This past weekend was a very special one for the Ulman Cancer Fund. We celebrated 13 years of service to the young adult cancer community at our Blue Jeans Ball! In doing so, we honored 5 amazing individuals with our signature awards: Hope, Volunteer Service, Young Adult Fight, Partner and Ulman Family Founders.
It’s entirely too difficult to capture the spirit and essence of the evening through the words in this blog but I did want to share the words of our Keynote Speaker and Ulman Family Founders Award Recipient, Ethan Zohn. Ethan has become a good friend to the organization in just a short period of time since his 2009 diagnosis and battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. At our Blue Jeans Ball he gave remarks that received a standing ovation. His message was powerful yet simple – get involved and make a meaningful and measurable impact. Below is some of how he delivered it in his own words….
“It’s not about when or how you leave this world, it’s WHAT YOU DO to make the most of each day and of each crisis while we’re here.
To make happiness real for others is truly the greatest gift. And that’s exactly what Ulman Cancer Fund is doing. WE have the ability to create hope where there was once despair. We have the power to make a difference and the power to create a world without cancer.
Follow your heart, fight for a cause, see the hope that is born in someone else’s eyes because of something “WE” were able to do for them.
Thank you again honoring me with this award and helping me realize MY dream to help others in the fight against cancer. I treasure this legacy!
More importantly, thank you for all you have done in making a measurable and meaningful difference for our community.”
– Ethan Zohn
A special thank you to Ethan and all our honorees for an amazing evening and all their support!
Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/ulmancancerfund to watch videos about all of our honorees