Headshot Photo of Yaniv Sadka
2014 Award Recipient


Project Teens Curing Cancer

Location Beverly Hills, CA

Issue Area Health

Teens Curing Cancer (TCC) began with one boy, Benny, and his battle with lymphoma. Yaniv 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.

Time spent helping others is far more valuable than time spent helping oneself.

Yaniv Sadka
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller