Sam Schlanger is 14 years old and in the 8th grade. He has loved to make art his whole life, drawing inspiration from the things that interest him the most. The past two years Sam has focused on music icons. For his piece this year Sam used his love of sneakers to guide the way. Sam has volunteered for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer since before he can remember. Thanks to Daniela Ben-Zion, he has had the honor of creating art to be auctioned off at Chefs for Kids’ Cancer for the past 3 years. Sam likes to play guitar, basketball, box, make art, and eat burgers.