It has been 20 years since the Notre Dame community lost Michael Cuccione to cancer. He was 16 years old. January 5, 1985, to January 13, 2001
By | Observer Staff & Simon Isherwood
Michael Cuccione attended Notre Dame for one memorable year. He was like a celebrity, followed everywhere he went. Then, sadly, his cancer came back. In his short, but memorable life, Michael toured the continent as a motivational speaker, recorded a CD Make a Difference, starred on an episode of Baywatch, and in an MTV sitcom making fun of boy bands called 2gether.
Michael shot a commercial with Vancouver Canucks Captain, Trevor Linden, he performed and spoke annually on the Variety Club and BC Children’s telethons. Michael met with the Premiere of BC, Prime Minister of Canada and the Pope! His annual fundraiser has raised over $10Million for childhood cancer. The Notre Dame MAD Film Festival has raised over $30,000 alone.
Thank you to Ross Stevens for sharing this video tribute to Michael. Ross’s YouTube channel is