Wendy Borden, Executive Director of the Revive and Thrive Project, serves as an instructor with the Mary Free Bed Cancer + Wellness Program. Through the program, Wendy provides holistic education for people at all stages of their cancer journey; newly diagnosed, in treatment and post treatment.
“I have a unique perspective on the program, because I actually went through it as a participant,” says Wendy, who uses her own cancer experience to help others.
Cancer + Wellness is an innovative pilot program fusing gentle exercise with nutritional education. It’s funded through Mary Free Bed and a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Wendy calls the program “phenomenal” and says the yoga helped considerably when she was “quite debilitated” during treatment. She also believes the food-wellness connection is a vital aspect of the program.
“I think there needs to be more information out there about the relationship between food and our health, and what type of food we can be eating to prevent cancer, during the treatment and recovery process, and also to promote survivorship,” Wendy says.
Meet Wendy in the second episode of our ongoing video series, inspired by the Cancer + Wellness Program.
You can learn more about Wendy and holistic living at the Hot Sand Volleyball Tournament & Wellness Day Speaker Series on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon. Wendy will speak at 3 pm on the topic of “Nutritional Support for Cancer Care & Beyond.”