SJEB Alumni Carly Kliment (92/93 Girls) is looking for some SJEB support toward reaching her goal of $4,500 toward the Ulman Cancer Fund. Carlys' 4K for Cancer team will be running across America to raise money.
By Carly Kliment @carlyruthh
This summer I have been offered an opportunity of a life-time as I have been selected as a member of the 2016 4K for Cancer Team with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
As a member of the team I will participate in a 49 day, 4,000+ mile run from San Francisco, California to New York City, New York to benefit young cancer patients and their family, friends and support system. Starting in San
Francisco, California each day the team and I will run anywhere from 6 to 16 miles in a relay type fashion. Each team member will have a partner throughout the trip and one member will start the run each day, run a specific amount of miles, and then their partner will pick up where they left off and run the remaining amount of miles needed for the day. Additionally, I will dedicate each days' to someone in the cancer community (if anyone would like me to dedicate a day to someone they know I will gladly do so).
After completing the run for the day, the team will then participate in service. The type of service done throughout the trip will vary but will include: granting/giving out scholarships to current cancer patients to afford treatment, listening and interacting with cancer patients, survivors, and family members, etc. However, in order to participate in the trip,
I need to raise a minimum of $4,500. It is important to note that the money I raise for the trip does not go toward any personal expenses. The money raised is solely to donated towards cancer research and to help young individuals battling cancer afford treatment. Thus, I need and would appreciate all the support I can get. Although there are specific fundraising deadlines I need to meet leading up to the trip,
I am accepting any donations now through May 2016. If interested in donating, you can visit my personal fundraising page at http://4kforcancer.org/profiles/carly-kliment/ or send a donation via check to 4K for Cancer 921 E Fort Ave, Ste 325 Baltimore, MD 21230.
If sending a donation by check please be sure to include your email and to the name of the participant (Carly Kliment) to whom you are making the donation.
Furthermore, my personal fundraising page will also act as a blog throughout my entire 4K journey. If anyone is interested in tracking my fundraising/training progress and following along throughout my trip, please be sure to check out my page.
Thank you in advance for the support! Although it may not seem like it, your donation matters and makes a huge difference in the life of a cancer patient. As does every mile I run, every dollar raised matters. One dollar could be the difference between whether or not a cancer patient receives life-saving treatment and support.