“I want the world to be a better place because I was here.”


At the age of 18, University of Maryland freshman and basketball manager Zachary Lederer was diagnosed with brain cancer for the second time in his young life. In January 2012, after surgery to resect a brain tumor, Zach asked his dad to take a picture of him making a strongman pose to show friends and family that he would be just fine. The picture quickly went viral and others hopped on board in making the pose called “Zaching,” sending their pictures to Zach to post online. Since that time thousands of pictures have been received. Through the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation, we hope to further spread support and strength to others battling cancer and all those connected to cancer patients. 

What does the “ZACHING” pose represent?
Zach wanted all of his family and friends to know he was going to be alright and fight cancer when he made the pose.
 It represents Zach’s STRENGTH, COURAGE, DETERMINATION and HOPE for those affected by cancer.

Who benefits from ZACF?
The short answer is EVERYONE.
Our daily efforts are focused on helping all people affected by ALL cancers– worldwide
Loved Ones
Student scholarship recipients
and more

About the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation

Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established to provide support to cancer patients and their support networks through scholarships, research and direct patient outreach. Money raised by ZACF goes towards The Little Things Program, scholarships, an internship and donations to cancer research and outreach organizations. Visit our Scholarships, Internships and Helping Others pages to learn more.