Rachele Cerrone's Fundraising Page
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Rachele Cerrone's Fundraising Page
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Rachele Cerrone is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. 


What is your connection to the cancer community?

In the past 19 years of my life, I have been indirectly impacted and connected to the cancer community. I grew up surrounded by my mom, who is a nurse; my dad, who dedicated his time to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society through bi-annual bicycle rides; and my brother, who has been on the committee of THON, a dance marathon supporting children's cancer, for the past two years and who is a 4K alumni of 2016 Team New York. Being surrounded by such influential individuals has kept me involved and aware of the cancer community.


In the past 19 years of my life, I have watched my friends, peers and community fight cancer and survive. Although some individuals have sadly lost their fight to cancer, it's humbling to see the massive support that the cancer community raises. With this being said, I am always looking for more opportunities to become more involved and raise awareness for such a humbling and inspiring community.


Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

After hearing about my brother's experience with the 4K in 2016, I immediately knew that I wanted to a part of 4K family myself. The atmosphere as Team New York crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and finished their journey was indescribable. It was an incredible experience to watch my brother and his team finish their journey as one. With this being said, being accepted to the 4K is an honor in itself. This opportunity is something that is truly bigger than myself and bigger than most of us. This opportunity will allow me to be better connected with the cancer community through fundraising, awareness and interactions with cancer patients. 


Running with 29 other individuals for 49 days is an opportunity that will result in a humbling experience. Being a runner throughout high school and parts of college allowed me to appreciate the sport. Even more, I believe that this opportunity to be a part of the 4K will allow me to fall in love with this sport to a new level that isn't comparable to anything else. The 4K will be an experience that is humbling, rewarding, and something that is bigger than most of us. I am honored to be a part of such an inspiring team and community that is selfless and aiding to one another and to surrounding cancer communities. I am beyond excited to see how the summer unfolds and the opportunities that will come as a result of the exhaustion, service and involvement with the cancer community, the Ulman Cancer Fund and the 4K for Cancer.

ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

2017 marks the 16th 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 Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner at www.4kforcancer.org


Over 70,000 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. 


The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, the Ulman Cancer Fund 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.

