“I never looked back in the short term; my reaction has always been — I will not allow this horrific disease to defeat me. I promised myself, I would not lose the battle. I never said Why Me — I just remained vigilant on beating the disease. Cancer is a horrible and terrifying disease. Yet millions of people have beaten the odds and beat cancer. Authority Magazine started a new series called “I Survived Cancer and Here Is How I Did It”.
Originally published at medium.com and Authority Magazine September 10,2021 – In this interview series, we are talking to cancer survivors to share their stories, in order to offer hope and provide strength to people who are being impacted by cancer today. As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Cantin.
Dave Cantin puts his money where his mouth is, literally. Cantin, President, and CEO of the Manhattan-based full-service automotive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) firm The Dave Cantin Group, is an automotive industry expert, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public speaker who donates a percentage of all proceeds from his motivational speaking engagements and a portion of the profits from every merger and acquisition to all childhood causes. Additionally, he is a cancer survivor, beating leukemia in 2016 after a fateful diagnosis five years earlier. To date, he has helped raise more than $100 million to combat pediatric cancer and has served on the boards of many organizations, including of Columbia University Medical Center, Hope & Heroes, Project Ladybug, and as Vice-Chair of Hyundai Hope on Wheels.