Baltimore Ravens tight end, Todd Heap, recently joined the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults on a tour of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC). He learned more about the Ulman Fund's partnership with UMGCC, and the Young Adult Patient Navigation Program, which provides support services to young adult living with cancer. He had an opportunity to visit with patients of all ages throughout the Cancer Center (in the 9 West Inpatient Unit, Bone Marrow Transplant, Radiation Oncology and the Stoler outpatient pavilion) and heard about some of the latest tools being used to fight cancer from UMGCC physicians.
Heap has a special interest in the fight against cancer, having recently lost his mother-in-law to pancreatic cancer. This past summer, he met Lance Armstrong Foundation president and UCF Founder Doug Ulman at a celebrity golf tournament. After sharing his own story of being a young adult impacted by a loved one's cancer and learning about Doug Ulman's story, Heap wanted to see the work of the Ulman Fund in his adopted hometown of Baltimore.
For information about the programs or services offered at UMGCC, or about the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, contact UMGCC's Young Adult Patient Navigator, Elizabeth Saylor, at 410-328-0455.