Third Annual Event Benefits the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Sept. 19, 2012 – Baltimore – Today, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults announced that Lance Armstrong will race side-by-side with fellow cancer survivors in the third annual Half Full Triathlon on Oct. 7, 2012 in Howard County, Md. Armstrong plans to take part in the half distance, which includes a .9-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. He will compete in the cancer survivor wave, beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m.
“I am looking forward to competing alongside my fellow cancer survivors in the Half Full Tri,” said Armstrong, founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
“This race is a great example of what cancer survivorship is all about – not just surviving this disease, but truly living life on your own terms. My Foundation is proud to support the Ulman Cancer Fund and the great work they’re doing on behalf of young adult cancer survivors.” ~ Lance Armstrong
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Lance back to my hometown to support an event benefiting the organization I created with my family in college,” said Doug Ulman, Fund founder and president and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. “Lance’s support of the Ulman Cancer Fund and the young adult cancer movement has been and continues to be invaluable.”
“We cannot thank Lance enough for joining us in Howard County for the Half Full and providing an amazing boost of energy and excitement to our event,” said Ulman Cancer Fund President and CEO Brock Yetso. “Lance is arguably the most visible and vocal cancer survivor on the planet. Having him support our organization will ultimately help us support more young adults with cancer.”
“Half Full has always been about raising awareness and resources to support our programs in the young adult cancer fight,” said Ulman Cancer Fund COO and Half Full Race Director Brian Satola. “We thank Lance and the rest of our athletes for supporting an event that will enable us to change countless lives.”
The Ulman Cancer Fund and Armstrong have deep ties, dating back to the formation of the Fund. Fund founder and three-time cancer survivor Doug Ulman connected with Armstrong shortly after he and his family created the Ulman Cancer Fund in 1997. After establishing a friendship and sharing a vision for improving the lives of people affected by cancer, Ulman joined Armstrong in Texas and has served as president and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation since 2007.
Armstrong has been one of the Ulman Cancer Fund’s largest individual donors making a $100,000 gift to the organization in 2007 to help establish a young adult patient navigation program now being offered in three cancer centers in the Baltimore/Washington, DC Metro area. From 2004 to 2007, the Ulman Cancer Fund was the recipient of three LIVESTRONG community grants supporting educational resources created to support cancer patients and their families.
About the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is the national leader in providing specialized support for young adults affected by cancer. With nearly 70,000 young adults diagnosed every year, our organization helps young people fight the disease and navigate treatment by providing access to information, support groups and other specialized programs. UCF Patient Navigation Programs have set a national standard and can be accessed remotely or through onsite Patient Navigators at a growing number of hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. UCF is a founding member of the LIVESTRONG® Young Adult Alliance and a national pioneer in developing innovative approaches in cancer support. UCF enhances lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer.
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