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Friday, September 23, 2011

October event for NY Times best-selling author

Tickets Selling Fast for The Crazy Sexy Pink Fund Luncheon Featuring Kris Carr, NY Times Best-Selling Author & Wellness Warrior

When New York Times best-selling author of the Crazy Sexy Cancer books and self-acclaimed "Wellness Warrior" Kris Carr takes the stage Oct. 1 at the Crazy Sexy Pink Fund Luncheon at The Royal Park Hotel, metro Detroit will get first hand information on how this Stage IV Liver Cancer survivor transformed her health and life through diet, exercise, and mindful meditation.

The event benefits The Pink Fund, a Michigan based charity that makes direct bill payment for breast cancer patients in active treatment who have lost all or a portion of their income due to their treatment protocol. The 700-seat luncheon takes place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, the Royal Park Hotel, 600 East University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307.

Kris Carr's uplifting TLC and Discovery Channel documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, and the companion book series, have been deemed the "must have" guides to rebuilding the body and spirit during and after cancer.

The luncheon is preceded at 9:30 a.m. by a special yoga class for 100 participants, facilitated by Jonny Kest of The Center for Yoga with assistance from Kris Carr.

"Many of us embrace a new healthful lifestyle after our diagnosis," states Pink Fund Founder Molly MacDonald, a 6-year breast cancer SurThrivor.™ "We are learning that developing these habits could be beneficial in disease prevention across the board, especially given the extent of toxins in our food, homes, and environment."

Tickets are available at Ticket prices are $75 for the luncheon and $100 for the lunch/yoga class. Ms. Karr will sign books in the lobby following the luncheon.

The event is sponsored in part by Whole Foods Market, Beaumont Hospital's Integrative Medicine Department, and Sola Life & Fitness. Honorary Co-Chairs are Jen Green, ND, head of the Naturopathic Department at Beaumont Hospitals Cancer Care Center, and Stacy Goldberg, M.P.H., R.N. B.S.N., Nutritional Consultant with Whole Foods and founder/owner of "What's In Your Cart?"

Additional information on Kris Carr, Jen Green, and Molly MacDonald is attached. To schedule interviews or receive artwork, media are asked to contact Melissa Bunker at and (313) 886-9074.

The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund provides short-term financial aid through direct bill payment on behalf of women and men in active breast cancer treatment who have lost all or part of their income as a result of their treatment protocol. The most frequent need is for coverage of mortgage/rent, utilities, insurance policies and automobile loans.
Founded in 2006, The Pink Fund is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and assisted by an advisory council. Supporting organizations, businesses, and individuals host special events and fundraisers throughout the year. The Pink Fund coined the term SurThrivor™ and has created a branded line of SurThrivor™products to promote the mission and support the organization.

Kris Carr
Kris Carr is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and wellness coach. She is the subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which she wrote and directed for TLC and The Discovery Channel, and the author of the groundbreaking Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Kris' third book, Crazy Sexy Diet (#1 Amazon Best Seller, NY Times Best Seller) is the ultimate diet and lifestyle game plan for wellness warriors seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness. Kris regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University. She is a Contributing Editor for Natural Health Magazine and writes for many online publications. Television appearances include: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kris is also the founder of an award-winning wellness site offering daily tips, articles, programs and events.

Jen Green
Dr Jen Green ND is head of the Naturopathic Department at Beaumont Hospitals Cancer Center in Michigan. She was co-investigator in a trial on Essiac in breast cancer, and helped to initiate a breast cancer treatment program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Jen published two chapters in the book My Breasts, My Choice, and looks forward to the upcoming publication of a Cancer Thriver Guide through Integrative Medicine Beaumont. Jen graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2000.

Stacy Goldberg
Goldberg is the founder and owner of What's In Your Cart?™ providing individual, group and corporate nutrition consultation and an innovative Grocery Store Tour designed to bring nutrition education into a realistic environment, using the grocery store as a classroom. Goldberg graduated from The University of Michigan School of Nursing with a bachelor's degree in the science of nursing and is a registered nurse in the State of Michigan. She holds a master's degree in public health, specializing in human nutrition from The University of Michigan School of Public Health. She also serves on the Board of Governors for The University of Michigan School of Public Health and is on the Board of Directors for Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit.

Molly MacDonald
Molly MacDonald, a working mother of five, was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 1, 2005. "Breast cancer didn't take my life," she states, "but it did take my livelihood. Like 72% of full-time working women in this country, my income was absolutely critical to our family's survival." By summer the foreclosure notices began to arrive in the mailbox. By autumn, Molly was standing in line at a local food bank. When she learned that there were no resources available to assist her in paying basic living expenses, How can I get help? quickly changed to How can I give help? and The Pink Fund was born.


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