The Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation (AJBF) is a Michigan 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting patient care support through the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
AJBF was started by the friends and family of Ally Jolie Baldwin. Ally was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma on October 4, 2010 and bravely fought against the disease until her death on April 5, 2012. Those that knew Ally, from family and friends to doctors and nurses, were forever touched by her bravery and spirit.
AJBF, in Ally’s memory, is dedicated to other children and their families battling against pediatric cancer.
Brad BaldwinBrad, the father of beloved Ally, is General Manager at Greektown Casino-Hotel and 20 yr veteran of the hospitality industry. He is a graduate of Ferris State University and member of the Global Business Travel Association, Michigan Society of Association Executives, Meeting Planners International, Michigan Business Travel Association & Pi Kappa Alpha.
Brad and his wife, Tamara, started the Foundation to be a voice for children who are facing cancer.
Tamara BaldwinIn October 2010, Brad and Tamara's lives forever changed when their little girl was diagnosed with cancer. Tamara now works actively as a volunteer at Children's Hospital of Michigan, directly inspired by her daughter's fight with cancer.
Carl AnthonyAfter meeting Brad & Tamara Baldwin and learning about Ally, Carl felt his move to Michigan now carries deeper meaning. Carl is an automotive sales trainer, product specialist, and vehicle coach working with brands like Chevrolet, Ford, Volvo & Mercedes-Benz. He is the Managing Editor of Automoblog.net, President of Detroit Working Writers, and Founder of Detroit Deep.
Ellie BarterianEllie has volunteered at Children's Hospital of Michigan for over a decade. During, she has worked as a bedside volunteer in the Hematology/Oncology clinic & Bone Marrow Transplant unit. She continues her service to people through her work at a senior living community. An avid writer, both as a blogger and poet, Ellie is often invited to speak at various seminars & retreats.
Ellie & husband, Eric, have 3 daughters & 8 grandkids. Outside of work & volunteering, Ellie is always up for camping!
Brendan BestBrendan and his wife, Martha, met Ally, Brad & Tamara at Children's Hospital of Michigan, where their own son received treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Brendan is an attorney specializing in corporate and insolvency law.
Brendan is a graduate of George Washington University and Wayne State University Law School. Martha is a full-time mother, raising three wonderful children. Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Martha is interested in promoting pediatric cancer research there.
Herman MooreHerman spent 12 years in the National Football League as a top receiver & was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with Detroit Lions. Although he is retired, Herman is still a fan favorite in the Detroit area. Now, he is the CEO of Simple One Media, a firm that specializes in sports software development.
He has been friends with Brad & Tamara for several years.
Will RobinsonWill is a Howard University graduate who has put his Business Management degree to work successfully at Greektown Casino-Hotel and now Realtor with Jim Shaffer & Associates at Keller Williams Royal Oak.
With love & compassion, Will supports the foundation to assist in the fight against childhood cancers and their plight through it.
Andrew SalemAndrew is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a decade plus experience in the casino and hospitality industry. A close friend of Brad & Tamara, Andrew was moved to serve the foundation after seeing Ally's flight with cancer firsthand.
Dr. Sureyya SavasanDr. Sureyya Savasan fought the front-lines in the war against cancer, both as a research expert & physician. He specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for nearly 30 years. He is the Director for the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program and is Co-Director of the Hematology/Oncology Flow Cytometry Laboratory.
As Ally's primary physician and because of her spirit & courageous fight, he was moved to join the Foundation.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS, WHO DILIGENTLY ASSIST IN OUR MISSION!
Robert Maxey Jr.
Bob & Monica Boyles