ABUNDANT LIVING CENTER

Cancer's Simple Solution - Lifestyle Medicine!

aka Abundant Living Center   |   Huntsville, AL   |  AbundantLivingCenter.net

Mission

Abundant Living Center is establish to provide evidence-based education utilizing a "lifestyle medicine" approach to dramatically prevent and reduce the rate of cancer, particularly in underserve communities within the cancer belt. Three modules for education consist of 1) Nutrition Therapy...from the American Institute Cancer Research emphasizing a more plant-based diet, 2) Cooking Instruction...for individual cooking stations teaching basic principle of how to incorporate cancer fighting foods in meal planning, and 3) Productive Gardening Classes... that's 95% weed-free and sustainable year round!

Notes from the nonprofit

STATE CAPITOL: Health Seminars' president Paula Eakins was selected by the American Cancer Society as a spokesperson at the state capital in Montgomery, AL in behalf of extending the "Alabama Breast & Cervical Cancer" (ABCC) detection program for underinsured and/or no insurance women. CANCER CONFERENCE: Health Seminars planned and presented three (3) "Keeping Abreast" full-day breast cancer conferences, free and open to the general public in Huntsville, AL.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Curtis Eakins N.D.

President

Paula Eakins M.S.

Main address

PO Box 2873

Huntsville, AL 35804 USA

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Formerly known as

Health Seminar Unlimited

EIN

31-1536476

NTEE code info

Television (A32)

Public Health Program (E70)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

OUR NATIONAL PROBLEM: According to the Journal of Epidemiology & Global Health 2019 Dec; 9(4): 217-222, cancer poses the highest clinical, social and economic burden among all human diseases! Moreover, in the past 15 years, cancer have undergone an increase of +28%, which is more than threefold higher than the trend of total mortality during the same period. In addition, cancer deaths is on the trajectory to overcome heart disease as this nation's number one killer! Furthermore, the mortality rate of five (5) cancers are predicted to rise sharply which are lung, stomach, colorectal, prostate and breast cancer. OUR REGIONAL PROBLEM...is that Cancer Center researchers have named the Southeastern region of the United States as the "cancer belt". This particular area has the highest rate of cancer in the country, and, Alabama lies within the heart of this belt!

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Controlling Cancer Conference

Controlling Cancer Conference: Participants will discover four (4) evidence-based lifestyle strategies that will dramatically prevent, and, even reverse cancer identifying some of the most powerful anti-cancer foods and herbal medicine. In addition, audience will learn the major cancer culprits, the role of cancer behavior, our immunity's impact through a captivating multimedia presentation accented with an invaluable workbook. Furthermore, this conference will also present a unique (hands-on) "EZ" plant-based cooking instruction highlighting main entrees, side dishes and desserts without sacrificing taste! As a bonus, cash-in on the secrets of creating an easy "weed-free" raise garden is included!

Population(s) Served
Health
Family relationships
Ethnic and racial groups
Age groups

Where we work

Awards

Better Lifestyle Award 1997

First Seventh-day Adventist Church

Affiliations & memberships

ClearView Cancer Institute 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Controlling Cancer Conference

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Attendees at Cancer Conferences held in Barbados, Huntsville, AL. and, TV show viewing audience on "Controlling Cancer" aired on Three Angels Broadcasting Network.

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Controlling Cancer Conference

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Curtis & Paula's "Controlling Cancer" TV program now airs on Youtube which creates untold numbers of viewers having access to "educational trainings".

Number of cooking classes conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Controlling Cancer Conference

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cooking classes demonstrated throughout the community and on Three Angels Broadcasting Network TV shows.

Number of products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Controlling Cancer Conference

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Products include plant-based cookbooks and "Controlling Cancer Conference" dvd sets from conferences and cancer TV programs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GOALS LEADING TO A SUCCESSFUL "ABUNDANT LIVING CENTER"

Establish the "Abundant Living Center". This unique facility will focus on providing evidence-based educational sessions to dramatically reduce and reverse cancer risks utilizing lifestyle principles. Located in Huntsville, AL projected to be the most populous city in Alabama by end of 2021, this center would serve communities throughout the Southern (cancer belt) region and abroad! Three areas of instruction...

1) Informative multimedia presentations: To enhance the audience attention and
dramatically increase the learning of material covered, these presentations will
lead audience to an animated journey into the body system! Moreover, attendees will
determine some of the most notorious known dietary causes of cancer, and, most
importantly reveal the latest ongoing results from the American Cancer Society's
Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) and Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS).

2) Lively cooking instruction with individual stations: One oncology nurse stated, "The
one main question cancer patients ask me all the time is what should I eat." The
"Abundant Living Center" will offer cooking sessions teaching easy preparation
techniques in their own individual "hands on" cooking labs on how to incorporate
more cancer-fighting foods into their diet. American institute of Cancer Research
states, " eating plant-base foods has been associated with a significant reduced
cancer risk and, overall cancer mortality." Too, instruction will be taught on how
to minimized digestive upsets due to cancer treatment.

3) Productive gardening classes. That's right! "While scientist have made
medical advances to treat cancer, one of the best treatment possible maybe in
our own backyard." Says Desmond Layne, Ph.D, Director Auburn University Dept.
Agriculture. The future 14 acre "Abundant Living Center" has the advantage of an
outdoor covered 750 sq ft patio on property! With the growing demand due to food
shortages, economics etc. participants will receive a no-nonsense easy approach
of successfully developing their own raised-bed (or container) garden. They will
receive tools for choosing soil, location, layout, irrigation, planting, secrets on
eliminating garden pest, weed reduction and harvesting!

Strategies to established the "Abundant Living Center".

