The Festival of Life has been over 20 years in the making and a dream shared by friends, Eileen Connolly and Marlene Dunphy. They wanted to create an event that combined the holistic healing, the medical field and the metaphysical world – and make it accessible for everyday people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, Eileen Connolly passed away in 2015 from cancer before she got to see her dream realized. Only two years after Eileen’s passing, Marlene was diagnosed with cancer as well. Despite life threatening complications following her cancer removal surgery, Marlene was blessed to make a full recovery. After regaining her life and her health, she set on a quest with her husband and daughter to host her and Eileen’s dream. Thus the Festival of Life was born.