Beverly Hills, CA | 18
2014 Award Recipient
Teens Curing Cancer (TCC) began with one boy, Benny, and his battle with lymphoma. Yaniv Sadka met Benny on his first day coaching for West LA Lacrosse’s summer camp and was struck by the young boy’s passion for life. As the summer progressed, Yaniv supported Benny as his health steadily declined. Experiencing Benny’s battle with lymphoma inspired Yaniv to dedicate himself to making a difference in the pediatric cancer community. Disappointed by the lack of meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth in this realm, Yaniv founded his own charitable organization, TCC, to provide a non-traditional volunteer opportunity for teens. In spearheading TCC, Yaniv has led a 2,000-member student body in two schools to create and host fundraising events that raised more than $11,000 for pediatric cancer research labs. While the struggle to defeat pediatric lymphoma is far from complete, Yaniv has already mobilized a powerful cohort of teens who are now equipped to make a positive difference in the lives of others.