Speaking Engagements


Featured Speaker, 7th Annual “Love Your Mentors” Fashion Show & Silent Auction benefiting Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support & Education, Memorial Care Todd Cancer Institute, Houssels Forum, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

Guest Speaker to over 1000 Orange County High School Students and Teachers, 33rd Annual Orange County Career Forum, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Keynote Survivor Speaker, National Cancer Survivors Day - A Celebration of Life, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Special Guest Keynote Speaker,  Cancer Suppor Community-Redondo Beach's 14th Annual Girls Night Out, Comedy & Magic Club, Hermosa Beach, CA - for the 3rd time

Founder, Chair and Emcee, Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cancer Cure fundraiser hosted by Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach, Kiwanis Hall, Hermosa Beach, CA - in its 11th year

Special Guest, Speaker, It's All About Pink Luncheon, The Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Inspirational Keynote - Cancer Survivorship Series, PIH Health, Whittier, CA

Emcee & Keynote Speaker, 16th Annual Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 10K/5K, Memorial Medical Center Foundation with Long Beach Memorial & Miller Children's and Women's Hospital, Long Beach, CA - 3rd consecutive year

Guest Speaker, LA Dodgers Foundation Relay Field Day, Jesse Owens Park, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Kensington, Sierra Madre, CA

Breast Cancer Survivor Keynote, October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ceremony, Millikan High School Varsity Football Game Half-time, Long Beach, CA

Inshape & Athletic Keynote, Fit for Life of Malibu hosted by American Cancer Society, Malibu, CA

Keynote Childhood Cancer Survivor Speaker,  Kick-It On The Beach, Hermosa Beach, CA 

Speaker, "How A Positive Attitude turns Adversity into Achievement" Presentation, Medical Arts Conference Center, Jasper, IN

Special Guest as Co-Author of "The Change" and Inspirational Speaking Expert on NBC Radio/ KCAA AM 1050 - Dr. Tony O'Donnell Show ,  Agoura Hills, CA

Keynote Inspirational and Motivational Speaker,  5 Workforce Open Forums to 1200+ Employees, Physicians, Volunteers at Memorial Hospital Health Care Center, Jasper, IN

Keynote Survivor Speaker, 2015 Hero and Voice of Hope, University of Southern California Relay for LIfe, Los Angeles, CA; Hawthorne Relay for Life, Hawthorne, CA; Chapman University Relay for Life, Orange, CA; Bellflower Relay for Life, Bellflower, CA; Kickoff for Beach Cities Relay for Life, Redondo Beach, CA

Guest Speaker and "Interviewee", Hermosa Valley Elementary School, Hermosa Beach, CA

Survivor Speaker, "Celebrate Life" National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center,  Los Angeles, CA

Speaker of Hope, Love For Lori  Concert Fundraiser, Gardena, CA

Special Appearance and Ceremonial Puck Drop, LA Kings Sled Hockey Team Charity match against The Patriots, Ice Chalet at Promenade on the Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Special Guest, HealthyLife.net Radio Show, hosted by Mayor Steve Aspel, Redondo Beach, CA

Guest Speaker, Walk With Sally Pink Party celebrating Breast Friends, The Deck, Hermosa Beach, CA

Special Guest on 3 occasions, LATalkRadio.com, Los Angeles, CA

Special Guest Speaker, Healthfest, Crossfit Horsepower, Hermosa Beach, CA

Master of Ceremonies, 14th and 15th Annual Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 10K/5K, Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Alamitos Bay Landing, Long Beach, CA. 

