05/31/2006

Motivational Humorist to Address Cancer Survivors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—  A motivational humorist who’s entertained thousands of audiences for two decades through television, radio and print, will address cancer survivors, their families and friends during the 13th Annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration hosted by the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and WVU Hospitals.  The event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Lakeview Resort Conference Center near Morgantown.

Mack Dryden has appeared in numerous television shows, such as “J.A.G.”

He’s performed stand-up comedy on The Tonight Show, was a writer for ABC’s Politically Correct and his comedy sketches for a Los Angeles radio network are heard on more than 500 stations nationwide every week.  Dryden also found humor in a book he wrote about his harrowing experience as an inmate in a Moroccan prison. 

His uncanny ability to interject humor into almost any topic, even his personal battle with cancer, is inspiring and a welcome break from the seriousness of the disease.  He is a two-time cancer survivor. 

Dryden was born and educated in Mississippi. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

A record crowd of nearly 400 cancer survivors, their families and friends from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland attended last year’s celebration.

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@hsc.wvu.edu
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