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'Light of Hope' spotlighted holistic cancer prevention

'Light of Hope' spotlighted holistic cancer prevention
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EAST LONGMEADOW The May 2 "Light of Hope" Walk for Cancer Prevention was the second annual cancer prevention awareness event sponsored by and for one of the ongoing projects of the Holistic Retreat & Institute, located at 280 North Main St., Suite 7. Holistic Retreat & Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to making positive differences in people's lives.
The Institute's mission is to make holistic healthcare accessible to anyone who would like to learn and experience a higher level of wellness using the holistic way as an approach to life that considers the whole person and the use of non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical techniques to help a patient.
The May 2 "Light of Hope" Walk for Cancer Prevention was the second annual cancer prevention awareness event sponsored by and for one of the ongoing projects of the Holistic Retreat & Institute.

Holistic Retreat & Institute was founded in 2007 by the unique vision of Dr. Alya Shabunin, a longtime holistic health educator and practitioner who brought with her thirty years of experience from Europe and the U.S. Dr. Shabunin has helped many people with different health problems and was especially impressed with cancer survivors' strong and courageous demeanor. It was at that time that she wanted more for her heroic clients and became motivated to create "Light of Hope" Cancer Prevention Walk with a dedication to bring public awareness to the many natural ways of maintaining good health by utilizing preventative and holistic approaches.
Although Shabunin had much success in helping improve the health of many of her cancer clients, some of them, unfortunately, didn't make it. This led to the fundamental mission of Holistic Retreat & Institute: prevention is the best medicine. The "Light of Hope" Walk has helped raise awareness of complementary, holistic therapies within the cancer treatment community throughout the region.
Holistic Retreat & Institute is planning to establish a scholarship fund to aid cancer survivors with holistic health education and natural healing programs.
To read cancer survivors' testimonies, please visit www.HolisticRetreatInstitute.org.
Holistic Retreat & Institute offers healthy life programs with an emphasis on nutrition, proper hydration, whole body detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, herbal remedies, stress reduction therapies, holistic counseling, cancer prevention education and holistic recovery programs.