Sandra Heywood, Ph.D., was honored with the Enid & Mel Zuckerman Volunteer of the Year Award for her dedication and support of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) in Tucson, AZ. The CRI LEP is one of the Canyon Ranch Institute programs that shares the best practices of Canyon Ranch with low-income and medically underserved communities. At Tucson Medical Center and El Rio Community Health Center, the two CRI LEP sites in Tucson, Sandy offers CRI LEP graduates the opportunity to participate in follow-up discussions to help maintain their wellness goals.
Like CRI and Canyon Ranch Founders Mel and Enid Zuckerman, Sandy has experienced firsthand the power and possibility of a healthy world. In 1991, Sandy was injured in a bicycle accident that left her on crutches for five years. She credits her recovery to her participation in a Canyon Ranch wellness program that was made possible through a scholarship. After her experience at Canyon Ranch, Sandy wanted to give back and empower all people to embrace a life of wellness.
Sandy explained, “I love being midwife to the transformation process and volunteering with the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program lets me do that. I just want to be on your team. Joy is here.”
Sandy’s passion, energy, and commitment are making a difference, and CRI honors and cherishes her dedication.