Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Twas the season for giving...

Because it is the season to give, and to give is better than to receive UCF collected

OVER 100 GIFTS


for the children of our young adult clients at UMMC. We owe endless Thank-yous to our supporters who contributed gifts. Here is our UCF holiday story...




We wish you all an incredibly happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!


Twas the holiday season and all the Ulman Cancer Fund elves
Were busy buying presents, not thinking about themselves
The presents were wrapped in the office with care,
With hope that bright smiles the children soon would wear.

Each family was resting at home in their beds,
While visions of blessed holidays danced in their heads.
The children were dreaming of gifts, games, and toys
And the parents were wishing for children full of joy.

So Ulman Cancer Fund called out to our supporters
For presents, and wrappers and one or two sorters.
And after one day presents overflowed the place
Waiting to be received by a child’s warm embrace.

There were bicycles, stuffed animals, leapfrogs and books.
There was an easy bake oven for the tiniest of cooks.
A light bright, Legos and an abundance of movies
We all thought the gifts were pretty darn groovy.

Next step was delivery to the hospital and home
From Baltimore to PG County to Bowie we roamed,
Delivering presents wrapped with cheer
To wonderful strong, brave people who shed a few tears.

The true gift was in the giving for all of the staff
We were reminded what the holidays are all about.
We resolve to make next year even better
For giving, taking action, and our holiday sweaters!

So our team will be working even harder next year
We thank you for all YOUR help in getting us here.
The staff at UCF wishes with all of our might,
“Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night!”

3 comments:

  1. It's Christmas Eve and there is so much to do, and this post is at the top of my list! I'm an oncology nurse at UMMC and I received the most wonderful gift when one of our young cancer patients stopped by to wish all of the nurses a very Merry Christmas. We witnessed the absolute Joy on his face as he told us about the bags of toys that were delivered to his house, by the wonderful people at the Ulman Cancer Fund, for his very young son! He immediately whipped out the photos of his son next to his (probably first) snowman which was much taller than his son. This patient will be returning to our floor soon after the holiday for more chemo, and I asked him to bring lots of pictures of the gift opening on Christmas morning. I can't wait! Thank you very much to everyone at the Ulman Cancer Fund for making this possible! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Hi,
    I am The editor/writer with Disease.com. I really liked your site and i am interested in building a relationship with your site. We want to spread public awareness. I hope you can help me out. Your site is a very useful resource.

    Please email me back with your URl in subject line to take a step ahead. To avoid spam.

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  3. Team Inspiration Events,

    We would love a copy of these pictures if your patient e-mails them to you!

    If this is possible, please forward them to sarah@ulmanfund.org.

    Thank you for sharing your story!

    Sarah
    Volunteer Coordinator

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