Lauren Telesz Smilow Teen Center
In Partnership With Teen Cancer America
New Haven, Connecticut

 

An exciting expansion at Yale New Haven Health focuses on the needs of a unique and often overlooked demographic – teenage cancer patients. The new center is the resulting collaboration between a charity started by the rock band The Who named Teen Cancer America and Lauren Telesz, a cancer survivor whose passion raised a majority of the project’s funding. The funding was supplemented by a long-term donor to Yale. At its core, the Teen Center is a place for hospital bound teens and young adults to go to do what people that age want to do… socialize, explore, imagine, and grow.