Dr. Paul Kalanithi stated in When Breath Becomes Air that having cancer is tragic, but the people we care for, whom we love, their lives, they are not tragic. Team Baltimore runs to honor, provide dignity, cherish, and remember those who have fought and continue to fight cancer. Each of us runners started out for a variety of reasons. Some run for family members while others run in honor of friends who have passed from these notorious diseases. In the end, we run together as a family in hopes to raise awareness of the impact cancer has on young adults. We hope to gather stories from all over the United States of America as we make our trek from San Francisco to Baltimore and we hope that if you’re reading this, you are willing to share your experiences of how cancer has impacted you.
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!
|CASH CASH||08/14/2017||$204.00||Sue Anne Brady||08/04/2017||$100.00||David J Marki||07/31/2017||$200.00||CASH CASH||07/28/2017||$495.00||Elizabeth A Murphy Blake||07/12/2017||$25.00||Matt Massoth||07/11/2017||$25.00||Lynn F Barry Uhl||07/11/2017||$50.00||Elaine H Russell||07/10/2017||$100.00||Brandon Krouse||07/06/2017||$40.00||Bob Unzicker||07/06/2017||$25.00||Judy J John||07/06/2017||$100.00||CASH CASH||06/30/2017||$25.00||Caroline McIntosh||06/23/2017||$300.00||Anonymous Friend||05/27/2017||$30.00||Good luck Wish you strong legs and clear skys|