Hi! My name is Lauren and I am a PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I work in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee and my research focuses on waking up the body's immune system to help fight cancer.
I am joining Ulman Foundation in fighting for the 72,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer every year as a 2019 GameChanger because cancer is a disease that has affected several individuals close to me and I want to help in any way I can!
Ulman Foundation is a Baltimore-based nonprofit whose mission is a simple, yet impactful one: “We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.” Funds raised go directly back to supporting their mission by providing the best community for these young adults. Being a part of the Baltimore community myself, I feel particularly connected to their mission. Their Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patient Navigators address topics that all patients should be aware of while undergoing treatment. Ulman also offers free housing for patients and caregivers via the new Ulman House and awards over 30 scholarships each year to young adults impacted by cancer, among other programs.
Programs like GameChangers and the generosity of donors like you make all this support possible. Please help me support this amazing cause and furthering Ulman’s mission today!