Jan 8, 2020
Sue Matthews, along with her sister Andrea Cohane, is the author of Paint Your Hair Blue: A Celebration of Life with Hope for Tomorrow in the Face of Pediatric Cancer which is a heartwarming story of heroic courage and unbridled love that will inspire and empower you, no matter what your circumstance, to embrace and take control of your life. Paint Your Hair Blue chronicles the journey of Taylor Matthews, a courageous young woman who fought pediatric cancer and shows readers the triumphs and heartaches of her journey. It is an inspiring story of the power of love and determination, as well as a cautionary tale that provides support and specific advice for other parents confronting cancer and for anyone going through a cancer diagnosis, or caring for someone who is.
Sue Matthews is President of the Taylor Matthews Foundation, a tay-bandz organization, which is a 501 C-3, founded by her daughter Taylor, who passed from pediatric cancer at age 16. As a nationally recognized advocate for pediatric cancer awareness Sue actively lobbies on Capital Hill for additional pediatric cancer research funding. TMF is at the forefront of new initiatives in awareness and continues to fund significant medical research at leading medical centers. TMF has funded innovative and cutting edge research at Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center and The National Institute of Health.
Sue is board member of the Children’s Council at Columbia Medical University, the National Association of Professional Women, the National Organization of Italian American Women, the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Public Accountants. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin and Marshall College and is a CPA and former Senior Manager at Deloitte.