2016 Love The Skin You Are In Conference


“Everything was perfect.”  “We learned so much from the speaker.”  “Just what we needed.”  “We learned a lot and the kids had a blast.”  “Wouldn’t change a thing!”

These are just some of the comments from the participants of our Love The Skin You Are In conference that was held on November 20, 2016 at Texas Safari Ranch in Richmond, TX.  It was as a perfect day and a definite success as we fulfilled the goals of educating, encouraging and empowering those who were in attendance.

The day began with a keynote talk from Kurt Podeswza who is founder of Journey Consulting and Director of Camp For All.  He is an amazing speaker, trainer, educator, author and facilitator, but more importantly, he is a great person who is excellent at communicating with both adults and youth.  Kurt’s keynote talk, Family Communication: Expressing Needs (and Wants) Appropriately and Effectively, was filled with many great tips.  While the kids played outside in the wonderful weather and made new friends, the parents learned from the breakout session on Blackhawk Parenting: How To Be A Protective Parent and Give Independence.  We are thankful for Kurt’s expertise and have no doubt our families benefitted from his wisdom and advice.

The afternoon was filled with tons of yummy food and fun activities.  Texas Safari Ranch was an ideal venue for our event!  The kids and adults of all ages enjoyed volleyball, basketball, table tennis, badminton, miniature golf, paddle boats and carnival games!  And who doesn’t love popcorn, cookies, snow cones and ice cream sundaes?!

We are thankful for the families who attended, the volunteers who helped make it so special and the organizations and individuals who supported it.  We are grateful for each and every one of you, and consider it a blessing to come together to make a positive difference in one another’s lives as we build community among those affected by skin conditions and birthmarks.


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