What You’re Riding For

Each year, nearly 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States.

A cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15-39 is nearly eight times more common than during the first 15 years of life, and unfortunately cancer is the leading disease killer among 20-39 year olds.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. We are able to accomplish our mission through Direct Services and Programs that better the lives of young adults impacted by cancer. One of those services is our Young Adult Patient Navigation program that services patients remotely and on site at our partner facilities, the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Maryland Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children’s National Medical Center, and the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Medical Center.

The proceeds for this event will go toward funding a NEW Young Adult Patient Navigator position that will serve the MedStar Health System in the Baltimore community. This program provides an engagement opportunity, in which Baltimore-based organizations can help us serve even more young adults facing a cancer diagnosis in Baltimore.

To find out more about UCF’s Mission and Direct Services and Programs, follow the links below.

UCF Mission

UCF Direct Services 

UCF Cancer to 5K Program

Young Adult Cancer