*Fundraiser &

Sponsorship Opportunity* 

The 2nd Annual

Prof. Arnold Ehret Day Celebration

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11am-9pm

Sunday, July 28, 2019, TBA 

 

2ND ANNUAL ARNOLD EHRET DAY CELEBRATION WEB-A-THON w/PROF. SPIRA & BROTHER AIR
Live June 6, 2019 at 6pmEDT


HELP US HONOR THE HEALING LUMINARY 

PROF. ARNOLD EHRET

On July 28-29, 2018, Prof. Spira & Brother Air of Mucus-free Life LLC brought together over 40 people to celebrate the legacy of Prof. Arnold Ehret (born c. July 25, 1866) and his Mucusless Diet Healing System. The event took place in Prof. Spira's backyard and featured 5 speakers, two musical acts, a food-prep demonstration, a community juice party, and much more! A number of participants left inspired saying that the experience CHANGED THEIR LIVES!

 

Check out the trailer with footage from the first event: 

 

THIS YEAR WE ASPIRE TO MAKE THE CELEBRATION BIGGER AND BETTER

We want to make the 2019 Ehret Day Celebration bigger and better than last year! In 2018, Prof. Spira personally funded the event himself. Yet, to grow and realize our 2019 vision, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Great New Location

This year we will have the event at the beautiful Whetstone Park of Roses Shelterhouse in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is a bit more pricey than Prof. Spira's own backyard! 

Great Speakers

In addition to Prof. Spira, Brother Air, and Tekoa, we would like to bring in two great mucus-free speakers. To do so, we will need funds to cover their travel expenses,  lodging, etc.

World-Class Art & Music

We plan to have a roster of world-class musicians, dancers, and artists participate in this event. It is important to us to be able to properly compensate these artists for their time and expertise.

LOCATION:

Whetstone Park of Roses Shelterhouse

3901 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio

The Park of Roses Shelterhouse is a favored location for wedding receptions, as well as social and business meetings.

 

The 5,200 square foot facility can seat up to 175 guests, is air conditioned and gas heated, contains 2 gas fireplaces, and separate male and female restrooms. It also has a kitchen with a refrigerator and sink.

 

This is a "hot spot," and reservations are often made up to a year in advance. After having been rejected in March 2019, Prof. Spira happened to call back in May and the previous party had cancelled their event, and he was able to reserve the space for July 27, 2019 from 8am to 11pm. 

 

PROJECTED SPEAKERS

We have several world-class speakers that we hope to confirm for our event.

PROF. SPIRA, PHD

Prof. Spira is an author, jazz trombonist, ethnomusicologist, founder of Mucus-free Life LLC, and one of the most sought-after experts on Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System in the world. He has worked tirelessly to revive the works of Arnold Ehret and has helped thousands of people learn how to transition toward a mucus-free lifestyle. He holds master's degrees in jazz studies and African American and African Studies, as well as a Ph.D. in musicology with a specialization in ethnomusicology. As an academic, he has published materials in scholarly journals and taught a number of college courses in musicology, including Introduction to Jazz, Survey of African-American Music, and Music of World Cultures.

 

Spira's journey with the Mucusless Diet Healing System began when he met a jazz drummer named Willie Smart Jr. (aka Brother Air) who told him about Arnold Ehret's books. Within 6 months of reading them he lost over 100 pounds and overcame major ailments that had plagued him since childhood. People soon started asking him to help them learn about the Mucusless Diet, and Spira realized that he had a gift for explaining and helping others understand Ehret's Healing System. In 2014, Spira started Mucus-free Life LLC, which currently publishes several books related to the mucus-free lifestyle. Spira has sold tens of thousands of books to health-seekers since becoming a publisher, with his annotated version of the Mucusless Diet frequently making it into Amazon's Top 10 best seller's list for Naturopathy, Health, Fitness, Dieting, Alternative Medicine, and Healing.

 

Prof. Spira is the webmaster of www.mucusfreelife.com, facilitates popular public support groups for Mucusless Diet practitioners, and produces educational videos about the Mucusless Diet on his Youtube Channel (http://bit.ly/Prof-Spira-Youtube-Channel).

BROTHER AIR (AKA WILLIE SMART JR.)

Brother Air (aka Willie Smart Jr.) is a professional jazz drummer, percussionist, long-term Mucusless Diet Healing System practitioner, fasting expert, and visionary. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Brother Air's health journey began when he attended a presentation given by the civil rights activist and plant-based eating advocate Dick Gregory at the age of 15. In the early 1980s, Brother Air came into contact with a group of people in Cincinnati that practiced Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System.

 

After almost 20 years of practicing the mucusless diet, he began to gain profound mastery of the System. In 2001 he did his first year of eating nothing but fruit, and then starting in November of 2003, he began doing periods of long-term juice fasting (8+ months per stretch). Yet, Brother Air does not advocate or teach long-term fasting, but how to learn and live the fundamentals of practicing the Mucusless Diet. 

