BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's basketball team began building a relationship with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation on Friday, Aug. 29 by making personalized birthday cards for members of the foundation.
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ) was started in 2005 by the Murphy Family following Jaclyn Murphy's experiences of being an honorary member of the Northwestern women's lacrosse team during her battle with a malignant brain tumor.
FOJ pairs up children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors with college and high school sports teams. The teams give children love, support and friendship as they fight a devastating disease. The Foundation's hope is to improve the quality of life for children and their families who are battling pediatric brain tumors and to raise awareness about the insidious disease.