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Royal High Tea & Garden Tour at Lona Ridge to benefit cancer survivors

By Staff | Mar 14, 2019

Lona Ridge will be the venue for the first annual Royal High Tea & Garden Tour on April 28. PHOTO BY LONA RIDGE.

WAILUKU – Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats (MCWR) will present its first annual Royal High Tea. Acclaimed celebrity Chef Bev Gannon has agreed to cater the event.

The celebration will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at a West Maui Mountains’ beauty, the Lona Ridge Estate.

All proceeds will help fund 30 scholarships for cancer survivors to attend the three-day/two-night retreat.

The afternoon event will begin with a welcoming mimosa and an opportunity for guests to meet estate owner Leona Wilson, tour the gardens and meet other attendees.

Dr. Bridget Bongaard, internal medical physician and co-founder of MCWR, will open the event. Past Maui Center Wellness Retreat participant and cancer survivor Dr. Alice Svoboda will enlighten guests about her experiences as an attendee of last year’s retreat.

Tea service will begin showcasing savories and sweets by Chef Gannon. Musical entertainment will be provided.

Prize drawings, a silent auction and a live auction will offer opportunities to show support for MCWR cancer survivors. High tea party attire is encouraged!

Dr. Bongaard stated, “MCWR gives individuals tools to restore control in their life and offers time to process the changes they have undergone. The retreat focuses on the means to get the body and spirit strengthened for a better future outcome.”

All information used has a scientific basis, and some of the topics will include:

Nutrition as it relates to cancer wellness;

Prevention of illness;

Creation of resilience and hardiness for bettering the quality of life;

Consciousness of personal patterns and how to create positive change;

Epigenetics: How cancer gene expression can be changed or regulated;

Psycho-immunobiology: How our emotions/thoughts influence our immune system.

For more information regarding ticket sales and sponsorships, e-mail MauiCancerWellnessRetreats@gmail.com or visit MauiCancerWellnessRetreats.org. Tickets and donations are tax-deductible. MCWR’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity is Tri-Isle Resource Conservation Development.