24Hr Yogapalooza in 2021

We’re baaaaaack! Hard to believe it’s been a year (and what a tough year!) but 24Hr Yogapalooza is back for another year to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research at CHEO! 

We are kicking off our 2021 campaign with a free “National Relaxation Day” yoga with the amazing Ro Nwosu and are super excited…please join us!

Like last year, our main event will start during Childhood Cancer Awareness month on September 24th, running for 24 consecutive days with classes every day from talented and caring yoga instructors in our community. We are totally stoked and hope you will join us! Sign up to fundraise now!

Like last year, we’ll also be running an awesome silent auction on September 10-12th with LOTS of great stuff donated by our generous community. Be sure to check it out.

With over $130,000 raised (!) over the past 3 years and over 400 people involved last year, we thought it would be good to share some of the goodness that such an amazing amount of money is creating. With childhood cancer being such a challenging event for all members of the family, your help makes such a difference, including helping to fund:

  • Advanced oncology research at CHEO by people like Dr. Jason Berman, CEO and Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute, leveraging new technologies and genetic research
  • The Terry Fox PROFYLE program, a pan-Canadian project that gives children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer – using molecular profiling to study the tumors of these patients, no matter where they live in Canada. 
  • An ultrasound machine that guides the needle used in lumbar punctures, decreasing the number of needle pokes, the duration of the procedure and the sedation and recovery time required.
  • An oncology well-being program, supporting young patients on their cancer journey

Thank you to everyone who makes 24Hr Yogapalooza what it is: a community-based fundraiser that takes the intention built into yoga and uses it to help end childhood cancer. 

Steve & Randy
24Hr Yogapalooza Co-founders

24Hr Yogapalooza: 2019 Rewind

When I look back at what 24Hr Yogapalooza achieved in 2019, I’m still in awe. Over $53,000 was raised for childhood oncology research at CHEO! It was a testament to what a small, passionate group of people can do when they put their energy together for an important cause. Speaking as a dad who had a son with cancer, there can be no more important cause than keeping our kids safe and healthy.

Our first 24Hr Yogapalooza event in 2018 was truly the definition of grassroots and it raised over $24,000. Last year, the team got bigger and so did the excitement. From our Mother’s Day Yoga, to our very successful silent auction, our yogi tribe was on a roll from the start. 

Our fundraising culminated with the big event…24 straight hours of yoga at the EY Centre alongside the CHEO Telethon. Throughout the 24 hours, we had amazing instructors guiding our yogis non-stop through many different styles of yoga, including couples yoga, warrior yoga, and even yoga nidra in the wee hours of the morning. 

With over 140 people involved in fundraising and volunteering in 2019, we not only over doubled our fundraising dollars, but also the number of people involved in helping kids with cancer through CHEO. 

Truly inspiring…and that inspiration is at the root of what is driving our 2020 efforts to be even bigger. Stay tuned for how you can get involved as we kick off 24Hr Yogapalooza 2020…it’s going to be amazing!