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.
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.
Suzy Griswold, MPHFounder, President • Group Leader
Billy EcholsVice President
Christine Holcomb, M.FinTreasurer • Group Leader and Mentor
Kevin CampbellBoard of Directors • Creative Director
Cheryl Parker, RN, MSN, CNORBoard of Directors • Group Leader
Lynn Kearns, RN, MSBoard of Directors • Group Mentor
Kathy EverettBoard of Directors • Group Mentor
Dean SileoBoard of Directors • Group Leader
Donna BradyGroup Leader • Advisory Team
Marsha Dickey, M.EdAdvisory Team • Group Mentor
Wendy HoodAdvisory Team
Ivy Valenzuela, PhD, MPH, BSNAdvisory Team • Group Mentor
Tiah TomlinAdvisory Team • Group Mentor • Social Media
Maren PellegrinoAdministrative Assistant
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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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