Tuesday, May 19, 2009

HALF FULL Triathlon: A 70 Mile Fight for Young Adult Cancer Support - .9 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Bike, 13.1 Mile Run




The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is excited to announce how it plans to make a bold statement about the fight against cancer in 2010. On October 3, 2010 we will host the inaugural Half Full Triathlon: A 70 Mile Fight for Young Adult Cancer Support. This won’t be your ordinary triathlon. We are making a statement about cancer and we need your help.

Each year an estimated 70,000 young adults, ages 15-40, are diagnosed with cancer. Young adults are often marginalized in a medical system that lacks specific resources geared toward their unique needs and issues. Cancer is the leading cause of death in this age group. Five year survival rates for the majority of young adult cancers have not increased since 1975.

We chose the distance of 70 Miles versus the more well-known 70.3 Milie distance for this race for one important reason.

70,000 is the # of young adults diagnosed with cancer each year

This is a statistic that needs people’s attention. It is unacceptable. We will change it. Despite these challenges, our vision for the future is HALF FULL!

The Half Full Tri will help make the young adult cancer issue a priority and together we can improve the 70,000 statistic. Every Mile you race you're helping support this population of young people battling cancer.

Proceeds benefit the work of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the LIVESTRONG™ Young Adult Alliance. Your efforts will fuel our shared missions of informing, empowering, and building community for young adults with cancer and their families.

Swim, Bike, Run, and Fight for young adults with cancer on 10/3/2010 in Columbia, Maryland. As a participant in this inaugural event you’ll be joining people around the globe as they collectively fight cancer the same weekend of world-wide LIVESTRONG™ Day.

We believe HALF FULL is having hope and optimism in the face of adversity. Whether it is a 70 Mile triathlon or the fight against cancer, HALF FULL is having the determination and positive attitude to get to your finish line. Surrounded by friends, family and fellow athletes – we are all in this fight together. One Mile at a time, we will finish this race, but more importantly - WIN this cancer battle!

Get in the FIGHT!

Visit us at www.twitter.com/halffulltri and tell us what HALF FULL means to you
Find us on Facebook at halffulltriathlon
Visit http://www.halffulltri.org/ for event updates including race routes, registration, sponsorship opportunities and more

Brock Yetso
Executive Director

1 comment:

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