The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) honored two Landon students, Bruce Han '19 and Michael Yan '19, for their service to the community at an Upper School assembly on November 1.
Both students serve as youth ambassadors for the Arts4TheCure program, the official fine arts and performing arts fundraising platform of NFCR, which is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for scientists to research cancer detection, treatments and a cure.
Bruce started a jazz band, while Michael hosted an arts show -- both with the goal to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Bruce says he was inspired by the personal experience of losing his grandfather to cancer. His band, the Dodos Combo, performs at various events around the Washington, D.C. area. Bruce was also honored as NFCR's Youth Ambassador of the Year in 2017.
Michael created the first ever Kenwood Blossom Art Exhibition, an outdoor art show. He recruited other student artists to showcase their work, and engaged neighbors and friends to prepare homemade Chinese cuisine for the attendees. Michael lost both a swimming teammate and his grandfather to rare forms of bone cancer.Han and Yan received their certificates from NFCR CEO and Landon alumnus Franklin Salisbury '74, who is also a parent to Cary '21.