1) Secure specialized personnel & partners: GOAL ACCOMPLISHED! The future "Abundant Living Center" is a facility with a laser-beam focus on evidence-based cancer education and instruction. The following "team" is paramount for sustainability and success of this facility.

Specialized personnel
a. Nutritionist/culinary instructor specializing in plant-based preparations.
b. Naturopath/medical herbalist specializing in lifestyle medicine for cancer.
c. Experienced oncology nurse for insight consultation.
d. Certified fitness instructor to enhance overall well-being.
e. Seasoned video photographer to capture cancer conferences
f. Spiritual advisor to offer emotional and mental support.

Partners
a. Clearview Cancer Institute provides patients for continued education.
b. Three Angels Broadcasting Network provide free world-wide TV exposure.
c. Kerley's Special Touch, the main breast cancer facility in Huntsville, AL.

2) Search for location: GOAL ACCOMPLISHED! The location of this unique "Abundant Living Center" need to be nestled within a "natural" environment, yet accessible within the city limits of Huntsville, AL. - which is projected to be the largest city in the state by the end of 2021. And, have a minimum of 15 acres with an outdoor patio for classes on successful (weed-free) gardening classes, and, a large building suited to host two-day "Controlling Cancer Conferences" with overnight housing for out of town quest.

3) Develop a business plan proposal w/ TV promo: GOAL ACCOMPLISHED! This seven page in depth business plan proposal for the unique, one-of-a -kind "Abundant Living Center" will put a laser-beam detail approach on the problem of the rise of cancer growth within the region. In addition, this proposal will outline three specific evidence-based strategies proven to dramatically reduce cancer risk and recurrence. Furthermore, the proposal will be highly referenced from scientific studies, and, accented with graphs, testimonials and pictures of the actual future facility.

4) Seek financial investors: Currently studying all foundations in the "Giving Pledge" group who have a history of contributions for cancer and/or health related initiatives along with available grants as well.



Capabilities of specialized personnel includes...

1) Paula Eakins, M.S - President/CFO
a: Developed plant-based recipes without sacrificing cost and taste for cancer
survivors, and, helpful ideas to ease digestive upset due to cancer treatments.
b: Ability to manage financially with history of personal credit scores for both
president and CEO of 831 & 827 respectively.
c: As a 15 year breast cancer "conqueror", able to understand and sympathize
emotionally for those going through cancer.

2) Curtis Eakins, N.D. - CEO
a: Experienced in evidence-based research on identifying powerful anti-cancer
properties within the plant kingdom, and, with a published cancer book as well.
b: Capable of counseling cancer survivors by being a volunteer at Camp Bluebird,
America's first and largest adult cancer camp in the nation.
c: Successful marketing strategies used by being granted free national TV exposure
on Three Angels Broadcasting Network on a regular basis.

3) Shelley Ewing, LPN
An experience nurse of 24 years at the ClearView Cancer Institute, her abilities to
address their needs is an invaluable asset to the "Abundant Living Center" success.
Too, Shelley has the ability to connect with individuals on a personal level.

4) Ife Rosser, CFT
As a certified fitness trainer, with the highly respected Athletics and Fitness
Association of America certification, her capabilities for the past 16 years has led
attendees to increased their overall health and dramatically reduce cancer risk!

5) Keith Mathews
The founder and president of AVO Communications for over 27 years, his team of
professionals creates full multimedia services, providing "Abundant Living Center"
with video taping commercials and conferences for national exposure!

6) Debleaire Snell, M.Div.
In order for the "Abundant living Center" to thrive as a resource for cancer education,
a spiritual component must be present. Pastor Snell's 20 year ministry, author of four
devotional books and, telecast speaker for Breathe of Life, a worldwide TV ministry
is more than capable of enhancing the cancer survivor's spiritual needs!


1) Developed & presented "Controlling Cancer Conference": May 2018. Since Alabama is located in the heart of the "cancer belt", we presented an evidence-based three hour "Controlling Cancer Conference" at Marriott hotel in Huntsville, AL. Topics included 1) Three Cancer Culprits, 2) Immunity & Cancer, 3) Reducing Recurrence, 4) Paula's Story as a Cancer Conqueror. This conference was professionally video tape with dvd's available. with over 130 attendees. Presenters: Curtis & Paula Eakins, CEO & President.

2) Presented a televised program on cancer: July 2020. To increase exposure, the goal is to present a televised program on cancer, highlighting the stages of cancer and, more importantly how to effectively reduce its spread using visual aids. Show was entitled: "Controlling Cancer" aired worldwide on Three Angels Broadcasting Network. Presenters: Curtis & Paula Eakins, CEO & President.

3) "Cooking for Clearview" plant-based cooking instructions/meal planning for ClearView Cancer Institute (CCI). CCI is located in Huntsville, AL. and is the premier cancer facility in the region for North Alabama and the Tennessee valley providing cancer care for these communities. Since there is a constant growing dilemma of chemotherapy's impact on several digestive disorders (up to 58% of cancer patients), providing a cooking classes that puts a laser-beam on minimizing such conditions is paramount. All cooking segments are available on all CCI's social media platforms for their patients. Instructors Paula & Curtis Eakins, President & CEO.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ABUNDANT LIVING CENTER

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Curtis Eakins

Health Seminars Unlimited (DBA) Abundant Living Center)

Term: 2019 - 2025


Board co-chair

Paula Eakins

Health Seminars (DBA Abundant Living Center)

Term: 2019 - 2025

Ruth Swan

Abundant Living Center

Shelley Ewing

Abundant Living Center

Ife Rosser

Abundant Living Center

Keith Mathews

Abundant Living Center

Deblaire Snell

Abundant Living Center

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/19/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/21/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.