As a Patient Advocate, other cancer patients look up to me for information, support and advice. I stand up for those down on their knees and lend my voice to those who cannot speak.
Alfred Samuels, aged 64, was born in the UK and has studied for a master's degree in security management. He is a dedicated, ambitious, hardworking businessman, entrepreneur, and keynote/public speaker passionate about life, business, success and the community. Mr Samuels is a well-rounded man who has travelled worldwide as a security consultant for A-list celebrities for over thirty years. Furthermore, he has provided security services to government departments in Africa and the Caribbean.
In 2012, Alfred was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage four advanced metastatic prostate cancer. Since then, he has become the voice of hope, inspiration and motivation for victims of this deadly disease that disproportionately affects black men. He uses his experience to engage with different cultures and ethnic groups. He hopes to inform and influence people with the two books he has written: 'Invincibility in the Face of Prostate Cancer" and "Coming out the other side and Motivated to Inspire", and the documentary he scripted "A Survivor Amongst Survivors" aired on Sky TV in 2021.
Since his diagnosis, Alfred has dedicated himself to raising awareness of the importance of research through patient advocacy, patient involvement and media volunteering. He is a cancer campaign ambassador and has worked with the Cancer Research UK Involvement Network and is a member of The Research & Strategy Cancer Insights Panel and the Corporate Focus Strategy Group. He has also worked with other major cancer stakeholders and the pharmaceutical industry. In 2019 he was named Ambassador of the Year at the Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope awards which pay tribute to the extraordinary achievements of volunteers across the UK. Alfred says that this award is not only for himself but also for other ambassadors and volunteers who tirelessly help others.
College
Carshalton College of Further Education
City & Guilds Electronic Technicians
19751977
College
North London Polytechnic
HNC Electronics & Communication Engineering
19771979
High School
Eastfields High School
CSE's
19721975
Birth Date
March 29, 1958
Nickname
Alf
Birth City
Westminster
Current City
Harrow
Hometown
Mitcham
Height
1.80m
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black British
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
Grace Samuels
Children
5
“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” —Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave.
As a Patient Advocate, other cancer patients look up to me for information, support and advice. I stand up for those down on their knees and lend my voice to those who cannot speak.
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