November 29th 2008 by Louis
Rain doesn’t get in the way of “Saluting the
Sun” for Kids’ Health
“It’s our fifth year doing Yoga Marathons the rain didn’t stop us one bit,” says Louis Yuhasz of Louieskids.org. “
Back in late October Charleston’s most popular yoga instructors lead the way in the 5th Annual yoga-thon to benefit Louie’s Kids, a non-profit organization assisting children suffering from obesity.
Participants in the yoga-thon completed 108 “Sun Salutations, with sponsors donating money for each Sun Salutation or minute of yoga completed.
“We raised over $12,000.00 and that’s with only 100+ yogi’s in the pouring rain,” said Louis Yuhasz, founder of Louie’s Kids. “You can’t argue with that many people in spite of rain raising that much money -every dime we raise goes to a one-of-a-kind program after school for some of the areas most overweight children”
Darcy Shankland took the prize as biggest fundraiser earning her two airline tickets donated by Air Tran. “Part of living your yoga is to give back to the community, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed participating in the yoga marathon for such a terrific cause. There are so many children who need the help Louie’s Kids can provide, this is one of the most unique events in the Lowcountry and I’m extremely excited about raising money to help children right here in the Charleston community,” she said.
Sponsorship: Supported By: Charleston Magazine, Center For Therapeutic Massage, Down To Earth, MUSC Children’s Hospital, Natural Awakenings, NBC News 4, Snyder Party Rental, The Sprout, The Square Onion, and Whole Foods Market