Tony Graham Automotive Group Announced as Title Sponsor for 24Hr Yogapalooza 2020

For over 50 years, Tony Graham Automotive Group has been dedicated to providing high-quality sales and service of cars and trucks, with a focus on reliability and durability. Client-focused service and an award-winning collision center have earned the Tony Graham Automotive Group a reputation for benchmark levels of service and loyalty. More than just an automotive group, this local Ottawa company has constantly committed to giving back to the community through various charitable efforts and we are incredibly grateful to have them present our CHEO yoga fundraiser: 24Hr Yogapalooza.

The 24Hr Yogapalooza team will be working closely with Tony Graham AutoEdge – a new dealership located in Bells Corners – for upcoming events.  AutoEdge offers a distinctive and extensive multi-brand, pre-owned inventory and is a service shop for all makes and models.

With Tony Graham Automotive Group on board, we are confident that 24Hr Yogapalooza 2020 can make an even bigger difference in the lives of kids with cancer!

24Hr Yogapalooza in 2020

Year 3. Third annual. Third time around. Whatever way you say it, we are SUPER excited to kick off the activities that will culminate in us making a big donation to CHEO & oncology research! 

When we started 24Hr Yogapalooza, we had a feeling that the combination of a mindful practice like yoga with caring for children dealing with cancer could be something big. And with your help, we are going into 2020 with so much positive momentum that it simply will be that: BIG!

Like last year, the main event will be held at the same time as the CHEO telethon, but this year the telethon is being hosted in the CTV studios, so we are going to pack up our mats and be close for some cool collaboration with CHEO during the event. But of course, it’s not just about the main event…this is also about the build up. To build excitement & momentum, we will be running a few events during the coming months, including spring yoga at the Westin Room 22, Mother’s Day yoga in the market, and our amazing silent auction. But the critical part is that we need you to sign up to fundraise and be a part of something BIG:

  • Start a team: Grab your friends, co-workers, & family members to have some fun while making a difference. Run events or simply all pull together donations—it all matters
  • Go solo: As a passionate individual, it’s amazing what simply asking for a donation can do when the cause is as important as childhood cancer, the number one disease-related killer for kids

We had over 140 people involved across participants and volunteers last year and we think we can go BIGGER in 2020! We’ve lined up some very passionate sponsors to help, including our title sponsor Tony Graham Automotive Group, as well as global cybersecurity leader Trend Micro and clothing & sportswear leader Lululemon Athletica. And lots of other support from caring businesses in the Ottawa area…so great.

So, do you want to be a part of something BIG? We think this year is going to be amazing and we would love you to join us! Sign up now and get involved! Follow us on social media to get the latest info and share the news!


Randy Roffey

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!