2014 Honorary Chair and Honorees Announced

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is pleased to announce that Kellie Pizzico, Corporate Vice President of External Affairs at Medifast, Inc. and President of the Bradley T. MacDonald Family Foundation, will serve as Honorary Chair of the 2014 Blue Jeans {& Bow Ties} Ball.
The gala, presented by Medifast, Inc., will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at Montgomery Park in Baltimore, MD.
During the program, Ms. Pizzico will make remarks and present one of several awards. Ms. Pizzico has been a tremendous supporter of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults through sponsorships of events and special projects, including involving many of the regional Medifast Weight Loss Centers in a Helping Others Fight program to create hundreds of Chemo Care Bags to be distributed to young adult patients at local cancer centers.
Ms. Pizzico says,
“Medifast has been proud to support to the Ulman Cancer Fund since 2011 and is looking forward to continuing our support in 2014 as the presenting Sponsor for the Blue Jeans {& Bow Ties} Ball. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars and purchase tickets to come out and support an organization that is changing the lives of young adults affected by cancer in our region and beyond.”
Brock Yetso, CEO  of the Ulman Cancer Fund says,
“We are delighted to have Kellie serve as this year’s Honorary Chair and Presenting Sponsor. The support of business leaders from our community is so important to the programs and services we offer free of charge. The financial support through partnering and involving their employees in our initiatives is essential as we build a community of support for young adults affected by cancer.”
The gala will honor men and women who work tirelessly to support the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. A complete list of honorees is below.
Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. Individual tickets range from $125 – $175 and will be on sale on our website beginning on Monday, December 16, 2013. For more information, call 410.964.0202 (ext 105) or visit ulmancancerfund.org/bluejeansball.
We hope to see you on January 25, 2014 at our Blue Jeans {and Bow Ties} Ball!
Brock Yetso
UCF President & CEO
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2014 Honorees

This award is named in honor of its first recipient, the Ulman Family, who began our organization  over a decade ago. The Ulman Family Founders’ Award pays tribute to those individuals whose dedication, generosity and genuine compassion   for young adults diagnosed with cancer and their families, have made our organization sustainable and poised for continued growth.
  • Racing For Cancer & AutoNation
For their partnership and support of the Yellow Party Baltimore
This award recognizes oncology professionals in the medical, psycho-social and advocacy fields. In their professional practice, recipients of this award demonstrate a passion for creatively addressing the emotional and healthcare needs of young adult cancer patients and survivors. On a daily basis, with appreciation for the science in their own respective fields and the art of compassion, they instill hope in the young people and families they serve, and in all who work to enhance the lives of young adults affected by cancer.
  • Felicity Kirby, RN, Survivorship Coordinator, GBMC
  • Kathy Ruble, RN, C.P.N.P., PhD, Johns Hopkins
  • Arlene Davis, RN, Nurse Coordinator, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
This award honors individuals who have selflessly devoted their time and energy to the work and mission of the UCF. They have brought boundless enthusiasm, a wealth of experience about how to run organizations, the knowledge of the history of cancer advocacy in Maryland, and ways to motivate and inspire others.
  • Paula Silverman
  • Suzanne DiFurio
Co-founders and supporters of the Helping Others Fight Program
This award recognizes individuals and organizations who have supported the work of the UCF through innovative partnerships. Through these partnerships the UCF has been able to raise funds critical to the advancement of our programs and services.  The partnerships have also afforded us the opportunity to reach segments of the young adult population who might not otherwise be aware of our services.
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Center
This award celebrates young adults whose lives have been touched by cancer and regardless of prognosis or outcome, have confronted the disease with purpose, grace and fight.
  • James Baden, 4K for Cancer
  • Meg Shipman, Key to Keys, General Volunteer
  • Charlotte Bohn, Cancer to 5K program


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