2017 Board of Advisors

Marco Nandalal 

Marco is a junior at St. Paul’s School. He is a scholar athlete. He excels academically while playing on the SP Crusader’s football and basketball teams. He also enjoys an array of Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), and STEM experiences. Math and Science are his favorite subjects. Marco enjoys helping his community. He serves as an American Red Cross Blood Ambassador (blood drive volunteer), prepares and delivers food during food drives, and volunteers at Fountain Green Elementary School. Marco is extremely excited about helping children in need as a member of the We Cancerve Movement. This is Marco's first board appointment to We Cancerve.

Sahil Menon

Sahil is a junior at the John Carroll School. His name in the Indian Language means “guide.” Sahil loves to guide others in every way. He serves as the Youth Ambassador for the Tourette Syndrome Association of America which allows him to visit Capitol Hill every year to talk to members of Congress and their staffers to secure support for funding research and services for those with neurological disorders. Sahil also gives talks at local schools to promote accepting others with differences and to stop bullying. He conducts a free summer camp called Camp STEM. Camp STEM teaches STEM to kids from low-income families who also have learning challenges. Sahil loves capturing wildlife photographs and sharing his portfolio of nearly 3,000 pictures taken while visiting the Galapagos Islands in South America. His ambition is to be a social entrepreneur. Sahil is very excited to be a part of the We Cancerve Movement and to share his ideas to help others.  This is Sahil's first board appointment to We Cancerve.

Erin Acerno

Erin Acerno is a sixth grade student at Southampton Middle School. Her favorite subjects are writing and math. She has danced at the Rage Box Contemporary Dance Center since the age of 2 and also enjoys participating in musical theatre productions at The Children's Playhouse of Maryland. She is active in her parish, St. Francis de Sales in Abingdon as a greeter and children's liturgy assistant. She is also the "Cool Harford Schools" reporter on the Harford Cable Network show, Kids TV News. Erin met Grace at dance and was inspired to join the movement for several reasons. Not only has Cancer touched her family many times, but her sister has also had two brain surgeries, so Erin knows how tough it is for kids who are hospitalized and their families. She wants to help kids who are less fortunate than her in any way that she can. Erin is extremely excited and proud to be a part of WeCancerve!

Amol Menon

Amol  is a freshman at the Science and Math Academy in Harford  County.   He has a passion for technology. Three years ago, he founded a company  Under5Graphics.  His company made customized graphic banners  for Minecraft for under $5. Last year, he co-founded a non profit  STEMAxcess Foundation that teaches STEM to kids with learning disabilities. The foundation also takes STEM teaching to kids who live in homeless shelters. He  and his brother volunteer  their time as the  Youth Ambassadors for the Tourette and Tic disorders of America and talk  about Tic disorders and bullying  to school students  He also visits Capitol Hill  every year to advocate for the passage of bills in Congress to support pediatric neurologic diseases. He loves math and having nearly aced the SAT math section at age 12, he was awarded the Study of Exceptional Talent medal by the Center of Talented  Youth of the  Johns Hopkins University. He plays the drums and piano and loves to fence competitively at a local club.  Amol is delighted to be a board member of the WeCancerve movement and to contribute his technology skills to help other kids.

 

Past Board Members

Alexis "Amazing" Bell, 2014-2016

Heaven "the Hopeful" Faust, 2014

Addison "the Awesome" Simpler, 2014, 2015

Gabe "the Giving" Nozea, 2014, 2015

Sarah "the Super" Beall, 2014, 2015

Zwena "the Zealous" Olushola, 2014

Eliana "the Enthusiastic" Peyton, 2014

Alexandra (Lexa) "the Loving" Goffin, 2014

Ahmad "the Astute" Smith, 2014