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David Lloyd, ESPN

Emcee 2016 - 2019 

David is one of ESPN’s longest tenured anchors and currently co-hosts “Coast to Coast,” the 11 a.m. weekday SportsCenter, with Cari Champion. David joined ESPN as an ESPNEWS anchor in October 1997. A native of Westport, Connecticut, he graduated in1983 from Colgate University with a bachelor of arts degree in international relations.

Tiffany Ruiz, RN, BSN, CPN, CCRC

2019

Tiffany Ruiz has worked at Connecticut Children’s within the hematology/oncology department since 2012 as a clinical research associate, inpatient floor nurse, and now as a clinical research nurse and a nurse coordinator for the cardiology-oncology clinic.  She graduated from Trinity College in 2010 with a bachelors in science in Neuroscience and from the University of Saint Joseph in 2015 with her bachelors in nursing. Additionally, in her spare time she assists in coordinating the Reach for the Stars pediatric cancer celebration hosted every June.   She advocates for children and young adults with cancer at events such as the Robby Brisco Open and St. Baldrick’s foundation to raise funds for more cures.

Chris Swetzes

2018

Chris, a 2018 graduate from Avon High School, was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer, in March 2016. He received chemotherapy treatment at Connecticut Children’s, and is currently in remission. Chris served as co-captain for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for the past 2 years and volunteers his time with several organizations, including Move Mountains, Vie for the Kids, Inc. and Gifts of Love.

Kyla Pokorny

2016

Kyla tirelessly battled Ewings Sarcoma for seven years while dedicating her life to raising awareness and financial support to make a difference for others. Her heroic efforts and vision will continue to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of other children battling cancer. Her foundation, Move Mountains, focuses on helping every child in the U.S. who is undergoing life-improving, life-extending and life-saving chemotherapy.