Friday, September 21, 2012

Fight breast cancer this weekend with Yoga on the Steps: Denver!

On Sunday, September 23 at Cheesman Park, Yoga on the Steps: Denver will bring participants and supporters of all ages and all levels together for a yoga class lead by Jennifer Schelter, MFA, accompanied by world-class yogic music, a light breakfast of organic and naturally prepared foods, and a Healthy Living Expo featuring wellness and nutrition experts, event sponsors, yoga and fitness studios, specialty vendors and information about local area nonprofits and service organizations.

Visit the event’s Pre-Registration portal at yogaonthesteps.org to register for the event online as a Team Captain or team member of an individual participant and to fundraise before the event.

Denver, Colorado joins Philadelphia, PA and Washington D.C. as the third city to host Yoga on the Steps.

“Last year the LBBC staff and Board of Directors evaluated a number of cities across the country to serve as the locations in our national expansion plan for Yoga on the Steps,” says Jean Sachs, MSS, MLSP and CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer. “Denver was selected as the next home for the event.” Reported as one of the top- ten healthiest states in America, Colorado also has a higher-than-average incidence of breast cancer in women. Yoga on the Steps: Denver has an ambitious fundraising goal of $70,000.

“In the current economic climate, LBBC depends on the support of the grassroots fundraising efforts of our event participants more than ever before,” says Jackson. “Their hard work collecting contributions enables us to increase the awareness and capacity of our services and helps provide education and support programs to tens of thousands of women affected by breast cancer at little or no cost. Living Beyond Breast Cancer first introduced the Yoga on the Steps event in 2002 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where it has evolved into one of the country’s largest outdoor yoga classes and one of LBBC’s most important efforts. Last year, Washington, DC was named “the event’s first host-city outside Philadelphia to conduct a Yoga on the Steps fundraiser and our 2nd annual event there is planned for Sunday, October 14 again in the heart of the city at Freedom Plaza.”

Anyone who is interested in additional information or to register as an individual, team captain or member of an existing team should visit www.yogaonthesteps.org/denver or contact Jenna Jackson at (610) 645-4567.

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