1997 – 2000
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults files for 501(c)3 status, making the initial venture into supporting young adults with cancer official.
The UCF website and college scholarship programs are launched and the first The Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults Guidebook, “NO WAY, It can’t be” is published with over 20,000 distributed to patients in all 50 states.
Doug receives a grant from Echoing Green Foundation to run UCF after graduating and the first UCF office opens outside of the Ulman’s house at Fila Headquarters in Sparks, MD.
UCF hires its first part-time employee and starts support groups in Columbia, MD, Providence, RI, and San Francisco, CA.