Honors Received

“A friend wants you to become everything you were meant to be…”

Angel Award Recipient!

angel_awardGiving in to an inescapable momentum to write down her story, Sherry did just that, culminating in her book, I Don’t Remember Signing Up For Cancer! She subsequently was the recipient of Excellence in Media’s 1999 International Angel Award; one of the highest recognition’s given in communication, honoring works of outstanding moral, ethical and/or social impact. The founder and producer of the Angel Award, Mary Dorr presented Sherry a Silver Angel trophy, for the revised edition of her book. The Awards Banquet was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the late Steve Allen and his wife Jayne Meadows emceed the program!

rotating_angel_awardOthers honored along with Sherry at this same ceremony were Roma Downey of “Touched By An Angel,” Gerald McRaney of “Promise Land,” Craig T. Nelson, Roy “Dusty” Rogers, Entertainment Tonight, Dr. George Otis, the animated movie “The Prince of Egypt,” Tom Brokaw for his book, The Greatest Generation, Tokyo producer Masamichi Kawabata, and Roberto Benigni’s foreign film, “Life is Beautiful.”

Book Endorsements

“Sherry’s book is a humorous window of hope for the discouraged heart.”
– Barbara Johnson popular humorist and author of many books, including, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.

“Many books which deal with difficult subjects are themselves difficult or depressing to read. Such is not the case with this book. Sherry utilizes her effervescent “Popular Sanguine” personality to offer hope, help and encouragement to those facing the difficulties and decisions involved with breast cancer and reconstruction.”
– Florence Littauer president of CLASS Speakers, Inc. Conference speaker and author of several books including Personality Plus and Silver Boxes.

“I Don’t Remember Signing Up for Cancer! is a book full of humor, heart and hope.”
– Patsy Clairmont conference speaker and author of several books including, God Uses Cracked Pots, and Sportin’ a ‘Tude

coping_link“Sherry Waldrip’s book is a must-read for anyone looking for an alternative to silicone implants for reconstructive surgery. Her own story is laced with humor and faith in the face of cancer and the amputation of a breast.”
– Anne Frahm Speaker and author of several books including A Cancer Battle Plan and Reclaim Your Faith.



“Your wonderful view of life was so fun and meaningful to all those who had the privilege of attending our Friday evening event. Your ability to share not only your courageous story of surviving (and thriving!) breast cancer but also your message of how the experience blessed your life was so valuable for those attending. Your humor and heart are always evident, whether throughout your written work or through sharing your story. I would be very happy to provide a reference to anyone considering you for a speaking engagement.”


Survivor who uses Humor to help Every pink Ribbon earner Realize they Yet have viability.”


“You and your book “I Don’t Remember Signing up for Cancer!” provided a great draw for our 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium on April 9th. Our attendance more than doubled from last year and the many Breast Cancer Survivors received such a gift by getting to hear your presentation. Your message of humor and hope is a perfect fit for Komen, and I hope other Affiliates are able to enjoy you in the future.”


“The comical author of “I Don’t Remember Signing Up for Cancer!” kept the crowd rolling with laughter Saturday during the Third Annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Lubbock Affiliate’s Breast Cancer Symposium”


“I have worked with Sherry in the past in medical conferences and talks where she has proven to be an outstanding, entertaining, humorous speaker. She has written an excellent book relating her experience as a breast cancer and breast reconstruction patient, and is a uniquely inspiring and entertaining speaker on the subject. Her presentations to both lay and professional audiences are always well received. I would recommend her for such a speaking role without any reservations whatsoever.”


“Thank you very much, Sherry. Humor is indeed healing and you are very skilled in bringing just the right balance to your presentations. Having ‘been there, done that’ is also very important in terms of relating to your audiences. You are a winner and I am pleased to recommend your talents to other Komen Affiliates.”


“Finding just the right speaker can sometimes be challenging, but you were everything we hoped for and more. Our tea is a special day that all our survivors look forward to, a day of celebration and hope. Your talk was uplifting, entertaining and informative.”


“Sherry’s enthusiasm and passion is obvious. At the event, she went guest-to-guest and introduced herself. She made a point to connect with everyone. Sherry’s message is one of faith, family, friends and humor in everyday life, not just when dealing with cancer. She stresses the need for people to be educated about their healthcare choices.”


“Well, you will never forget coming to Connecticut during the blizzard of 2006 and we will never forget how you took our hearts by storm… Your understanding and your ability to transfer such a positive energy will leave a lasting impression on our hearts for a long time to come. My wish is that all patients diagnosed with cancer would have the opportunity to experience all that is ‘Sherry’.”


“We had the pleasure of having Sherry Karuza Waldrip speak at a recent event during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ms. Waldrip, a breast cancer survivor, shares her story with humor, compassion and encouragement. Her ability to transition from the difficult topics of diagnosis and treatment to seeking the humor in dealing with doctors and friends make for an inspiring event. Her information is excellent for survivors, family and friends to hear.”

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