"Matthew Zachary is a true original. Call him a pioneer, a provocateur, a global change leader, but one thing is certain; he is driven by genuine authenticity and unbridled passion for making the world a better place. And he has.

Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large, The Hill


ABOUT MATTHEW ZACHARY

Matthew Zachary is a community builder and storyteller. After surviving end-stage brain cancer, he ignited a global movement of cancer renegades united in advocating for choice, equity, and a dignified path to a productive life. As the Founder of Stupid Cancer, Inc., Matthew is considered to be one of today's most creative and influential patient leaders.

With a passion for storytelling, connecting people, and agitating the status quo, his legacy is to have galvanized the patient voice and challenged conventional wisdom about the art of survivorship. Matthew is also an award-winning podcaster, recording artist, and acclaimed concert pianist.
MATTHEW IN THE NEWS

WHY HIRE MATTHEW FOR YOUR EVENT?

Fortune 500 companies and businesses worldwide from the consumer, healthcare, technology, entertainment, nonprofit, publishing, media, and event marketing sectors seek Matthew out for his uniquely raw and unapologetic style. From nonprofit leader, community builder, cancer survivor, and patient advocacy leader to concert pianist, storyteller, thought leader, content creator, and social influencer, Matthew captivates and fascinates through his transcendent blend of animated intellectualism, down-to-earth humility, oddball theatricality, and mesmerizing talent.
"He singlehandedly mesmerized a theater overflowing with 500 innovation junkies."
— Business Innovation Factory
"Matthew was hands down one of the best keynotes we've ever had."
— Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators
"...a most uniquely disarming and unexpected personality."
— AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
"This guy should be on everyone's list of Top 10 speakers."
— Stonybook University
"We could not have chosen a more relevant talent."
— KNect365 Life Sciences
"...an incomparable storyteller."
— Klick Health
"...an authentic peace healer."
— Deepak Chopra
PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS


“You were the first to show me that
you can do more than just survive.”
— Kelly P.
"It is because of you that I found
out about surrogacy and now
have a happy healthy daughter."
— Karen M.
"Thank you for inspiring us to
create our own missions.”
— Alejandra P.
"Thank you for giving me a
community when I had none.”
— Roseann C.
“For the first time since my
diagnosis, I felt like I could survive
brain cancer because you did.”
— Ali Q.
"My doctor may have cured me,
but Stupid Cancer saved my life.
Thank you for all you have done for
me and millions of others like me."
— Jess M.
    KEYNOTE
    COMMUNITY BUILDER
    DISARMING STORYTELLER
    RENEGADE FOUNDER
    CREATIVE LEADER
    STATUS QUO AGITATOR
    CONCERT PIANIST
    RECORDING ARTIST
    CANCER REBEL
    BILLY JOEL FANATIC
    POSSIBLY OTHER THINGS