Thursday, November 13, 2008

108 Sun Salutations for Underserved Women

This Sunday, I will be downward dogging it up for a good cause, and I hope you'll support me as I do it!

What exactly am I doing for underserved women?
Saluting the Spirit is a fundraising event, much like Relay for Life, where you do a repetitive activity (in this case sun salutations) and have friends sponsor your hard work. Participants feel a physical relationship to the organization their working for; sponsors feel connected to the organziation through their support for an individual.

Saluting what spirit? Why am I doing this event?
All the proceeds from Saluting the Spirit support two organizations: Pathways and yogaHOPE. Both provide alternative avenues for those in need of help and healing. I chose to particpate when I met the founder of yogaHOPE, Sue Jones. She saw the healing power of yoga and wanted to bring it to underserved women in our community to empower them to make change and take space for themselves. Sue works with women who have fallen victim to domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse and homelessness.

How can you help?
In a down economy, people stop giving. Stop that and click here (or check out that fancy widget) to help a sister out!

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