 

Brother Air is an incredibly dynamic speaker that leaves his audiences electrified and inspired. As an educator, he has personally taught hundreds how to practice the Mucusless Diet, and his innovations and advocacy has inspired hundreds of thousands to consider traveling down the mucus-free path. 

TEKOA TAFARI

Tekoa Tafari is a long-term practitioner of Prof. Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System. She has practiced the Mucusless Diet for over 45 years, and has raised children on the Mucus-free Lifestyle. She is one of the foremost experts on "Mucus-free Motherhood" as well as the mucus-free female body

 

Tekoa spends much of her time traveling across the country helping people in need. She frequently takes care of children as well as elders. As a dedicated healer and educator, she has personally helped numerous members of the community heal themselves physical, mentally, and spiritually.

 

Tekoa is incredibly humble, wise, generous, and generally stays out of the spotlight to let others shine. Yet, when she takes the microphone, her wisdom and vision leaves the audience spellbound and inspired to dig deeper. We are excited to have Tekoa appear at the Ehret Day Celebration again this year!

DYLAN CAG (TENTATIVE)

Dylan Cag is an expert on Earthship Biotecture, a world-class face & body painting artist, freelance visual artist/designer, yoga instructor, former associate professor at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, and practitioner of the Mucusless Diet. She attended the Earthship Biotecture Academy and received training from the architectural innovator and visionary Michael Reynolds.

 

We would like Dylan to 1) introduce the Mucus-free community Earthships and what it takes to build off-the-grid homes that are made from natural materials and are even stronger than regular housing; and 2) discuss our vision of the MUCUS-FREE VILLAGE, which will be a healing community of Mucusless Diet practitioners who help teach the world how to live a mucus-free lifestyle. The vision is for the Mucus-free Village to be in a tropical, wooded environment where the buildings consist of Earthships and other natural homes.

 

This presentation will prove to be incredibly innovative and transformative to anyone who sees it. But, Dylan lives in Canada, and we need help to get her to the event. With your help, we can bring her here to give an epic presentation on sustainable, mucus-free biotechture. 

JOHNNY GONZALEZ (TENTATIVE)

Johnny Gonzalez is a physical fitness expert, trainer/coach at G-Fit Lifestyle, detoxification specialist, and passionate advocate of Arnold Ehret and the Mucusless Diet Healing System. A former body builder, Johnny now advocates pursuing true vitality through a plant-based diet inspired by the works of Arnold Ehret and other plant-based healing luminaries. Johnny is an inspirational speaker who also demonstrates great feats of strength to show how strong one can be on a plant-based diet. As a strength and conditioning coach he has helped numerous people transform their bodies and improve their health.

A presentation from Johnny would be incredibly inspirational and informative. He lives in California and we need your help to get him to the celebration. With your help, we may be able to bring this dynamic fitness educator to our event. 

MUSIC & ART

We have some great musicians, dancers, and artists that would would like to perform at the event.

PROF. SPIRA & BROTHER AIR:

FIRE MUSIC PROJECT

Prof. Spira & Brother Air: Fire Music Project is a new musical collective organized and led by Prof. Spira and Brother Air. In addition to spellbinding music inspired by the Mucus-free Lifestyle, they're performance will feature an exciting performance by bellydancer Janaan Al Jahanni.

 

And many others surprises are in store! 

JANAAN AL JAHANNI

Janaan Al Jahanni is a world-class bellydancer, educator, a Partner Relationship Specialist for CompTech Inc., and practitioner of the Mucusless Diet Healing System. She has been one of Ohio's preeminent bellydancers for over 20 years, and has performed with numerous bands and other event. Not only will Janaan perform with the Fire Music Project, but she is also serving as the design and decorations manager for the Ehret Day Celebration!

JOHN DAVIS

John "The Vibe Man" Davis is a jazz vibraphonist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He met Brother Air years ago while busking at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Ultimately, he came across Prof. Spira's online videos, articles, and books on mucus-free living, and started to practice. As a result, he transformed his life, lost hundreds of pounds, and has overcome a number of ailments. He is a great testimony to the power of the Mucusless Diet Healing System, and continues his practice.

John will perform his famous vibes during the Ehret Day celebration. 


THE BUDGET

As we started to put together the budget for this year's event, we soon realized that we would need help to pull off our vision. Prof. Spira funded most of last year's event himself. But, with the new location, out-of-town speakers, improved meals, more music & art, etc., expenses for the 2019 event soon started to add up.

We would also really like to properly document the event, which can get expensive. Last year, volunteers helped photograph and videotape the event, but we'd love to have professionals help this year.

