I recently attended an amazing, inspiring, and deeply moving event called Yoga Unites Living beyond Breast Cancer; a Yoga event in Philadelphia on the steps of the Art Museum. One thousand yogis were there for one cause and the energy was palpable. It was such and uplifting experience for me.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States (http://www.cancer.org).
A friend of mine was also moved by the experience we had on the Art Museum steps and she wanted to do something similar on a smaller scale. A yogi in one of her classes is participating in the 3 Day Walk for the Cure and they decided to join forces to do some fund-raising for a good cause.
I wanted to invited any readers who are in the area to participate in an evening of Yoga accompanied by live harp music with Betsy Chapman followed by tea, coffee, pink desserts and fun giveaways. All proceeds benefit the 3 day walk for the cure. Suggested donation $20 Wear Pink!
When: Friday June 25th 7-9 pm
Where: 750 North Evans Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
RSVP: Barbara 484-524-5204
You can read more about this event at the High Street Yoga and Wellness Blog.
I will be participating in the giveaway by donating a bracelet and earring set made from Swarovski crystal pearls and some pink ribbon beads. The earring wires and findings in the set are sterling silver.
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