Kate Singletary is a senior at Davidson College. 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 Boston, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma this past summer and received a stem cell transplant in November. I have always wanted to do something meaningful to raise awareness for different types of cancer and to gain support and resources for cancer research; now that my dad is a member of the community of people living with cancer, my drive to raise awareness and support for those affected by cancer has exponentially increased. Multiple members of my extended family and school community have also gone through cancer diagnoses and treatments, and I feel as though every day I am learning about another person's diagnosis. I aspire to be an integral part of the movement to support cancer research and to be a cohesive part of the community that serves and supports those affected by cancer.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I chose to become a runner with the 4K for Cancer because of my desire to provide meaningful support for anyone affected by cancer, along with my passion for running and my mentality of doing whatever it takes to make an impact in another person's life, even if it is just one person. I play Division I field hockey at Davidson College, so I have experience pushing through physical challenges. In being a part of a team, I have also had the incredible experience of representing something that is much bigger than myself, which I have an even greater opportunity to do with the 4K for Cancer. I am running to support my dad, my family members, and anyone around the country we can touch on our way across the country. One of my greatest aspirations in life is to be a servant to others; by traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation, I have the opportunity to put this goal into practice through supporting those affected by cancer, showing support for my own family, and hopefully improving myself and learning from others along the way.
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!
|Dena Aloian||01/07/2019||$250.00||Kate you rock!!||Carol Singletary||01/06/2019||$500.00||So excited for you, Kate! Love you so much!!!||Carol Singletary||01/06/2019||$100.00||HI! THIS IS BAILEY! I WANNA RUN WITH YOU!!||Kate Singletary||12/28/2018||$50.00||Christmas money||Katie Macturk||11/27/2018||$25.00||So impressed by what you're doing Kate! Good luck!||Mark Hyman||11/25/2018||$100.00||So very proud of you and your commitment. Best wishes to your dad.||Kate Singletary||11/23/2018||$131.00||Instagram Venmo donations - thanks to everyone who donated!!||Emily Leytham||11/21/2018||$70.00||Anonymous Friend||11/15/2018||$150.00||All the best Kate !!||Karin Wood||11/01/2018||$100.00||Go Kate! Will be praying for your Dad!!!||Natalie Bocock Turnage||10/16/2018||$150.00||Andy Simmons||10/15/2018||$50.00||Carol Quinn||10/14/2018||$100.00||Lisa Schultz||10/14/2018||$100.00||We are so proud of you Kate! We are praying for John! The Singletary’s are loved at Camp Schultz||Katherine Mims||10/14/2018||$50.00||Hope you reach your fundraising goal||Lauryn Albold||10/07/2018||$10.00||Go Kate!!||MICHAEL CLARK||10/04/2018||$100.00||For Kate Singletary||Justin Plummer||10/01/2018||$100.00||Lee Roebuck||09/26/2018||$100.00||Go Kate! The Roebucks are with you all the way!||Chad and Eileen Byler||09/26/2018||$100.00||Trip- We are so proud of you. You are such an inspiration to all the girls on the team. Enjoy the journey. #DCFH||Angie Coleman||09/22/2018||$100.00||Kate - You are an inspiration!!! So proud of you and this journey. With you EVERY step of the way. #DCFH||Melissa Martin||09/20/2018||$100.00||Kate- you are an amazing person and role model! Thinking of you and your family during this time. Thank you for supporting such a great cause, your inspiration, and go-to attitude. I am so glad I can support you on this adventure. Go Kate! <3 Melissa||Jon Zeszotarski||09/12/2018||$100.00||Go Kate! Your family is in my prayers.||Morgan French||09/09/2018||$50.00||Go Kate!!! You're amazing, so proud of you!||Anonymous Friend||09/09/2018||$15.00||Betty French||09/08/2018||$100.00||Godspeed on your journey, Kate. Thank you for supporting such a great cause.||Kerry Kisa||09/07/2018||$100.00||Kelly Hyman||09/06/2018||$40.00||So proud of you, Kate! You continue to inspire those around you every day.||Rebecca Johnson||09/06/2018||$50.00||Kate, this is incredible!||Janey McKenna||09/05/2018||$100.00||Go Trip!||Natalie Kucher||09/05/2018||$50.00||Love you, Kate!||Bill and Frances Herrington||09/05/2018||$100.00||Elizabeth Singletary||09/05/2018||$100.00||Jennifer Light||09/05/2018||$100.00||Julie Evarts||09/05/2018||$100.00||So proud of you for doing this. My Grandmother has Multiple Myeloma....❤️||Anna Singletary||09/05/2018||$35.00||Goooooooooo K8!!!!!!||Sarah Pranikoff||09/05/2018||$25.00||Kate you're incredible! Miss playing field hockey with you. Cant wait to hear about your adventure||Rawn Hyatt||09/05/2018||$100.00||What a wonderful journey you are enduring Trip! #dcfhfamily #prayersforall||Dwayne Abernathy||09/05/2018||$50.00||Praying for your father.||Boeun Hwang||09/05/2018||$20.00||Go Kate!!! So proud of you <3||Kate Singletary||09/04/2018||$100.00|