Columbia, Md., native is Chief Mission Officer of the Lance Armstrong Foundation
Doug Ulman, a three-time cancer survivor who now devotes himself to helping others who are battling cancer, will be honored on Sept. 25, 2006, at the ninth annual FAIRWAY TO LIFE golf tournament at the Hunt Valley Golf Club in Phoenix, Md. The event will benefit the FAIRWAY TO LIFE Breast Care Center at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
Ulman, 29, who founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and is now the Chief Mission Officer for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will receive FAIRWAY TO LIFE’s Progress Award. The award is given every year to a cancer survivor who has played a significant role in fighting the disease or has made a major difference in the lives of others.
"I am deeply appreciative to have been selected to receive this award," says Ulman, a Columbia, Md., native who now lives in Austin, Texas. "Cancer is the best and worst thing that ever happened to me. But it has helped me to develop a positive attitude and has given me the opportunity to help other people."
In addition to his work with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Ulman is a member of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Board of Advisors and serves on numerous other civic and charitable boards across the country. He is chairman of the National Cancer Institute’s Consumer Liaison Group.
An athlete, Ulman was first diagnosed with a cancer of the cartilage called chondrosarcoma when he was a sophomore in college. The following year, he was diagnosed twice with melanoma and treated successfully. "Within a 10-month span, I went from being a regular college kid to a three-time cancer survivor. I learned a lot," he says. He resumed playing soccer at Brown University after his treatment, helping Brown’s team win three Ivy League championships, and later began to run marathons. He has participated in 10 races, including a 100-mile, five-day event in the Himalayan Mountains.
FAIRWAY TO LIFE has raised more than $600,000 to create an outpatient diagnostic and treatment center for breast cancer patients in the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center’s new ambulatory facility, the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Pavilion. The new ambulatory center – with the FAIRWAY TO LIFE Breast Care Center – opened in June 2005.
The Greenebaum Cancer Center is recognized for its multidisciplinary approach
to evaluating and treating breast diseases, with specialists in radiology, breast
surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology and plastic surgery working together
as a team to develop the best possible treatment option for each patient.
The FAIRWAY TO LIFE Golf Tournament was founded in 1998 by Judy Herman to honor her mother, who is a breast cancer survivor. Since then, more than 500 businesses and individuals have supported the organization’s mission to fight breast cancer "one stroke at a time."