Tyler Didra's Fundraising Page
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Tyler Didra's Fundraising Page
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 Tyler Didra is a senior at Stevenson 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 Baltimore, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Many people in my life have been affected and have lost their lives to cancer, but the person that affected my life most was a young man I went to high school with. Dalton was an active, fun-loving kid who I met when he played soccer with my younger brother. But there came a time that Dalton could no longer play, and I found out that he had DSRCT, a fatal form of childhood cancer. It was devastating to see how such a terrible disease hurt someone who had always been so bright, happy and healthy, and who had such a huge future ahead of him. It seemed so unfair for Dalton and his family that he would have to leave us so early in his life.​ I had the opportunity to help Dalton's family fund a trip to Niagara Falls, a trip I hoped would be a fun way for Dalton and his family to spend time together in his last months alive. When Dalton passed, I was devastated, and I made a commitment to help the cancer community as much as I could. Since then, I have continued to meet so many inspirational people who have personally struggled or know someone who has struggled with cancer. Through Relay for Life and other small fundraisers, I was able to better get to know members of the cancer community, and I know the Ulman 4K for Cancer will give me the opportunity to meet many more of these warriors.

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

When I discovered the Ulman Foundation, I was moved by its mission. As someone who dealt with health problems as a teenager and young adult (although, thankfully nothing as devastating as cancer), I remember what it was like to feel alone and struggle through what is already a difficult time in one’s life. Because of my past, I have always been motivated to help others who are struggling with their health and to be a source of inspiration and comfort for them. The Ulman Foundation does something that I want to be a part of. Through this 4K, I hope to raise awareness for cancer and raise the spirits of those who are unable to run because of their illness. I want to give back to a health community that helped me, and I want to give my life to something that matters more than I do. One of the skills I have is running. I have always been a passionate runner, and to have an opportunity to use this to bring more good and happiness into this world is amazing.

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


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. 


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 08/07/2019 $20.00  
Tyler Didra 08/05/2019 $100.00 Many thanks to the kind couple at The Lighthouse who donated to me!
Anonymous Friend 07/25/2019 $10.00  
Alison Cuomo 07/09/2019 $40.00  
Katherine Krawczyk 07/06/2019 $50.00 Enjoy the adventure!
Joanna Willard 07/05/2019 $100.00 Tyler you're such an inspiration. Dan and I both love you and are so proud of this adventure you're on to raise awareness for something you are so passionate about. Cancer sucks, and I love you for doing something so big.
Wendy Feldblum 06/26/2019 $100.00  
Tyler Didra 05/13/2019 $597.00 Many thanks to everyone who came to Paint Night!
Tyler Didra 05/13/2019 $14.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Facebook Raffle & Auction!
Tyler Didra 04/21/2019 $109.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Easter bake sale!
Tyler Didra 04/18/2019 $64.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Facebook Raffle & Auction!
Averil Christens-Barry 04/16/2019 $5.00 Go Tyler!
Bonfire 04/09/2019 $17.78  
Tyler Didra 04/07/2019 $186.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 50-50 Raffle!
James Sahlin 04/06/2019 $100.00 Great work Tyler, so proud of you. You are in our prayers!
Jane Drozinski 04/05/2019 $30.00 Keep up the good work, Tyler!
Freeman Dodsworth 04/04/2019 $200.00 Run Tyler, run!
Jen and Bryan 03/27/2019 $50.00 Go Tyler!! Such an awesome way to make a difference in people’s lives!!
Anonymous Friend 03/26/2019 $50.00 Go get 'em!
Tyler Didra 03/19/2019 $69.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 4K for Cancer Raffle & Auction!
Tyler Didra 03/19/2019 $98.00 March Bake Sale
Tyler Didra 03/18/2019 $338.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 50/50 Raffle!
Tyler Didra 03/18/2019 $2.00 Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 50/50 Raffle!
Lorilea Caplinger 03/18/2019 $25.00 Good luck.
Tyler Didra 03/06/2019 $50.00 Many thanks to Mary Anne Gertson!
Tyler Didra 03/06/2019 $20.00 Many thanks to the Turners!
Averil Christens-Barry 03/05/2019 $10.00 way to go!
Allyson Sigler 02/24/2019 $25.00 All the best!❤️
Patricia Feldblum 02/21/2019 $25.00 Just trying to help ...
Tyler Didra 02/16/2019 $5.00 Many thanks to Lisa Labrecque!
Tyler Didra 02/16/2019 $91.00 Valentine's Day Bake Sale
Tyler Didra 02/15/2019 $195.00 Facebook Raffle/Auction Fundraiser
Jacob Didra 02/15/2019 $125.00  
Tyler Didra 02/08/2019 $50.00 Many thanks to Buehler's in St. Leonard for donating!
Tyler Didra 01/26/2019 $100.00  
Tyler Didra 01/26/2019 $25.00  
Lily Ali 01/25/2019 $100.00 Good luck! I wish you the best!
Emily + Chris Rogers 01/22/2019 $100.00 I hope you have a wonderful running adventure! :)
Beth Rogers 01/21/2019 $200.00  
Dean & Tammy Conner 01/20/2019 $50.00 Run with your heart, soar with your soul, and make every dream come true. We are so proud of you. Love you
Rebecca Conner 01/20/2019 $50.00 In honor of my friends and family who have fought and are fighting personal battles against cancer. Thanks for what you are doing, Tyler.
Cynthia Marquez 01/17/2019 $50.00 Goooo Tyler!
Nina Mentges 01/11/2019 $50.00 So very proud of you, Tyler! Your efforts make a difference!
Meghan Cady 01/07/2019 $25.00  
Elizabeth Mueller 01/07/2019 $5.00  
Tyler Didra 01/06/2019 $50.00  
Thea Anna Almuete 01/05/2019 $15.00 I’m so proud of you and what you’re doing! You’re so amazing and I know you’re gonna do amazing on this run
Karen Skladany 01/05/2019 $35.00 Good luck Tyler
Sheila Gearhart 01/05/2019 $20.00 I'm very proud of you Tyler! Good luck with this journey and keep us posted along the way.
Debra Peters 01/04/2019 $50.00  
David Didra 01/02/2019 $250.00 We are so very proud of you Laney! I can't wait for you to begin this adventure. I have enjoyed being your running partner. # inspired
Steven Cheeseman 12/26/2018 $250.00 This looks to be an exciting adventure and for a great cause. Look forward to seeing updates along your journey!
Tyler Didra 12/25/2018 $20.00  
Jimmy Massie 12/20/2018 $100.00 RUN TYLER, RUN!!!
Erin Nordquist 12/20/2018 $35.00 :)
Anonymous Friend 12/19/2018 $100.00 We are so excited for you! This is a great cause and you are going to do amazing!
Jeff Schrecengost 12/19/2018 $25.00 Go get em Tyler, Have a great one !
Chip Rouse 12/18/2018 $100.00 Good luck, Tyler! You can do this! ~Chip Rouse
Caitlin Knight 12/18/2018 $15.00 I am so proud of you! Best of luck, you will be thought of everyday!
Judy Knight 12/18/2018 $20.00 Good luck honey! Love the Knights
Robert Stout 12/18/2018 $50.00 I’m very proud of what you are doing for this cause Tyler! Pace yourself and drink plenty of water!
Tyler Didra 12/13/2018 $100.00  
  Total $4,960.78