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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.
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WHY HIRE MATTHEW FOR YOUR EVENT?
Fortune 500 companies and businesses worldwide 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
“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.
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"Do not listen to what the world tells you has to be done. Be original. Be authentic. Be passionate. Or just be."