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)
I got involved with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults because my sister had cancer at age 22 so the cause is close to my heart. The Ulman Fund does great work and plans creative activities to get the entire community involved and connected.
In 1996 my son Doug was diagnosed with cancer - No Way! - It Can't Be - Is all I could think of - We learned in a flash that young adults deal with a meriad of totally different issues from pediatric patients and the general adult population - but no one was addressing those issues - So Doug and our family established The Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults - For 12 years we have been supporting, educating and connecting young adult cancer survivors and their loved ones - Doug and I wrote "No Way, It Can't Be" A guidebook for young adults facing cancer and we at UCF have sent out over 15,000 copies free of charge to individuals and cancer centers all over the country - We continue to empower survivors to advocate for themselves as they navigate the cancer journey.