CALLING ALL IN REACH OF NYC: A fellow member of our community has co-organized the Cancer Wellness Expo on September 29th, Urban Zen Center: NY, NY! They are offering all BCO members a 10% off discount code (enter CWE2018 at check out). The day includes panels, lunch, the VIP's yoga, cocktail hour and a gift bag with over $300 worth of product. Read about the incredible line up here and register: https://cancerwellnessexpo.com/
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