First Annual Wellness Symposium




All proceeds benefitting our initiative supporting New Hope for Cancer:

  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 9:00-4:00
  • Place: Shaker Run Golf Club 1320 Golf Club Drive, Lebanon
  • Cost: $99 includes lunch provided by Montgomery Inn, morning & afternoon snack
  • Vendors on a plethora of health related topics and the potential for CEUs available

Main Event: The Opportunity to hear 5 amazing speakers:

Dr Susan Silberstein of Keynote Speaker

Title: “Fight Cancer with Your Fork”

Dr. Susan Silberstein founded the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education in October of 1977, after the death of her young husband to cancer. For 35 years, she served as the organization’s Executive Director before assuming her current position as Educational Director. An international speaker on nutrition, cancer prevention, and complementary and alternative medicine, Susan lectures frequently for medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs, universities, corporations, and other organizations.

Since 1977, she has coordinated scores of health conferences, given hundreds of broadcast, print and web interviews, provided continuing education to thousands of healthcare professionals, counseled more than 25,000 cancer patients, and trained nearly 60,000 prevention-seekers. Susan is the author of numerous books, including Hungry for Health, Hungrier for Health, Alphabetical Beat Cancer Diet Guide, and Breast Cancer: Is it What You’re Eating or What’s Eating You? Creator of the online Holistic Cancer Educator Certification Course, she is also the designer of the Beat Cancer Kit series, narrator of the popular video Fight Cancer with Your Fork, and editor of Immune Perspectives magazine.

For several years, Susan taught the psychology of health and disease in the Graduate Division of Counseling Psychology at Immaculata University. She also served as Educational Advisor to the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, as trainer for Ultimate Health Group and Peak Potentials, Inc., as Director of the Integrative Program for Cancer Prevention at the Newtown Medical Center, and as consultant for various educational and clinical facilities. A frequent contributing writer for various health publications, she is featured in several books, including Rutgers University Press’s Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies.

A Phi Beta Kappa and Fulbright scholar, she has won numerous awards for her work in cancer education, among them the Jefferson Award of the American Institute for Public Service, the Legion of Honor Award of the Chapel of Four Chaplains, the Montgomery County Woman of Vision Award, the Founder’s Award of the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.

Susan is also an accomplished linguist, a trained opera singer, and mother of four.

Dr Anthony Piana

Title: “Accelerating Wellness with Thermography”

Dr. Piana Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991 with Research Honors. Since graduating he has received a certification in Soft Tissue Injuries and Auto Accident Case Management. He is a Fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics, as well as a Fellow in Clinical Thermology. He trains doctors around the world in thermal imaging, and is the President of the Professional Academy of Clinical Thermology (PACT), a non-profit organization. Dr. Piana has been practicing since 1991 in a sports and family practice.

He is the president of the Professional Academy of Clinical Thermology and ranks as one of the top thermologists in the United States. He is a sought out speaker who travels all over the world to educate doctors, technicians and patients on the benefits of thermography and how it needs to become part of every doctor’s practice.

Dr Hal Blatman

Title: “An Integrative Approach to Pain”

Hal S. Blatman, MD is the founder and medical director of the Blatman Health and Wellness Center, and a nationally recognized specialist in treating myofascial pain. He is credentialed in Pain Management and Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and in Integrative Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Hal S. Blatman Bio ImageAfter receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1980, Dr. Blatman completed two years of training in orthopedic surgery. He later studied ergonomics during his residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. For several years, Dr. Blatman practiced family medicine while managing a chain of urgent care facilities.

During Dr. Blatman’s tenure in general medicine, he recognized western medicine’s difficulty treating and managing chronic and myofascial pain. Consequently, he studied with the late Janet Travell, MD, then recognized as the world’s leading expert in treating myofascial pain disorders.

In 1988, Dr. Blatman established Cincinnati’s first clinic specifically dedicated to providing traditional and holistic pain treatment solutions.

Dr. Blatman is a Board Certified Practitioner of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Designated A.B.I.H.M., for American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Blatman is a Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association.

Dr Allen Lewis

Title:”Finding and Choosing Mental Wellness”

Allen T. Lewis, M.D. is a respected national and international speaker on targeted nutrient management of learning, mood and behavior disorders. He graduated from the University of Washington, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed his Pediatric Residency at Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1993. He currently uses integrative and functional medicine for the management of Autism, AD(H)D, PANS/PANDAS, Lyme Disease, Behavior Disorder, Anxiety/ Depression and chronic medical illnesses. He specializes in targeted nutrient therapy of biochemical imbalances, which underlie the symptoms of many of the illnesses he sees at Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC.

