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NEWS | June 13, 2013

College student to receive scholarship for essay about her Dad's brain tumor on Father's Day

Who:
Sacramento State student Kimberly Schmidt and her father, Bobby Schmidt, a brain tumor patient at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 23 young athletes running in the 4K for Cancer event from San Francisco to Baltimore, MD to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

What:
The 20-year-old student will be given a college scholarship from the Ulman Cancer Fund for her essay about her father and his treatment at UC Davis -- and the effect it had on their lives.

Why:
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can have a devastating impact on a family. Despite  the challenges both Kimberly and her family faced, she continued to make the most of every moment and do everything she could to help support her family. Not letting anything hold her back, she successfully obtained a double major in English and Marketing and plans to attend law school in the near future.

When:
Sunday (Father's Day), 3-3:30 p.m.

Where:
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center courtyard, 4501 X St., Sacramento

Media Opportunities:
Pre-interviews will be available with the Schmidt family Friday, June 14, upon request. During event on Sunday, there will be opportunities as well to speak with the family and with representatives from the Ulman Fund and 4K for Cancer.

For more information on the Ulman Fund and 4K for Cancer visit: http://www.ulmanfund.org/ and http://4kforcancer.org/