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  • The mission of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) is to enhance lives by supporting, educating, and connecting young adults (ages 15 to 40), and their loved ones, affected by cancer. UCF offers remote (via telephone) and on-site (in Maryland) patient navigation programs that provide access to support resources and treatment information, and tips on effective communication with the patient's health care team. UCF provides support groups in Maryland and Washington, DC that are facilitated by professional social workers. Participants in the support groups include cancer patients, survivors, and spouses, friends, and children of people with cancer. UCF has a Peer Mentor Network that connects survivors, parents, and other young adults affected by cancer with one another for peer support and information exchange. UCF has a National College Scholarship Program and offers competitive scholarship awards. Applications for scholarships are available on the UCF Web site.