When Derek Zinser's father passed away on January 1st of 2009, Derek decided he needed to become involved in the fight against cancer, and chose Pediatric Cancer as his outlet. Five years after his father's passing in 2014 Derek started Mascots For a Cure, a non profit to help cheer pediatric cancer patients up during their treatments in hospitals around the country. This non profit featured the Chubby Checker Twist Challenge, which became a signature part of helping these kids.
Not to be content , Derek has recently completed a book entitled Sir Roland's Big Adventure which he hopes will be a New York Times Bestseller, and will be released to the Public on January 1st of 2022, exactly 13 years to the day his beloved father passed away.
Derek is also planning on becoming a Pediatric Oncology Nurse, as he continues his limitless passion to do what he can to make the lives of pediatric cancer easier and as meaningful as possible.