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The one hundred honoree: David Archuleta

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The one hundred honoree: David Archuleta

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In 2008, 18-year-old “American Idol” sensation David Archuleta won 44 percent of the audience’s 97 million votes.

Since then, the young pop singer and songwriter has been turning out hits. But he’s also been using his talents in other ways. Cancer has repeatedly touched David’s relatives, and while some of his family members are survivors, others have succumbed to the disease.

David participates in the televised fundraiser, “Stand Up To Cancer” (SU2C) as a performer and phone pledge-taker. He has also been a creative fundraiser on his own. Since 2008, his “David Archuleta’s Angels: Crush Kids’ Cancer” has raised more than $66,000 for SU2C. He also led a top-40 radio station’s campaign that engaged schools in raising pennies for breast cancer research and visited the winning school.

Whether performing to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation or starring in Kaleidoscope on Ice — a celebration for cancer survivors — David is acting on his faith in the power of people to help each other, even when confronting the challenges of cancer.