Tess Brown is a graduate of The University of Southern California. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Having had multiple friends, aunts, uncles and cousins battle cancer I have seen the impact of the cancer community up close. While this is not a community I willingly entered, I have found that celebrating the lives of the survivors and remembering the ones lost creates an unfounded connection to those impacted by cancer.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
Participating in 4k will allow me to expand on my passion for fitness while also biking in memory of the family and friends impacted by cancer. I feel so lucky to be happy and healthy and I want to share that with my teammates as we take this journey together.
2019 marks the 18th 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 Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org!
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!
|Lisa Tooker||02/11/2019||$50.00||Great cause and sounds like a fantastic trip, too! Enjoy and good luck with all.||Elizabeth Celli||02/03/2019||$50.00||Very proud of you Tess. Autodesk will match this as well!||Charitable Giving Wayfair||01/09/2019||$1,000.00||Betsy Coover||01/02/2019||$75.00||Go Tess- such a huge adventure!!||Mihir, Ishan, Sonali, and Zeel Shah||12/27/2018||$150.00||The Shahs are cheering you on, from coast to coast <3.||James Luttrull||12/25/2018||$100.00||MERRY CHRISTMAS||Kelly Marine||12/05/2018||$50.00||What a wonderful adventure for a great cause!||Marty&Miguel Mattox||11/16/2018||$50.00||much love from the Mattox's||Tess Brown||10/30/2018||$75.00||Donation from Carolyn Byrne - Thank you Carolyn!||Carol A Arvidsson||10/29/2018||$100.00||Good luck Tess! Way to go!!!||Madelyn Byrne||10/25/2018||$500.00||Great cause. The journey is the reward!||Isabelle Kitze||10/15/2018||$50.00||Can’t wait to see my best friend kick some butt this summer!!||Charlene Golding||10/14/2018||$100.00||Great cause Tess!!||Taryn Claassen||10/01/2018||$50.00||Taryn O'Grady||09/30/2018||$50.00||Go Tess Go!||Alex Gaman||09/27/2018||$150.00||Kathleen L Hamilton||09/27/2018||$50.00||Great idea good luck||Lisa Byrne||09/26/2018||$500.00||What a wonderful cause, happy to provide support! Go Tess!||Ryan Brown||09/26/2018||$200.00||Paolina Della Bordella||09/25/2018||$20.00||Go Tess go!||Pat Byrne||09/25/2018||$200.00||Anonymous Friend||09/25/2018||$20.00||Carrie McKewan||09/25/2018||$50.00||Heck yeah Tess!||Nick Metzler||09/13/2018||$20.00||You da best Tess!||Tess Brown||08/28/2018||$100.00|