Dr Nathan Morris

Title: “Conscious Conception-Family Steps to Baby Planning”

Dr. Nathan Morris-Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Dr. Morris sees complex patients of all ages at his Good Medicine practice in Oxford, Ohio, and specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole. This approach allows the root cause to be illustrated so that the complex becomes simple.
Dr. Morris also applies genetic testing as a tool to objectively guide personalized approaches to detoxification, age-related cognitive function, and cellular health.


To promote and support integrative health initiatives which prevent, treat, and defeat cancers that affect women.

  • We raise money for the New Hope for Cancer integrative cancer treatment research which is currently in clinical trials but not funded by the $150 Billion Cancer Industry
  • We provide financial support to the New Hope for Cancer program where late-stage cancer patients receive life-saving treatment which is not covered by insurance
  • We grow awareness of cancer prevention methods and treatment options beyond standard of care




We imagine a world where women understand why they get cancer, so they can prevent it. We see the number of new women’s cancer cases decreasing. We see those who could not prevent their cancer receiving treatment that incorporates all possibilities. We visualize late stage cancer patients finding hope where they thought none was left. We envision lives being saved.


We believe women’s cancers can be prevented, treated, or cured by looking at the body as a whole. We believe chemical therapy and radiation are not the only weapons to fight this disease. We know there are pioneering scientists, physicians, researchers, and others who are successfully predicting, preventing, treating, and curing cancer through nutrition, supplementation, and other integrative means… we will support their endeavors by raising money and growing awareness of their initiatives. We are daring greatly to put prevention ahead of detection and looking beyond the status quo as the only avenue for the treatment of cancer.

Save the date for our charity golf outing

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WHIF’s current initiative is to support New Hope for Cancer at the Rosenberg Integrative Cancer and Treatment Institute where cancer patients are being saved every day. 100% of any donation and 100% of all event proceeds go to this endeavor. We do not take any money for administrative costs as all of our overhead expenses are generously donated.

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All you have to do is visit and search for Lyn Hogrefe Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation.  Once you select our foundation, everytime you purchase using the address, Amazon donates .05% of your purchase price to us!  Remember, you have to use the address each time you purchase, or we don’t get the donation.

Click here to learn more about the Rosenberg Integrative Cancer and Research Institute





What Makes Our Foundation Different

At Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation, we focus on initiatives that prevent, treat and defeat cancers that affect women.
We are asking the hard questions…

  • Why does cancer still exist despite the billions of dollars raised by numerous charities to defeat it?
  • Why is it that we dedicate the entire month of October to Breast Cancer yet the number of new breast cancer cases has remained steady for over 40 years?
  • We wonder how the money raised by millions of Americans who are passionate about defeating cancer is spent.  How much of it is actually going toward this mission?
  • We want to understand why Chemotherapy has only extended survival in some cancers by 2.1%
  • We question why survivorship of late stage lung cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer has only been extended by two months through standard of care chemotherapy over the past 20 years.

In our search for answers, we have found pioneering scientists, researchers and physicians who are not just thinking outside the box, they’ve thrown away the box.  We are committed to their research and treatments.

  • Our current initiative supports the Rosenberg Integrative Cancer Treatment and Research Institute where Dr. Mark Rosenberg and his team are treating and defeating cancer.  Dr. Rosenberg looks at each cancer case individually and creates a protocol which may incorporate chemotherapy, nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and off-label pharmaceuticals.  As he puts it, “I’ll even throw in the kitchen sink if I need to”.
  • Dr. Rosenberg has concentrated his efforts on altering the cancer environment, while blocking as many pathways of cancer growth as possible. His goal: to convert an acutely progressive terminal disease into a chronic disease that can be managed indefinitely.
  • His research is showing great promise in clinical trials but funding is critical to keep these trials on track.  Therefore, WHIF is committed to raising money on behalf of his organization.

WHIF donors can also be assured that 100% of its donations and proceeds go to its mission and initiatives.  All of our overhead expenses, including salaries, are generously sponsored by JAH Pharmacies, WHIF founder Lyn Hogrefe, and her Happy Hormone Cottages.

Lyn Hogrefe also donates 100% of the proceeds from the sale of her book, Own Your Journey, to the WHIF mission.