Vilma Bursac's Fundraising Page
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Vilma Bursac's Fundraising Page
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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 has 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. 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.

ABOUT 2018 4K for Cancer

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Tatjana Kosic 07/26/2018 $144.10 FROM TATJANA AND SVJETLANA! WE LOVE YOU AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF U SIS!!!WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU SOON! "Side by side or miles apart, sisters will always be connected by the heart."❤
Chris Osborn 07/07/2018 $25.90 Stay strong!
Chelsea Fryman 07/03/2018 $30.00 Cancer sucks. -and you’re a badass. Good vibes from back home in Lex. ✌
Robert Cole 06/11/2018 $20.00  
Alexis Carey 06/11/2018 $20.00 Good luck!
Meghan Berger 06/10/2018 $25.00 So proud of you and excited to hear all your stories!!
Jeremy Dugosh 06/10/2018 $100.00 Great job! Keep going!
Nermina Behaderovic 06/07/2018 $30.00  
Taylor Deskins Grob 06/07/2018 $30.00 You are so cool!
Jenna Shanks 06/06/2018 $40.00 So proud of you & so excited to see you do this! I can't wait to hear about it & see your pictures & updates! Xoxo
Maja Bursac 06/05/2018 $20.00 Thanks for buying the meal coupons!!
Jennifer Miller 06/05/2018 $10.00
Vilma Bursac 06/04/2018 $324.00 Thank you to all who have made this bake sale a hit!!
April R Feltner 05/28/2018 $30.00  
Vilma Bursac 05/25/2018 $230.00 Thank you all for your continuous support ❤
Outside the Lines LLC 05/21/2018 $206.20  
Elizabeth Wimpsett 05/16/2018 $25.00 Good luck!
Chris Cecil 05/16/2018 $25.00  
Janet Campell 05/11/2018 $25.00  
KC Wellness 05/11/2018 $300.00 I am inspired by your commitment to such a physical challenge to fight against cancer. I look forward to following your amazing journey.
Vilma Bursac 05/11/2018 $194.25 Thank you for attending the bake sale and contributing to the fight against cancer!!
Jordan and Cameron Merriman 05/04/2018 $10.00 I hope you meet your goal friend. I put the donation under my boys names. Good luck! Lindsey G
Cliff Gardner 05/03/2018 $100.00 Good luck! Very inspirational.
Chansley Turner 05/02/2018 $10.00  
Bds Mongolian Grill 04/30/2018 $257.18  
Bridgette Walker 04/28/2018 $25.00 Good luck girlie!
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  
Vilma Bursac 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
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. 03/09/2018 $65.38  
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  
  Total $4,437.77  
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