Pasadena High School’s Zen Glick ’23 is On A Mission to Change the World

Pasadena High School student Zen Glick ’23 is on a mission to change the world. At the beginning of this semester, Zen was given the honor of conducting at The Pasadena Symphony | The Pasadena POPS concert of over 5000 people at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. He also played at Carnegie Hall in NYC during the summer recess.

In September, Zen and fellow Bulldog Ruby Chu ’24 were given “Leadership Awards” by the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education for his fundraising efforts. He also performed for the Board to much fanfare.

Most importantly, Zen is a cancer survivor. In 2008, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma (a cancer of the blood). Because of the amazing work at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Zen was cured and has been in remission for nearly a decade.

In an effort to give back and help others with neuroblastoma, Zen is asking for your donations to CHLA and the fight against cancer. His fundraising goal of $10,000 is nearing completion. To donate, please visit

If you’d like to learn more about Zen’s story, please visit


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