May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
Community and media invited to the launch party of Resilient Body Nutrition
SALT LAKE CITY -
was just 34 years old when she was diagnosed with stage two cancer. She experienced fear, terror, chemo, nausea, surgery, pain, radiation, more pain and a very slow recovery. Dowden didn't want to give up, so she searched for something that could keep the deadly disease from coming back. Her oncologist explained the link between diet and cancer and recommended eating more whole-plant-based foods.
As a nursing graduate from Westminster College, Dowden (aka Nurse Kate) was intrigued by the evidence linking diet to cancer. But she discovered that eating whole-plant-based foods wasn't that easy. Once she figured out how to navigate the eating habit, she knew she had to share it with others.
Nurse Kate had all the nursing and nutrition education she needed to help others, but no business knowledge. That's when she came back to Westminster for the GE Capital, Banking on WomenTM
program. Westminster's Center for Entrepreneurship partners with GE Capital and the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund to support female business owners. The program helps female entrepreneurs jump-start their own businesses by providing business plan development assistance, mentoring and access to funding.
"My experiences at Westminster have been magical," said Dowden. "The caliber of people, the connections I've made and the skills I've gained are invaluable to me both personally and for starting a business. I now not only have the skills to educate others about the benefits of eating whole-plant-based foods, but I have the skills to make this a viable business."
Nurse Kate will launch Resilient Body Nutrition on May 15, 2014, from 5-8 p.m., in the Tanner Atrium of the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts at Westminster. At 6:30 p.m., she will share her cancer survival story-how she found hope and helped others with whole-plant-based foods. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by visiting www.westminstercollege.edu/apps/forms/index.cfm?form=603
Resilient Body Nutrition offers a variety of services including a 6-week immersion program, corporate lunch and learns, plant powered cooking parties and private consultations. For more information about whole-plant-based food visit www.resilientbodynutrition.com