Taylor Jezuit lives in Buffalo, NY. 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 Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
My Grandfather and my Aunt lost their lives to cancer. I have many friends who’s family members have battled this disease as well. This disease really hits close to home. In this day and age it seems as though we all know someone impacted by cancer and the fact that this is a reality for so many motivates me to do my part for this community. Watching people I know and love fight this disease has created such a desire within me to help the cancer community in any and every way I can.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
It has always been a mission of mine to serve others. I whole heartedly believe that service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth. I want to be a part of this organization and help provide young adults with cancer and their families the resources and support they need while they battle this disease. With the help of the Ulman Foundation I will be able to make a positive impact on so many people and that is truly all I could ever ask for in life. To be given the opportunity to make such a big difference in the cancer community nationwide is the chance of a life time and I believe in my heart that this is something I was meant to do. It’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the Ulman 4K for Cancer and I look forward to every step of the journey.
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!
|Karen F Ciszak||08/01/2019||$110.00||Santa Clause||07/25/2019||$5.00||Mark Bratek||07/15/2019||$75.00||Congrats on your amazing display of community service as well as a great achievement of a personal goal. It's young adults like yourself and the people around you who give promise to our future! -Mark & Eddie||Lisa Pierce||07/08/2019||$50.00||Anne Urban||06/25/2019||$50.00||Thank you Taylor!||Courtney Brothers||06/21/2019||$50.00||Keep pushing! I’m so proud of you!||Mary Beck||06/16/2019||$100.00||Good Luck Taylor. You can do this||Megan Whiddon||06/16/2019||$50.00||Words cannot describe how proud of you I am Tay. You truly are an inspiration to me and anyone who meets you. I can't wait to follow along while you follow your dream. Be safe! :)||Anonymous Friend||06/14/2019||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||06/14/2019||$4.30||Ken Jezuit||06/13/2019||$700.00||Taylor we are so PROUD of you !!! You will have an amazing journey and will help people which is the most important part !!! We Love you and see you in Baltimore !!!||Peter Urban||06/13/2019||$100.00||Go Taylor||Kristen Klemmer||06/13/2019||$30.00||It's finally time!! Good luck, have fun! I'll be following along. Love you!||Brittany Schermerhorn (Bonetto)||06/13/2019||$35.00||Good Luck, Taylor! You are such an inspiration. I’m so proud of the person you’ve become. You have always been so driven. This is so awesome!||Tim Urban||06/12/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of you Taylor. Have a great time on what is sure to be a wonderful journey. Love you so much, Uncle Tim , Aunt Jen, Josh , and Emma.||Allison Bartok||06/12/2019||$35.00||I am so proud of you, this is an amazing and admirable thing to do! Can't wait to hear all about it- love you! ❤||Anonymous Friend||06/11/2019||$25.00||You’re going to change the world❤️||Melissa Bartok||06/11/2019||$50.00||Nancy Snoddy||06/09/2019||$60.00||Good Luck Taylor! So proud of you and what you are doing||Dan Rivera||06/08/2019||$50.00||Good Luck!||Allison Salerno||06/05/2019||$25.00||Brenden Jezuit||06/04/2019||$100.00||Almost time! You got this T!||Dean Alessandra||06/04/2019||$25.00||Good luck!!||Klemmer Family||06/04/2019||$100.00||Great cause! 4400||Anonymous Friend||05/29/2019||$100.00||I'll be watching for your progress!! Have a successful run.||Amanda Wagner||05/29/2019||$50.00||You’re amazing, Taylor! So proud of you!||Deanna Pasternak||05/28/2019||$20.00||Frankie Costanzo||05/22/2019||$60.00||So beyond proud of you and so beyond thankful for you running for this cause.. Hits close to home, thank you ❤️||Dan and Lee Porreca||05/20/2019||$200.00||Go Taylor!!!||Dave Bisson||05/17/2019||$100.00||good luck Taylor. Keep doing amazing things! This is also in memory of our loving cat, Simba.||Joe Tauriello||05/17/2019||$100.00||Happy to contribute to such a worthy cause Taylor! What a daunting task. Good luck with your run! Joe and Carol T||Lana Brothers||05/16/2019||$50.00||Taylor your truly amazing! Love you. John and Lana||Melinda and Brian VanSplunder||05/05/2019||$200.00||Taylor, We Are Proud Of You! We Love You! Be Safe! Good Luck On Your Quest! Love, Uncle Brian And Aunt Linda||Melinda and Brian VanSplunder||05/05/2019||$50.00||Taylor, Papa would be so proud of what you are doing.||Anonymous Friend||05/03/2019||$800.00||Go Taylor !!! What a GREAT thing to do !!!||Kathleen Berlick||05/03/2019||$100.00||All the best Taylor. Helen Wilcox is your great grandmother who died in 1960 at the age of 45 battling breast cancer. Aunt Kathy||Megan Diehl||05/03/2019||$30.00||Good luck! From Megan,Greg, and Audrey||McGard LLC||04/26/2019||$200.00||Mary Eileen||04/25/2019||$50.00||An amazing endeavor! Go Taylor!||Cindy Herberger||04/23/2019||$30.00||Gillian Praczkajlo||04/23/2019||$100.00||Taylor, you're awesome! Have fun and be safe on your adventure!||Courtney Brothers||04/22/2019||$50.00||I LOVE YOU!||Greg Belliotti||04/13/2019||$250.00||Courtney Brothers||03/29/2019||$40.00||You’re a true inspiration! Can’t wait to cheer you on this summer! Love you||Shannon Minihane||03/24/2019||$50.00||So proud of you! You're going to rock it!||Becky Unger||03/23/2019||$25.00||Taylor you rock! What an incredible opportunity for a great cause!||Taylor Jezuit||03/22/2019||$100.00||Brenden Jezuit||03/22/2019||$20.00|