He decided to exploit his second lease on life by using his talents as a stand-up comic and world-class juggler to give audiences insight into his experience with cancer. Burton penned a book called A Life in the Balance: A Professional Juggler and Comic's Story of Surviving Cancer with Laughter and a Passion for Living. It might sound trite to label Burton's book inspirational, but that's the one word that repeatedly comes to the minds of those who have read it. Readers have also said it's pretty damn funny.
This Saturday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church located at 1801 Montano Rd. NW, People Living Through Cancer will host the 2003 Cancer Survivorship Conference. Burton will be giving the keynote address. Although it might not sound like the most cheerful of conferences, rest assured you will be entertained. If you or someone you know has cancer, don't miss this chance to see Burton in action. For details, call 242-3263.