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Hannah Adams is a high school senior, who is passionate about service and encouraging the dreams of others. When Hannah was five and a half years old, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Nephroblastoma. After radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, she was declared cancer-free eleven years ago!
Hannah has served as an ambassador for global non-profit pediatric cancer organizations such as Hyundai Motor America Hope On Wheels and American Cancer Society’s #GoldTogether for Childhood Cancer, spoken at forty hospitals in twenty-five states, helped raise over $30 million for pediatric cancer research, and connected with thousands of pediatric cancer fighters. Hannah founded her 501(c)3 non-profit H.U.G.S. (Helping U Get Stronger) 4 Childhood Cancer, which focuses on legislative and community awareness as well as family support.
While lobbying on Capitol Hill for increased pediatric cancer research funding and helping pass two Acts, Hannah saw the positive impact politics can make. As the youngest intern on a U.S. Senate campaign, Hannah further grew her knowledge of politics, saw bipartisanship at its best, and learned how to cultivate a successful political campaign. This has inspired her pursuit of working in Washington D.C. and serving as a United States Senator.
In 2019, Hannah was the first pediatric cancer survivor to win Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen. She has traveled 18,000 miles to 150 appearances while representing various organizations. At the national competition, Hannah received the overall Community Service Award for her dedication to pediatric cancer advocacy. Hannah will continue focusing on collaborative efforts to make progress in future treatments, so someday no child will ever hear the words “you have cancer.”