Healing Factory Launches Holistic Health Program for HIV Miami Youth

Miami, Florida, April 8, 2011. La Luchi Foundation in partnership with The Center for Positive Connections announces the launch of their new program “The Healing Factory” for children from the ages of 5 to 17. This program benefits those children affected/infected by H.I.V.

The Healing Factory program objective is to provide children with knowledge and training in yoga, art, music, self -healing practices and good nutrition. Participants will enjoy better mental, spiritual and physical health and acquire the tools for continued self-healing.

The program is 6 weeks in length and will take place at Martin Luther King Park located at 6000 N.W. 32nd Court, Miami, FL 33128. Founder and CEO of La Luchi Foundation, Ms. Luisa Estevez says “The Healing Factory” is a first for Miami and we are excited about our collaboration with The Center for Positive Connections to bring healthy holistic learning to our HIV affected youth.”

On April 23, 2011 The Center for Positive Connections will be hosting a meet and greet at 8315 N.W. 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147 from 2-4pm so that parents, their children and interested parties can see first hand what the program entails and to better understand the benefits of participation.

We are seeking corporate sponsors, philanthropists and individuals to fund the program costs. The Center for Positive Connections and La Luchi Foundation offer “Sponsor a Child” program ($240 per child) for the 6 week “Healing Factory” program and also welcome any donations, sponsorships and volunteers interested in contributing to cover the costs of this program.

All qualified teachers offering free or reduced rates for classes in Yoga, massage therapy, music, art and dance are encouraged to participate and help grow the success and outreach of this program. Gifted materials, including yoga mats, organic food snacks/drinks and art supplies, are all much appreciated.

We welcome all donations starting from $10 and ask that they are made payable online at www.positiveconnections.org or by check made payable to The Center for Positive Connections, reference “The Healing Factory”. Both organizations are tax-exempt not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporations.

Please contact Luisa Estevez at 786-315-7871, at luchi@laluchifoundation.org or Eddie Orozco at eorozco@positiveconnections.org with any questions you may have concerning sponsorship and donations. For marketing or volunteering questions please feel free to contact Shownda Pagan at 786.873.2303 or shownda@positiveconnections.org.

La Luchi Foundation and The Center for Positive Connections goal is to register fifty children for the first summer session of the program. For information on La Luchi Foundation please visit www.laluchifoundation.org and The Center for Positive Connections at www.positiveconnection.org.
Media contact: Gabrielle Griswold 954-536-6366 gaby@laluchifoundation.org

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