Renowned Canadian Entrepreneur Launches Inspirational Memoir

The Jacqueline Shan Story: Pursuing A Dream, Never Giving Up is the story of a true Canadian health entrepreneur, a trailblazer in natural medicine research and a dynamo in health product development.

EDMONTON, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Jacqueline Shan Story describes the peaks and valleys in the life of a woman entrepreneur, scientist and shy immigrant who wins, loses, comes back - and never gives up.

"In the book I share my story, and my challenges," said Dr. Jacqueline Shan. "I came to Canada in 1987 as a PhD student at the University of Alberta and stayed. I've had a great Canadian adventure building companies and products that bridge Western and traditional Chinese medicine."

The Jacqueline Shan Story is a resource for anyone who wants to make a business dream come true.

Dr. Shan was the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Afexa Life Sciences Inc., makers of the highly acclaimed and market-leading COLD-FX®. She raised millions of dollars to develop and market the cold remedy, which would ultimately outsell the biggest brand-name products in the market and become Canada's #1 cold and flu product.

Her newest venture is Afinity Life Sciences Inc. - a company that has developed an entirely new line of premium omega-3s and other condition-specific natural health products. Currently, Afinity products are sold at select Rexall Pharmacies, Value Drug Marts,, and More information can be found at

The Jacqueline Shan Story is being sold at Indigo stores and online at, Chapters, Amazon and iTunes along with many independents. She has received immense support from the business community and other notable Canadians:

"Think of it, a little girl from China arrives in Canada with no coat and $5 in her pocket, and with sheer will and determination she builds an empire worth millions. It is people like Jackie Shan who make Canada great." - Don Cherry, host, "Coach's Corner" on Hockey Night in Canada

"Jackie Shan stands out as an inspiring role model. She is an amazing woman with an incredible story!" - Lesley MacDonald, founder/producer, Global TV Woman of Vision

"We honoured Jackie as a Canada's Most Powerful Woman: Top 100 Award Winner because of her strong record of success as an entrepreneur in Canada. She is a great role model for the next generation of entrepreneurs because she has shown what is possible." - Pamela Jeffery, founder, Women's Executive Network, and president/CEO The Jeffery Group Limited

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SOURCE: Afinity Life Sciences

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