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2017 Celebrate Sisterhood Multicultural Women’s Health and Wellness Summit
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Drive
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
More information to come July, 2017
Celebrate Sisterhood 2017 Fibroid Health
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus
Auditorium, Floor 1
1950 Richmond Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
For more information & to register for this panel discussion:
- Seating for this FREE event is limited, so register early to reserve your seat.
- Registration is required and must be done online. Visit clevelandclinic.org/celebratesisterhoodfibroids to register.
- For questions or more information, call toll free: 1.844.748.0814.
Celebrate Sisterhood Summit: Food Fest 2016: A Celebration of Flavorful Foods and Healthy Cooking!
On Saturday, October 15, Cleveland Clinic Celebrate Sisterhood® A Multicultural Health & Wellness Summit hosted over 700 attendees in a summit of healthy food and fun. Held at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, this day-long event featured celebrity chefs, nutritional expertise and exercise enthusiasm. Presenters included:
- Chef Eric Wells demonstrating his culinary skills and recommending herbs, spices and cooking techniques to add “flavor over fat” to meals.
- Whole Foods chefs, Steviena Myers and Joanne Neugebauer, who taught us about preparing the optimal meal with colorful foods from the rainbow, shared recipes and offered advice on “batch” cooking to help make meals in just a few minutes.
- Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, provided guidelines on how to read labels on the food you buy and reminded us that the healthiest foods come without labels.
- Exercise guru Carl Harmon, MBA, NSCA-PT shared some tips to help us increase movement in our lives and build strong muscles.
As part of the event, participants enjoyed a light breakfast and sumptuous lunch buffet. Over 15 free health screenings were available and many exhibitors offered items for purchase and information. Gift bags and raffles rounded out a day of good food, great information and wonderful sisterhood.
Celebrate Sisterhood 2016: April 2 - A Conversation with Mahisha Dellinger, CEO & Founder of the CURLS Empire
Attendees of the Cleveland Clinic Celebrate Sisterhood program in Beachwood on April 2 benefitted from a personable, dynamic speaker, Ms. Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and Founder of Curls Empire. With much grit and determination, Ms. Dellinger was able to leave abject poverty and create a multimillion dollar hair care dynasty.
In an extemporaneous and charismatic manner, she shared excerpts from her book, “Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse” to a receptive audience. Participants learned about tools that can be used to embrace a wealth mindset and the essentials of entrepreneurship: get a life coach, find a mentor, be extraordinary, do your homework, know your weaknesses; the art of negotiation, build a support group, be confident, be resilient, write a business plan, network and, above all, just do it.
Typically, Celebrate Sisterhood topics embrace health issues for multicultural women. However, Linda Bradley, MD, founder and chair of Celebrate Sisterhood, chose this speaker and topic related to financial health literacy because wealth disparities frequently impact health choices among her patients. Celebrate Sisterhood continues to utilize robust community-based avenues for health information exchange and aligns with the goals of population health management.
Check back for photos of the event!
Celebrate Sisterhood 2016: January 9 Dynamic Cooking Event
In collaboration with the Center for Functional Medicine, the Office of Government and Community Outreach and South Pointe Hospital, Celebrate Sisterhood presented an inaugural dynamic cooking class with Dr. Mark Hyman on Saturday, January 9, 2016. More than 200 participants were welcomed by white-aproned volunteers, energetic health and wellness food vendors, a healthy breakfast, free health screenings, massages, raffle prizes and gift bags.
Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Linda Bradley provided a scholarly and groundbreaking approach on how to live better, longer and with fewer chronic diseases---JUST COOK! Attendees learned numerous cooking techniques, savored new spices, and enjoyed five recipes that emphasized flavor, ease of preparation, and great taste. Select recipes from Dr. Hyman’s recent book 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook were prepared, demonstrated and tasted during the cooking class.
The cooking fest was interspersed with sobering health statistics and articulated the importance of self-care. Attendees learned about which foods to routinely add to their diet, beneficial supplements, the importance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and the necessity of exercising daily.
Celebrate Sisterhood 2015: October 17 Health & Wellness Summit
More than 800 people attended this year’s robust annual summit, "Celebrate Sisterhood (SM) Multicultural Health & Wellness Summit: Pathways to Discovering a Healthier You!" held at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.
Sisterhood was palpable throughout the day. Comments from one attendee summarized it best when she wrote, “This program was riveting. I finally got the wake-up call for me to prioritize my health and realize that the easy choice and only choice is the healthy choice. Thank you for helping me understand the complexity of health problems that I might have if I don’t change. More importantly, thank you for teaching me how to take the first steps to change my behavior.”
The multifaceted speakers were animated and reflective, providing sobering healthcare statistics and the rationale to change. Throughout the day the speakers, Cleveland Clinic health screening teams, and even a group of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine students extolled the vision that health should be the norm, not the exception. The ballroom buzzed as women talked about the economic and moral imperative to change and discussing ways to make their health a higher priority.
The Celebrate Sisterhood 2015 Summit had two powerful speakers and an engaging panel of gynecologic experts. Michael Roizen, MD, gave an exhilarating keynote address, “This Is Your Do-Over: 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want.” It was sobering, entertaining and educational. Dr. Leslie Cho, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center, and Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, spoke on “Charting Your Path to a Healthier Heart.” Finally, our panelists Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, Dr. Margaret McKenzie and Dr. Linda Bradley, offered a rousing and comedic panel entitled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask Your Gynecologist, But Were Afraid to Ask.” The panel was moderated by Dr. Leonor Osorio.
The program included food tastings, makeovers and opportunities to schedule appointments at the Cleveland Clinic at the event. A myriad of lifestyle exhibits, including recipes and healthy cooking tips, were offered.
Watch the Pre-Event Interview with Co-Chair Margaret L. McKenzie, MD!