Tyler Berge's Fundraising Page
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Tyler Berge's Fundraising Page
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Tyler Berge is a senior at Oklahoma City University. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49-day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco to New York, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

This May, my little sister was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It has been eye opening to see how quickly a phone call can change the lives of an individual, a family, and a community. While having such a close family member affected by cancer, I have learned many things about life - it can be unpredictable, difficult, and sometimes unfair. Seeing this firsthand has taught me to never assume what someone else is going through at home and to appreciate every single interaction and relationship. Despite this hardship my family is facing, it has truly brought us together to support her. The number of people that have reached out to us near and far has truly been a gift. There are no words to describe my sister’s bravery and courage in the face of seven months of chemotherapy and radiation, losing her hair, and putting her life on hold while she fights this battle. I look at my sixteen-year-old little sister and I see the bravest person I know.

Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?

I have had the desire to be a 4K runner since hearing about the organization in 2016. I love the idea of spending time on the open road spreading awareness for those affected by cancer. Raising money and meeting others with stories of their own about how cancer has affected their life sounds like a very uplifting experience. With the busyness of summer work and internships, I never really considered it being possible for myself. Now that I am a soon to be college graduate, I am realizing time moves quickly and some opportunities are truly once in a lifetime. With the corporate world on my horizon, I know I may never have the chance to do something like this again. It is the perfect time in my life to be young and give back and do something as unconventional as running across the country for 49 days. I hope to run for those who can’t - in honor of the fighters. This one is for you Tatum.

ABOUT 2019 4K for Cancer

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

CHALLENGE:

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. 

SOLUTION:

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!

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Kelli Seeger 11/18/2018 $100.00 Wow! What an unbelievable journey for both Tyler and Tatum.We heard about your amazing story from the Hummels. Our prayers are for continued courage, strength and faith for you both as you travel this amazing path together.
Harry Tawil 11/01/2018 $500.00 Brilliant and beautiful
Joe Clapper 10/18/2018 $25.00 We've never met but hope to one of these days! My daughter, Rachel Hummel, it's a Sister-in-Law of Laurie Hummel. What a wonderful effort you are involved in! Thank you! Joe and Patricia
Rachel Hummel 10/17/2018 $50.00 You are an awesome sister Tyler!! Run like the wind!
Amy Dalrymple 10/17/2018 $100.00 Best of luck to you. What a great way to support your sister.
Trina Sanford 09/02/2018 $100.00  
Nate & Amanda Peterson 09/02/2018 $500.00  
Kendall Sutler 09/01/2018 $100.00  
Jill Grossman 08/31/2018 $100.00 Cheering you on! I’m inspired by what you’re doing and sending prayers for your sister!
Jamie Roberts 08/31/2018 $300.00 Godspeed - for the both of you with each of your journeys. Sister love is so special.
Pamela Lammons 08/31/2018 $100.00 Praying for you and your sister!
Dena Alvernaz 08/31/2018 $250.00 friends of Laurie Hummel wishing you strength in your fight & and recovery
Sarah Clements 08/31/2018 $100.00 Praying for your family and continued support! (Friend of Laurie Hummel)
Jennifer Thomal 08/31/2018 $25.00  
Laurie Hummel 08/30/2018 $500.00 Tyler running 4000 miles is huge. Tatum prayers for your courage and strength as you continue chemo.
Tatum Berge 08/30/2018 $100.00 Hat's off to Tyler Berge for her heroic efforts to help her sister Tatum Berge in her fight against lymphoma.
Toni Gomez 08/29/2018 $100.00 Praying and good luck from the Gomez Family
Myra Townsley 08/29/2018 $75.00 Go Tyler!
Patricia Stuart 08/29/2018 $200.00 Praying for Tatum! So proud of you, Tyler!
Trista Caldwell 08/29/2018 $100.00 Run hard, sweet girl! May the wind always be at your back.
Claire Aguirre 08/29/2018 $200.00 I am so blessed that God chose me to be your mom. Gil and I are so proud of everything you have and continue to accomplish. If anyone can do this it is you!! We love you!
Lainey Goldberg 08/29/2018 $100.00 My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Suzanne Rodekohr 08/28/2018 $100.00 Prayers for Tatum and the entire family.
Monique Serena 08/28/2018 $100.00 God bless. Prayers and strength to your whole family!
Tatum Berge 08/28/2018 $100.00 Tatum for Tyler. Stay strong. We love you.
Sadie Price 08/28/2018 $100.00  
Megan Vondra 08/28/2018 $100.00 Tatum-sending strength and prayers your way!
Tyler Berges 08/28/2018 $100.00 Mucha suerte !! Un gran acto para una gran causa" Muy pronta Recuperacion para la hermosa Tatum .
Anna Palacios 08/26/2018 $100.00  
Tammie Garrison 08/24/2018 $100.00 Prayers well wishes for Tatum and her whole family!! Tyler you are blessing to your sister for sure!! T
Mariela Perez 08/24/2018 $20.00 God is great, don't ever lose hope.
Melinda Paine 08/24/2018 $30.00 Cheering you on!!!
Donna Stein 08/24/2018 $25.00 Way to go Tyler!!
Amanda Dunning 08/24/2018 $25.00 I did not know about this until today, I am praying for your family!
Osborne Family 08/07/2018 $140.00  
Ryan Samia 07/20/2018 $20.00 Go Tyler!!
Joey Root 07/18/2018 $200.00 Go Tyler Berge!
Gil Barteau 07/13/2018 $20.00 Go Tyler! So excited for you.
Mark Cohen 07/03/2018 $100.00 Run Tyler, Run!
Tyler Berge 07/02/2018 $100.00  
  Total $5,205.00  
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