Good Luck Amber
Showboat Automotive Supply, Inc. 01/08/2019 $100.00  
Tony Myers 01/07/2019 $50.00 Keep up the good work
MCSA Group Inc. 01/05/2019 $200.00  
Rich Curtis 01/04/2019 $300.00  
Kevin Kennedy 09/20/2018 $100.00 We're proud of you Amber. Best of luck on your run and fundraising efforts.
Joe Maier 09/19/2018 $30.00  
Kylie Robinson 09/07/2018 $50.00 Proud of you!
Angela Farrell 09/06/2018 $100.00 Good luck and Godspeed!
Sam Russell 09/04/2018 $25.00  
Todd Bryan 09/02/2018 $100.00 Go Amber! So proud of you
Elyssa Whittum 09/02/2018 $10.00 :)
Amber Curtis 08/24/2018 $100.00  
  Total $11,983.00  
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