Assuaged is seeking partnerships and sponsors for its first annual “Craniofacial Health and Wellness Retreat”. A unique retreat experience that offers an organic and vegan plant-based environment for cranial facial disabilities is currently high-in-demand and unmarked territory.
These annual retreats will be tailored to families seeking guidance about medically-necessary surgeries, managing medical debt, and who are interested in learning about holistic and self-care alternatives.
The event is planned to take place in July or August 2020 at a resort in Southern California. To learn more about Assuaged and discuss collaborative options for supporting this event, please contact Cynthia Murphy at 909-733-8201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date Cynthia and Thane Murphy of Assuaged.com have donated brand new Cochlear™ Baha Power devices with accessories (valued at $7,000 each) to three craniofacial families denied by medical insurance.
Cynthia is an advocate for an organic plant-based lifestyle because she and her husband reversed chronic disease achieving optimal health. After having 16 reconstructive plastic surgeries, including a major jaw operation, Cynthia has not needed surgery since her last procedure in 2013.
In honor of National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month, she and fellow advocates created the hashtag #BraveFaces, a video campaign on Facebook celebrating the unique beauty and individuality of people born with craniofacial conditions.
As a research and event volunteer, she collaborates with others striving to bring awareness, like Dr. Justine Lee of UCLA’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Murphy will lend her support to the annual UCLA Craniofacial Picnic, at the campus Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on July 27th, 2019 from 1 to 4pm.
The annual UCLA craniofacial picnic is a free event for children with congenital craniofacial conditions and their families and is filled with games, food and fun.