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Christine Clifford (Breast Cancer Survivor, Humor) and Christopher Wark (Colon Cancer Survivor) Next Guests

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

My guests for Saturday are Christine Clifford and Christopher Wark.

All of us have heard stories about people who turn lemons into lemonade.  It isn’t often  that we get the privilege of meeting such a person.

My first guest, Christine Clifford has definitely cracked “the glass ceiling”. At the age of 40, she was Senior Executive Vice President for SPAR Marketing Services, an international merchandising and information services firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the top salesperson in the multi-billion dollar retail services industry for over eight years, Christine was responsible for accounts with Kmart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Walmart, AT&T, Mattel Toys, and Revlon, among others. Taking her company from a million dollar per year loss to over $54 million in sales, Christine signed the largest contract in the history of her industry with Procter & Gamble, doubling the size of her company overnight.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in December of ’94, Christine wrote eight award-winning portrayal of her story in her books entitled Not Now…I’m Having a No Hair Day; and her newest book, Laugh Til It Heals: Notes from the World’s Funniest Cancer Mailbox.

Christine is President and Chief Executive officer of THR CANCER CLUB®, a company designed to market humorous and helpful products internationally for people who have cancer.

Christine is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Survivor’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul, and is featured in the books The Courage to Laugh and The Triumph of the Human Spirit: Real Cancer Survivors, Real Battles, Real Victories.

She has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal., Better Homes & Gardens, MORE magazine,SELF American Health, Golf Digest,Today’s Christian Woman, as well as The Singapore Women’s Weekly and the Hindu in India. She was a 1998 “Hero Award” finalist for Coping magazine, and appeared on CNN Live as “one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of therapeutic humor”. She has also appeared on Lifetime Television Network’s New Attitudes show, and the Leeza Show.

Host of The Christine Clifford Celebrity Golf Invitational, a benefit for breast cancer research, Christine’s inaugural event raised over $100,000, making it the most successful first-year event in the history of the American Cancer Society. She has raised over $1,000,000 for breast cancer research and has received the Council of Excellence Award for income development from the American Cancer Society.

Christine received the “CSP” (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association.. Less 300 people hold the CSP, putting Christine in the top 7% of professional speakers worldwide.

Christine has two grown sons, Tim and Brooks,  her Syberian Husky, Skylar, and lives in Minneapolis, MN.More information is available at:

My second guest,  Chris Wark, is a Real estate investor and musician who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. He had surgery and instead of chemo, used nutrition and natural therapies to heal himself. He is the author of a popular health blog with a worldwide audience. More information is available at: