Episode 22 | Beating Cancer, Creating The Ulman Cancer Fund, Joining Livestrong, and being the CEO of Pelotonia with Doug Ulman

Summary:

On this episode we were fortunate enough to catch up with Pelotonia’s CEO, Doug Ulman – Doug is a 3x cancer survivor, former collegiate athlete, graduate of Brown University, creator of a very successful non-profit (The Ulman Cancer Fund), former CEO/President of Livestrong, and the current CEO of Pelotonia; not to mention, Doug (which he very nonchalantly drops at the end of this episode) has claimed Mt. Kilimanjaro and ran a 100-mile race through the Himalayas. Over the course of this episode we cover a synopsis of Doug’s life, the ups, the downs, and all of the amazing things he and his team have going on over at Pelotonia in the fight against cancer.

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00:00 Patreon plug, AWH Plug, & Max Effort Muscle Plug
01:48 – Conquering Columbus intro music
02:50 – Intro to Doug Ulman and Pelotonia
04:15 – Doug’s background
06:00 – When & how Doug found out he was diagnosed with cancer
13:30 – The path from 3 cancer diagnoses to becoming cancer free
19:00 – Life after cancer and graduating from Brown University – starting a non-profit
21:00 – The Ulman Cancer Fund
23:30 – The Armstrong Foundation
29:15 – Doug’s relationship with Lance Armstrong
32:45 – The transition from Livestrong to Pelotonia
36:45 – Pelotonia – the early days
39:00 – Pelotonia’s initiatives and goals, present-day
44:45 – “There’s this genuine pride for things that were born-and-raise by Columbus… and at the same time, there’s this midwest-humility!”
46:00 – Pelotonia’s funding partners and relationship with other’s in Columbus
51:00 – Some of the projects Pelotonia has funded recently
56:00 – What our listeners, the people of Columbus, and those abroad can do to help support Pelotonia
58:00 – What does “Live Uncomfortably” mean to Doug Ulman? and his casual drop about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro & doing a 100-mile run through the Himalayas…
59:30 – Outro, AWH Plug, Conquering Columbus outro music

Links:

Pelotonia
Livestrong
The Ulman Cancer Fund
The James @ The Ohio State University
Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
AWH
Max Effort Muscle
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