Despite strong headwinds, we will continue moving in the right direction
For many in our community, our movement-based events and experiences are the heart of Ulman. We’re saddened to postpone April’s Key to Keys experience, and we’ll announce a new date as soon as we’re able to. In the spirit of “4K, OK!”, a favorite rallying cry of our cross-country cyclists and runners, we’re not making any changes to the 4K for Cancer at this time. Our Cancer to 5K teams who are in season currently will go virtual. Thankfully, running and walking outside, solo or with safe distance from others, is one of the best things we can all do right now! So our coaches and teammates will give and get support via email and facebook groups.
Preparing for the future
None of us knows what is going to happen in the next few weeks or months. Living in uncertainty is tough. The one thing we are certain of, though, is just how essential our work is and continues to be. During this time of social distancing, we must combat isolation even more vigilantly! So, here’s how you can help:
Reach out! Most of us have extra time on our hands now that activities are cancelled. Think of those you know who may be struggling the most and give them a call! Friends in treatment, folks who live alone, or healthcare providers who are going the extra mile – everyone could use some connection and encouragement right about now!
Dedicate! When you get outside for a run, walk or ride, dedicate those miles and share it on social!
Give! Our guess is as good as yours when it comes to the future of our economy. The Ulman Foundation is powered nearly completely by philanthropy, and there’s a real risk that some events and fundraising initiatives we’re counting on may be cancelled. Individual support will be more important than ever this year, to enable us to plan confidently for the future and keep our services running smoothly. If you can, please consider making your annual gift now, or signing up to give monthly through Dedication Circle.
Our values have taken on a whole new meaning and depth for our team lately, and we hope you’ll remember them often too: Be Committed, Be Human, Be Better, and Be Courageous. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to live our values in innovative ways and expand our community in the midst of distance.
In good health,