Here is an overview of the budget: 

Venue (location rental, permit, & AV Staff) = $1,540

Food / Beverage (Includes food for the day and an evening meal) = $610

Event Programming (Speakers, performers, video/audio production, graphics, etc.) = $3,400

Travel (Speakers & Special Guests) = $3,200

Attendee / Guest Services (Transportation, lodging, swag bags) = $225

Registration (signage, ID Production) = $125

Communications (Event packet production, flyers, etc.) = $270

Public Relations (Announcements, graphics, press releases, marketing, postage, etc.) = $1,005

Advertising (Print, radio, outdoor, etc.) = $480

Sponsors & Volunteers (complimentary passes) = $2,650

Decor (Stage lighting, decorations, signage) $500

Event Documentation (Professional photographer, videographer, audio engineer) = $3,510

Stage equipment (PA system, microphones, etc.) = Most of the needed equipment will be donated. 

TOTAL PROJECTED BUDGET = $17,515



TICKET SALES

You may ask, won't ticket sales pay for the event? Ticket sales will defray the costs a bit, but we would like to be able to make the ticket prices as reasonable as possible so more people can come. And it is impossible to predict how many people will purchase a ticket. Without funding for proper advertising, we may only get a handful of people. Thus, we need money just to get enough people to break even. 

Here is how much tickets would need to cost to break even with our current budget: 

40 attendees = $438 per ticket
50 attendees = $350 per ticket
60 attendees = $292 per ticket
100 attendees = $175.15 per ticket

Without money to advertise properly, attendance numbers could be much lower than 40. And, yes we could nickle & dime the program to make it cheap.

But, our vision is to put on a world-class event that honors Ehret's legacy, foster's community, and shares Ehret's message to thousands. Although a limited number of people can attend, the reverberations of what happens at the celebration can reach thousands, or even millions of people!

We cannot pull off this event without your help!

Your donation or sponsorship of this event will not only make it happen, but will help us promote Arnold Ehret's message much further and wider. And with our plans to have it professionally documented, individuals who were unable to attend will be able to eventually experience the content, which will live on and inspire generations!

Here are gifts you will receive in appreciation for your donation. 

As a 'Thank You' for Your Help

$10 donation - Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation. 

$20 donation - free PDF download of the Annotated, Revised, and Edited Mucusless Diet Healing System

$50 donation - free PDF download of the Ultimate Digital Mucus-free Book Bundle as well as access to 1st Annual Ehret Day Video Library (includes the Annotated Mucusless Diet, Spira Speaks, Rational Fasting, Definite Cure of Chronic Constipation, Physical Fitness, Thus Speaketh the Stomach, Spira's Notes; Total Value: $97

$100 donation - all of the above plus a 15 minute phone call and/or video chat with Prof. Spira & Brother Air

$200 donation - all of the above plus a 60 minute Mucusless Diet consultation/coaching session with Prof. Spira or Brother Air.

$250 donation - all of the above plus Prof. Spira will create a 4-week Personalized Mucus-free Menu & Recipe Plan for you.

$300 donation - All of the above, plus free enrollment in the new Mucusless Diet Healing System eCourse  (Total Value over $1000)

$350 donation - Receive a VIP FULL ACCESS ticket to the 2nd Annual Ehret Day Celebration

$400 donation - Upon approval, we will place an ad for your business in our program. Or, you can opt to take one of the earlier gifts packages. 

$750-$1200 donation  *SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY* - Upon approval, your company or brand will be featured as a sponsor of the Ehret Day event. As a sponsor, upon request your logo will appear on all of our event-related webpages, advertisements, programs, etc. It will also be announced in marketing materials, during the event, and will be listed on media materials created from the event posted to social media and elsewhere online. If you have a company banner, it can be posted and made visible at the Ehret Day event. 

Prof. Spira has worked hard to build a strong network of fans and followers, and currently has over 65,000 combined followers/subscribers across social media and in his private mailing list. Once all of the details of the event are finalized, Ehret Day will be vigorously marketed to Spira's network and beyond, thereby exposing your brand or business to thousands.

Also, depending on how you list your sponsorship gift, you may be able to write it off as a business expense on your organization's taxes (this is not legal or tax advise. Please consult with your accountant or lawyer to see if you can do this).

Thus, it is a win-win! Be a part of making this magnificent historical event happen, gain community goodwill and visibility for your brand/business, and potentially get a tax break. 

 

Let's make history together!

Become a sponsor and get your

logo below and on all of our ads.

Thank you so much for your time!

If you have any questions or you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like to meet with Prof. Spira to discuss details further, email us at info@mucusfreelife.com

We truly appreciate your help!

ABOUT US

Mucus-free Life LLC is the only U.S. company creating new products to educate 21st century audiences about Prof. Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System and the mucus-free lifestyle, which is the ORIGINAL Plant-Based Diet. In recent years, more and more people are becoming interested in Arnold Ehret and his writings, and Mucus-free Life is the #1 source of information about Ehret in the English-speaking world.

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