FOUNDER

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Teens of Pink Ribbon® was founded in 2014 by Fern Duberman, a Boca Raton resident, interior designer, and cancer awareness advocate. With Fern’s guidance, TOPR has evolved into a network of teens and adults committed to wellness, education, and fundraising, illuminating the resources within the community.

TOPR Officers 2020-2021

Maya Harpaz – President

MAYA HARPAZ is the President of Teens of Pink Ribbon. She is a senior at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and this is her first year as a TOPR officer. In her free time, she enjoys singing, and playing guitar and piano. Maya loves combining her interests as she performs at cancer awareness events and fundraisers. She is fascinated by government and politics and hopes to major in public policy in college.

I am a TOPR because teenagers have the ability to do amazing work and make real change. We are more powerful than adults might think and I know that TOPR allows teens to make a difference in the world.

Madison Huang – Vice President

MADISON HUANG is the Vice President of Teens of Pink Ribbon. She is a sophomore at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she is a part of the cancer awareness club, and this is her first year as a TOPR. In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with her friends, playing piano, and playing volleyball.

I am a TOPR because I think it is so important to spread awareness about cancer, and by being a TOPR, we have the ability to make a real difference by educating youth and helping those in need.

Ava Seigel – Co-President @ Olympic Heights

AVA SEIGEL is the President of TOPR at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a junior and this is her first year as president. In her free time, she enjoys spending time her friends, playing with animals, baking, and going to the beach. She hopes to become a doctor in the future so she can continue to help others and make a difference.

I am a TOPR because I feel it is important for everyone to be informed about illnesses such as cancer, especially teens and youth. TOPR gives us a chance to become educated and make an impact to help and support others.

Dylan Brenner – Co-President @ Olympic Heights

DYLAN BRENNER is a co-president of TOPR at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is 16 years old and a junior. Outside of TOPR, Dylan has been a cheerleader for 9 years at Cheer Florida, Flip City, and Top Gun.

I chose to join this club because I wanted to help the community and spread awareness of the types of cancer so people everywhere can more and help!

Riley Towbin – Vice President @ Olympic Heights

RILEY TOWBIN is the vice president of TOPE at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is a junior. In her free time, Riley likes to sing, eat, and spend time with her friends and family.

I am a TOPR because I lost one of my favorite people to cancer. By spreading awareness through this organization maybe we can get a little closer to finding a cure.

Ethann Brewer – President @ Spanish River

ETHANN BREWER is the President of TOPR at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a junior who is eager to share her knowledge about cancer. In her free time, Ethann likes to play lacrosse, and is interested in makeup and hair dye.

I am a TOPR because I want to help educate people and raise awareness while putting a smile on everyone’s face.

Kaitlyn Harris – Vice President @ Spanish River

KAITLYN HARRIS is the vice president of TOPR at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is a sophomore. In her free time, Kaitlyn likes to watch Disney movies, bake, and play Animal Crossing.

I am a TOPR because being able to spread awareness about cancer is something that is really important to me, and joining this club will allow me and so many other people to make a difference.

Catherine Paulitz – President @ Wellington High School

CATHERINE PAULITZ is the President of TOPR at Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida. She is a junior and heavily involved in the theater program at her school.

Cancer has personally touched my life as my mom passed from this disease 8 years ago. I would like to spread as much knowledge, education, and awareness as possible to limit other people having to go through the same struggle that I did.

Lillian Paulitz – Vice President @ Wellington High School

LILLIAN PAULITZ is the Vice President of TOPR at Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, where she is a junior. In her free time, Lillian enjoys swimming competitively, drawing, and painting. She has a love for Japanese culture and hopes to visit the country one day.

I am a TOPR because I personally have experienced the pain of having to witness someone with cancer and would like to educate people on the issues so that we can spread awareness.

Selena Boukzam – Co-President @ Boca High

SELENA BOUKZAM a co-president of TOPR at Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida where she is a senior. In her free time, Selena likes to sing and collect albums.

I am a TOPR because I personally have many close people to me who have suffered from cancer and this is my way to spread awareness and give back to the community.

Natalia Ghaddar – Co-President @ Boca High

NATALIA GHADDAR is a co-president of TOPR at Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a senior and has been a part of the club for multiple years. In her free time, Natalia enjoys baking, bracelet making, and playing basketball.

I’m a TOPR as I’ve always been involved in cancer work, long before I became a cancer survivor myself. I’ve dealt with 3 different cancers in the past 3 years and now its my time to give back to my community and help take a stand against Cancer. I want to help every patient, as I know what it’s like to be on the other side and there’s no better club than TOPR, to do it with!

Delaney Dalton – Co-President @ Boca High

DELANEY DALTON is a co-president of TOPR at Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida. Currently a junior, Delaney has been an accountable TOPR since her freshman year. She cannot wait to see what being a co-president has in store. In her free time, Delaney enjoys acting, painting, singing, and sewing.

I am a TOPR because both of my parents have struggled with cancer in the past and I think being a part of this club really helps spread awareness to teens and about the statistics and effects of cancer.

Divya Aggarwal – Vice President @ Boca High

Divya Aggarval is the Vice President of TOPR at Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida. Her hobbies include drawing and cooking.

I am a TOPR because cancer affects all of us but it’s up to us to promote awareness and wellbeing for all, whether you have been personally affected or know someone that has.

Dana Levine – Co-President @ Donna Klein

DANA LEVINE is a co-president of TOPR at Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida where she is a senior. In her free time, Dana likes to play basketball and tennis.

I am a TOPR because I have seen people struggle with different cancers that are close to me and I want to spread awareness and knowledge.

Noam Jatwes – Co-President @ Donna Klein

NOAM JATWES is a co-president of TOPR at Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. Her hobbies include kickboxing art.

I am a TOPR because I have personally experienced having a loved one fight this battle. I want to help and educate teenagers on this topic.

Jamie Shook – Co-President @ Saint Andrews

JAMIE SHOOK is a co-president of TOPR at Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton, Florida. In her free time, Jamie likes to bake and play tennis.

I am a TOPR because many of my family friends have dealt with cancer and I want to dedicate my future to saving the lives of those suffering from cancer.

Anastasiya Cohen – Co-President at Saint Andrews

Anastasiya Cohen is a co-president of TOPR at Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is a senior. In her free time, Anastasiya is a dancer. She started when she was only four years old and transitioned to competitive dance at the age of 8.

I am a part of TOPR because I have personally witnessed family members battle cancer and I want to spread awareness and hopefully save lives in the future.

Sydney Richner – President @ FAU High

SYDNEY RICHNER is planning to be president of TOPR at Florida Atlantic University High School, where she is a junior. In her free time, she likes to binge watch Netflix and eat. She is very creative a well as she writes poetry and fictional stories.

I am a TOPR because I want to make a difference in my community. I believe that suffering can best be combatted through support and kindness. It’s also very important to spread the word about cancer! Education and awareness is key to overcoming it, and helping others to do so.

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