Our Chief Play Officer

Get to Know Our Founder


Meet Eric.

Eric Newman is the founder and Chief Play Officer of Roc Solid Foundation. A pediatric cancer survivor himself, Eric found a way to combine his cancer journey with his background in construction to bring joy to families fighting pediatric cancer.


Speaking Engagements

His approachable speaking style has captivated thousands at nonprofit events, corporate functions, leadership forums, and high-end galas. His topics are always evolving, combining his cancer journey with leadership lessons learned through the growth of Roc Solid Foundation nationwide.

Watch the video to get to know Eric a bit more, and if you’re interested in booking him for a speaking engagement, complete the contact form, and we’ll reply within one business day.


What Hope Looks Like

What Hope Looks Like is the story of how Eric Newman turned his pain of surviving childhood cancer into his purpose when he started Roc Solid Foundation.

He shares his journey in the hopes that it will inspire others – particularly those who have been through life-changing hardships – to turn their experiences into something positive… and maybe even start nonprofits of their own.

It’s a practical guide providing real advice from tough situations he’s navigated and lessons he’s learned along the way.

This is not only Eric’s story… it’s ours, too. And a portion of proceeds from What Hope Looks Like book sales are donated back to Roc Solid’s mission.

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