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Natural health coach, author talks July 15 in Manteca
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• WHAT: Manteca Women’s Connection luncheon featuring health coach and best-selling author Elodia Tate
• WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• WHERE: The Emory, 1028 W. Yosemite Ave.
• COST: $25.
• MORE INFO: Call the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau, 823-7229.

Best-selling author and natural health coach Elodia Tate is the featured speaker for the July 15 Manteca Women’s Connection luncheon.

It takes place Wednesday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Emory, 1028 W. Yosemite Ave. The $25 ticket includes the lunch, trade show, networking and the keynote speaker.

Tate penned the inspirational bestselling “Open My Eyes, Open My Soul” in 2004 that was co-created with Yolanda King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, with a foreword by Corretta Scott King. The book is a collection of stories and poems that celebrate diversity, while reminding us that we are all connected. The book has been featured on “The Today Show,” CNN, CBS, and many other TV shows.

Tate discovered she had lupus in the early 1990. She opted to take a natural approach for managing her illness. Tate was able to put the lupus in remission in 1995 and started helping others by sharing her story. She is a certified natural health coach and has been labeled as a “Health Activist” for the right to choose your own path to wellness.

Tate grew up in a culturally diverse neighborhood in San Jose. Her father is Caucasian and Native American. Her mother is Native American and Hispanic and spoke English as a second language.  She has four children, ages elementary through college,

Tate earned a real estate license in the 1980s and worked for 14 years in the mortgage industry. She is also a contributor to “Chicken Soup For The African-American Soul”, having co-written a story with Yolanda King, on growing up as Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, titled “Funtown”.

Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau began holding the Women’s Connection as quarterly luncheons in 2009 after six successful years of staging one large annual event.

The third luncheon for the year is co-sponsored by Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Lars P. Enevoldsen, M.D., and Bradley D. Tourlotte, M.D.

One lucky attendee will also walk away with the conference’s grand prize, jewelry courtesy of New York Diamonds in Manteca.

You may purchase tickets at the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau Office located at 1251 E. Yosemite Ave. (inside Manteca Bowl) or by calling the Manteca CVB at 823-7229.