Wellness day fundraiser for Jonnycake Center of Westerly

Please join Dr. Gwenn Rosenberg and Acupuncturist Gregory Fessenden to raise funds for Jonnycake’s domestic violence advocacy and SPLASH summer meal program for children in need.

Location: 20 S. Anguilla Rd, Pawcatuck, CT 06379

10AM – Free “Grocery Store Superfoods” talk with Dr. Gwenn Rosenberg.

Acupuncture:
$25 for 30-min acupuncture or 20-min massage
$50 for double sessions.
Relieve pain–naturally. ALL PROCEEDS go to Jonnycake.

CALL OR TEXT GREGORY AT 917-882-6262 FOR APPOINTMENTS.

Sponsored by The Day and Sun Publishing.

 

For more information about the Jonnycake center: http://jonnycake.org/

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