Dave Gives Back
Dave Cantin is committed to giving back.
Motivational speaker Dave Cantin donates 100% of speaker fees and more to children’s cancer organizations.
Dave donates a portion of every acquisition his firm is involved in, and 100% of proceeds from his speaking engagements, to pediatric cancer treatment and research.
In 2011, when Dave was diagnosed with leukemia, he told his doctor, “Ninety percent of the cure is going to be my attitude and the other ten percent will be your medicine. I have my ninety percent, so you better have your ten percent.”
After five years of chemotherapy, Dave was deemed cancer free. When establishing his automotive M&A firm, Dave Cantin Group, he made a promise to children fighting this terrible disease that he’d never stop raising money and awareness, and he determined that he would never take his own good fortune for granted.
Now Dave gives back, donating a portion of proceeds from every Dave Cantin Group acquisition and all proceeds from speaking engagements*. In addition, he’s been a board member of various organizations, including Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Hope & Heroes, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Through these efforts, Dave has been an integral part of raising over $100 million towards the fight against pediatric cancer.
“This is a cause very close to my heart. I believe children are the way of the future, and I won’t stop until the day when no child has to hear the words: You have cancer.”
– Dave Cantin
*We do not conduct fundraisers. Instead, all funds are donated directly to charities from Dave Cantin’s M&A firm, Dave Cantin Group, to ensure that they are properly placed. Recipients are selected based on geographic proximity to each merger/acquisition, so that proceeds benefit the dealership’s local community.