YOGA REACHES OUT for Boston Childrens Hospital +
I started fundraising for Children's Hospital Boston through Yoga Reaches Out in 2010. It started off as a mission to support our local & global children as my background is Social Work. So far my selfless team has raised over $426,000. I thank each of them dearly & recognize there is no "I" in team. This video below is from YRO 2019. I explained that from 2013-2019 both of my neices were diagnosed with rare diseases: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension. I didn't know 10 years ago, when I started this mission, that my own family would become the recipient of some of the very fundraising we had/have been doing.
Don't be afraid to dive headfirst into service work. Get on board & go fund everything. Money is cyclical. You may even find you need it yourself some day.
HOMEBASE PROGRAM for VETERANS at MASS. GENERAL HOSPITAL
I started fundraising for the Homebase Program in 2012 after hearing a story of a local Veteran who has suffered massive injuries in the war, both physically and mentally. He credited the Homebase Program at MGH for helping him recover from the invisible wounds of war upon his return. Each year we held an annual hOMebase Yogathon for MGH from 2012-2018. Through the Yoga community & the dedication of close family & friends we were able to raise over $85,000 down dog by down dog. We must remember always, freedom is not free. Many have sacrificed their lives FOR YOU & I. We would start each benefit off with reading the names of each of our MA fallen soldiers and whatever soldier the Yogi was assinged to--a sun salute would be done in their honor, a candle lit in their honor & Amazing Grace played three times on the bagpipes after all names were saluted. So moving, and necessary.
SEACHANGE YOGATHON for SEACHANGE YOGA MAINE
I am honored to have headlined the Seachange Yogathon in Maine (my hOMe away from hOMe) for the past two years. Sea Change Yoga brings the healing power of trauma-informed yoga & meditation to all. Teaching in substance use recovery centers, transitional group homes, and correctional institutions. Many teachers I have graduated from my program in Maine have gone on to become involved in this amazing agency! I look forward to headlining again in 2020. So far, just through Yoga fundraising, we have been able to raise over $90,000 through both Yogathons and 2021 will not be a disappointment. Save the date for the next one in the spring, virtually on March 21st: Click HERE for details & other Yogathon presenters!
YOGA STRONG: The One Fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims