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Yoga on the Green Event to Support Cancer Research

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Yoga on the Green Event to Support Cancer ResearchSupport cancer research by participating in the first annual “Yoga on the Green” at Huntington Park.
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A day of wellness, including yoga sessions by the famous Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee is coming to Huntington Park. On Saturday, September 14, Huntington Park will host the first-ever Yoga on the Green and will raise money for Ohio Cancer Research.

“The primary goal of Ohio Cancer Research (OCR) is to provide seed funding for investors with brilliant, new ideas in cancer research,” said Bill Boggess, Executive Director of OCR. “We have provided nearly $8 million in seed money that has now generated more than $248 in funding from other sources. Only the very best projects receive OCR funding. We also promote public awareness about cancer. OCR is well-known in the business community, but Yoga on the Green provides us with an opportunity to reach a much wider demographic. This event will focus on overall healthy lifestyle choices as well as raise funds for future cancer research.”

Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. Photo by Jenny Gorman.

Wellness events will be held all morning the day of the event. Headlining will be international yoga celebrities Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee.  They have led thousands of people doing yoga in NYC’s Times Square and the Champs Elysees in Paris. Their home yoga videos are numerous, and Rodney Yee also has a long time interest in yoga for cancer patients.    

“Healing that can be accessed through the heart and the spirit,” is what famous fashion designer Donna Karan thought cancer treatment should include, so 21 years ago she and Rodney Yee created a program called Urban Zen to address anxiety, nausea, and other issues that arise with cancer. Urban Zen programming is now available to staff and patients in hospice at the Wexner Heritage Village and Hospice of Central Ohio.

“There are many benefits of yoga, not only for cancer patients, but for their families, friends and support networks,” notes Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Lori Guth Moffett who teaches Urban Zen at Yoga on High.  

Huntington Park.

“I have supported many family and friends, and I have lost too many loved ones to cancer,” says yoga teacher Liz Baldridge who will lead the closing session, a restorative meditation, at Huntington Park. “I am thrilled and lucky to be teaching at this event.”  

Events start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Huntington Park.  The Yee’s will lead a yoga class at 8:45 a.m. Tickets are $25.

For more information, visit Eventbrite.

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