Vilma Bursac is a graduate student at The University of Kentucky. In the summer of 2018, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4,000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD to raise funds and awareness for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
As a human being, it is important to take notice of the battles others endure. While cancer has not directly impacted my life, I am in awe of the individuals fighting each day to survive. While I have volunteered at numerous cancer organizations, I have not been involved to this scale. I hope to make a true difference and inspire others to do the same.
Cancer is strong. People are stronger. I look forward to pushing my body and mind beyond its limits to fight cancer.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
Finding passion and purpose in life is a process. When I came across 4K for Cancer, I was immediately intrigued. I live my life simply. If I believe it will challenge, inspire or change me, I go for it. I live for things that have soul, and the fighting spirit of those affected by cancer have always touched my heart.
As I near the end of my master’s program, my passion for health promotion has only grown throughout the years. I could not think of a better way to raise awareness for cancer than by running across America. Before I leave Kentucky, I would like to end this chapter of my life with something of importance. I hope to learn and grow as an individual and have no doubt that this life-changing journey will be all that I envision and more.
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 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!
|Abby Creighton||04/25/2018||$20.00||Lynda Poole||04/25/2018||$25.00||Good Luck, from Kim and the Poole Fam.||Lynn ONeil||04/24/2018||$25.00||Good luck Villa. So proud of you.||Darian Taylor||04/24/2018||$50.00||I have shin splints just thinking about you running! Good luck, Lady! You are an inspiration to us all! ❤||Caitlin Baer||04/24/2018||$10.00||Hannah Brokaw||04/24/2018||$10.00||Vilma Bursac||04/23/2018||$401.50||Claire Catherine||04/13/2018||$10.00||What an opportunity to open up your world even more than you have already. Cheers to all of the new roads this adventure will take you! You'll do great :)||Erika & Danijel Ljuna||04/04/2018||$100.00||Get it girl! We are so proud of you. You are so amazing.||Chipotle||04/03/2018||$78.25||City Barbeque, LLC||04/02/2018||$67.01||Aly Nonn||03/30/2018||$20.00||Bake Sale||03/29/2018||$439.00||UK Hospital Bake Sale||Lindsey Woods||03/28/2018||$25.00||You’re the bomb, Vilma!||Jakob Hester||03/27/2018||$25.00||Good luck, Vilma!||Rasheed Flowers||03/24/2018||$20.00||Best of luck and God bless||Roshan Palli||03/18/2018||$50.00||Snjezana Bursac||03/17/2018||$50.00||❤️ u sis!!!||Sladjana Behaderovic||03/16/2018||$25.00||Love you!||Jocco and nikki Allen||03/16/2018||$50.00||Your an inspiration and an awesome person. #FFF||Aleksandar Bursac||02/18/2018||$100.00||I love you, but not enough to do it with you.||Maja Bursac||02/08/2018||$50.00||Svjetlana Vjestica||02/05/2018||$50.00||Tatjana Kosic||02/05/2018||$50.00||Way to go sis!! So proud of u!||Tom Carroll||02/01/2018||$50.00||Making this donation in honor of a friend who did the BAL to SEA ride a few summers ago||Jeff Rogers||01/23/2018||$50.00||God bless you! Keep it up!||Phyllis Everhart||01/19/2018||$10.00||Bobby Edwards||01/18/2018||$50.00||Clelia Smyth||01/18/2018||$50.00||Enjoy the journey||Madeline Ray||01/17/2018||$5.00||TAMARA BURSAC||01/16/2018||$25.00||Trevor Berger||01/16/2018||$25.00||Vilma Bursac||01/13/2018||$100.00|