Be a part of a global, virtual yoga celebration to support Boston Children’s Hospital!
On Sunday, October, 25, 2020, 1200+ yogis - who all share your passion for yoga and community - will roll out their mats at home to practice a carefully crafted flow from your favorite (and new favorite) New England based yoga teachers. The afternoon is an inspirational, grounding yoga flow led by Jacqui Bonwell. It’s a celebration of yoga all in the name of supporting families whose children are battling complex diseases. And even though we’ll be physically apart, our love for yoga and community unite us.
Yoga Reaches Out is a yearly fundraising event for Boston Children’s Hospital that culminates with a one-day yogathon. Yoga Reaches Out has raised more than $2 million for research of some of medicine's most complex childhood diseases and services like the Family Wellness Program.
The Wellness Program helps patients’ families cope with the stress that comes with having a child endure ongoing treatments or long stays in the hospital. The program provides a sanctuary for parents and families, giving them a place to unwind and receive healing support so they can be their best for their sick child. Families and caretakers can also learn complementary healing techniques, like Reiki, to have additional agency in their child’s care.
This year, fundraising efforts have more of an impact in Rhode Island as Boston Children’s Hospital has partnered with Hasbro Children’s Hospital to advance research and treatment options. The collaboration will coordinate care for the families and patients with complex medical illnesses. Both institutions believe that quality care should be available as close to the child’s home as possible, which can only be achieved when pediatric hospitals work together.
Working together is - especially in 2020 - is the theme of our team, BETTER TOGETHER. We started the team Better Together to represent all yoga practitioners in Rhode Island and beyond regardless of studio affiliation or preferred yoga style. We believe that when we work together we can make a real difference.
This event is all about giving, whether it be the gift of your time, money, or enthusiasm. Similar to other athletic events to raise money for worthy causes, like Relay for Life and the Pan Mass Challenge, funds are raised by joining a team and asking those around you to donate. In previous years, Massachusetts yoga practitioners have made up most of the teams. This year, we really wanted to represent Rhode Island on the field in honor of the new partnership with Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Yoga Reaches Out gives your yoga practice more purpose. Using your love of yoga, you can help provide kids with care and services, which can mean a breath of relief for families in need. We hope you join us!
Ways you can get involved:
- Visit YogaReachesOut.org, register with team BETTER TOGETHER, and participate in Yoga Reaches Out on October 25, 2020.
- Make a gift to team BETTER TOGETHER to support patients and families at Boston Children’s Hospital.
- Share the event information with your colleagues, friends, and family.
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