BENEFITING: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, Inc.
Today, cancer is the leading disease killer among individuals who are 20 to 29 years old. And despite advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment, there has been no improvement in survival rate for this age group within the last 30 years. Annually, more than 70.000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is a 501c3 non-profit organization, with the mission to change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones impacted by cancer. A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, UCF has been working since 1997 at both the community level and with national partners to raise awareness of the young adult cancer issue, and to ensure that all young adults impacted by cancer have a voice and the resources necessary to thrive.