Wow! Hard to believe this is real.
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (Ulman Foundation) has been a part of my life (and my heart and soul) and my passion for many years. I have raced for Team Fight, been a sherpa and coach for our Cancer to 5K Program, coordinated the swim start and finish line for our races, hosted Irongirl Training Program transition clinics, been to almost every Screw Cancer, Brew Hope and Blue Jean Ball, supported our 4K for Cancer program every year including having a son and daughter participate, and have served on the Board of Directors for the past few years. I've done alot. But I have not participated in our Key To Keys experience. Until now....
I am SO incredibly excited, and honored to be a part of this amazing group, to represent Ulman Foundation, and to make a difference for our young adult cancer community.
I will pedal every day as we make our way from the Key Bridge to Key West and will post every day to share our journey and the impact we are make along the way. I hope you will join me on this journey and follow me along the way...I know you will be touched by the stories shared and the amazing experiences that will happen.
What is my Why? The first time I was touched by cancer, I was in high school and my best friend's mom, Betty was diagnosed with cancer. What? Really? Not sure what this means? I learned about cancer the hard way. We lost her way too soon and that was awful. There was no real help, no place or group to support. It just was. Its been many years since then, and I have more friends than I can count on TWO hands that have been affected by cancer. Really? Yes. So we fight. We support. We help. We race. We ride. We do whatever we can to volunteer, to raise funds to support our programs.
Most of all, we make a difference. Cancer changes lives, so do we.
I hope you'll join me.....
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!
|Jennifer Trice||06/26/2019||$130.00||Annette D'Amico||05/03/2019||$25.00||So glad you got to experience K2K this year!||Leslie Nissenberg||05/02/2019||$25.00||Thank you for all you do for Ulman Foundation. xox||Debbie Paquin||05/01/2019||$25.00||Carol Kelly||05/01/2019||$100.00||Keep on peddling Kim! We love you! Carol and Rick||Meg Shipman||05/01/2019||$50.00||So proud of your journey and this amazing cause. Thank you for your incredible spirit, generous time and the positive energy you give to this program. This will be a ride you will never forget!! xoxox Meg||Michael Matney||05/01/2019||$100.00||Kim really enjoying watching you do what you love! Congratulations and keep on keepin on!||Amanda Rine||05/01/2019||$50.00||❤️❤️||Sheri Poretz||04/30/2019||$50.00||Eugene Ries||04/30/2019||$25.00||Julie Isaac||04/30/2019||$36.00||Great work! Great cause! Happy riding!||John Aiello||04/30/2019||$50.00||Awesome Kim, Excellent cause and ride...||Terri Bush||04/30/2019||$50.00||Kerry Monroe||04/30/2019||$300.00||I am so proud of you Kim!!!||Diane Corwin||04/30/2019||$25.00||Awesome job, Kim!||Veronica Barone||04/30/2019||$25.00||Jay Holt||04/29/2019||$100.00||Kim, what an amazing journey you are on to bring awareness and resources in the battle against cancer. We will being following your blog. Thank You!||Pam Faringer||04/29/2019||$50.00||Good Luck Kim, what a great experience, Key to Key!||Kristin Scott||04/29/2019||$50.00||Patrick Sheridan||04/29/2019||$25.00||Proud of you Mom. Can't wait to hear about it.||Susan Pearlstein||04/29/2019||$25.00||Daniel Dwyer||04/29/2019||$100.00||Keep up the great work Kim. We are all pulling for you.||Richard Janniello||04/29/2019||$25.00||Great job Kim !||Susan Lamont||04/28/2019||$50.00||Good luck Kim!||Ivan Humberson||04/28/2019||$50.00||Jamie Courtney||04/28/2019||$500.00||Keep pedaling Kim!!! Please dedicate Thursday ride to my sister Katey. She is having surgery that day. XO||Meighan Goodnight||04/27/2019||$25.00||Shailja Gower||04/26/2019||$250.00||Enjoy the journey!||Susan and Jerry Burum||04/26/2019||$250.00||All the best to you and the team as you go. Thank you again for doing this. Inspiring to all of us. Susan and JB||Helaine Guilliams||04/24/2019||$50.00||Kim, you are my hero! Hoping you have an incredible adventure!!||Patti Powell||04/23/2019||$50.00||Honored to help Kim and the Foundation.||Diane Wheatley||04/23/2019||$100.00||What an awesome cause. You rock Kim!||Anthony Giorgio||04/23/2019||$250.00||Joanna Steele||04/23/2019||$30.00||Thank you Kim....||Sandy Fisher-Mathias||04/23/2019||$25.00||Have a great ride! Thank you for your dedication to making a difference for the young adult cancer community!||Robin Ferro||04/22/2019||$50.00||Enjoy the journey Kim, and such a great cause.||Richard Schofield||04/22/2019||$200.00||Go Kim!||Mark Lash||04/22/2019||$50.00||Kim Beane||04/12/2019||$.00||Kim Beane||04/12/2019||$.00||Kerry Monroe||03/27/2019||$200.00||Thank you for your continued fight against cancer!||Kelli Williams||03/24/2019||$100.00||Rock on Kim Beane! You are an amazing friend an incredible woman! Thank you for bringing awareness to this great cause.||Peter Grant||03/23/2019||$50.00||Kim, can’t wait for K2K2019!!||Kristin Wowak||03/22/2019||$25.00||I am so excited to go on this Journey with you.||Anonymous Friend||03/18/2019||$130.00||Have a great ride! Enjoy the journey!!||Theresa Rounds||03/17/2019||$500.00||Kim, you're amazing! Your passion to help always touches my heart. God Bless You!!!||Vicki Buckley||03/15/2019||$25.00||So glad you’re riding!!||Cathy and Peter Herrman||03/15/2019||$100.00||Bev Darvin||03/15/2019||$36.00||Have an amazing ride- proud of you!||Lauren Gray||03/15/2019||$5.00||I’m so proud of you and the journey you’re about to embark on||Pat MacNabb||03/14/2019||$100.00||A great cause to be involved in. Good Luck !!!||Terri Hogan||03/14/2019||$200.00||Thank you for doing this in memory of my mom. I am blessed to have you in my life. Go Kim!||Kim Beane||03/03/2019||$50.00|