Danielle Naftali is a graduate of East Carolina University. 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, MD to San Francisco, CA raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Much of our population is affected by cancer, in all different ways. When my mom was 26 years old she lost her mother to breast cancer. I never had the opportunity to meet my grandmother, but our family who did, always says how I look and remind them of her often. My grandmother was only 54 when she passed away. In 2005 I lost my other grandmother to bone cancer. We were very close, although I was not able to see her as often as I would have liked because she lived in Israel. SO, help me help kick cancer's butt so we are not left with emptiness in our hearts.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
To raise awareness for young adults with cancer so they do not have to be alone during the process. I can't wait to volunteer at the Ulman House in Baltimore! I am so excited to embark on this amazing journey, meet amazing people along the way, while giving back to the cancer community, and prove to myself that I can do anything I put my heart and mind to!
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!
|Guy Naftali||07/25/2019||$518.99||Danielle's 4K Wednesday at zips Bensalem||Brock Yetso||06/07/2019||$20.00||Great to meet you at 4K Ride send-off! Congratulations on your incredible fundraising efforts. Good luck! #cycleinspireunite||Anonymous Friend||06/06/2019||$100.00||DANIELLE!!! WE LOVE YOU DUDE! Thank you for being an amazing teammate but an even better friend. We can’t wait to see our relationship grow with you over these 70 DAYS!!! -Your SF Teammates! ❤️||Sherri Kostetlitz||06/05/2019||$100.00||Set & Joan Settino||06/02/2019||$55.01||In honor of cancer survivors, memories of those lost, and the charitable spirit of the Purcell family.||Wanda Higgs||05/31/2019||$100.00||So Proud of You.||Margie Gannon||05/31/2019||$50.00||Tami Kirk||05/28/2019||$118.00||We love you Danielle Naftali :)||Julie Blamphin||05/24/2019||$100.00||Go get 'em, girl!! Remember to breeeeathe. And don't forget your bridge pose, pigeon, half frog, supine butterfly, child's pose, and legs-up-the-wall. Love and light!!||Barger Agency||05/22/2019||$500.00||Have a great trip and thank you for caring!||Karen Anderson||05/21/2019||$50.00||Thank you for doing this for all the people who will benefit from your hard work. You've always been such a good person xoxox||Guy Naftali||05/20/2019||$463.87||4K Wednesday at zips Bensalem||Anonymous Friend||05/19/2019||$50.00||Danielle Naftali||05/19/2019||$170.00||Danielle Naftali||05/19/2019||$250.00||Rich Erickson||05/18/2019||$100.00||Way to go Danielle!! We’re proud of you!! You go girl!||Tim Gough||05/18/2019||$50.00||Bonnie Martin||05/18/2019||$100.00||ElectionCycle DC Geller||05/15/2019||$70.00||Danielle Naftali||05/15/2019||$250.00||Dirty Water #1||Rosemary Levine||05/13/2019||$100.00||MaryGray Sachtjen||05/11/2019||$50.00||Bill Reagle||05/06/2019||$100.00||What a great cause! Thanks and best wishes for a successful ride!||Adam Raiken||05/06/2019||$50.00||Danielle Naftali||05/06/2019||$125.00||Karen Beling||Zips Dry Cleaners||05/05/2019||$801.97||Dave & Ann Junkins||04/30/2019||$200.00||We love you! Be safe & cycle strong + Max & Nana||Tom Spray-Fry||04/23/2019||$250.00||Danielle-thank you for doing this. Cancer sucks!||Danielle Naftali||04/16/2019||$87.00||BWW #2, MM Bracket||Zips Dry Cleaners||04/16/2019||$540.38||Tami Burt||04/13/2019||$100.00||Can't wait to hear all about it!||Katie Maloney||04/09/2019||$25.00||Good luck Danielle!!!