Surviving Cancer: Be Your Own Health Advocate
Young, fit and healthier than ever, Harris was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at 40. She was told by more than one doctor that the lump she found was “nothing.” Due to perseverance, listening to her body and being willing to trust her gut, Harris saved her life by being her own advocate.
In this honest and emotional keynote, Harris shares her rollercoaster ride as she sought answers and navigated the roadblocks that nearly sidelined her. She inspires audiences by encouraging them to be their own best health advocate, and to never take “no” for an answer, especially when instinct tells them differently. By sharing her personal story, Harris will empower your audience to listen to their bodies: they will leave feeling liberated, knowing that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t define them.
Get YOUR Best Body
Harris began her career in Hollywood teaching fitness classes, and health and fitness remains her way of life. In this motivating presentation, Harris shares newfound methods on ways to stay fit and how to discover one’s best body by finding time for exercise and eating healthfully. She’ll also discuss the importance of teaching kids about essentials of exercise and nutritious meal choices.
Additionally, Harris offers an add-on program for those in attendance that includes the Get Your Best Body Workout (an additional 30 or 60 minutes). Inspired by “Ms. Harris’s Fit Tips,” scheduling logs and nutrition suggestions, your audience will walk away encouraged with ways to make their bodies healthier and stronger.
Gotta Make Lemonade™
We all know the saying, “when life give you lemons, make lemonade.” When Harris went public with her cancer diagnosis, the tremendous support and encouragement from survivors she received through social media led her to give back, and GottaMakeLemonade.com was born. The site was conceived to “inspire positivity in the face of adversity.”
In addition to her own lemons-to-lemonade journey, she shares stories from other empowered men and women who took the most daunting or painful challenges in their lives and turned them into positive forces. Audiences will hear stories about people who have overcome huge health obstacles and other life setbacks, and will leave feeling reawakened and ready to take on anything. The Gotta Make Lemonade™ way of life is contagious!
Hunger in Our Own Back Yard
As an anti-hunger advocate and active member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America, the country’s number on hunger relief organization, Harris speaks passionately about childhood food insecurity—and how we can solve this devastating issue.
Armed with facts and figures, Harris speaks passionately on the issue of hunger in America and how it affects children. She illustrates the dire need for fellow Americans to support those in need by sharing stories of those she has met through volunteering at the food pantry. Far from preachy, she speaks with compassion and warmth on just how easy it is to help, whether financially or by volunteering time. Attendees will be moved and encouraged to be positive agents of change.