Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, Inc. (“UCF”) is the national leader in providing specialized support for young adults, and their loved ones, (ages 15-39 years) impacted by cancer, including patient navigation services, education, awareness, peer mentoring and support groups. When Doug Ulman was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 19, he and his family were challenged to find resources for young adults, and their families, facing cancer. Frustrated by this void, the Ulman family established UCF in 1997 in Howard County, Maryland, one of the first organizations created to cater to the specific needs of this underserved population.
Keep your eyes open for our Cancer to 5K participants, sherpas, and coaches at this year’s race!
Cancer to 5K is a running/walking training program for cancer survivors, of all ages, treatment statuses, and physical abilities to reclaim their bodies from cancer and bring people together in a supportive setting. Survivors train for 12 weeks with volunteer coaches and alongside volunteer ‘sherpas’ with the ultimate goal of walking or running a local 5K. Cancer to 5K teams are located in 15 major cities across the country.