Way to Go: David Jaslow, Roslyn

David Jaslow, 17, a Roslyn High School junior David Jaslow, 17, a Roslyn High School junior whose family has battled cancer, has helped raise more than $150,000 to help others affected by the disease. | Here's the story Photo Credit:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A Roslyn High School junior whose family has battled cancer has helped raise more than $150,000 to help others affected by the disease.

David Jaslow and his mother, Robyn, founded the nonprofit organization Go With Courage after Robyn and two other family members -- David's uncle and grandfather -- were diagnosed with various forms of cancer since 2006.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

"The name came about when my mother was first diagnosed, and my uncle said this would be a very tough year and to always 'Go with courage,' " Jaslow said of the nonprofit's title.

His uncle died seven years ago of pancreatic cancer.

Jaslow, 17, mostly oversees tasks such as designing invitations and preparing goody bags for fundraisers, the most recent of which was a holiday shopping event at the Roslyn Hotel that raised $25,000. Up next is a casino night, to be held at Haute Durvo in Roslyn on May 3.

Proceeds have gone to organizations including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The SASS Foundation for Medical Research.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

At his school, Jaslow is involved in student government and is treasurer of the forensics club. He also is on the mock trial team and varsity tennis team and is a member of the National Honor Society.

The best of Newsday everyday in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: