Join us at Marion Square in Charleston, SC on Saturday October 9th, 2010 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (rain or shine)!
Want to join hundreds of other devoted yogi’s for an afternoon of down dogs, headstands or mountain poses in one of Charleston, South Carolina’s most historic parks all the while raising money for a children’s charity? The Yoga Marathon benefiting Louie’s Kids is readying for their 7th year as the region’s most popular yoga event.
Simply log on at www.louieskids.org/yoga and register for your personal fundraising page. Invite friends and family to support your efforts to complete 108 Sun Salutations, a yoga sequence combining 12 postures. Your specific website address will link to your email signature, Facebook, on MySpace and LinkedIn allowing for paperless donations. Tweeting and texting will increase your exposure and direct your followers to where they can donate. Many sponsors donate money for each Sun Salutation or minute of yoga completed.
“This is a particularly emotional and moving year for me personally,” explains Louis Yuhasz, founder of The Yoga Marathon and Louie’s Kids. “Last year the day before the event a 17-pound steel post shot through my windshield while I was driving on I-26 with equipment for the event, the results were a broken jaw and serious slash that ended at my neck artery. The next day while I was in a 6-hour surgery at MUSC Trauma center, the yoga marathon went on and not only did the yoga community come out in record numbers from the hundreds of studio’s across the region, this event went on to raise $25,000.00 –another 7-year record. We recorded donations from 37-states. I am indebted to the yoga community and am just as certain this year will be another extraordinary event for our community” Yuhasz went on to say.
With participants coming from as far as Asheville, NC and Jacksonville, FL to participate, many of the region’s most popular yoga instructors will lead the way in this 7th Annual Yoga Marathon on Saturday, October 9th from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., rain or shine in Marion Square.
This year Louie’s Kids will share a portion of the proceeds with Yoga Benefits Kids, a non-profit organization devoted to helping children in Title I schools benefit behaviorally and academically from regular yoga practice. In addition this will serve as a new funding source for a new Louieskids.org initiative RUNBUDDIES.ORG. Runbuddies will bring athletic mentors to the doors of children who need them most. To find out more about The Yoga Marathon and to create your personal fundraising website, visit www.louieskids.org/yoga or call 843-343-5746