Press Release Contact:
Jenise Lucey, Executive Director
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
413.528.2810
jlucey@berkshiresouth.org

Berkshire South Regional Community Center and The Women’s Cancer Wellness Fund to Collaborate on Wellness Event

April 6, 2013 – The Women’s Cancer Wellness Fund and Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) will co-present “Cancer Wellness: An Integrative Approach,” a day-long symposium on Saturday, April 6, from 9 am – 3 pm, to be held at the BSRCC facility on Crissey Road in Great Barrington.

With speakers, exhibitors, activities and demonstrations, the event will encompass a variety of approaches to integrative cancer care. This informative event brings together local health care providers and those who are interested in preventing and treating cancer as well as creating a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. The event is open to all with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

In an on-going effort to provide quality cancer care information to the Berkshire Taconic region, BSRCC is pleased to collaborate with the Women’s Cancer Wellness Fund, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, founded by Bridget Ford Hughes, a breast cancer survivor and south county resident.

Speakers and their topics include:

• Susan B. Lord, MD – A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach to Cancer Care
• Mark Pettus, MD – Taking the Next Steps: The Art and Science of Self-Care
• Nancy Bronstein, DC, DABCI and Larry Bronstein, DC, CNS, DACBN, Integrative Chiropractic Physicians – Supporting the Patient with Cancer
• Deb Phillips, MS, LDN Nutritionist – The Power of Food
•Richard Malik, ND, Naturopathic Physician – Naturopathic Oncology: An Integrated, Whole Person Approach to Cancer Prevention and Care

Practitioners will also lead a series of informative activities and demonstrations for small groups on a sign up basis.  Sessions planned include positional release therapy with Lee Albert, Qigong with Dawn Meltzer, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with Liz Paris and kinesiology tapping by Ann Marie Turo.

Exhibitors available throughout the day will include 20 local health practitioners specializing in integrative health methods such as Oriental Chinese medicine, acupuncture, EFT, energy work, massage, hypnosis and breast thermography.  Riverbend Cafe of Great Barrington will offer healthy delicious food for purchase during the event.

For a program schedule along with additional information about the presenters and exhibitors visit the Berkshire South website: www.berkshiresouth.org/cancer-wellness

Bridget Ford Hughes, founder of the Women’s Cancer Wellness Fund (www.thepastures.org/the-fund) explains that her mission is to help those with cancer through the challenges they face.  She adds, “My own experience showed me how much we need the support of well-informed, integrative practitioners to assist us at every level of healing — physical, emotional, and spiritual — so as cancer patients, we can focus on recovery. My personal journey helped me formulate the kind of support I want to be able to share with others in hopes that they have every advantage to overcome cancer.”

Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.

For more information please contact John Parker at 413-528-2810, ext. 31 or email: jparker@berkshiresouth.org