Meet our Youth Ambassadors

Nick Stanovick

Story: After her terminal breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, Lucy Stanovick created The Lucy Fund, in hopes to raise money for metastatic cancer research. After her death in 2012, her son, Nick, decided to continue his mother’s efforts. Nick and his committee planned and executed numerous fundraising events all over the east coast and they had the opportunity to intern for the National Foundation for Cancer Research in the summer of 2014.

Latest: To date, The Lucy Fund has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for cancer research, something that has made everyone involved with The Lucy Fund incredibly proud.

Ally Minker

After losing her grandfather to cancer, Ally decided to create a Play4TheCure® team to honor his memory. Her grandfather taught her baseball, so Ally partnered with minor league baseball teams from around the country and established cancer awareness-themed games. The games educated others about cancer and the research conducted by NFCR-funded scientists.

Ally says: “I encourage my peers to become involved in their communities and learn more about cancer research and prevention.”

Latest: In just two seasons partnering with MiLB teams, over $7,500 was raised to support Research for a Cure. Ally, a senior in high school, will be attending the University of Notre Dame this fall.

Learn more: Check out Ally’s Crowdrise page or contribute to her efforts.

Nancy Qin

Story: After interning with NFCR, Nancy decided to make a difference in the lives of others and co-founded the Cancer Fundraising Club at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland.

Latest: Nancy raised over $2,100 to fund cutting-edge research initiatives with her fellow Cancer Research Club members. She is now attending Cornell University.

Interested in becoming a Youth Ambassador?

Getting started is easy! Just call us at (301) 654-1250 or email info@nfcr.org to let us know you’re interested in becoming a Youth Ambassador. A member of the NFCR team will help get you started in the program and help you brainstorm creative fundraising and recruitment ideas!