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How could there not be a strong family feel to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults' SummerFest 2000? Everyone there knew the story of the three-year-old organization -- of how when Ellicott City resident Doug Ulman was diagnosed with cancer at age 19 he had trouble finding support groups and services for people his age and so started those programs himself.

Now Ulman is executive director of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. He, his mom, Diana Ulman, who is board chair, and his dad, Lou Ulman, greeted 165 friends and supporters at the Kossiakoff Center at Laurel's Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab for what has become the fund's annual fundraiser.

Among those helping raise $19,000 for programs, education and resources to benefit young adults with cancer: Michael and Mary Goodman, event co-chairs; Vivian Bassman, Ulman Fund board member; John Salamunovich, Fila USA business unit manager; Andy Barth, WMAR-TV reporter; Anita Brocolino, Eden Blum and Becca Wechsler, cancer survivors and Ulman Fund support group members; Kumi Walker, financial analyst with Goldman Sachs; Carol Cummings, owner of C.A. Cummings Antiques; Tom Marshall, coordinator for managed care, state Insurance Administration; Rhoda Yanus, retired travel agency administrator; and Kathe Quinn, Originations executive director.

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