For Immediate Release: February 26, 2015
The Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults Re-Launches Guidebook For Young Adults Facing Cancer
This powerful tool provides suggestions, ideas and valuable information to help young adults navigate their cancer journey
Baltimore, MD: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) will be celebrating the release of their updated guidebook – No Way, It Can’t Be: A Guidebook for Young Adults Facing Cancer – at a gathering on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3 p.m. Doug Ulman and his mother, Diana Ulman, wrote this guidebook as a resource for young adults dealing with cancer, from the initial diagnosis through long-term survivorship. At Monday’s event, Diana will present the new guidebook to social workers, nurses, and other medical professionals from local hospitals and cancer centers with whom UCF works.
UCF Founder and co-author, Doug Ulman shared, “Finding out I had cancer at age 19 changed the course of my life. Immediately thrown into a world of challenges to overcome, I found myself struggling to find information and support programs that could help me navigate having cancer as a young adult. Born out of frustration and a real need to support other young adults facing cancer, my mother Diana and I wrote this guidebook in 1997 and it has changed lives. We’re excited to be re-launching the new guidebook in the community.” To date, over 10,000 copies of No Way have been distributed to patients and families in all 50 states.
President and CEO, Brock Yetso stated, “We are excited to share the new guidebook in our community and beyond. No Way, It Can’t Be! offers new and improved resources, information and perspectives for young adults and their families and friends. We hope that our local and national partners will embrace the new guidebook and continue offering it as a tool for the young adults they serve.”
No Way, It Can’t Be! is slated for nationwide distribution. A copy of the guidebook is available for download as a PDF on the UCF website (https://ulmanfoundation.org/gethelp-cancer-resource-directory/).
About Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults:
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, founded in 1997, is the national leader in providing specialized support for young adults affected by cancer. With nearly 70,000 young adults diagnosed every year, UCF helps young people fight the disease and navigate treatment by providing access to information and other specialized programs. UCF Patient Navigation can be accessed remotely or through onsite Patient Navigators at a growing number of hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. UCF changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship. For more information, please visit, http://www.ulmancancerfund.org.