About the Foundation

In January 2016, Lauren Melnick lost her battle to breast cancer. The Desserts By Lauren Fund ("DBLF") was founded by her loving husband, Brad, and her daughters, Aliey and Kylie, with a goal of raising money to fund metastatic, triple negative, advanced breast cancer research, fulfilling Lauren’s wishes. Although Lauren herself can no longer provide the sweet sensation through her famous desserts, her daughters have embraced the honor of continuing Lauren’s legacy.


The mission of DBLF is to raise money to fund innovative breast cancer research so that other families will not have to feel the devastation of this disease.  DBLF resides at Tower Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 foundation established by the renowned oncologists of Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group, dedicated to transforming the cancer journey through research and support.  This year, the Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary


Beginning in January 2017, our fundraising commences with a selection of Lauren's favorite desserts to be baked by her daughters, Aliey and Kylie, and made available for purchase every other month. Over the course of 2017, a total of 6 desserts will be offered for sale, sharing the sweets Lauren loved to bake for family and friends with one dessert highlighted every other month.  Stay tuned for additional information with regard to the first dessert offering as we approach January 2017.


There will be additional special events to help raise funds as well…please click on the “Events” tab for more information on upcoming programs.


In addition, we plan to hold an annual event around May to celebrate Lauren and her baked goods. More details to follow…