Looking for an inspirational speaker for your NCSD event?

The NCSD Speakers Bureau Roster has everything you need to find the right person.

National Cancer Survivors Day® 2022 is on Sunday, June 5!

A great keynote speaker may be just what you need to add some oomph to your NCSD celebration. Luckily for you, the NCSD Speakers Bureau Roster includes contact information for nearly 300 motivational and keynote speakers, celebrities, and medical professionals who are available for in-person and virtual NCSD events. 

Register your event now to unlock access to the NCSD Speakers Bureau Roster, as well as other exclusive resources and materials.

Speaker Spotlight

We’ve highlighted speakers below out of the almost 300 that are included in our Roster.

Marisa Sullivan

Marisa is a media personality who beat triple-negative breast cancer during the height of the pandemic. A former Us Weekly staffer and Hollywood red-carpet fixture, Sullivan shifted from entertainment to the health space post-treatment and recently moved to NYC for a fresh start. She hosts an interview series recruiting top talent to talk about mental and sexual health topics. Sullivan writes for SurvivorNet.com and has captured the attention of the New York Times and Reuters. Sullivan went through a painful divorce while fighting cancer in the wake of a pregnancy loss and aims to inspire others to speak up about these uncomfortable topics. You can learn more about Marisa at MarisaSullivan.com.

Steve Rubin

At 30 years old, Steve was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive bone cancer.After conventional treatments of surgery and chemo, doctors ran out of answers and he was losing his battle. With a survival rate of less than 10%, he had to reach deep down within himself and figure out how to survive a seemingly impossible situation. He began asking questions such as, How do you fight to overcome when the deck feels stacked against you? and How do you become the type of role model you couldn’t find when you needed them most? These questions and more are what kept him sharing his experiences and takeaways to help other cancer fighters in need along their journey. His blog, The Other C Word, was named one of the “Best Cancer Blogs of 2020” by Healthline. You can learn more about Steve at OtherCWord.com.

Tara Williamson

Tara Williamson, a certified areola complex, 3D nipple, and scar camouflage tattoo artist, brings the natural look of areolas to all survivors through her business, Pink Ink Tattoo, LLC. As a breast cancer survivor and nurse, she understands the immense positive impact areola tattooing has on mastectomy survivors, helping them restore their confidence and feel whole again. Tara travels across the UnitedStates, providing her specialized services, working alongside various plastic surgeons and also speaks at multiple functions across the country, sharing her journey with others. You can learn more about Tara at PinkInkTattoo.com.

Sharon Kim

Sharon Kim is the founder of CanPlan, a revolutionary planner designed with survivorship in mind. After losing her mom to sarcoma in 2015, she dedicated her life to giving other fighters a chance to have a different end to their story. She has managed to help thousands of fighters around the world change the way they fight cancer. Sharon uses her psychology background to teach people about the healing powers that come from being proactive over the things we can control and surrendering the things we can’t control. She speaks the language of love to spread the message of hope in a way that leaves hearts transformed and minds revived. You can learn more about Sharon at MyCanPlan.com.

Sean Swarner

Sean is the only person in history to climb Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on every continent, ski to both the North and South Poles, and complete the World Championship Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. Which he accomplished after two terminal cancers, a prognosis of 14 days, a year-long coma, and with one lung. Throughout his life, Sean has been constantly redefining the word “impossible,” and speaks about how you can do the same in your life. He’s an international keynote speaker, author, adventurer, certified professional coach, and has worked with corporations such as IBM, Google, and Unilever. Sean has been featured on ESPN, TheToday Show, Fox News, and more, and has a film on Amazon called True North: The Sean Swarner Story. You can learn more about Sean at SeanSwarner.com.

Dee Burrell

Doretha “Dee” Burrell is a powerhouse with a sharp wit, a commanding presence that captivates, and a wardrobe that has made her a professional fashion statement! Dee loves to share with her audience ways in which battling an aggressive breast cancer, which included five years of ongoing treatment can change your life. Battling breast cancer 14 years ago has made her a stronger, courageous, passionate, and tenacious lady always lending support. She has been featured with AARP, Roche Pharmaceutical, and Dr. Susan Love’s newsletter. Dee is a Certified Life Coach and author of Open up the Door and Let Me In and co-author of Living your Vision and Purpose. She is the founder of a coaching and empowerment business, Dee Burrell Consulting, located in Washington, DC. You can learn more about Dee at DeeBurrellConsulting.us.

Glenda Standeven

Glenda is an author, workshop facilitator, and humorous inspirational speaker. She lost her entire right leg, hip, and pelvis to bone cancer in 1988. Glenda is the author of I Am Choosing to Smile, her inspirational life story about learning many of life’s lessons the hard way, and What Men Won’t Talk About and Women Need to Know, which chronicles her husband’s journey with prostate cancer using honesty and humor. Glenda has published three short stories that were included in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, including her most recent, “Good Morning Five Toes!” appearing in Chicken Soup for the Soul – Think Positive, Live Happy. You can learn more about Glenda at GlendaStandeven.com

Holly Bertone

Holly Bertone is a 10+ year breast cancer survivor, blogger at PinkFortitude.com, and author of Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide: My Journey From Diagnosis to “I Do,” a children’s book titled My Mommy Has Cancer, and several inspirational ebooks. Holly believes that laughter is the best medicine, and she uses a humorous approach in her breast cancer awareness campaigns. Holly shares her poignant story of being diagnosed with cancer on her 39th birthday and getting engaged 48 hours later, detailing the raw and uncensored journey leading up to her wedding day, which took place only 10 days after her treatment ended. You can learn more about Holly at PinkFortitude.com.

Scott Greenberg

Scott Greenberg helps people boost their personal performance by focusing on the human factors they bring to their endeavors. In 1992, Scott was a film student at New York University when diagnosed with cancer. Inspired by his grandmother, a Schindler’s list holocaust survivor, Scott beat the disease and went on to run the Los Angeles Marathon. Today Scott is a professional speaker, offering humorous, inspiring, content-rich messages that help people operate at a higher level. He’s given thousands of presentations in all 50 states and throughout the world to clients that include Nike, Allstate, McDonald’s, the U.S. Air Force, and countless others. You can learn more about Scott at ScottGreenberg.com.

Stacy Hurt

Nothing could have prepared Stacy for her younger son being diagnosed with a chromosomal abnormality so rare that he is one of three known cases in the world. Just when she had things under control with her intellectually and developmentally disabled son, she was hit with a stage IV colorectal cancer diagnosis. After 55 chemotherapies, two surgeries, and radiation, Stacy is cancer-free and consults on improving the patient experience. Her story was featured on Today, ABC World News Tonight, People,Forbes, Fox News, Huffington Post, and Inside Edition. Stacy has been selected as a HIMSS Digital Influencer. Her energetic, positive message about resilience will bring hope and make you believe that anything is possible. You can learn more about Stacy at StacyHurt.net.

Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose is a three-time stage IV incurable cancer thriver. Diagnosed at the age of 27, Caroline was forced to leave medical school and marathons and filled her time rehabilitating her dog, Riley Rose. Eight months after remission, Caroline’s cancer returned and she received a bone marrow transplant from her brother in 2006. Over the next four years, Caroline gave birth to her daughter and son and then her cancer returned for the third time. Only this time the game had changed. Cancer was NOT going to take a mother away from her children. It was a time of faith, fight, and courage, but now cancer-free, Caroline is passionate about spreading the message of hope. You can learn more about Caroline at DearRileyRose.com.

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