This summer Parker Native and Ponderosa High School graduate Madeline LeDoux will be making a 4,000-mile cross country run from San Francisco to Baltimore Maryland. She will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day run through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adult’s 4K Cancer program. Their mission is to raise awareness, inspire hope, and unite communities in the fight against cancer. Through out their 4,000 mile journey they will be visiting cancer patients at hospitals and cancer centers; in addition, they will also be raising awareness in the towns that they will be running through. Madeline is wanting to reach out to you for support on her cross country run for donations to reach her goal. She has reached almost a quarter of her over all goal which is a minimum of $4,500, however she has raised the bar for herself and is hoping to raise $6,000. Madeline plans to dedicate her run to her Grandmother who passed away from breast cancer many years ago. Although they never were able to be introduced she has always felt that her and her grandmother would have had an incredible bond, and she is looking forward to the day when she will be able to meet her.
We all have had some connection with cancer in our family and friend circle. Cancer takes the lives of so many. If you are wanting to read more on Madeline’s story go to her donation page where her connection to cancer is explained in more detail.
Please donate to Madeline’s cause at her online page: https://ulman.z2systems.com/madeline-ledoux
She can accept offline donations in the form of a check written out to The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (mailed out to 1215 E Fort Ave, Ste 104, Baltimore MD, 21230.) Please be sure that you include her full name in the check memo.
Here is a little more information about Madeline and her journey that awaits her this coming up June
•She is 21 years old
•She is a Senior at Metropolitan State University of Denver
•She graduated Ponderosa High School in 2014
•She is Majoring in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Special Education
•She departs from San Francisco June 17th and will arrive in Baltimore on August 4th
•The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is a non-profit cancer foundation
•None of the money that she is collecting will be going to her, it all goes to the foundations to fund cancer treatments, chemo care bags, and scholarships for young adults
•She won’t be running across America alone. She will be running with 20-30 other college-aged students.
•She will be running through Colorado (the cities and the dates when she will be in those cities are posted on the 4kforcancer.org website)
•Her entire run is paid for through donations so that means she will be staying at host family’s homes, churches, YMCA’s and other locations throughout her trip.