Taylor Strong's Fundraising Page
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Taylor Strong is a freshman at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 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?

I think it’s safe to say that nearly everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. I know many people in my life that have passed away from cancer or are cancer survivors. As the amount of new cases diagnosed per year continue to climb, truly nobody is safe from cancer, as it could happen to anyone at any given time. I think it is essential to bring as much support and comfort to the individuals and families that struggle through the battle against cancer to help make their lives easier in any way possible. 

 

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

I am traveling with the Ulman Cancer Fund across America this summer because I want to make a huge difference in peoples’ lives and inspire others to do so as well.  I want to show people that there really is no limit on the amount you can accomplish in your lifetime, and to live life to the fullest while we still have the chance. Don’t be afraid to step outside of the ordinary because it will only lead you to the extraordinary. 

 

I am traveling with the Ulman Cancer Fund because I want to use my talent of long-distance running and do something good with it that can help others. Cancer is a particularly scary and tragic disease that affects millions across the globe. I want those affected to know that there are many people out there who care about them and are working to make a change. If I can bring even the slightest smile or bit of happiness to someone, this entire journey will be worth it. Running across America has been a dream of mine for many years, so I am very grateful and blessed to be able to do it for an absolutely fantastic cause.

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

Challenge:

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. 

Solution:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Richard Myers 07/16/2017 $50.00 Tator, we are so proud of you!! Your determination & strength will take you wherever you want to go in life!! Stay safe & healthy!!
Sandy Toth 07/11/2017 $20.00 Taylor I hope this will help in reaching your goal. You are an amazing girl! You kindness is touching so many lives. Stay safe.
Bob Shilling 06/15/2017 $100.00 RUN STRONG RUN!
Anonymous Friend 05/30/2017 $100.00  
Elizabeth L Wolfe 05/18/2017 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/12/2017 $125.00  
Lynn Wetherson American Legion 05/10/2017 $100.00  
William McCutcheon 05/07/2017 $50.00 Good luck Taylor
Hoss's Restaurant Operations Inc DBA Hoss's Steak and Sea House 05/05/2017 $132.85  
Charles B. Miller Memorial Fund 05/01/2017 $75.00  
Kathryn Mattis 04/29/2017 $50.00  
Bake Sale #2 Proceeds/Donations 04/27/2017 $70.00 Thanks to everyone who bought from my bake sale at IUP or gave me donations! Every little bit helps :)
Dave Templeton 04/22/2017 $30.00 Good Luck Taylor!
Anonymous Friend 04/07/2017 $50.00  
Stephanie Sedlock 04/05/2017 $100.00 The Sedlock's wish you good luck and a safe journey! I love how motivated you are to do these types of things! Love, Steph, Ally, Britt, Kelley, Matt, and Ed
Jane Stahl 04/05/2017 $25.00  
Dennis E. McCreery 03/28/2017 $100.00  
Sue SMEAL 03/24/2017 $20.00 it is great that u are doing this. good luck on ur run.i am a friend of ur mom
Bake Sale 03/23/2017 $152.00 Bake Sale Proceeds/Donations
Dan Previte 03/23/2017 $25.00 Good luck Taylor! This is an awesome thing that you're doing! Keep in touch!
Indiana Chapter 1260 03/23/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/19/2017 $20.00  
Joseph Delosh 03/18/2017 $50.00 Taylor, Thanks for showing everyone how great NC students are!! The Delosh Family
Shannock Valley Memorial Post 6555 03/14/2017 $200.00  
Mattie Dumm 03/10/2017 $20.00 U got me with "what in donation"
Ronald Glass 03/10/2017 $50.00  
Lindsey Prasko 03/08/2017 $20.00 goodluck Taylor!!❤️
Joanne Freund 03/07/2017 $100.00 Wow! You are more than halfway to your goal! Keep it up!
Taylor Trybus 03/07/2017 $5.69 hey girl! i am poor but here is $5 of my hard earned cash for you to embark on a crazy adventure while i clean dorms w/o you. but love you! (don't come back) - xoxo tay tay
Hannah Tibbott 03/05/2017 $30.00 Good luck Tay!! Love, Hannah, Brian, Joy and Sarah!
Karen Rodgers 03/04/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/03/2017 $15.00 Go Taylor!!!
J. M. Miller, INC 03/02/2017 $100.00  
Mary A Samko 02/28/2017 $25.00  
Chipotle Mexican Grill 02/28/2017 $53.63  
Indiana Moose Lodge 174 02/28/2017 $100.00  
VFW Post 7043 02/27/2017 $100.00  
Kathleen Jusko 02/22/2017 $25.00  
Menoher Home Aid Association 02/18/2017 $200.00  
American Legion Home Assn of Ebensburg 02/09/2017 $100.00  
Shari Reed 02/08/2017 $50.00 You go girl!!
Cambria Girls Basketball Boosters 02/03/2017 $423.00  
Mary Getty 01/31/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/30/2017 $20.00 Good luck!!
John Connell 01/30/2017 $50.00  
American Legion Auxiliary Benedict A Andrew Unit 01/29/2017 $100.00  
CNB Bank 01/26/2017 $50.00  
Helen Flickinger 01/25/2017 $20.00  
Esther Shane 01/25/2017 $100.00  
Indiana Duquense Distributing 01/24/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/22/2017 $45.00  
Nicole Duriez 01/19/2017 $30.00  
Luigis Ristorante 01/19/2017 $25.00  
Debra Rodgers 01/18/2017 $100.00  
Terry Guthrie 01/17/2017 $50.00  
Dixonville Lodge No. 833 Loom 01/17/2017 $200.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/13/2017 $130.00  
Deborah Letso 01/12/2017 $30.00 Good luck Taylor! from Rizzo and Sons
Kim Lewis 01/12/2017 $100.00 What an admirable thing to do! Safe travels!
Don Lewis 01/10/2017 $100.00 Way to Go and Be Blessed!
Marian Carole Woods 01/10/2017 $20.00  
James Woodle 01/10/2017 $25.00  
Slovak Independent Political Club 01/10/2017 $500.00  
Gregory Chuhran 01/07/2017 $50.00 Good luck you can do it!
Anonymous Friend 01/07/2017 $227.00  
Allison Stockley 01/07/2017 $25.00  
Rose Fisher 01/07/2017 $30.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/05/2017 $40.00 Good luck!
Shirley Strong 01/05/2017 $100.00  
Robert Nastase 01/05/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/04/2017 $85.00  
Nathanael Arthurs 01/03/2017 $25.00  
Justin Nagle 12/28/2016 $10.00 Good luck Taylor!
Taylor Strong 12/09/2016 $100.00  
  Total $5,709.17  
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