Shorecrest grad to run across country to raise money for cancer fund

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cory Henderson will raise funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund

My name is Cory Henderson. I was born and raised here in Shoreline. I am a graduate of Shorecrest High School and Shoreline Community College, and am currently studying Film Production at Central Washington University. I am finishing up my junior year and I'm about to embark on the journey of my lifetime this summer.

On June 19th, I will begin running across the country to support young adults with Cancer. The event is called 4K for Cancer. A team of 24 college-aged adults who have been fundraising money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults will run relay-style from San Francisco to New York, stopping along the way to spend time with young adults who are battling Cancer. We'll deliver chemo care bags, and we'll even surprise a couple of them with college scholarships.

You might be wondering why I would be doing such a thing. The answer to that question happened a year and a half ago in 2014. It was a normal day of work and school at SCC for me. My dad was in the hospital for an easy routine day surgery. The procedure went off without any problems and my mother asked the doctors if the procedure would also fix the pains he was experiencing in his stomach. The doctors said "no" and that they would look into the cause of the pain. Within the week, we were informed by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that he had terminal cancer and he only had a few weeks to a month to live. My father lived 6 weeks and on October 24, 2014, he passed away at Evergreen Hospice Center.

Almost exactly a year later on October 22nd, 2015 I found the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Within a week of finding them, I signed up for the 4k For Cancer run. I can’t begin to express how excited I am to travel across the country for the next month and a half. I will be running through 13 different states with the goal of spreading love, support and hope to all young adults affected by Cancer.

Our fundraising goal is 1 million dollars this summer and I’m so happy to say that we are on our way to achieving this goal with only $250,000 left. If you wish to donate you can use this link to my fundraising page and show your support.

Corey will be sending reports along his journey.


Anonymous,  June 17, 2016 at 1:51 PM  

This is an awesome thing you are doing. Please be careful. The last person I heard who was going to bounce a ball down to Mexico died a day or two into his trip when he got hit by a car. I know you won't have a distracting ball, but please be careful and good luck. I will support you.

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