About Us

Our Organization

What:  HealingStrong is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  Our mission is to connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases with holistic, evidence-based non-toxic therapies by equipping local community groups.  To review a copy of HealingStrong’s Essentials (mission statement, purpose and core values) go here.

When:  Our group meetings vary and generally meet once or twice a month.  Contact the group leader on the map page for details of their local community group meetings.

Where: Groups take place mostly in the United States and Canada, with some international groups now forming.  Host sites include coffee shops, juice bars, libraries, churches, or civic centers. Our meetings are independent groups and are not affiliated with the location. Search our map for a group in your area.

How: We equip and empower local patient to patient HealingStrong groups with comprehensive education, curriculum and modules, leader training and resources that address mind, body and soul healing.  HealingStrong groups provide a platform for learning, sharing and encouraging one another to stay the course, never give up and there is always hope!

Vision and Core Belief

Why:  At HealingStrong, we believe in the God who saves, heals, loves, and cares immeasurably for you.  He does so in many ways, and one of them is through people. Our personal journeys have led us to lock arms with others who have incredible testimonials of success through implementing proven strategies that we want to share with the world. Our own journeys changed our lives, and our founder, Suzy Griswold, shares her journey to discovering truths and healing cancer, along with 14 others through her book:  Aha Moments.  We believe that God created our bodies to be healthy, and that when His design of nutrition, exercise, emotional freedom, and spiritual peace is honored, then we can live in optimal health.  “For I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26

Who: HealingStrong is anchored by a team of thrivers, practitioners and caregivers who care to share truths about health that will empower anyone, no matter where they are in their health journeys to heal strong and stay strong.  The individuals who lead HealingStrong groups believe we are made for community and knowledge is power,  but knowledge with application is a game changer.

Our Future

We know our vision to impact change is achievable when we work together for a common goal. After our first conference in 2013 brought together some of the most committed pioneers in natural health for the very first time on the same stage (Chris Wark, Ty Bollinger, Cherie and Fr. John Calbom, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, Robert Scott Bell, and Dr. Judy Seeger), we knew then that something very special had been ignited.  HealingStrong is a grassroots change-agent that is reaching communities around the world through people that have a story to tell, that includes information that is life-giving.  Our prayer is to have groups in every city, every state and every country around the world.

Coming together to encourage the masses will ignite change. We are better together! For more information please visit our HealingStrong Groups page.

Our Team

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Suzy has served in various roles in education and community health for 30 years. In 2009, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Her personal family losses coupled with extensive research and prayer led her to choose a holistic approach inspired by Dr. Max Gerson. Her vision for HealingStrong started out of a desire to connect to life giving hope and empower patients with healing truths.

Suzy Griswold, MPH

Founder, President • Group Leader
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Billy developed a passion for natural remedies in treating cancer after he lost his youngest daughter to cancer, following conventional treatment of less than a year. His search for more information and ways to help others suffering with cancer lead him to HealingStrong. Billy's greatest joy is when people realize cancer does not have to be a death sentence and conventional treatments are not the only option.

Billy Echols

Vice President
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A former school teacher, her life took a drastic turn when at 26, she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. Facing severe side-effects that included infertility from treatment, Cortney and her husband Kevin went on a quest to find non-toxic therapies. Now 10 years later, she and Kevin have 3 beautiful daughters, and Cortney has devoted her spare time to educating & sharing her story on anticancermom.com.

Cortney Campbell

Secretary
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Diagnosed in 2011 with breast cancer, Christine decided against chemotherapy and instead chose to support her immune system with raw foods, supplementation, and detoxification. In 2013, she attended the first HealingStrong Conference and realized then the importance of continuing face to face support. This led her to start the first group in Gainesville, GA.

Christine Holcomb, M.Fin

Treasurer • Group Leader and Mentor
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Studio artist turned filmmaker and business owner, Kevin was thrust into the world of cancer treatment when his wife Cortney was diagnosed just 3 months into their marriage in 2008. Prompted by an unshakable impression to pursue other options, Kevin led their prayerful decision to pursue non-toxic holistic cancer therapies. Today, with Cortney in full health, he welcomes the opportunity to share their journey to help others.

Kevin Campbell

Board of Directors • Creative Director
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Cheryl has been an operating room nurse in Atlanta, Georgia for the last 45 years. Her interest in prevention and healing through nutrition has come as a result of seeing lifestyle illnesses escalate exponentially in the last few years. Cheryl has been associated with Healing Strong since the first conference in 2013 and not only leads a group in South Atlanta, she serves on the Board of Directors.

