I'm going to keep it simple and to the point.
On March 26th, a group of dedicated and passionate people started running on the pier in Oceanside, CA with one goal in mind. Twenty-one days, 3,080 Miles later they will finish their journey in Washington, DC on Monday April 16th at 2 PM. This is your Rev3 Triathlon Run Across America team that has dedicated the past month of their lives to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults through the Run Across America! They have the goal of raising $100,000 and we need your support!
They were led by a melanoma survivor and the wife of a young man who is currently battling a very rare soft tissue cancer. That melanoma survivor is Kelsey Jones and that wife is Harmony Davis. Makes it a little more real, doesn't it? Way too real to those who had the pleasure of meeting, chatting, laughing and crying with them along the way.
Why should this be important to those reading this email? Unfortunately, 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year, cancer is the #1 disease killer in this population, survival rates have not improved for this age group in over 20 years. Many young adults are facing this disease alone!
If you were diagnosed with cancer, who would support you financially and emotionally? For many young adults, the answer is "I have no idea"! This is where the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults steps in.
We believe facing cancer alone is unacceptable and we work daily to build programs and services for young adults so they are not alone. UCF currently has Young Adult Patient Navigation Program within the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital Lombardi Cancer Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute and a remote navigation program offered our of our offices.
We need your help in order to sustain these current programs and grow our footprint into other cancer centers across the Country! We currently see approximately 1,200 patients each year who lean on UCF for support they otherwise would not have. Our UCF Navigation Team sits bedside with patients, families and loved ones and help them navigate their individual journey.
This dedicated group of people who are running ov
er 3,000 miles in these 21 days need your help.The goal is to raise $100,000 to fund a UCF Young A
dult Patient Navigation Program that will in turn lend support to over 300 patients per year! Please c
onsider a donation of any amount to http://rev3tri.com/america/donate/.
All donations are tax deductible and will go directly to support the programs and services of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
So as I run for the last week with the Rev3 Run Across America crew to make a statement and as we culminate on the steps of the Georgetown Hospital Lombardi Cancer Center on Monday April 16th, I urge you to take part and support our efforts.
Your support of initiative will help to ensure that "nobody should have to face cancer alone"!
COO, Ulman Cancer Fund