Healers for Haiti
A group of local health professionals are offering their services for a “community health & healing day” where 100% of donations will be forwarded to a non-profit humanitarian organization to aid people in Haiti.
On Sunday, Jan. 24, practitioners will be offering acupuncture, chiropractic and chair massage treatments as well as fitness assessments and other healing modalities in an open, community setting. Hours are from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center studio, 645 Old Mammoth Road.
Jean Drummond, L.Ac., Jennifer Leialoha Lane L.Ac., Dr. Shanna Bissonette, D.C., Terra Williams, CMT, Daylight, CMT, and Julia Contaldi are donating their services on this day in an effort to spread support and aid for the tiny country of Haiti. More healers will be joining the effort this week.
“This is a great way to reduce your stress, ease tight muscles and feel good while giving to others in need,” says acupuncturist Jennifer Leialoha Lane. “I felt compelled to do something for Haiti so I pulled together some of Mammoth’s healers and healthcare workers to offer their services to the community and donate all the proceeds to a legitimate relief organization.”
Proceeds will be forwarded to Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), a unique humanitarian group that was created by a flight attendant on American Airlines who realized that commercial passenger flights were often landing in disaster relief areas with copious space left in their baggage hold. Since 1992, AAI has helped an estimated 500,000 people in underprivileged areas around the world, both in the form of disaster relief and ongoing support projects.
Donations may be made on-site at the event or you may contribute online through Mammoth-based global business Whispering Energy, which is helping spearhead fundraising for AAI through its worldwide network of healers. Check their website for details @ www.whisperingenergy.com/haiti
For more information, contact Jean Drummond at 760.914.1639 or Jennifer Leialoha-Lane at 760.390.6552.
Sauser to run for Supervisor
Longtime local Bill Sauser will run against Larry Johnston for the Mono County District 2 seat being vacated by the retiring Tom Farnetti.
An excerpt from his press release:
“My family moved to Mammoth in 1958 when I was 6 years old. As a youth growing up in a rapidly changing small town, I was influenced by my mother, June who was heavily involved in our community, both as a volunteer and as a member and officer of the Chamber of Commerce.
Today, I continue with my community involvement as a multi-term member of Mammoth’s Tourism and Recreation Commission. I am currently serving as chairman, having been elected by my fellow commissioners. I have been an activist and supporter of all forms of Recreation, including helping to create and promote development of the groomed trail system operated by the Forest Service. I have served Mammoth’s recreation needs for motorized and non-motorized alike. More recently I was a member of the CAT team helping to develop a travel management plan for the Inyo National Forest, even winning a Forest Supervisor’s award for my efforts. I also worked on the recent Wilderness compromise with our congressman’s office.
I am a member, and 10-year President of the Southern Mono Historical Society, which operates the Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.
Additionally, I am very supportive of the efforts of the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain in bringing air service back to Mono County. When elected as a Mammoth representative on the Mono County Board of Supervisors, I will encourage Mono County to take a more active role of participation and cooperation in helping to make our level of air service even greater. I believe that air service is just one example of many areas where the Town and County should be working closer together for the benefit of us all.”