For the past few years, I’ve been racing and fundraising for the Ulman Cancer Fund through Team Fight. (You can donate here or through the link in my sidebar.) UCF’s mission is:
We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults and their loved ones impacted by cancer.
Simple and to the point. But they do this is so many ways, from Patient Navigators in hospitals, meetups and support groups, the Cancer to 5K program (where participants get one-on-one coaching to get them to the finish line of a 5K and beyond), and even by things as simple as organizing meal deliveries or yard work assistance for patients going through treatment.
The Ulman Cancer Fund has just announced their next project and I think it’s an awesome one.
In 2016, UCF is breaking ground on the UCF House in East Baltimore near Johns Hopkins, a home away from home for young adult cancer patients and their caregivers. The house will have space for 8 families, as well as communal space for those staying to spend time together and find support in their shared experiences.
This project is surprisingly less expensive than you would think, but UCF still needs our help. They are embarking on a $3 Million capital campaign to build and sustain the house for three years as well as increase the programming available for young adults and families impacted by cancer.
No gift is too small. Every $5 gets us that much closer to the goal. And if you’re in the DC/Baltimore area and can’t give financially, consider giving of your time. Thank you all for your support.