Lauren River Swerdloff is the author of Uplifting Lives, the true story of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic's remarkable 48-year legacy. She is a member of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic’s Board of Directors and has volunteered at the clinic for more than seven years.
Her volunteer work has been recognized by a Volunteer Service Award from
President Barack Obama and a Community Service Award from California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
She is also the author of Señor Sprinkles, a children’s book written in Spanish and English, and the writer & director of the 2016 short documentary film Suazo: The True Story of a Los Angeles Hero. Swerdloff will graduate from Columbia University, with a degree in Human Rights and Political Science, in 2017.
In Uplifting Lives, we experience the true story of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, one of America’s first free health clinics. We meet the core team of volunteers and see how their small non-profit has survived to treat over one million patients and counting. Showcasing the power of volunteers, this book is the ultimate guide on how to give, how to lead, and how to uplift the world around us.