Keynote Speaker, 50th Anniversary, American Cancer Society's Discovery Shops, Los Angeles, CA

Speaker, Every Year at Annual Bus for Boobies Breast Cancer Fundraisers, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, CA - in its 7th year

Special Guest Speaker, Team Ana's Bananas Fundraiser for Avon Breast Cancer Walk in Santa Barbara, North End Bar & Grill, Hermosa Beach, CA

Keynote Speaker, American Cancer Society Relays for Life at Mar Vista/ West LA - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood, CA, The Grove/ Miracle Mile - Los Angeles, CA, Beach Cities/ Redondo Beach, CA, El Segundo, CA, West Hollywood, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, Torrance, CA

Guest Speaker, Four Courses for a Cure with Chef Jack Witherspoon, Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA

Guest Speaker, Bingo Fundraiser for Santa Barbara's Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Moose Lodge, Redondo Beach, CA

Guest Speaker, 12th & 13th Annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Celebration & Shaving Ceremony for Kids with Cancer, Riviera Mexican Grill, Redondo Beach, CA

Guest Speaker, Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Beach, Rotary Club of Hermosa Beach, Kiwanis Club of Torrance, Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, CA

Keynote Speaker, “Girls Night Out” benefit for Beach Cities Cancer Support Community  on 2 occasions, Comedy & Magic Club, Hermosa Beach, CA

Keynote Speaker, Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration Dinner, Torrance, CA

Keynote Survivor Speaker, American Cancer Society Beach Cities Relays for Life, Redondo Beach - 3 Consecutive Years

United Way Special Guest Speaker, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA 1991

United Way Special Guest Speaker with Isaih Thomas, Professional Basketball Player, Coca-Cola Company Executive Meeting, Atlanta, GA 1987

United Way Keynote Speaker, Coca-Cola USA, Atlanta, GA 1985

Special Guest, Keynote Speaker, Youth Against Cancer, Unicure Music & Tennis Festival, San Diego, CA 1984

Keynote Speaker, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, GA, Various Companies and Organizations including Rotary Club of Atlanta, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Delta Air Lines, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Federal Reserve Bank, Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola USA, GA Power, and Southern Bell 1982-1984


Notable People She's Met Over The Years

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Tracey La'Stell Slates - Senior Producer & 2 Emmy Winner, Steve Harvey Show

Dr. Tony O'Donnell, Best-selling Author, Radio Show Host

Dan Brumett, 8 Emmy-winning Producer, CBS

Donald Keough – President, Coca-Cola Company

Phil Ehart - Drummer,  Original member of Kansas Band

Dr. Lou DeGennaro, President & CEO, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Office

Bob Meistrell - Co-Founder, Body Glove International & Dive N Surf

Hugh O’Brian – Actor and Founder of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, where Adrienne Slaughter was chosen Georgia Ambassador

“Coach” Jim Hefner – USC Basketball Coach, ESPN Radio Broadcaster

Hollis Harris – President, Delta Air Lines

Neil Armstrong – Astronaut,  “1st man on the moon”

Walter Payton – Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Champions

Tommy Nobis – Atlanta Falcons, Co-founder (with Adrienne Slaughter's mother, Joyce Slaughter) of The Tommy Nobis Center

Larry Bird – Boston Celtics

Chris Kingsley - Head Athletic Trainer, LA Kings

Isaih Thomas – Detroit Pistons

Stefan Kaelin and Klaus Obermeyer – Olympic Skiers

Dick Butkus - Chicago Bears

Matt Greene - Defenseman, LA Kings

Steve Lyons – LA Dodgers, TV Broadcaster

Roberto Goizueta – CEO, Coca-Cola Company

Dianna Goodman, Miss Georgia and Actress on HeeHaw TV Show

Lionel Richie and William “Wak” King – The Commodores

Robin Zander, John Brant – Cheap Trick

Corey Lerios, David Jenkins, Bill Hammond – Pablo Cruise

Bryan Holmes – The Producers

Kevin Cronin, Gary Writchrath – REO Speedwagon

Jim Peterik, Jimi Jameson - Survivor


Co-author, How Attitude Turns Advertisity Into Achievement, The Change Book 8: Insights Into Self-Empowerment

Article Author, How We Can Win That Battle - With A Smile, Coping With Cancer Magazine

Author, How Positive Attitude Turns Cancer Into Championships

Testimonials and Kind Words

“Knowing Adrienne since 2002, I’ve seen her impressive work ethic. She accepts challenges without hesitation and fears no task.”  

