Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2018, a program of VegRehoboth, announced its lineup of speakers for the festival.

The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.

The five speakers are known in the area for their music, their treatment modality, their cooking, their commitment to plant-based living and their work on behalf of the animals. Andrea “AJ” Jones, Krista Griffin, Hari Cameron, Dorothy Greet and Laurie Elseroad will give their perspective on healing a damaged world by beginning with compassion for self and animals.

Jones, a single working mother with a 10-year-old-son and a saxophone player for local group Red Letter Day, has been fighting the cancer fight for 15 years. She will explain how she is negotiating her stage 4 cancer with food, positivity, sleep, clean water and movement.

Griffin, chiropractor and owner of Lotus Chiropractic for 18 years, focuses on the mind-body connection and works closely with her clients to improve their physical and spiritual health. She will present with Jones about how the intersection of mind-body connection and a plant-based lifestyle has turned Jones’s life around.

Greet is an advocate for plant-based diets. Her personal transformation occurred at age 70, when she had a life-threatening heart attack. Greet says switching to a plant-based diet reversed her heart disease.

Cameron was part of Nage in its early years, achieved his goal of owning his own restaurant by opening a(MUSE.) several years ago, and doubled his success by opening Grandpa Mac.

Elseroad has been an advocate for animals since the age of 12, becoming vegetarian at that time and transitioning into veganism. She volunteered at The Humane League, leafleting and tabling. Currently, she is the national volunteer coordinator for The Humane League and helps others use their passion to get involved in effective advocacy.

Rehoboth Beach VegFest is a program of VegRehoboth, which offers ways for those interested in a plant-based diet to begin the process of education and change. In its sixth year, Rehoboth Beach VegFest will feature a film screening, presentations, an art exhibit, live music, cooking demos, educational activities and vegan brunch.

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