Mady Fithian is a recent graduate student at Texas Christian University. 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 New York, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My father, grandmother, grandfather, and a few great family friends.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I want to be a part of something larger than myself and run for the people who can't. The fight against cancer never stops.
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!
|Chandler Chavez||01/14/2019||$50.00||You rock girlfriend - very proud of you ❤️ xoxo||Jolie Kobrinsky||01/12/2019||$200.00||You are an inspiration!||Haley Schoolfield||12/12/2018||$50.00||Proud of you!||Sandra Button||12/12/2018||$500.00||Mad Dog, You are indeed a special young lady! Very proud of you and cheering you on!!!||Mady Fithian||12/07/2018||$20.00||LDAV thank you!! i love you!!||Mady Fithian||12/07/2018||$100.00||Sarah, Carly, and Billy thank you for all the support!! love you all so much.||Kristen Millner||12/04/2018||$250.00||We are so excited for you Mady! We will see you in Oregon, we can't wait! Lots of love from Mark and Krissy||Levi Strauss Foundation||11/30/2018||$300.00||Jake Schwarzbaum||11/28/2018||$50.00||Nikki Diamantis||11/28/2018||$100.00||You are an inspiration!!!||Molly Peddicord||11/27/2018||$50.00||You’re amazing mads!! So proud of you and kinda jealous you have such an amazing opportunity||The Gibbs Family||11/27/2018||$150.00||Go Mady!!||Carley Barnett||11/27/2018||$300.00||You’re my hero! Love you Mads!||Marisa Malevitis||11/27/2018||$24.00||We love you so much Mads!! This is for giving Tuesday from all 4 of us and we are so proud of you!||Margie Fithian||11/27/2018||$500.00||I love you for doing this Mady! I’m so proud of you! #runmadyrun||Sabrina Kiehn||11/27/2018||$100.00||Very proud of you Mady! What an amazing selfless act. Good luck with your journey! :)||Alex Beneson||11/26/2018||$100.00||You're amazing! Love you mads!||Elizabeth McKim||11/26/2018||$10.00||Judith Ann Raible||11/26/2018||$100.00||Mady, impressed and indebted by your dedication larger than yourself. #runmadyrun. Love Jamie and Judy Raible||Gus Hal||11/22/2018||$250.00||I hope you run faster than your father and his friends||Lydia Mansour||11/22/2018||$200.00||We love and are SO proud of you Mady!||Taylor FIthian||11/22/2018||$2,000.00||Mady thank you for doing this to help so many. God Bless, Mom & Dad||Raegan Rast||11/21/2018||$50.00||So proud of you Mads! Changing the world one mile at a time.||Mady Fithian||11/19/2018||$100.00|