Thank you to Mary for leading a yoga benefit for Jo-Anne MacArthur’s We Animals project Saturday morning, and thank you to those who came. What a lovely way to start a day of peace and friendship.
Rochester VegFest was on the air!
Andrea Parros (The Red Fern), Sarah Goodenough (Kitchen Verde), Dr. Ted Barnett (Rochester Area Vegan Society and Rochester Lifestyle Medicine), Mary Barletta (Animal Rights Rochester and Vegan Army), and Brittany Riggs (Everyday Gourmet Bakery Cafe) were interviewed on WHAM 1180 and were on the air during VegFest!
Thank you to Jean Longchamps, PMA-®-CPT, for donating gift certificates for her Pilates classes. Jean is vegan and her Pilates studio is in the Neighborhood of the Arts on Beacon Street. She donated two certificates for $25 private intro and two certificates for $80 a la carte. Thanks, Jean!
Dr. Joshua Keeler is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic, who graduated with honors from the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca, NY. He has also received additional certifications in Graston Technique and Myofascial Release.
As a result of his unique ability to rapidly diagnose, treat and eliminate acute and chronic pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis, TMJ and back pain, Dr. Keeler’s many patients have described him as a “miracle worker,” and a “superhero.”
Combining hands on treatment with practical education about body mechanics and plant-based eating, Dr. Keeler has helped his patients to shed years of pain, fatigue and frustration to feel the best they have in years.
Early in his career, Dr. Keeler spent two years working at the Cardiac Catherization Lab at the University of Rochester, where he witnessed, firsthand, the devastating impact of the typical American diet on the human heart. This experience inspired him to deeply study the science behind nutrition and its role in creating chronic illness and disease.
Dr. Keeler has become a passionate educator on the benefits of a whole-food plant-based lifestyle. His expertise, contagious enthusiasm and ability to impart scientific knowledge in a down-to-earth fashion have made him increasingly in-demand as a speaker in the medical community, on college campuses and in the general public.
Rhino Chiropractic will have a booth at VegFest!
They are located in Victor and will be offering free health assessments at their booth, so stop and see them!
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!