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Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults

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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

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

UCF really helped build an incredible support network for all whose lives had been affected by cancer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The UCF has a clear mission and sticks to it. I sincerely appreciate that this group's effects on the community is completely transparent: we can see exactly how big of a difference UCF makes every day! There are myriad volunteer opportunities, which makes it very easy to be an active participant and contribute. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication!

Jenn16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with UCF since 2009. The thing that has kept me coming back to UCF is their clear and unwavering support of their mission: young adults with and surviving cancer. Not only is it a worthy focus, but UCF manages to handle the tragedies of loss with grace. I never thought I would need their services, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 38. The staff and volunteers rallied around me. I had an immediate support network that most people are not fortunate enough to have access to upon diagnosis. My good attitude and ability to kick cancer to the curb is in no small part due to the efforts, the love, and the humor of the folks at UCF. This organization is more like a family than a company.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

UCF organizes the 4k for cancer run across the country, which I took part in the summer 2014. The mission of this foundation has changed my life and I will always try to directly support the cancer community because of my experience with Ulman.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

UCF has given me the opportunity to connect with other young professionals in a variety of settings - from helping to clean cancer patient's houses to training for races with survivors to meeting new people at happy hours while putting together 'chemo care bags' I have found UCF to be a great way to meet people while giving back to the cancer community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Ulman Cancer Fund through various events as well as participating in Team Fight volunteer efforts, and all have been wonderful experiences. Every person I have met is warm and inviting and it is by far the most supportive environment of people I could ever imagine. For both survivors as well as those who have lost someone close to them from cancer, the community of people that make up the Ulman Cancer Fund is one of the most wonderful groups I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of.

Heather177

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that is very near and dear to my heart. I can't imagine my life without UCF. They offer SO many amazing things other than just my personal favorite, which is the 4k. They are an organization based solely on helping others and raising awareness. Who WOULDNT want to be a part of that. UCF changes tons of lives, including mine!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ulman Cancer Fund is an organization that engages its community in a myriad of ways. Its events are filled with passion and enthusiasm, its volunteers are determined to make a difference, and the group's mission resonates within each of its leaders. It seems as though each month, there is a new event, volunteer, or city altogether that the organization puts together in an effort to reach an even larger audience. Bravo, UCF!

Monica J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I stumbled upon UCF, I and no idea what I was getting into! What an incredible group of people, a hard working and dedicated staff and has changed my life forever! With numerous events under my belt now, and also participating in the Key to Keys program, I am so honored to be a part of this non-profit organization as a volunteer and participant! Keep up the amazing work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I haven't found a better charity to put my time, effort, energy, passion and money behind than Ulman Cancer Fund. As a survivor- turned avid supporter- turned dedicated volunteer and committee chair, UCF has changed my life in the past three years within just the volunteer realm. The people you meet through UCF are made of 1000% the "good stuff" that you gravitate to. The motivation and inspiration seen daily within the offices, on the road, in the hospitals, in the running/swimming/biking/volunteering groups and even online is what makes UCF absolutely incredible. With only three years of volunteering and supporting this organization and I cannot wait to continue to help it become more of an impactful, well-known and life-changing group that always puts the people first. Much of my fight with cancer as a teenager would have been much different if I had UCF available to me and I want to be able to provide their support and encouragement to everyone possible because I believe in the mission and genuineness of the Fund.

Paul95

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Key To Keys 2013 rider and cancer survivor, I helped UCF raise about $90,000 to fund patient navigator positions. If there is more important work out there (besides curing the disease), please point me to it. The Ulman Cancer Fund has a dedicated, professional, and inspiring staff, and their work is well appreciated in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ulman Cancer Fund ensures that no young adult has to fight cancer alone. Cancer turned your life upside down? UCF will turn cancer on its ear and help you get your life back! We will fight for you, and with you. Relentlessly.

I've been volunteering and fundraising for UCF for about 6 years. Time and money well spent.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of the 2012 4K for Cancer team, I raised money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and have since become friends with individuals who they support. I know their lives are drastically changed for the better because the UCF was there to stand up and vouch for them in their most serious time of need in a world where young adults are largely left to fend for themselves when diagnosed with cancer. The UFC has a spirit and energy that carries through to all of its participants and gives hope when hope is scarce.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in the 4k for Cancer during the summer of 2011. This experience completely changed my life and the way I view the world. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to bike ride across the country raising hope and awareness of cancer in communities from shore to shore.

Sam_15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last summer, I was fortunate enough to participate in the 4K for Cancer, part of the Ulman Cancer Fund, in honor of my father, a cancer survivor. From the start, I was in awe of the dedication and hard work of the men and women manning the UCF offices. Their desire to bring aid to young adults with cancer is inspiring. That awe continued once I met my teammates and experienced 10 weeks with them, cycling, inspiring, and uniting. The number of people who told me how much they were affected by us is uncountable. The ways in which my teammates, and everyone associated with the 4K and UCF, inspired me are unthinkable. I truly cannot think of a more hardworking and dedicated group of people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful people doing wonderful things. I support UCF not only bc they reach a wider audience (in terms of ages & diagnoses) than any other cancer-related charity that I know of, but also because such a large percentage of dollars raised goes directly to mission-related services. They provide phenomenal services, emphasize advocacy and support through sport, and use their monies well. Plus, the staff are just exceptionally nice, too.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ulman Cancer Fund is filled with some of the most amazing people doing the most amazing and inspiring things! How do I know? I have worked first hand with this incredible team of superb people! I ran across America with UCF & Rev3 and had my eyes opened more than I ever thought they could be! I was part of the Half Full tri last year and once again my love for UCF increased exponentially! I was blessed with the chance to get to know most of Team Fight and UCF and am forever grateful! They have inspired me to be better and have shown me how to help people overcome! Their support groups are the best in the world! Being the best is just a reflection of the people in it! Keep it UCF! You all are the best! Pura Vida!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides great resources to young adults affected by cancer. Through their patient navigation program they guide young adults to information, resources and services they needed to be empowered in their cancer fight.

UCF provides great volunteer opportunities to help cancer survivors directly (cooking meals, providing transportation, running errands, etc), or supporting UCF events such as the Half Full Triathlon, Blue Jeans Ball, Screw Cancer Brew Hope and so many others that raise money to support the programs and services UCF provides free of charge.