We Sprint For The Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults
All of the glory. None of the guts. And all for two incredible causes.
Our Sprint for Spat 0.10K is back for a second year on Sunday, May 3 in Baltimore's Fells Point Square. While the distance of the race may be a joke, the two organizations it benefits -- the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the Oyster Recovery Partnership -- are anything but.
Nearly 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year, and a diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39 is nearly eight times more common than a diagnosis during the first 15 years of life. The mission of Baltimore's Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is to create a community of support for cancer patients and their families as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship.
UCF works at the grassroots level to support, educate, connect, and empower patients. Here's a look at how even the smallest donation to UCF makes a profound impact on a young adult who is navigating his or her experience with cancer:
- $25 will pay for transporting a patient to a doctor’s appointment
- $75 will will pay for three Chemo Care Bags that UCF staff delivers to patients at cancer centers
- $100 will pay for UCF patient navigators to facilitate a monthly support group
- $200 will pay to help preserve a young adult’s fertility prior to starting treatment
- $500 will pay for 16 survivors to cross the finish line of a 5K through UCF's Cancer to 5K program
- $1,000 will help pay for UCF's quarterly Community Survivor Activities
- $1,500 will pay to distribute guidebooks to 500 newly diagnosed cancer patients
- $2,500 will pay for a scholarship to send a young adult facing cancer to college
- $10,000 will help UCF start another Patient Navigation program at a cancer center
Registration for Sprint for Spat 0.10K is open. The race will sell out, so claim your spot now.