Cam F Awesome will be speaking at Rochester VegFest!
Cam is a multi-time heavyweight National champion boxer. As a stand-up comedian, Cam has performed many comedy shows across the country and has been the emcee at many events. As a keynote speaker, Cam speaks on efficient resilience and how to live life with the focus of a fighter. He shares lessons he learned from boxing that can be used in everyday life. Cam is also a proud member of the National Speakers Association.
Cam is the U.S. National Team Captain and the Athletic Director on the USA Boxing Board of Directors. He is well respected by his peers, not only for his accolades in the boxing ring, but also for his positive personality that he instills upon others. Cam has been a Big for Big Brother Big Sister for 7 years and does a lot of work with the youth around Kansas City. He has been vegan for over 5 years and is active in advocacy for the vegan lifestyle.
Rochester Area Vegan Society, who co-organizes this VegFest with ARRoc, will of course have a booth at the festival!
They will be offering information about health and how to go vegan, and also selling vegan cookbooks. RAVS has monthly meetings with awesome potlucks and terrific speakers. Check out their schedule at their web site.
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine will have a booth at Rochester VegFest! Do you or someone you know have:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Early prostate cancer
Come on out and find out about joining the next medically-supervised Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). What will they be selling at their booth? Nothing! Because they’re about “Teaching skills, not selling products.”
Are you a medical professional, or just interested in a deep dive into education about a plant-based diet? RLM also holds periodic 6-Week, 12-CME Plant-Based Nutrition Courses.
Check out their website, and tell your friends and family. Everyone knows someone who could benefit from CHIP.
Thank you to our latest sponsor, Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, for donating 150 magazines for our SWAG bags!
Score one by being one of the first 100 attendees to donate $3 or more on your way in, or volunteer and get one for sure!
Professional Bodybuilder. NASM Certified Coach. Sprinter. Animal Lover.
We are far, far beyond excited that vegan bodybuilder Torre Washington is speaking at Rochester VegFest.
We will be showing What the Health at 4:00 followed by a panel Q&A discussion (film screening event page, with trailer).
This is a film about how so many dietary recommendations are rooted in lobbying as opposed to informed research. Film starring Kip Anderson, the man behind Cowspiracy.
We are so excited to have Dr Kerry Graff speaking!
Dr. Graff is a family physician in solo practice in Canandaigua, NY and assistant medical director for Rochester Lifestyle Medicine.
After learning about the tremendous health benefits of eating a whole food plant-based diet, she personally adopted this way of eating and has been teaching it to her patients using the 4Leaf Program, which encourages people to get 80% or more of calories from whole plants for personal as well as environmental health. She now serves as Chief Medical Officer of 4Leaf Global and is the co-author of The 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health with J. Morris Hicks.
She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through eCornell. She remains board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Ted Barnett speaking, the High-Tech Doctor with Low Tech Solutions!
Dr. Barnett is medical director for Rochester Lifestyle Medicine. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Imaging as well as Vascular and Interventional Radiology and has practiced in the Rochester area since 1986.
Dr. Barnett teaches a 6-week plant-based nutrition course which is accredited for 12 professional CME. Over 520 Rochesterians have taken the course, which has been given 11 times.
He, his wife and three children have thrived on an exclusively plant-based diet for 25 years.
We are excited to have Ian Cramer joining us!
He will be giving a talk entitled, “Overfed and undernourished: the relationship between food, health and disease.”
Ian Cramer, MS, ATC, aka The Plant-Based Cyclist, is an Athletic Trainer by trade. Educated at Alfred University and Miami University, his plant-based journey started in 2011 when he received the movie Forks Over Knives for Christmas. Ever since watching it, he’s been passionate about learning and educating others on how they can become healthier through diet and lifestyle changes. As a competitive cyclist, he competes in criteriums, road races and has even competed in triathlons, all powered by plants. His most passionate endeavor has him interviewing medical doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine as host of The Ian Cramer Podcast. He lives in Rochester with his wife and 2 dogs.