The following is the excerpt published by the Pleasanton Weekly on October 2nd. For the full story on all the award recipients, visit the website: https://pleasantonweekly.com/news/2017/10/02/announcing-the-2017-tri-valley-heroes
Rising Star: Madeleine “Maddy” Wang, Pleasanton – Fifteen-year-old Madeline “Maddy” Wang, a Foothill High School sophomore, finds ways to help the young, the elderly, the ill and the four-legged. She established the This Side Up Foundation to raise funds for Donor Network West, a non-profit located in San Ramon that facilitates organ and tissue donations, through selling specially designed t-shirts, hosting CPR and first-aid classes and by promoting the annual Donate Life Run/Walk. She plays piano at the Sunol Creek Memory Care Center to entertain the elderly, and is active in the Spectrum of Science, where she is a volunteer aid in science classes for elementary and junior high students. She also bakes dog treats to raise funds for Coppers Dream Animal Rescue.