In May of 2019, I was lucky enough to be crowned Mrs. Maryland America. One of the very first places I visited as Mrs. Maryland was the Ulman House, where I was blown away by the incredible Ulman team & the impact they are making on the AYA cancer community. The past year has been spent serving the state of Maryland in a large capacity, and this year I'm narrowing down my efforts to serving some of the amazing organizations I had the pleasure of seeing change lives first hand during my reign.
I am so proud to be joining Ulman Foundation in fighting for the 72,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer every year as a 2020-21 GameChanger! GameChangers directly make a positive impact on the young adult cancer community while simultaneously making strides in their professional development. As a member of this cohort, I am participating in a personalized curriculum focused on furthering my success in my career and as a dedicated community citizen.
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. 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!