||AnneMarie Fisher||04/09/2019||$50.00||So so proud of you! Gonna miss you this summer! <3 AnneMarie and James||Bonfire||04/09/2019||$129.20||Guy Naftali||04/04/2019||$137.39||4K Wednesday at zips Bensalem||Steve Zablotny||04/03/2019||$25.00||Have an outstanding ride.||Guy Naftali||04/02/2019||$322.44||4K Wednesday at zips Bensalem||Robin G Buchanan||04/01/2019||$100.00||Danielle Naftali||03/28/2019||$20.00||ZIPS Customers (cash)||Zips Dry Cleaners||03/28/2019||$506.74||Danielle Naftali||03/15/2019||$70.00||BWW 1||Danielle Naftali||03/15/2019||$42.00||Bingo||Anonymous Friend||03/12/2019||$4.00||Danielle Naftali||02/28/2019||$100.00||Amy Gough||Danielle Naftali||02/24/2019||$25.00||Kathryn Chumney||Adam Wedekind||02/22/2019||$15.00||Hey I couldn't make it to the BWW, but here is essentially if I had eaten $100 worth of bbq||Anonymous Friend||02/14/2019||$100.00||Thanks for working toward this goal of Kicking Cancer!||John Purcell||02/10/2019||$100.00||Go get'em D.!!! Very proud of you!!!||Dave Sortisio||02/08/2019||$100.00||Good Luck Danielle!||Austin Vu||02/07/2019||$50.00||Love you! Miss you! Don’t be a stranger! Have fun!||Evergreen Building Group||02/06/2019||$500.00||Good Luck Danielle||Danielle Naftali||02/06/2019||$25.00||Emily Sandberg, Elizabeth Bobbit, Sarah Young, Jamel Koonce, Vianca Chaidez||Dale Aram Tassbihi||02/04/2019||$5.00||World cancer day! This isn’t a lot right now, but I gotchu soonish. Lurv you and so excited for you queen!||Marilyn Raiken||02/02/2019||$72.00||We are so proud of you, Danielle! With all our love, Marilyn & Bruce||Karin Stern||01/29/2019||$100.00||The Jean Carlson Memorial Fund||01/23/2019||$250.00||Danielle Naftali||01/16/2019||$100.00||Robert George Damask||Leo Pruissen||01/01/2019||$100.00||Ed & Lucy Sushko||12/31/2018||$30.00||We are happy to support this amazing cause and journey Danielle!||Danielle Naftali||12/27/2018||$45.00||Ullman/Zichos||ANDREA & BRAD SNODGRASS||12/26/2018||$50.00||Thanks for raising awareness & funds, Danielle! The Snodgrass Family can't wait to hear about your ride!||Drew & Risa Hudson||12/20/2018||$100.00||In support of wonderful Danielle Naftali||Danielle Naftali||12/20/2018||$20.00||Goldsteins w/ shoes||Lisa Paine||12/11/2018||$100.00||Hannah and Allie||12/09/2018||$93.70||We love you so much!! So proud to know you||Danielle Naftali||12/05/2018||$29.70||GotSneakers #2||Danielle Naftali||12/04/2018||$40.00||Jef & Nanda||Dana Olga||11/27/2018||$150.00||So proud of you Dani! Can't wait to follow your journey!||Danielle Naftali||11/10/2018||$11.60||Got Sneakers (Bag #1)||Waleed Hassan||11/06/2018||$25.00||Andy/Linda Chapman||11/02/2018||$150.00||Have a wonderful trip! So excited for you and hoping that you will receive as much joy from this journey as Hannah did.||Guy Naftali||10/12/2018||$320.00||Danielle Naftali||09/25/2018||$35.00||Sara Olsen, Kennedy Purcell, Nick Holthouse, Caroline Lore, Erin Barger, AnneMarie FIsher, Lizzie Smith, Vianca Chaidez||Theresa Heintz Casiello||09/11/2018||$200.00||Way to go Dani! Ride with a smile!||Tal & Yifat Itzhaki||08/31/2018||$100.00||Izzy Piedmonte||08/31/2018||$20.00||Way to go Dani!!||Lisa Ward||08/30/2018||$100.00||Joe Taylor||08/30/2018||$25.00||Minda Wesley||08/30/2018||$20.00||Good luck!!! I am so jealous - you will have SO much fun:)||Emily Ward||08/30/2018||$25.00||You rock!!||Rachel Major||08/30/2018||$25.00||Neb Mullis||08/29/2018||$20.00||Good luck with the ride.||Danielle Naftali||08/27/2018||$100.00||Austin Gallant||08/27/2018||$10.00||Savor every second of your ride. You’re going to have a summer you’ll never forget!! - PDX alum|