: President and CEO
Supporting the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
from its inception, Brock
has evolved from a volunteer, to a board member, and now Executive Director.
was forced to learn about cancer the hard way.
By the age of 23 he
had a best friend diagnosed with cancer and he
family lost their mom to colon cancer in March 2000.
has been educating himself and advocating for the disease and young adults affected by the disease ever since.
work has spanned beyond colon cancer and has demonstrated a passion and profession for helping those affected by cancer and issues surrounding advocacy, fundraising and program development.
Brock serves on many committees throughout the country and works collaboratively with many local and national organizations.
Brock sits on several advisory boards and has participated in the development of county, state, and national public health action plans with a focus on cancer survivorship and young adult issues.
also regularly makes presentations on to a variety of audiences on the key issues affecting young adults and cancer.
Brock Yetso graduated from the University of Virginia in 1999 with a BA in Economics.
enjoyed much success both in and out of the classroom.
holds four NCAA appearances, with the Virginia Men's Varsity Soccer Team as well as All-Academic Honors.
He served as a captain for two years, elected because of his inherent ability to lead people toward a positive goal.
also had the honor or representing our country with the US Men's National Soccer Team.
Since graduation, he played professional soccer with the Maryland Mania, worked as a manager for Abercrombie & Fitch, coached Division I College Soccer and youth soccer and currently spends his free time participating in marathons and triathlons all across the country.
is has finished over 7 marathons including Baltimore
, Marine Corps and Boston
and has finished multiple Ironman 70.3 races along with Ironman Lake Placid in 2007.
Kristen is a Sports Anchor for CBS in Washington, DC and Brock Yetso, UCFs CEO, just happened to be watching a special her station was running about breast cancer awareness month one night.
After hearing Kristen's story Brock
reached out and invited her
to learn about UCF
Before embarking on my cross-country bicycle ride for the 4K, Brock
encouraged us to "always remember why" we were riding.
I am writing this on my first official day, so I would have to say meeting the UCF
staff through my involvement with Team Fight
- interviewing with Brock
on a Team Fight
bike ride, meeting Katrina and Brian in the pool with Team Fight, meeting Sarah "IRL" for the first time after commenting on her blog and finally getting to meet Kelly at my interview!
My high school friend Jennie Burke called on Brock
to introduce me to UCF
3) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT WORKING AT THE UCF?My favorite moment at UCF was the day that Brock offered me a position to join the team.
joined and the club raised some funds for UCF
and Blair became increasingly aware of the need and programs of the fund.