St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness with Executive Director – Christine Krueger and Founder and Executive Director of Rise ‘n Shine – Michelle Abounader


The St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization.  It is an organization committed to increasing ovarian cancer survivorship by promoting awareness of early warning signs and standards of care, funding ovarian cancer research and supporting survivors.


Rise ‘n Shine, for the last five years, area yoga instructors has joined SLOCA in producing a beautiful morning of yoga to raise money for ovarian cancer awareness efforts.  Their annual event features 12 yoga instructors, each of whom guide participants through nine series of the yoga postures that make up the sun salutation.




The Institute of Food Technologists with Elizabeth Brewster


The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) was founded in 1939 and is celebrating their 75th anniversary.  IFT has been committed to advancing the science of food.  This non-profit scientific society with more than 18,000 members from more than 100 countries brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government and industry.