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Lance Armstrong Foundation, Inc.
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E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
H Medical Research
H30 Cancer Research
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The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people through programs and experiences to empower cancer survivors to live life on their own terms and to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. The LAF focuses on cancer prevention, access to screening and care, research and quality of life for cancer survivors. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the LAF's mission is to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. The LAF's goal is to make cancer a national priority.
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Mr. Doug Ulman
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, in 1997 Doug founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, a non-profit organization to provide support, education and resources to young adults, their families and friends who are affected by cancer. He served as executive director of the Ulman Cancer Fund for four years. In 2001, Doug joined the Lance Armstrong Foundation as director of survivorship and was named the Foundation's president and chief executive officer in January 2007. Doug currently holds numerous civic and charitable board positions across the country and serves as chairman of the National Cancer Institute Director's Consumer Liaison Group. He also sits on the Google Health Advisory Board and the executive board of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. In addition, Doug is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and co-founded of the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance.
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The LAF focuses on cancer prevention, access to screening and care, research and quality of life for cancer survivors. Through cancer survivorship services and resources, grant programs, collaborations and policy-related efforts, the LAF is working to make cancer a national priority.
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At the LAF's LIVESTRONG Presidential Cancer Forum, six presidential candidates pledged to renew the war on cancer and to make cancer a national priority.
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Expert Reviews and Comments
Evidence of Impact
The LIVESTRONG Foundation has been influential in raising awareness about all types of cancer and reducing the stigma that survivors sometimes face.
According to experts, this organization's major strengths are its dedicated and intelligent leadership and staff and its strategic use of partnerships and collaborations.
Areas for Improvement
Experts have stated that this organization could benefit from more staff members to incrase its capacity and from more willingness to assist other cancer agencies.