Cheryl Parker, RN, MSN, CNOR

Board of Directors • Group Leader
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After a breast cancer diagnosis, lumpectomy, and a brief stint with radiation treatment, Lynn, a registered nurse and yoga teacher, refused recommended chemotherapy and adjuvant hormonal therapy and instead utilized natural cancer therapies and diet change to heal successfully. She attended the first HealingStrong conference and is a founding member of the very first group in Gainesville, GA.

Lynn Kearns, RN, MS

Board of Directors • Group Mentor
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After seeing many loved ones suffer and eventually pass away from conventional cancer treatment, Kathy, a certified holistic nutritional counselor began learning more about non-toxic cancer therapies. She now teaches natural health classes and has also created a natural and non­toxic skin and hair care line called Radiant Essentials.

Kathy Everett

Board of Directors • Group Mentor
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Dean began his journey into a healthy lifestyle when a naturopathic doctor helped him heal a skin issue, lose weight and in turn stirred a passion to learn more and to help others who want to do the same. A friend suggested he start by helping lead a HealingStrong group in his hometown, and the rest is history. Dean has been on an amazing journey and has recently been certified with Dr. Darryl Wolfe, Doc of Detox.

Dean Sileo

Board of Directors • Group Leader
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While a fan of natural medicine for years, a 2015 breast cancer diagnosis sent Donna on a new quest to learn much more. Inspired by ‘The Truth About Cancer’ and through a ‘chance’ meeting with Ty Bolinger, she learned about HealingStrong. Donna is now a group leader in Chicagoland and believes that holistic healing and positive support is critical to a happy, healthy, life!

Donna Brady

Group Leader • Advisory Team
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In 2004 Marsha went through intense chemotherapy and radiation after a throat cancer diagnosis which left her fighting for her life and on a feeding tube. After a lengthy recovery, four years later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She knew that this time she would use a non-toxic protocol that would allow her body to completely recover. She helped start the first HealingStrong group in Gainesville, GA and now serves to mentor new group leaders.

Marsha Dickey, M.Ed

Advisory Team • Group Mentor
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Sarah strongly believes in a healthy and active lifestyle. After suffering for years with food sensitivities and skin irritations, she's adapted a cleaner diet and is more cautious about what goes in and on her body. She has recently gone back to school to finish her Business degree.

Sarah Hilburn

Bookkeeper
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Wendy is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, a certified fitness trainer, martial arts and kickboxing instructor and motivational health coach. She owns My H.E.A.L.T.H.Kick, and is founder of SAGE Life Foundation. Her passion is to Help Everyone Achieve Life Through Healthy Habits. Author of Yummy Food That’s Good for You, Wendy is married and is super mom to 3 amazing grown children.

Wendy Hood

Advisory Team
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Ivy reviewed the Spanish translations of HealingStrong and has implemented the first HealingStrong group in Spanish. Ivy trusts on the sciences behind the HealingStrong curriculum and believes that education is the key to prevent cancer, its metastasis, and recurrences.

Ivy Valenzuela, PhD, MPH, BSN

Advisory Team • Group Mentor
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Tiah was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer at the age of 38. After learning of HealingStrong and becoming an active member, Tiah decided to come on board as one of the Marietta, GA chapter leaders and has made several lifestyle changes since. From the time of diagnosis, she has been a beacon of hope for so many and strives to educate the community about this disease and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Tiah Tomlin

Advisory Team • Group Mentor • Social Media
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Maren serves as our Administrative Assistant for HealingStrong. She is a wife and mother to 5 children (2 of her own and 3 foster children). Maren’s passion is building relationships and she spends much of her time helping support group leaders. Leading the Inner Circle Prayer Team, Maren’s desire is that HealingStrong will help bring hope and healing to people.

Maren Pellegrino

Administrative Assistant

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Disclaimer

We have learned that our doctors are limited by the American Medical Association and Federal Drug Administration of what they can do to treat cancer. As a matter of fact, treatment of cancer in the U.S. by medical doctors is accomplished in one of three ways: surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Anything else may be subject to a lawsuit and even loss of license. So, we first want to say – our goal is not to put down the medical establishment. No. Many medical conditions which would have been a death sentence 50 years ago are now easily cured with the advancements in medicine. However, while these advancements have made significant impact on other diseases and health problems, cancer is different. We are here to tell you what we have learned in our own journey to healing that was not readily available to us in our doctor’s offices. We want you to be empowered when you are making decisions about how best to treat YOUR body. HealingStrong is not licensed to provide medical advice, nor should it be a substitute for medical advice. This site is an education and learning site only. The information presented has not been approved by the FDA, AMA or any Federal or State agency. While you should consult a licensed, qualified medical physician for any issues concerning your health, we encourage you to also be a well-informed self advocate. In the end, the route you choose to heal is your choice. Heal strong!

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