Community members and organizations to be honored for their contributions to the young adult cancer fight on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

BALTIMORE, Maryland – January 20, 2015 – The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) will celebrate its 17-year anniversary and honor community members and organizations who contribute to and further UCF’s mission to create a community of support for young adults and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship. The Blue Jeans & Bow Ties Ball will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm at M&T Bank Stadium, Club Level South. The evening will include gourmet buffet stations, signature drinks, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, and dancing. The event emcees will be Comcast Sports Network Anchor, Brent Harris, and Ironman Announcer, Jeff Meeks, with entertainment provided by Badmoon.

Honorees include:

Ulman Family Founders’ Award                                   Hope Award

Jamie Roberts (posthumously)                                Children’s National Medical Center
The Shearer Family

Volunteer Service Award                                               Partner Award

Cancer to 5K Coaches                                            Navigator Management Partners
There Goes My Hero

Young Adult “FIGHT” Award

Mike Tirone
Alex Feinberg
Paul Lemle
Patti Jackson
Bo Oliver

“Our Blue Jeans and Bowties Ball continues to make a lasting impact on those who attend. This year, we are excited to honor some amazing individuals and partners in a thrilling new venue, M&T Bank Stadium. We are humbled by the support and dedication to our mission by of each of our. We look forward to showcasing each individual and organization as well as highlighting UCF’s many accomplishments which are making a positive impact in the lives of young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer,” said Brock Yetso, UCF’s President & CEO. “We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with our supporters and hope to continue to inspire and engage individuals in growing our community of support so we can continue our programs and services for many years to come.” 

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, 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 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.



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