Funny Cancer Survivor Speaker – WITH A MESSAGE
PHONE Conor at 630 661 1220
DUAL CANCER SURVIVOR Speaker, IrishmanSpeaks Conor Cunneen says:
“Having had a prostatectomy and a thyroidectomy,
I now have a unique Irish condition known as ‘there’s not much left-o-me.’ ”
“You were a hit with the audience!! I knew you would be. Based on the comments and evaluations, our guests felt your program was OUTSTANDING.”
Adventist Midwest Health Cancer Survivorship Celebration
When Things Go Wrong, You Can Choose Your Attitude says Cancer Survivor Speaker
With over 400 cancer survivors, their supporters and medical professionals in the audience, “laughter was the best medicine”. Conor Cunneen through the Gift of GAB, Irish wit, wisdom as a two time cancer survivor and as a gifted inspirational speaker, had them laughing for joy and longing for more.”
The Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute
Conor Speaking to Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Convention
Laugh as this two-time funny cancer survivor speaker (Prostate and Thyroid) speaks on Medical Records!
IrishmanSpeaks Conor Cunneen – is a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year!
“Conor, You made us laugh and you made us cry. They LOVED you.”
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
“CONTACT Conor who has survived Thyroid Cancer and Prostate Cancer. “I’m not going for the hat-trick,” he says!
Paying it Forward – A lesson for Cancer Survivors / Caregivers and everyone on this planet
“Conor Cunneen was absolutely amazing!
His presentation of “The Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitudes, and Behaviors),” set the perfect tone for our annual Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration. His talk was engaging, light-hearted and entertaining. Our cancer survivors and their guests were full of laughter and smiles and Conor helped make our event a huge success. Afterwards, he signed his book, For the Love of Being Irish: From A to Z, and generously took time to speak with all our guests making it the perfect end to a perfect evening.
Conor Cunneen was a pleasure to work with and I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a speaker.
Edward Elmhurst Cancer Survivorship Celebration Speaker
PHONE Conor at 630 661 1220
Humor in the Healthcare Workplace with Inspirational Funny Speaker Conor Cunneen
“As the person who coordinates all of our speakers year after year, I want to tell you that you offered a very welcome breath of fresh air in booking and executing our keynote speech. Getting information from you was easy, you followed through on your commitments every time and you were an inspiration to our audience”
“Our objective was a substantive business message but with an injection of humor. Conor hit the perfect balance to ensure a lasting memory”
PHONE Conor at 630 661 1220
Keynote Speaker Cancer / Oncology / Healthcare Speaker (Sample Intro – 158 words)
Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville where he says the natives are friendly, the Guinness is good and he has been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland.
This motivational Irish healthcare speaker has a humorous outlook on life. A two-time cancer survivor (note, he says two-time, NOT two-timing) he has experienced the trauma of hearing, “You have thyroid cancer” and “You have prostate cancer.” When you this speaker’s response to two cancer episodes “Having had thyroidectomy and a prostatectomy, I now have a unique Irish condition known as ‘There’s not much left-o-me,’ you will appreciate that he is the perfect humorous, motivational speaker for cancer and oncology events, National Cancer Survivors Day and any event where you wish to appreciate cancer survivors and caregivers.
Prior to realizing his dream as a keynote speaker for healthcare and other industries, he was Foodservice VP Marketing Unilever and has worked in Ireland, UK and USA.
Please welcome a man who went into hospital for prostate surgery with a newly purchased pair of Monty Python pajamas, bearing the legend “It’s only a flesh wound.”
Conor Cunneen is a two-time cancer survivor and a Healthcare Speaker with a brogue!
Cancer is not funny, but this Chicago based Irish keynote speaker (healthcare, cancer, oncology) has developed an inspirational, fun-packed keynote speech about his cancer experience. It is probably only a man from County Cork, Ireland (and with the brogue to prove it) who could develop a keynote titled “It’s Just a Flesh Wound” about the experience of prostate cancer. See PR release from this humorous and motivational healthcare speaker who finds humor in most situations.
Prostate cancer survivor and speaker Conor Cunneen on his experience: “There are a number of treatment options available ranging from radiation to prostatectomy, in other words the removal of the prostate,” he says in his light lyrical brogue.
Prostate cancer develops slowly (normally) which gave this inspirational humorous healthcare speaker (on cancer, marketing, pharma) time to consider his options.
“I did a lot of research on the topic, spoke to a lot of people and ultimately opted for the prostatectomy. My information systems, i.e., my wife, advised I had to purchase new pajamas for the hospital, so that is why I entered Northwestern Memorial Hospital with pajamas bearing the Monty Python legend ‘It’s Just a Flesh Wound.’ I’ve been blessed with a great attitude and I believe every cloud does have a silver lining. As a result, I created a keynote of the same title. It is perfect for all conferences and events where an uplifting feel-good message is appropriate, which is basically everywhere.”
This was Irish healthcare speaker Cunneen’s second bout with cancer. “I had thyroid cancer some years ago when living back in Ireland. The whipped that out as well. I tell my audiences when I keynote that having had a prostatectomy and a thyroidectomy, I now have a unique Irish condition called ‘there’s not much left-o-me.'”
This ebullient Irishman’s communication style has been likened to an “Irish Dilbert,” and “James Joyce meets Tom Peters.”
His keynotes combine business experienced garnered in Ireland, UK and USA with a truly impish sense of humor. “As a keynote speaker and business humorist, I endeavor to provide Substance with Humor. I often develop purely humorous business material which I can then weave into serious business messages. That is when it becomes a real win-win.”
One of Conor’s proudest moments was when he won the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker of the Year award for a speech on customer service in San Quentin jail. “That was a blast and a great career catalyst also. Since then I have spoken internationally in places as diverse as Helsinki, Madrid, London, Malaga and Glasgow.”
Learn about NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY
Looking for that Funny Cancer Survivor Speaker
Conor is available to present as Keynote Speaker for your National Cancer Survivors Day where he will Energize, Educate and Entertain your audience on how he won his battle with prostate cancer and thyroid cancer.
Contact this funny cancer survivor speaker for your National Cancer Survivors Day at 630 718 1643
The National Cancer Institute estimates up to 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. While prostate cancer does not have to be life-threatening, almost 30,000 men die from the disease each year.
Useful websites for Prostate Cancer
Texas Medicare has has an excellent publication on Medicare for Cancer patients: Click this link for the article.
The Ultimate Cancer Medicare Guide: What You Need To Know
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Christina Applegate. The Emmy Award winning actress is a Breast Cancer Survivor
Joe Torre. The basebal legend is a survivor of prostate cancer.