Bastyr University supporters are reaching out to those in need this year with their attendance at the University's annual Spring Luncheon, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, with proceeds helping subsidize low-income patient visits to the University's teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, in Seattle.
In addition to assisting those in need, guests will learn about this year's theme of "Food is Nature's Medicine," and hear about preventive health from renowned cardiologist Erminia "Mimi" Guarneri, MD — director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine — while enjoying a lunch menu crafted by students from the University's Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science.
"We are learning that the old proverb 'you are what you eat' is more true than we once thought," said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD . "It is our hope that this unique 'lunch and learn' event will provide insight into how to take care of oneself through nutrition, as well as share stories about the extraordinary care provided by our expert faculty and student clinicians at Bastyr Center for Natural Health."
Additionally, guests will receive free signed books by Dr. Guarneri and Lara Pizzorno, an accomplished and experienced medical writer and editor, and converse with Bastyr University students seated at tables during the luncheon — all in the hopes of launching or renewing healthy eating and living habits.
The Spring Luncheon will be emceed by KING5-TV anchor Jean Enersen.
For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sheryl Stiefel at Sstiefel[at]Bastyr[dot]edu or (425) 602-3008.
About Bastyr University
Bastyr University, located near Seattle, Washington, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. As the largest accredited university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., Bastyr offers more than 17 degree and certificate programs in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture & Oriental medicine, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978, the University now includes a leading-edge research facility (the Bastyr University Research Institute) and outstanding clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California, opened in San Diego, California, in fall 2012, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.