Stevenson BizComm alum and current Admissions Office staffer Jen Antonelli continues to make her way running across the United States to raise money for and awareness of cancer. On her 4000+-mile journey through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adult’s 4K for Cancer program, Jen and her co-runners began a 49-day journey in San Francisco in honor of those among family and friends who have suffered or died from the disease.

Jen writes, “Day 3 was our first rest and service day, and after packing chemo care bags the night before, we visited the Carson City Cancer Center, a place where patients can come and receive chemotherapy infusions, radiation, immunotherapy and guidance through their cancer experience. It was an amazing experience being able to meet with patients and talk to the nurses, pharmacists and patient navigators.

Later, we drove the 20 minutes to Lake Tahoe, paddleboarded and kayaked and relaxed at the beach. I really can’t believe how lucky I am to be able to be a part of the 4K this summer.

Day 4: Carson City, NV to Fallon, NV. Our beautiful, short run today was dedicated to my wonderful and strong sister-in-law, Ashley! Tonight we will be giving out a scholarship to our first recipient of the trip!”

Follow Jen’s journey via her blog here. (Photo from Jen’s Facebook page) #RunJenRun