Supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Throughout the month of May, on Friday nights at 7:30pm (no karma 5/24) our karma yoga classes will be sweating in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their Big Climb initiative. The $5 cash donations of yogis like you will help support their mission to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”

One of their major fund and awareness raising efforts is the Big Climb in cities across the country. Sunday, March 24th a couple members of our amazing Energy Exchange team banded together as a team and conquered The Big Climb here in Seattle – a trek to the top of the Columbia Center. Mary and Emily rose to the challenge of 69 flights, 1,311 steps, and 788 feet of vertical elevation. They admit that although it was a tiring endeavor, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients go through.

LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Locally, LLS funds 10 researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical Center.

Want to know what you can do besides attend karma this month to help support their work? Start planning your team for next year’s Big Climb event! Or bring it to a new city! This one event – with its fundraising, sponsorships, and entry fees – supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to fund blood cancer research and support services for patients. So far this year’s event has raised over $2.6 million (our Energy Exchangers over $400!) So what do you say – next year will you join us?