Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Canton Public Library
1200 S Canton Center Rd
Tom Progar

“How I Tackled Chronic Illness” presented by Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez

Join VegMichigan at the Canton Public Library for a delicious free vegan food tasting and presentation. Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez, will discuss how he reversed Type 2 diabetes and other illnesses with the power of plants. Enjoy free vegan taste samples from Vegorama Canton and learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Marc has a wonderful story to share and will inspire you to make positive changes in your own life.

The event is free but you must register to attend. If you’re a Canton Public Library cardholder, click here to register. To register without a library card, please text Tom Progar at 248.867.2155.


Marc Ramirez is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter who lost 50 pounds and reversed type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, psoriasis, ED, obestity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. On December 3, 2011, he and his wife, Kim, began a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. In just two months Marc no longer needed his 5 medications, including insulin shots. He and Kim felt thrilled with the results, but they also felt frustrated because not enough people know that this way of eating might help them too. In order to raise awareness about the power of plants, they decided to create the non-profit Chickpea and Bean Inc. (Kim is Chickpea because she’s a chick and Marc is bean because, well, he loves beans!) Together they strive to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.