“Kushi Institute teachers showed me how cancer did not have to be a death sentence. 2013 is my 22nd year cancer-free since I was told by my doctor there was no cure for my stage 4 metastatic non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Macrobiotics also relieved my husband Larry from bursitis and tendonitis. Along with healing, there are countless ways macrobiotics has made both our lives more meaningful, enjoyable and fulfilling. We will always be grateful to Kushi Institute.” ~ Judy MacKenney
Perhaps you or a loved one were one of those fortunate people, such as Judy and Larry MacKenney, who were helped through a serious health crisis by Kushi Institute. Since 1978, Kushi Institute has assisted thousands of people in their recovery from serious illness or in optimizing their health.
Like other Kushi Institute staff and faculty, I choose to work here and support the Institute because of the profound difference it has made in my life and the difference I can make in the life of others. All of us here at Kushi Institute recognize the deep impact our work has, not only on the individuals who come seeking help and guidance, but on everyone their lives will eventually touch.
I have never worked for an organization that cares so much about people as does Kushi Institute. Our mission is simply to help. Whatever the financial situation, we will accommodate someone’s needs. We pride ourselves on the fact that we never turn away a person who needs our services, giving away over $35,000 a year in tuition assistance and scholarships.
It’s not easy to run a non-profit. Funds are always running short. There are times when I must decide whether to “pay Peter or Paul” and question how to handle the stress. Not long ago I received a call from a woman who visited the Institute after her doctors stated that cancer had spread throughout her body, they could no longer help, and she had about eight months to live. The woman then came to the Institute on tuition assistance, completed our “Way to Health” program, and completely recovered. She had received a death sentence and eight months later was free of cancer because of what she learned at Kushi Institute. She was so grateful, calling us “miracle workers” and a gift to her 3 small children and husband. She urged me to do whatever it takes to keep Kushi Institute going because it is needed by so many people. I was deeply touched by her story and realized that yes, it is all worth it.
We do good and worthwhile work but we can’t do it alone. At a time when every dollar counts, your support can make a difference for one more person receiving a scholarship. Your support is vital to give others a chance. Maybe save another woman’s life, preventing her children from being without a mother or her husband widowed. Your gift is important to make a difference in a child’s life, contributing to a healthier and happier future for all. Consider how your contribution will create a ripple effect touching many people unknown to you and me, helped by those who have completed Kushi Institute programs and taken the knowledge home to teach and help others. Your contribution can help strengthen our programs and the Institute’s future. Your support can impact someone’s chance of life or death.
We are deeply grateful for your important role as a partner in Kushi Institute’s mission. We encourage you to give generously and act with us to continue helping others recover their health and change their lives. To give, please click here and remember your gift is tax deductible. Thank you, we can’t do this without you.
In Peace and Health,
“In 2002 I was diagnosed with emphysema and had to quit my job as a welder. Despite treatment, I got worse to the point that I was on oxygen 24 hours a day and could barely walk or take part in a conversation. Someone told me about Kushi Institute’s Way to Health program, but since I was out of work I could not afford it. Kushi Institute gave me a full scholarship, and during the program I started to feel improvement. In just a couple of weeks after the program I did not need the oxygen tank and was walking miles every day. My doctor could not believe the improvement, he had never seen this happen. I got my life back thanks to Kushi Institute.” ~ John Roberts
Please support us by making a tax deductible donation of any amount.
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How your donations will help:
All funds derived from donations financially support our educational programs including operations, scholarships, curriculum development, materials and website updating.
Projects presently in progress:
- Developing new weekend workshops.
- Developing a Way to Health follow-up program.
- Developing personalized cooking classes for individuals.
- Website upgrading.
Future projects include:
- Developing online courses to support those who can not travel to our campus.