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Uniting world-renowned athletes, actors, and celebrities who have survived their ordeals, as well as cancer advocates and medical researchers, APB's roster of cancer speakers offers remarkable individuals whose inspirational keynotes help audiences march forward and remind them that they are not alone. Whether you are looking to be educated on the disease or to receive caregiving advice, APB has a speaker on cancer suited to your event.

Cancer & Survivorship

Actor & Activist

A prolific actor of stage and screen, Rob Lowe is known for his roles in The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, The West Wing, and, most recently, Parks and Recreation. He is also a dedicated cancer...

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Cancer Survivor

Kathy Bates is an Oscar-winning actress for her role in 1990's Misery. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, she is now in remission.

Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Skater & Television Personality

One of the most sought after keynote speakers and the most recognized male figure skating stars in the world, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating analyst, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling...

Best-selling Author, Breast Cancer Survivor, Host of Exactly

A gifted storyteller and talented interviewer, Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences
with the themes of her three New York Times best-selling memoirs about family.

Entertainment Journalist & Breast Cancer Survivor

Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert, and television personality with over 2 million followers on Twitter.

Winner of The Apprentice & Star of Giuliana & Bill

Bill Rancic burst onto the national scene when he was hired by Donald Trump as the winner of the first season of NBC's breakthrough program The Apprentice.

Emmy-Winning TV Host

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars (ABC) and Entertainment Tonight (CBS), Emmy winner Samantha Harris is also a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed at 40). Since speaking publicly about her battle, she has enthralled...

Academy Award-Winning Actor

One of the most prominent actors, directors and producers in Hollywood, Michael Douglas has repeatedly chosen to work on politically influential and controversial motion pictures. As a celebrity keynote speaker, long-time champion of social and...

Olympic Gold Medalist, Health Advocate & Cancer Survivor

An unmatched athlete, celebrated health advocate, cancer survivor, and mother, Shannon Miller is an extraordinary individual who intimately understands the day-to-day plights that women experience, and compassionately endeavors to assist them as...

NBA Legend & NY Times Best Selling Author

When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards, played in more All-Star Games or logged more seasons, but his most important triumph was...

Actress, Author & Activist

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist and author of Whatever… Love Is Love, a book due out in April 2015 that makes a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad...

World-Renowned Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist

Dr. Q is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting edge research to cure brain cancer. Named as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in 2008, Dr. Q was also selected by Popular Science magazine as one of...

Actress & Cancer Survivor

A celebrity speaker and actress who became a household name starring in The Nanny, the series she invented and developed from "pitch" to production, Drescher is a larger than life personality that reflects her substantial talent....

Co-Star of TLC’s Little Couple, Neonatologist & Cancer Survivor

Featured with her husband Bill Klein and family on TLC’s hit docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows her personal and professional life, Dr. Jennifer Arnold has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation...

Actor & Son of President Gerald Ford

The son of former President Gerald R. Ford, speaker Steve Ford is an accomplished actor who speaks on growing up in the White House, leadership, and overcoming obstacles.

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Academy Award-winning Actress & Human Rights Advocate

Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, documentary filmmaker, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and a passionate voice for victims of social injustice. Bright, articulate and knowledgeable about the complex topics she speaks on, she...

Tennis Legend

A champion on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is not only a tennis legend, but an inspirational leader who demonstrates wit, candor, and sheer motivation. Arguably the best tennis player ever to play the game, Navratilova has amassed an...

Best-Selling Author & Heart Health Activist

At 39, while doing a story of heart disease, Joan Lunden failed the heart health test. With determination to transform her life, she lost 50 pounds and became an activist for The American Heart Association.

Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

In 2002, out of the extra bedroom of her home with only $500, Kendra Scott combined her love for fashion with her creative talents and began her own line of jewelry. Today, the Austin based designs of Kendra Scott Jewelry can be found at top...

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