Friday, July 25, 2008

Greetings from the LIVESTRONG summit!

I am incredibly excited and humbled to be here amongst other individuals and advocates who are dedicated to making cancer a national priority.

If you didn't know:
  • 1 in 2 men will get cancer
  • 1 in 3 women will get cancer
  • 560,000 Americans are expected to die from cancer this year alone
Cancer will kill more people this year than terrorists ever have. So why doesn't our government make cancer a national priority? The Lance Armstrong Foundation has brought together advocates and fighters of this cause, including Yoga Bear, to bring forth this dialogue and make a plan of attack for making cancer a national priority.

I've been meeting with other incredible organizations that are doing their part in this war against cancer, from researchers who are looking for the cure to organizers who facilitate 1:1 mentoring with cancer patients and survivors. I have met incredibly inspirational cancer survivors who have, through sharing their stories, reminded me of why the Yoga Bear team invests so much time into this organization.

We're doing this because we believe that yoga can be an asset in one's journey of healing. It is undoubtedly good for the mind and the body. And anyone who is brave enough to fight cancer deserves the opportunity to practice yoga.

By: Halle Tecco

1 comment:

Brian Howe said...

It was great to meet you in Columbus. Hopefully you had as an incredible time as I did. See ya out there in the blog world....