Check out our interview with the amazing Ashley Fraser from the Ottawa Citizen. We chatted about all things yoga, wellness, kids, and making a difference…what an awesome conversation! Check out our story in the Social Scene section of the paper.
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!
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