Humanitarian Award – 2007 Hollywood FAME Awards
One of the most amazingly brave and courageous people on the planet, this man is truly a saint if there ever was one. Having survived one of the most fatal forms of cancer, this man has inspired millions with his message. He lives each day as if it were his last and never stops helping those who have been affected by this deadly disease.
Diagnosed with brain cancer at 21, concert pianist and recovering advertising agency veteran Matthew Zachary is the Founder and CEO at Stupid Cancer, the largest charity comprehensively addressing young adult cancer. He is also the Founder of Instapeer, the first anonymous mobile matching and messaging platform for cancer patients and caregivers.
A leading healthcare innovator and disruptor and Chief Angry Officer of the young adult cancer movement, he writes for PM360 Magazine, US News, Huffington Post and Cure Magazine and serves as a strategic advisor to The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Klick Health, Spencer’s Gifts and the Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
Matthew has a BA in Music, Computer Science and Sociology from Binghamton University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and IVF twins, Koby and Hannah.