Shania Alotta's Fundraising Page
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Shania Alotta's Fundraising Page
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Shania Alotta is a junior at Moravian College. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to New York City, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What is your connection to the cancer community? 

In second grade my best friend, who was also known as my grandmother, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After this loss I always wanted to be apart of raising funds and awareness for the cancer community. My freshman year of high school at Notre Dame Green Pond in Bethlehem Township, I experienced my first 24-hour dance THON. We were asked to raise money and stand amongst our classmates/teachers to support these children in need for a full 24 hours. I continued to participate in this THON once a year throughout my high school career. This impacted me heavily because it was one of the hardest things I have ever accomplished. Children that were diagnosed with cancer visited during the 24 hour THON to talk about their life and what they have gone through. The pain they endured pushed me to keep dancing. Each year it progressed in difficulty but I realized every hour was worth the pain.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

I want to continue spreading awareness and making a difference in other individuals lives. Traveling 4,000 miles this summer will be an experience of a lifetime. Running in this special event will give me a hands-on experience when raising awareness. Being able to run across america is not only courageous but sacrificial. I want to take advantage of this opportunity so I can travel through different states, see new things, and hear other impacting stories about the cancer community.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

2018 marks the 17th 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 a at


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
Rachele Cerrone 05/20/2018 $50.00 Long overdue, but I hope you have the best time this summer! 4K is absolutely amazing, you'll meet your best friends, and w/ them you will create countless memories. I'm so happy and excited for you to find out what 4K is all about. All your friends will tell you that you are crazy, but trust me, every second away from home is worth it. Good luck girl!! I'll be thinking of you and following Team New York's journey this summer! :)
Anonymous Friend 05/20/2018 $450.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/18/2018 $450.00  
Anna Sewell 05/10/2018 $4.00 Yay TEAM NEW YORK!!!!
Anonymous Friend 04/20/2018 $780.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/20/2018 $3.00  
Ralph Lepore 04/12/2018 $20.00 Good job Shania
Bonfire 03/29/2018 $202.32  
Trayce Madain 02/20/2018 $100.00 Shania, as Poppy would always say " Just get it done". #Mullerstrong! Love you
Anonymous Friend 02/14/2018 $1,000.00 Good Luck!!
Cheryl Fenton 02/07/2018 $100.00 Wow! So proud of you! So glad the ND MiniTHON inspired you to do this amazing sacrifice. Love Ya!
Craig & Kenda Schafer 01/24/2018 $200.00 Good Luck Shania!! What a great experience and memories you will have. xo
Shiloh Coccodrilli 01/20/2018 $20.00 Happy Birthday!!
Sierra Fenton 01/19/2018 $75.00 So proud of you Shania!! Can't wait for you to take on this challenge. Such a great cause.
Anonymous Friend 01/16/2018 $102.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/15/2018 $103.00  
Liam Marsh 01/12/2018 $25.00 so impressive Shania
Tyler Donchez 01/05/2018 $20.00  
Olivia Rosati 01/05/2018 $5.00 This is such an awesome cause Shania!! You’re so amazing!
Taylor Alotta 01/05/2018 $75.00 Although I will the miss the heck out of you this entire summer, rather you experience this adventure. Plus fabulous story 2 our kids. Love you Nia L. Carb tf up & fight 4 state. -Taylor F xoxo
Jacqulyn Scott 12/15/2017 $200.00 I'm so proud of you my baby girl!! I will be with you every step of the way! I love you very much and I know Poppy will be looking down on you throughout this journey.
Sandy Bardsley 12/15/2017 $20.00 Good for you, Shania. SB
Mike Alotta 12/15/2017 $100.00 So proud of u honey, Gamby will appreciate all you are doing. Love you
Bryon Grigsby 12/15/2017 $50.00 Go Hounds!
Julia Lepore 12/14/2017 $25.00  
Dakota Walck 12/01/2017 $25.00 Hi Shania, I am one of Marina's friends. I wanted to make a donation because I think that what you are doing is really neat. I recently lost my father to brain cancer in March of this year. So, I find this journey of your's quite inspiring. I hope that you enjoy this chapter in your life. Best of luck to you out there!
Marina Madain 11/24/2017 $50.00  
Tracy Whitehead 11/24/2017 $50.00 Good luck and Thank you for helping to find a cure for cancer.
Kelsy Millheim 11/24/2017 $30.00 You’re Amazing!! Best of luck!
Nicole Burns 11/22/2017 $20.00  
Steve Burns 11/22/2017 $100.00  
  Total $4,454.32  
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