UCF House - This year UCF broke ground on 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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Erin Brazil 08/22/2017 $20.00  
Bob Freed 07/31/2017 $50.00 Following in Dad's footsteps! Congrats!
Tom Jones 07/10/2017 $100.00 What a way to spend your summer! It is an adventure for such a worthy cause. I thank you and my family and Hannah thank you for all your efforts and for dedicating a run to Hannah!! You are setting such a great example for others to follow and in our book are a hero
Donna Wandler 06/28/2017 $100.00  
Tina Marie Nagle 06/27/2017 $25.00  
Robert Viohl 06/24/2017 $100.00 Thanks, Rachel! The family of Jennifer Viohl is very appreciative of your efforts to fight cancer.
Rosie Browne 06/19/2017 $100.00 Rachele, I hope to watch your journey across the US. Have a great time. My best, Rosie Browne (Big Ride Across America 2008)
Kathy Pearson 05/13/2017 $50.00 We love you and are so proud of you for supporting a great cause. Enjoy the experience. We are with you every step of the way!
Anonymous Friend 05/07/2017 $45.00 bracelet $$$
Denise J Knittle 05/05/2017 $40.00  
Mark Steidinger 04/30/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Rachele, Thanks for supporting such an important cause. We wish you much success and memorable experiences along the way! The Steidinger Family
Kelly L Fornauf 04/28/2017 $25.00  
Rachele Cerrone 04/27/2017 $257.00 #JOINTHERACE long sleeve fundraiser
Brain, Deanne, Jamie Heath 04/26/2017 $50.00  
Kathleen Phillips 04/25/2017 $40.00  
Creative Kids North Child Development Center 04/25/2017 $250.00  
Charlotte Krupa 04/21/2017 $40.00  
Hilton Family 04/14/2017 $50.00 Best of Luck Rachele!!
Emily Phillips 04/12/2017 $20.00 #H2Rachele!!!!!!
Anonymous Friend 04/12/2017 $15.00 So proud and excited for you Rachelle!!
Samantha Shablin 04/12/2017 $10.00  
Jan Floyd 04/11/2017 $50.00 Lots of love from the Floyd family...we will keep you and your team in our prayers!
Joanne Rodgers 04/11/2017 $100.00  
Michaela Roberts 04/10/2017 $30.00  
Jason Taylor 04/10/2017 $235.00 All money from Pitt Business Change Fundraiser for 4k for Cancer
The Brensinger's 04/09/2017 $30.00 #jointherace long sleeves
Emily Midyan 04/09/2017 $25.00 Shirt + extra <3
L Herzon, Inc 04/09/2017 $50.00  
Debra Walicki 04/08/2017 $50.00  
Michael Salvo 04/07/2017 $50.00 Good luck on your journey across the country!
Amy Duffy 04/07/2017 $10.00  
Sharon Shaughnessy 04/06/2017 $100.00 Congratulation in advance for being such a fine young women and picking such a wonderful charity! Good Luck!
Miranda Salvo 04/05/2017 $15.00  
Pam Harshey 04/02/2017 $25.00 Best of luck Rachele as you embark on this journey and in your support of such a worthwhile cause.
Suzanne H Wertz 04/01/2017 $50.00  
Rachele Cerrone 03/31/2017 $215.00 University of Pittsburgh's Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity - Penny Wars Fundraiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund
Sharon Mueller 03/31/2017 $100.00 Best of Luck. What a wonderful way to spend your summer. See you in the Fall.
Bruce Nicholson 03/29/2017 $100.00 Rachele, What a wonderful cause you are supporting. Best of luck with your journey as you run across the country and spread awareness about the Ulman Cancer Fund. We look forward to hearing about your experience later this summer. Fondly, Bruce and Karen
Jean E. Reese 03/27/2017 $25.00  
Allen Davis 03/26/2017 $100.00 Good luck!
Larry Wiersch 03/26/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Rachele, great cause.
Christopher Stitzel 03/26/2017 $20.00 Good luck, Rachele!
Jim Andresen 03/26/2017 $50.00  
Jason Kirka 03/25/2017 $100.00 Have fun! Hope to see lots of pictures! xo
Dustin Hutcheson 03/25/2017 $50.00 GO Rachele! We can't wait to see you cross the finish line in NYC!
John & Deborah Romig 03/23/2017 $35.00  
B. Alden 03/23/2017 $20.00  
Judy Hankee 03/21/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/20/2017 $20.00 Good luck Rachele!
Joann Mertz 03/20/2017 $25.00 You go Girl!!!!! Luv the Mertz's
