Community Events


July 2013


Linda attended the National Scleroderma Foundation's annual Patient Education Conference in Atlanta and presented a healthy living seminar to attendees.  You may view the entire presentation by searching for "Eating Well with Scleroderma" at, as an embedded direct link is not available at this time. 
Linda (far left) is seated next to Laura Dyas (Executive director of Scleroderma Foundation-Michigan Chapter), Ilene Michalski, and Jean Hehrer at the national Scleroderma Foundation's 2013 Patient Education Conference.

June 2013


Linda was interviewed during "The Bright Side of Aging" show on WNZK 690 AM radio with host, Ike Engelbaum, R.Ph.  The show was also simulcast on WCXI 1160 AM worldwide on the Internet.  Click on the link below to hear Linda discuss some of her own food choices, a popular nutrition myth, and how to get started on a weight loss plan that will work for you.

February 2013


Linda was the Keynote speaker at the Susan Marie Scleroderma Foundation's patient conference in Ft. Myers, Florida on February 23rd.  Her "Living Well with Scleroderma" presentation provided empathetic and practical insights for managing physical symptoms, reducing inflammation and feeling better through specific lifestyle practices.  If you live in the Florida area and are interested in becoming involved, please visit the foundation's website at

March 2012

Linda discusses healthy weight control strategies with a group of eager "students" at Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Center in Novi, Michigan.

September 2011

Linda welcomed over 80 friends and family to her first official book signing party on Wednesday, September 21st, at the Uptown Grille in Commerce Township, MI. Her long-time girlfriends, Yvonne Stacherski and Angela Miller, are pictured below showing off their new favorite book!

May 2011

Linda is featured on the cover of Diabetic Life magazine while volunteering at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual Kid's Camp in Livonia, MI on May 21, 2011.

Linda writes a regular nutrition column for Diabetes Life magazine.  The featured article in this edition pertains to helping kids become healthier eaters.  Visit to read her column and subscribe to this free resource for people of all ages living with diabetes.

April 2011

Linda smiles for an Hour Detroit Magazine photographer while chatting with Cary Pianin and Glenn Closurdo of Great Lakes Medical Supply, Inc., at the American Diabetes Association 19th Annual Committment for a Cure Gala at the MGM Grand Detroit on April 30, 2011. Linda and her husband, Mark, a physician in Novi, MI, have been long-time supporters of the ADA.

November 22, 2008

While attending the Dinner, Dancing, & Diamonds Gala Benefit for Scleroderma at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI, Linda receives the "Spirit of Inspiration" award from Lila Lazarus, mistress of ceremonies, and Laura Dyas, executive director of the Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter, in recognition of her efforts in advancing their mission.