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Cancer killers: Food makeover

USA Doctor and two local pastors will host a seminar called Cancer-Killers Total Food Makeover to educate the community about preventing and overcoming cancer on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St. in Palos Park.

Learn how to optimize the body’s natural ability to destroy cancerous cells and transform the body into a cancer-killing machine. Peace Memorial Church Pastors Shana Johnson and Todd Bean, and Dr. Ashly Ochsner want to transform the way people look at food, and the ways they shop, eat and approach their health.

For more information, call Sabha Abour at 691-7257, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mental health support programs

Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 7-13.

One of the best ways to help someone with mental illness is to understand what it is, and isn’t.

For anyone who feels a need for help, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a non-profit organization, is available to improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness. NAMI provides up to date education and support programs, and increases public awareness and understanding of mental illness.

Support groups in the southwest, and south suburbs are offered in Oak Lawn: P.O. Box 23, Oak Lawn, IL 600454-0023, or call 425-0925 also, on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 206th and Crawford, Matteson.