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Focus On Healing Program Presents “Approaching The Natural, A Small Step Approach to Health and Happiness”

Community Needs Focus On Healing Program Presents “Approaching The Natural, A Small Step Approach to Health and Happiness”

Ukiah, CA – The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County (CRCMC) and the Focus on Healing Program at Ukiah Valley Medical Center (UVMC) have partnered to host a luncheon presentation, “Approaching the Natural, A Small Step Approach to Health and Happiness,” presented by Garza-Hillman on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Glenn Miller conference room at UVMC.

Writer, speaker and health coach Sid Garza-Hillman lives on the Mendocino Coast and is the Nutritionist and Programs Director at the Stanford Inn’s Mendocino Center for Living Well.  As the author of “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto,” Sid believes the closer are to our natural design in nutrition, physical movement and socialization, the healthier and happier we will be in the modern world.    

“Sid made this presentation to a full house in Mendocino, and it was very well received” said executive director, Sara O’Donnell of the CRCMC, “We are pleased to partner with UVMC to bring this powerful message to our community.”

The CRCMC is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those in Mendocino County faced with cancer. Their vision is to ensure that no one in the county faces cancer alone. Their services are offered free of charge and includes patient navigation, cancer support groups and coordinating volunteers to drive patients to appointments. The CRCMC collaborates with the Mendocino County Health and Human Service Agency to promote the 2016 Cancer Awareness and Prevention Campaign.

The Focus on Healing program at UVMC is designed to benefit patients and their families affected by cancer who live in the communities they serve.  The program reaches beyond medical treatment to incorporate elements that foster physical, mental and spiritual well-being including nutrition, education, art, movement, music therapies and other healing programs.  

A vegan luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at noon on May 5, 2016 in the Glenn Miller conference room at UVMC.  Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call Allyne Brown at (707) 463.7623 or email

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