It’s hard to believe we’re half way into 2017 but what an incredible, change-making six months it’s been so far! We’ve accomplished an incredible amount here at the Marion Institute and I’m excited to share the highlights with you.
In just six short months, we will officially open the American Center for Biological Medicine and Dentistry, in Providence, RI. This new center will be a groundbreaking, world-class clinic, offering both the dental and medical components of biological medicine, together for the first time in the United States. In addition, the Biological Medicine Network is now joined by the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute (or BRMI), a sister initiative that is embarking on a vast campaign to promote this magnificent form of health and healing. We are fortunate to have Dr. James Odell, one of the pioneers of biological medicine, leading BRMI and serving as the host of a bi-annual, 2-day conference, of which the inaugural gathering will take place this year on October 19-21 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Our progress around the Biological Medicine Network is just one of the reasons I think the Marion Institute is in the best place it has ever been. We are making impactful change happen at an increasing rate. For instance, GROW Education has evolved beyond just planting gardens for schools in New Bedford, MA. This program is about the children at its core, but it’s also about creating sustainable communities. GROW is also moving into the area of teacher education, integrating the experiences learned in the garden into the class curriculum for a more enriching program.
Speaking of enriching programs, the Connector Series continues to inspire audiences and nurture thoughtful dialogue with a fresh range of events, both in topic and in format. Since the final Connecting for Change conference in October 2015, we’ve hosted 7 events as part of the Connector Series program. Most recently, it was a series on the correlation between Lyme disease and climate change, which included a lecture, a guided eco-herbal walk, and a “trail to table” culinary event. We will continue to welcome thought leaders from around the world to share their ideas and expand the impact of their work, locally and beyond.
None of what we do is possible without the support of our donors and your past support helped us to get to the pivotal place that we are at now. The strength of what we’ve embarked upon depends upon your renewed support. We sincerely hope that you will consider contributing to our work today.
With kindest regards,
Co-Founder and President