Doug Ulman is a three-time cancer survivor and national cancer survivorship advocate. After overcoming chondrosarcoma during his sophomore year in college and malignant melanoma twice since, Mr. Ulman founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in 1997, a non-profit organization to provide support, education, and resources to young adults, their families, and their friends who are affected by cancer. He served as Executive Director of the Ulman Cancer Fund for four years.
In 2001, Mr. Ulman joined the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) as director of survivorship and today serves as the Foundation's president. Founded by champion cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, the LAF provides the practical information and tools to help people affected by cancer live life on their own terms.
Mr. Ulman has received numerous awards for his service to the community. In 2002, he was selected from more than 20,000 individuals to appear on more than 15 million boxes of Wheaties Energy Crunch as an American Everyday Hero. In 2003, he was selected as the Austin Under-40 award winner in the health care category. In 2005, he was honored by both the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Association of Oncology Social Workers.
Mr. Ulman currently holds numerous civic and charitable board positions across the country and he is serving a four-year term as the Chairman of the National Cancer Institute Director's Consumer Liaison Group. He also sits on the executive board of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and is a founder of the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance.
Following his three cancer diagnoses, Mr. Ulman returned to the soccer field and helped Brown University to three Ivy League Championships in four years. He has participated in ten marathons, including a 100-mile marathon in the Himalayan Mountains.