Christine Clifford Humorist, Author, President/Chief Executive Officer of The Cancer Club

All of us have read or heard stories about people who turn lemons into lemonade. It isn't often that we get the privilege of meeting such an individual.

Before her bout with breast cancer, Christine Clifford had definitely cracked the "glass ceiling". By age 40, she was Senior Executive Vice President for The SPAR Group, an international marketing firm in New York. Once the top salesperson in the multi-billion dollar retail services industry, Christine’s accounts included Kmart, Toys 'R' Us, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Mattel Toys, and Revlon.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in December of '94, Christine wrote seven award-winning portrayals of her story in her books including her best sellers Not Now...I'm Having a No Hair Day, YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself and her newest book, The Clue Phone’s Ringing… It’s for You! Healing Humor for Women Divorcing.

Christine is President and CEO of Divorcing Divas®, a company that hosts all-day educational conferences for people facing divorce. She is also CEO/President of The Cancer Club®, the world’s largest producer of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer, and Christine Clifford Enterprises.

Featured in over 3,000 media hits, Christine appeared on CNN Live as "one of the world's leading authorities on the use of therapeutic humor".

Host of The Christine Clifford Celebrity Golf Tournament, Christine's inaugural event in 1998 raised over $100,000, making it the most successful first-year event in the history of the American Cancer Society. Christine's contribution has been over $1,000,000.

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

A two-time divorcee, she has two sons, Tim & Brooks, and lives with her Siberian Husky Skylar in Minneapolis.