BENEFITING: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012
On October 7th, I will be joining hundreds of other triathletes in Ellicott City, Maryland, for the annual Half Full Triathlon, a 70 mile swim-bike-run event supporting The Ulman Fund for Young Adults. Recently selected out of 2,400 Nominees as a Top 5 Regional Finalist for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards, the Ulman Fund for Young Adults is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization working at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors.
Why HALF FULL? The 70 mile distance stands for the 70,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer each year. HALF FULL is about having hope and optimism in the face of adversity. Whether it is a triathlon or the fight against cancer, HALF FULL is having the determination and positive attitude to get to the finish line.
The Ulman Fund for Young Adults...
-Encourages awareness of cancer risks, prevention, and advocacy.
-Gives young adults personal support and guidance during the cancer treatment process through a patient navigator program, currently based out of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.
-Connects young adult cancer survivors to others who can understand and offer emotional support through a peer mentoring program and a network of support groups in the D.C. and Baltimore areas.
-Educates survivors and their loved ones about clinical trials, cancer treatments, coping strategies and far more through guidebooks and the Ulman Fund website.
If you, too, believe in the mission of the Ulman Fund, please consider making a tax-deductible donation and raising awareness by sharing/liking this page on Facebook.