2nd Annual Renewal Summit Spotlights Living Healthier and Longer, Looking Your Best, and Making A Difference

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Recap by Anne Akers and Cheryl Benton

Photo: Annie Watt

“I enjoyed attending such an information -rich, organized day — with soul! You could see how it touched everyone there in some way, and I know that everyone came away with at least one powerful actionable step.” – Renewal Summit Attendee

We loved this comment from one of attendees that echoed the feedback by many of our attendees at this year’s Renewal Summit.  This all-day event in NYC was co-hosted by Cheryl Benton, Founder/Publisher of The Three Tomatoes, and Anne Akers, Founder/Editor in Chief of GLOW Beauty, Health and Wellness Magazine, and featured over 20 top experts, exhibitors and attendees coming together to consider the possibilities of Spring: where we are, where we are  going and where we would like to be!

Debbie Zipp (3T LA) Cheryl Benton (Founder 3Ts) Anne Akers (Founder Glow). Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Based on the theme of living healthier and longer, looking your best, and making a difference in the world, the Summit opened with author, Huffington Post columnist and spokesperson for NOF (National Osteoporosis Foundation) Barbara Hannah Grufferman speaking on “Loving Your Age”.

Keynote speaker, Barbara Hannah Grufferman. Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Following this Keynote, an ageless panel of seniors ranging  from a Tony Award winning Broadway producer to a Tomatoes Got Talent show finalists, brought home a message for millenials, Gen X, and baby boomers alike, that living life to the fullest has no limits!

The Three Tomatoes Roni Jenkins moderatored the panel: Pat addis, Edna Kaufman, Carol Sue Gershman, Alice March. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

The afternoon program featured some of New York’s leading medical experts, holistic healers, meditation professionals, and others exploring new frontiers in longevity and quality of life, tips for living through stressful times, and open discussion about issues for the women over 40 from sleep to libido.  Emmy awarding journalist, Jane Hanson, and Good for You Network’s Claire Carter moderated three information packed panel that included experts Dr. Dennis Goodman, Director of Integrative Medicine at NYU Langone,

Dr. Gerry Curatola, Sylvie Beljnski,Dr. Dennis Goodman, Jane Hanson, Dr. Thomas Romo. Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Claire Carter, Roberta Mittman, Jennifer Owens, Rika Keck. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Spokesperson for the GO RED for Women Association, Mario Orsatti, Director of the Center for Leadership and Performance at the David Lynch Foundation and others.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Carey Davidson, Mario Orsatti, Sonia Satra. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

And a world class panel on Making a Difference with leaders from Plan International USA, The Fortune Society, Pajama Program and the Taylor Matthews Foundation for pediatric cancer.

Genevieve Piturro, Sue Matthews, Randie Levine-Miller, Betty Rauch, Tessie San Martin. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

The last session of the day was a Makeover Reveal.  The makeover selecterd selected from an essay she submitted,  was coiffed by the international stylist Yuseff Smyth of the Marie Bove Salon, dressed by designer Gabrielle Carlson and jewels from Article 22.

Yuseff Smythe, Camille Hauteford, Gabrielle Carlson. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

Watch the makeover transformation.

A wine reception, raffle, exhibitor visits, and book signings ended the day, with thanks to Sponsors National Source International, Revitin Probiotic Toothpaste, Cynosures Mona Lisa Touch, and Jan Goldstoff, The Gal with the Golden Rolodex.

Thanks to our wine sponsor, Middle Sister wines. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

We love these photos that capture the day. Photos by Jan Goldstoff.

Our attendees loved visiting our exhibitors:

MonaLisa Touch. 

Photo: Jan Goldstoff

MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.

Jan Goldstoff.

Jan Goldstoff. Photo: Annie Watt

She is a publicist, special events launcher and coordinator, extraor-dinary events and headshots photographer. Best of all, the “gal with the golden rolodex” is a connector. Her successful New York based firm, Jan Goldstoff Public Relations, is now celebrating its 23rd year.

Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Natural Source International.

Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Drawing on 40 years of pioneering environmental medicine research conducted by Dr. Mirko Beljanski, Natural Source International has developed a unique expertise, bringing together science and nature, to de-liver tested formulas that promote health and well-being.

Revitin® is the World’s First Prebiotic Toothpaste.

Dr. Gerry Curatola. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

Based on the idea that your oral cavity is an extension of your digestive system, Revitin® prebiotic toothpaste works to support a healthy microbiome. Get the details.

The Transition Network – NYC Chapter.

An organization of accomplished women over 50, The Transition Network–NYC offers a feast of benefits designed to enrich the lives of professional women over 50.

Because I am a Girl.

Suzanne Harvey, Margie Altshuler, Jill Nosach. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

A global non-profit that promotes the rights of girls and is giving them a future. When given the chance, girls can change the world. We know that when a girl realizes her rights, she can be an agent of change, both for herself and for her community and country. Because I am a Girl is a movement driven by Plan International to transform power relations so girls everywhere can learnleaddecide, and thrive.

India Hicks.

An exclusive collection of stylish, affordable jewelry, beauty products, bags, and other accessories designed by the fabulous India Hicks and inspired by her unique British heritage.

Island Artistry.

Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Edna Kaufman and Karen Butterick will have unique one-of-akind crafts for home or just for fun.

Gabrielle Carlson.

Gabrielle Carlson. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

Beautiful clothes in luscious colors and fabrics designed for for real women. Wearing her pieces, you look stylish, compelling – and feel beautiful. Find out more.

The Book Corner. Featured recently released books from several of our panels and speakers.


Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

This sustainable brand of jewelry, Article 22, is  made in Lao that celebrates positive stories and makes real impact. Turning bad into beautiful aluminum bomb shrap-nel is finished with precious metals and stones by fair trade artisans.

Simona Manenti.

Simone. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

Extraordinary Artist, Healer and Medium, Simona will exhibit her intuitive portrait of Angelic Soul Essence and inner beauty. She will also offer mini healing sessions at the exhibit as well.”

Rochelle Odesser.

Rochelle Odesser. Photo: Jan Goldstoff.

Everybody has a story! Rochelle is a financial advisor and coach who helps people get more life out of their money. She helps her clients get their financials in order, to be able to pay off debt, manage their resources to live their life of their dreams. Contact Rochelle at: rodesser@madisonplanning.com

Join The Three Tomatoes at some of our fun events from wine trips, comedy nights, trunk shows, theater, tea at Gracie Mansion and more. Check out 3T Events for upcoming fun.

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Join The Three Tomatoes at some of our fun events from wine trips, comedy nights, trunk shows, theater, tea at Gracie Mansion and more. Check out 3T Events for upcoming fun.

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