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24 Baltimore And The Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults Celebrate 10 Years Of Partnership

plus increased revenue, expanded programming and additional scholarship opportunities

Press Release – BALTIMORE, MD – 24 Foundation, formerly known as 24 Hours of Booty, is back for its 10th year in Maryland. Throughout these 10 years, 24 Baltimore has partnered with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, donating .85 cents of every dollar raised to the organization as well as the LIVESTRONG Foundation. 24 Baltimore’s efforts have largely impacted UCF’s programming, budget and ability to serve young adults and their loved ones that have been impacted by cancer.

Since the partnership, UCF has grown exponentially, more than tripling their budget. In fact, the organization will reach its $20 million mark this year. Additionally, 24 Baltimore supports UCF’s scholarship program. The program awarded 21 scholarships in 2007 and now presents more than 36 annually.

This growth is due in part to 24 Foundation’s efforts in supporting the organization, according to Brock Yetso, president and CEO of UCF.

“The support of 24 Foundation over these past 10 years has been instrumental in growing UCF’s programs to support young adults impacted by cancer,” says Yetso. “We’re so grateful for their continued partnership and for the hundreds of riders and walkers who come together every year at 24 Baltimore. I can’t wait to get out there and join them on the loop.”

This year’s 24 Baltimore event is on Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24 from 2 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. UCF currently has three teams attending:

  • Cancer to 5K, a free 12-week training program designed for cancer survivors with the goal of completing a 5K race.
  • The Body of Young Adults Advisors, or the BOYAA team, young professionals that host events, raise awareness, and take on service projects in support of UCF.
  • Members of the Key to Keys team, a team of alumni who have participated in UCF’s Key to Keys program – a bike ride from Key Highway in Baltimore to Key West, Florida.

UCF will also have a table set up inside 24 Baltimore’s mission tent as well as a speaker at the start of the event and at the Survivor Breakfast.

“We’re thrilled that we’ve been a partner with Ulman Cancer Fund for 10 years,” says Brittany Wilson, Interim Executive Director for 24 Foundation. “It speaks volumes to show the strength of our organizations and the impact we’re making together.”

24 Baltimore Event Details:

24 Baltimore (*formerly held in Columbia, Maryland)

  • September, 23-24 2 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland
  • Riding and Walker Loop and all Event Details: www.24foundation.org/events/baltimore
  • Funds raised benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Participant Registration

Registration open now!

Interested individuals and teams can register now at www.24foundation.org/register. Riders ages 12 – 17 are required to pay a $45 registration fee and each team member must raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to participate. Child riders ages 8 – 11 are required to pay a $25 registration fee and raise a minimum of $100 prior to the event in Baltimore. Each walker is required to pay a $30 registration fee and raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to participate in Baltimore. Those who raise $10,000 or more will receive a branded orange jersey. Registered participants receive online fundraising tools, access to templates and fundraising ideas, fundraising level incentives and an event t-shirt.

Event Headquarters Features

Bring your bike or walking shoes, and 24 Foundation will take care of the rest!

Three full meals, plus unlimited snacks, energy bars, water and sports drinks

  • Midnight pizza party
  • Full bike and medical support
  • Entertainment
  • Kids’ Zone and Ride

Get updates and the inside scoop about 24 Foundation on Twitter at @24foundation, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/24Foundation and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/24_foundation/

About Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults and their loved ones impacted by cancer. Founded in 1997, the Ulman Cancer Fund works at both the local and national level to ensure all young adults (age 15-39) impacted by cancer have a voice and the necessary resources to thrive. For more information about Ulman Cancer Fund, visit: ulmanfund.org.

About 24 Foundation

24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, North Carolina with a mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. Funds raised support organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship, including: Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. 24 Foundation provides charitable non-competitive cycling and walking events – in Charlotte, NC, Baltimore, MD, and Indianapolis, IN – that are safe, fun and open to all levels of riding and walking abilities. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.


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