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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: THE ULMAN CANCER FUND FOR YOUNG ADULTS CHANGES LIVES BY CREATING A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT FOR YOUNG ADULTS, AND THEIR LOVED ONES, AS THEY FIGHT CANCER AND EMBRACE SURVIVORSHIP.

Results: Since our inception in 1997, UCF has raised over $7 Million to support the young adult cancer fight. We take great pride in putting these donations to use as effectively and efficiently as possible to further our mission and programmatic activities. Some accomplishments we're proud of over the years include: Awarding over $250,000 in college scholarships to young adults impacted by cancer all across the country Distributing over 15,000 Guidebooks to individuals and cancer centers in all 50 US States Responsibly allocating over 80% of all our spending towards mission related programs Helping over 200 recently diagnosed young adult patients navigate their cancer experience every year Effectively reducing our fundraising spending to less than 10% of our total expenditures by investing in programs like Team Fight and partnerships like 24 Hours of Booty, Rev3 Triathlon, 4K for Cancer, Maryland Half Marathon and more! To see a financial breakdown please go to: http://www.ulmanfund.org/About-Us/Where-our-money-goes.aspx

Target demographics: Young adults between the ages of 15-39 who have been diagnosed with cancer or been affected by a cancer diagnosis of a family member, friend or loved one.

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: Cancer to 5K (free 12 week training program for cancer survivors to empower them physically to complete a 5K), Helping Other Fight (a group of volunteers who help families facing cancer with day to day chores & more), 4K for Cancer (Cross country bike trips and runs to activate young adults in the fight against cancer), Team Fight (sports endurance team raising awareness & funds in the cancer fight)

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very we'll run organization. They were able to step in and take over the Columbia Triathlon this year and make it an event that everyone could enjoy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I first found out about Ulman I was in the middle of my cancer treatment. I couldn't believe how lucky I was to have found the organization and have the opportunity to attend the monthly support group and meet other young adults affected by cancer. I volunteered for the Half Full Triathlon after completing chemo and I am now a participant in the Cancer to 5K program. My life is richer and fuller because of Ulman. There is so much going on within the organization to keep people motivated and moving forward with life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a current participant in the Cancer to 5K program. The volunteer coaches and sherpas have been so supportive throughout the program. Their dedication has helped motivate me to set new health related goals as part of my recovery from breast cancer. I am impressed with what UCF has to offer people and the wonderful programs they run to help raise awareness and funds for a much needed cause. I look forward to being involved with raising funds for UCF in the years to come.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a breast cancer survivor and am participating in the Ulman Cancer Fund's Cancer To 5K. The support and encouragement that I have received from this group has been amazing. The coaches are phenomenal and I can't say enough about the volunteers. To give their time to help the survivors in our group back to fitness has truly been inspirational. I am looking forward to our team crossing the finish line together in June. I am also thankful for the volunteer Sherpa who despite the fact that she wasn't even signed up as a participant, woke up early last weekend to Sherpa me through the IronGirl 5K. I can't wait for the day that I'm able to pay it forward like that! Thanks, Ulman....for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I participated in Ulman's Cancer to 5K about six years ago. The program was so important to my physical and emotional recovery from treatment that my husband and I have actively supported Ulman ever since. Most recently, I participated in the inaugural Key to Keys Ride, another life-changing experience for me and an opportunity to get a close look at a very well-run organization. I can never repay Ulman for the intangibles I have received but I will continue to give back in any way that I can.

3 Libby M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Ulman cancer fund does many things for the young adult cancer survivor group all across the USA. I personally took part in the Cancer to 5k program, doing the at home training version.