This October, I’m running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. To make this less about just a run, I decided to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. I chose to run to support the SickKids Foundation.
I originally blogged about that here.
For my first offline engagement, I organized a yoga in the park session taught by my friend Chesley Long from Lumberjack Yoga. We had an amazing session of deep flow warm-up and cool-down with a focus on handstands and headstands in the middle. Below you’ll see Chesley helping my friend Laura complete her first handstand. Even my mother did one! It was a really positive, encouraging space.
With the donations from those who attended and those who couldn’t, but wanted to donate regardless, we surpassed my session-specific goal of $100! I’m now only $155 away from my goal of $500. I would love to surpass this goal, and have a few more activities planned leading up to the race on October 19th. Thanks to all who came out for yoga in the park. It was a perfect fall day and we finished the session with some tasty apple cider.
Who are you helping when you donate? Sometimes we forget to engage with the personal stories about where your money goes. Coming up soon on the blog is a feature on a good friend of mine who has an extremely personal relationship with SickKids.