An aerial view of Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD


The BoStrong Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It was founded by the Oliver and Jones families, with the help of Paula Silverman, after the Oliver’s son (and Jones’ future son-in-law), Bo Oliver, lost his journey with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Established in 2017, the BoStrong Foundation provides resources to help young adults with cancer explore holistic treatment options.

BoStrong Foundation Methods of Support

  • Education
  • Enrichment
  • Engagement
  • Experience

Our Mission

To support holistic wellness for young adults fighting cancer and their loved ones through education, enrichment, engagement, and experience.

A watercolor painting of a guitar and piano
The Ulman House exterior
Ulman House

Our Focus

  • Supporting residents of the Ulman Foundation’s Ulman House by providing a music healing space, meals, and programming for them and their support systems. 
  • Educating young adult cancer patients and their support systems about holistic treatment options and therapies.
  • Instilling confidence in those on their cancer journey that it’s OK to take control of their treatment, ask questions, and explore options.
  • Connecting patients with available resources to support them in their cancer journey.

“Music is a medicine that did more for me than Chemo ever did.”

Bo Oliver