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|About||UCF's mission is to changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults and their loves ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship.|
1. To provide young adults and their families with a unique and comprehensive system of support.
2. To provide support programs, education and resources, free of charge, to benefit young adults, their families and friends, who are affected by cancer.
3. To promote awareness and prevention of cancer.
The UCF’s work is built on the belief that every young adult diagnosed with cancer deserves hope and support. The values that guide the daily work with young adults as well as the long-term organizational planning include:
* Collaboration. Ongoing cooperation and idea and resource sharing will lead to the best possible outcomes for young adults living with cancer and their families. Collaborators include medical providers, the patient advocate world, nonprofit organizations, and private entities, as well as government agencies, community members, individual patients, and the institutions that care for them.
* Perseverance. Every obstacle can be overcome with determination, hard work, and resourcefulness. The UCF’s organizational efforts serve as a model for young people during the greatest challenge of their lives.
* Integrity. Every donation and dollar spent will be used in the most efficient and effective way.
* Compassion. All young adults living with cancer, and their loved ones, deserve to be treated with a concern and sensitivity that reflects the unique medical and emotional
issues that they face.
Recognized as one of The 2011 & 2012 Baltimore Business Journal’s Best Places to Work
Recognized as one of the Best of Business 2013 by the Small Business Community Association
Received a Top Rated award by Great Nonprofits in 2013
“NO WAY, IT CAN’T BE” a guidebook for young adults facing cancer. Doug Ulman and his mother Diana wrote this guidebook as a resource for individuals dealing with cancer from the initial diagnosis through long-term survivorship. The guidebook, originally written in a short, pamphlet form, has been posted on The Fund’s website since 1997. Over the past 5 years the guidebook has been expanded to its current length of 58 pages. It provides its readers with a plethora of information pertaining to how young adults, their family and friends, affected by cancer can face the challenges that lie ahead.
A generous grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation has given the UCF the ability to provide the guidebook free of charge.
You can download a free copy of the guidebook by posting this address into your web browser: http://www.ulmanfund.org/Get-Informed/UCF-Resource-Publications/Young-Adult-Guidebook-NO-WAY-It-Cant-Be.aspx