Daniel’s dedication and passion for cancer advocacy and being a prominent member of the cancer support community comes from his personal experience with cancer. At only eleven years old, Daniel was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was placed on an intensive chemotherapy protocol until the age of fourteen, when only then he began experiencing normal teenage life. During this time, he attended some of the very first Kids Kicking Cancer classes and first hand knows the benefits and distances that the KKC training goes for anyone needing to manage stressors of any type and at any age.
Daniel holds dual undergraduate degrees from Yeshiva University in Sociology with a Pre-Medical Concentration as well as a degree in Judaic Studies. He earned his Masters of Science education at Georgetown University in Biophysics and Physiology while concentrating in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is currently a third year dual-degree medical student earning medical doctorate in addition to his Masters of Public Health.
In addition to his dedication with Kids Kicking Cancer, Daniel also serves as the Chairman of the Teen Cancer America Young People’s Advisory Committee and is one of the longest standing survivors with Imerman Angels, helping give one-on-one support to newly diagnosed cancer patients. He is a national ambassador for The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry, serving as both a speaker and organizer for bone marrow drives and fundraising efforts.