The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's

4 N Thompson St Richmond, VA 23221

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This holiday season enjoy HCB2's power-packed basket of healing foods.

Ever wonder how to incorporate coconut oil into your holiday cooking? Interested in using bone broth in some of your seasonal meals? Join Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) as they highlight their Healing Belly Basket they give as a free gift to cancer patients and survivors. Each basket is filled with gut friendly, immune boosting, nutritious items that anyone can benefit from.

If you are interested in learning more about gut-nourishing foods, then this free event is for you! So come on out and bring a friend and enjoy some herbal tea as HCB2 shares how to incorporate each exeptionally nutritious basket item in your holiday cooking.

If you are a cancer patient or survivor, your Healing Belly Basket will be provided at no charge.

The Healing Belly Basket is HCB2's gift to cancer patients and survivors who are interested in taking initial steps to restore the gut microbiome which helps to support a healthy immune system and assist in recovery.

Please click the button below if you would like to learn more or request a basket prior to the event.

We continue to Fight Right even through the holiday season. Cancer hates that.

Hitting Cancer Below the Belt is dedicated to cancer prevention by providing community education, early detection services for colorectal cancer, and supportive services for the cancer community. By hosting events and offering services, HCB2 is able to raise awareness, provide education, and raise funds for local efforts in cancer prevention.

About the Presenters

Mindy Conklin, MS, MEd

Mindy Conklin, MS, MEd, founded Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) in late 2012 after her husband passed away due to colorectal cancer in January of 2011. Before the loss of her husband, Mindy owned and operated a training business for 15 years, worked for Chesterfield County as a mental health therapist for five years, and she authored the book Richly Exposed published by Tate Publishing. For the last five years, Mindy has worked in the field of cancer prevention through the HCB2 organization and has led the nonprofit to expand its educational messages and services to the Richmond community and surrounding counties. Mindy believes the power to heal is inside each individual. Healing and authentic wellness first begins with awareness and she is honored to be working for community members who seek continued wellness. For more information about the work of Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, please visit or contact Mindy at

Renee Malone, MPH

Renee Malone, MPH is the program director for HCB2. She holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology. With a career that spans over 12 years serving populations in need, she joined the cancer prevention and early detection movement in 2010. Renee is particularly passionate about the nutritional, environmental and socioeconomic factors that affect cancer risk and overall wellbeing. In addition to her education and work experience, she has also personally experienced ill health and now better understands what can be done to support one’s own healing, even when it may sometimes feel hopeless. Ultimately, she is dedicated to helping bridge an essential information and service gap experienced by many in this community and elsewhere so that all may pursue optimal health as unimpeded as possible.

To register directly with HCB2, please email:

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