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A Conversation with Doug Ulman, President & CEO, The LIVESTRONG Foundation and Founder, The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults


Doug Ulman, CEO of the Livestrong Foundation

Doug Ulman, CEO of the Livestrong Foundation tackles the organization’s considerable challenges with the same tactic he employed to defeat his own three cancer diagnoses: Double down and go forward with more vigor and resolve than ever. And, he does it with a unique brand of leadership grit and grace. Double down is a term you’ll hear often from Doug. He is one of the world’s leading advocates for cancer survivors. He’s not only one of the world’s top nonprofit executives, he’s been called the most savvy healthcare leader in social media, with more than 1.1 million Twitter followers. At age 19, Doug was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, and within one year he was diagnosed twice with malignant melanoma. Unable to find information or support that addressed the needs of young adults dealing with cancer, Doug, his brother Ken, and his parents – who all hail from Howard County, Maryland — founded The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (“UCF”) in 1995. Read the entire interview by clicking here. 

Offit Kurman and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Lou Ulman websiteOffit Kurman has been a long time sponsor of The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, an organization that hits close to home as Doug is son of Lou Ulman, the chair of the Offit Kurman’s Estate Planning and Administration Practice Group. Mr. Ulman’s work as an estate planning attorney is concentrated on trust and estate administration, business succession planning, asset protection in connection with long-term care stays, and special needs planning. In his free time, Mr. Ulman also serves as counsel to The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. If you have any questions about The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, please contact Lou Ulman at: 301.575.0354 | You can also connect with Offit Kurman via FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and LinkedIn.