 “Coach” Jim Hefner, ESPN Radio Sports Commentator


"You are a true HERO!"

Steve Aspel, Mayor of Redondo Beach and Cancer Survivor


"Such a pleasure to meet you!  Now I know why (CBS LA's) Lisa Sigell interviewed you for a story. So positive and inspirational!"

                       LIsa Ramon, CBS LA Anchor/Reporter


"You need no luck, Adrienne.  You're too awesome for anything to stand in your    way ..."     

      Douglas S. Brown, U.V.A. CLAS '88 and Business Owner, San Diego, CA 


"I saw you speak at Relay for Life this year, and your story was incredible and heart felt. You ROCK and are a true inspiration, Adrienne!“

Natalie Mignon, CancerSurvivor, Los Angeles, CA


"Fabulous presentation & OMG you sing beautifully. You are truly an inspiration to everyone and all survivors.”              

 Corinne Ybarra, Breast Cancer Survivor,  2011 Woman of the Year,   Hermosa Beach, CA


“You made me shed happy tears.. A  phenomenal speech. You are amazing!"               

             Connie Roderick, Breast Cancer Survivor, Redondo Beach, CA


"You can read about Adrienne all you want but just take a look at her and you are bound to smile.  Infectious positivity at its finest. She is a gem!"

"Go rock 'em, Adrienne! I was gonna take today off from the gym, but you just inspired me  as you do to everyone with whom you contact. Thank you for your awesomeness!"

Awards & Accomplishments

Honored as Breast Cancer Survivor, LA Sparks Women's Basketball Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 4, 2015

Threw  Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodgers' Game in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA,  May 1, 2015.  

2015 "Truly Hermosa Award" recipient chosen by Hermosa Beach Chamber of  Commerce CEO and Executive Board. Hermosa Beach, CA

Selected as 2015 "Voice of Hope" representing Los Angeles and Southern California region by American Cancer Society California Divistion

Honored with "Hero of Hope" Award from American Cancer Society Relay for Life at CBS Studios Holiday Gratitude Gathering, Television City, CA

Recipient, Manhattan Beach "Commendation" Certificate awarded by Mayor Wayne Powell and City Council, Manhattan Beach, CA

Selected Cancer Survivor appearing on onstage video at Live Stand Up To Cancer Internationally Telecast, The Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Breast Cancer Survivor interviewed by Health Reporter Lisa Sigell of KCBS/ KCAL9 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Aired four times on both CBS2 and KCAL9, Los Angeles, CA

Recipient, Grant for Total Knee prosthesis with enhanced athletic mobility, Challenged Athletes Foundation, San Diego, CA

Recipient, Over 15 Sales Awards, Easy Reader Publications, Hermosa Beach, CA 

Recipient, Secretary’s Award for Inspiration, Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, CA

Recipient, Secret Seven Commendatory Certificate, University of Virginia

Recipient, Citizenship Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Buckhead (Atlanta, GA)

Runner-Up, Citizenship Scholarship, Rotary Club of Buckhead (Atlanta, GA) 

Early Decision Admittance with Partial Scholarship, University of Virginia 

Speaker of the Year, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, GA 

Volunteer of the Year, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 

Georgia Ambassador, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation International Seminar, Chicago, Ill. 

Offices & Positions & Active Groups

Executive Board of Directors, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce 2013-2015

Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach 2012 – 2014, 2014 – 2016 

President, Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach 2010-2011

Founding Member, Hermosa Beach Murals Project 2010 to present

Founder and Chair, Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cancer Cure Fundraiser, Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach 2006 to present

Member,  National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Motivational Speaker Academy, Professional Speakers Federation, Global Marketing & Communications Professionals,  National Speakers Bureau, Public Speaking with Impact, Talent HQ,