Bonita L Hoefler 03/20/2017 $25.00  
Kathy S Kemmerer-Tagliaboschi 03/17/2017 $100.00  
Jill Fisher 03/13/2017 $25.00  
Douglas Mays 03/13/2017 $50.00 Go Rachele!
Tony Deutsch 03/12/2017 $25.00 Run Rachele Run !!
Kaitlin Tarconish 03/12/2017 $50.00 Good luck and have a wonderful time! Jeff & Kaitie
Robert D Kemmerer 03/12/2017 $20.00  
Clara Spotts 03/12/2017 $100.00  
Bob Dumke 03/11/2017 $25.00 Run Hard, Run Far, Run Fun
Rachele Cerrone 03/10/2017 $63.00 TY Bagel Bunch...bracelet sales
Rachele Cerrone 03/10/2017 $38.00 GSS: 4 cents for Cancer Fundraiser
Rachele Cerrone 03/10/2017 $224.00 Bracelet Fund Raiser
Ronald D Moak 03/03/2017 $50.00  
Katie Denshaw 02/27/2017 $3.00  
Josh Halsey 02/27/2017 $3.00  
Jason Taylor 02/27/2017 $3.00  
Madison Hahn 02/27/2017 $7.00 ILYYYYY (enter for raffle pls
Andrew Kunselman 02/26/2017 $3.00  
Asher Williams 02/26/2017 $5.00  
Isabella Tessitore 02/26/2017 $5.00 #jointherace
Chipotle 02/24/2017 $156.00  
Alyssa Schaefer 02/23/2017 $3.00 Go Rachele!
Anonymous Friend 02/21/2017 $100.00  
Ann Marie Liadis 02/20/2017 $3.00  
Amanda Platt 02/20/2017 $3.00  
Gillian Schriever 02/19/2017 $10.00 GO RACHELLE GO! I am so proud how you are taking your running passion and using it to support the cancer community. Good luck with the 4K–I will be there in spirit every step of the way!
Marie Repko 02/04/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/01/2017 $100.00  
William Hankee 01/27/2017 $100.00 Go Girl!!
Katie Corey 01/25/2017 $15.00 Good Luck!
Blair Lewis 01/21/2017 $10.00 Keep doing amazing things!
Wilma Hansen 01/16/2017 $25.00  
Cynthia D Friedman 01/13/2017 $100.00 Have a great experience!
Aida Behler 01/12/2017 $100.00 Good luck on your journey.
Rebecca Metzger 01/12/2017 $50.00  
Ryan Cerrone 01/12/2017 $53.00 Merry Christmas plus I sold one bracelet
Trisha Nagle 01/12/2017 $25.00 I'm so excited to hear about all the adventures you will be having on this journey! So proud of you, love you!!
Sheila, Scott & Brad Nagle 01/12/2017 $25.00 Good luck Rachele!! It's such a wonderful thing you are doing to raise money for such an important cause! We'll miss you while you're gone!
Overstrom Family 01/04/2017 $50.00 Good Luck Rachele! Love, The Overstroms
Anonymous Friend 01/04/2017 $5.00 You don't know me, but you were very nice, so here's some help for your mission.
Kathy Gallagher 01/04/2017 $100.00 Good luck!
Anonymous Friend 12/30/2016 $100.00 God Bless!
Eileen Tarconish 12/27/2016 $100.00 Good Luck, Rachele! We love & support you! Aunt Eileen & Uncle Joe
Anonymous Friend 12/24/2016 $34.00 bagel bunch (new tripoli) event donations
Aaron Cerrone 12/24/2016 $100.00 Incredibly happy and proud to support Rachele and the fight against cancer.
Tyler Lu 12/22/2016 $25.00 You can do thing where you put the leg in front of the other leg.
Michelle Stelmack 12/21/2016 $20.00  
Pop Cerrone 12/17/2016 $100.00  
Gwen & Allen Spotts 12/15/2016 $50.00  
Amanda Graber 12/14/2016 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/12/2016 $50.00  
Michaela Roberts 12/12/2016 $50.00 Love you gf!!
Madison Hahn 12/12/2016 $10.00 Love you so much!!! H2P :)
Carly Pierce 12/12/2016 $100.00 Have fun Rachele! Can't wait to see your cool Instagram posts. Glad I could help for a good cause :)
Clarence T. Mickey 12/12/2016 $25.00  
Natalie Hilton 12/11/2016 $15.00  
Carol Priest 12/10/2016 $10.00 Good Luck Rachael.
Sam Shields 12/10/2016 $25.00 Good luck!!
Anonymous Friend 12/09/2016 $10.00 Run fast!
Anonymous Friend 12/05/2016 $10.00  
Deanna Felicissimo 12/03/2016 $10.00 Great cause! Good Luck Cerrone!
Floor 8 Dudes 12/02/2016 $10.00 Good luck
Hailey Heining 12/02/2016 $25.00  
Katie Lutz 12/02/2016 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/01/2016 $7.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/29/2016 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/29/2016 $10.00 Good luck running! GSS Love and Mine, Jordan (:
Dylan Selbst 11/28/2016 $10.00  
Rachele Cerrone 11/19/2016 $100.00  
  Total $6,300.00  
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