The weekend of October 17-19 on Mackinac Island is all about celebrating the health and wellness of women with some shopping and wine mixed in too. Enjoy captivating health and wellness seminars, a local art show, yoga, spa treatments, great food, a Cruise for a Cause, and fabulous shopping. The key note speaker at this event is the First Lady of Michigan, Sue Snyder. The proceeds go to Mackinac Island’s Community Cancer Fund, which is designed to help island residents who are battling cancer to defray their cost.

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The weekend has a lot going on…

Friday, October 17, Mission Point Resort
5:30 pm – Registration & Welcoming Wine Reception
7 pm – Keynote speaker – Susan Snyder, (First Lady of Michigan) Personal Journey with Breast Cancer from Discovery to Recovery with comments from Dr. Max S. Wicha, M.D. Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Distinguished Professor of Oncology.

Saturday: October 18, Community Center
7:30 am – Three Mile Island Walk Meet at Community Center
–Yoga at Lilac Tree Spa with Christy Stempky
9 am Registration –Community Center
9:15 am – Panel discussion of women/mother’s living year-round on Mackinac Island. The mothers are Laura Eisler, Karen Allen and Liz Burt – Coffee and Muffins provided
10 am-11:30 am – General Session-Yankee Rebel Healthy Cooking and Eating Choices–Todd Buchanan, Division Chef US Food
11:30 am-1 pm – Lunch, Shopping, or Spa
Meet and Greet at Little Luxuries Jenna Kator, Michigan Handbags designer
1 pm-2:30 pm – Sessions, A, B, C

Choose one of the following:

Session A – HarbourView
Energy Medicine Made Easy – Joanne Karpinen, Ph.D.,DCEP
Creative Visualization and the Law of Attraction—Shelly Durbin President and Owner of Crystal Earth

Session B – Lilac Tree
Advancements in Varicose Vein Treatment —Dr. Visconti M.D.
Options to help you transition to you new normal, after 50 – Dr. Verburg, M.D.

Session C – Community Center
Dermatology Solutions – Ms. Tina Crook, Dematology Associates of Northern Michigan, PC
Age Well—Michele Fife, WOTV4Women, Wellness Counselor, Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Yoga Specialist

3-4:30 pm – General Session, Dr. Cathy Baase M.D. FAAFP, FACOEM Global Director of Health Services Dow Chemical Company. The Big Health Challenge: What Communities and Individuals Can Do.
4:30-5:30 pm – Shopping & Spa Treatment
5:30-7 pm – Cruise for the Cause (rides under the bridge) sponsored by Arnold Line Ferry

Sunday, October 19
8 am – Yoga, Lilac Tree Spa, Christy Stempky
9 am – Departure – Shopping

Hotels with special discount room rates:

  • Windemere 906-847-3301
  • Murray Hotel 906-847-3360
  • Metevier Inn 906-847-6234
  • Lilac Tree Hotel 906-847-6575
  • Harbour View 906-847-0101
  • Mission Point 906-847-3312
  • Island House 906-847-3347

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