‘Stretch to the Cure’: Bloom Yoga to Donate Class Proceeds to Cancer Research

By Laura Pearson | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

'Stretch to the Cure' takes place next month at yoga and Pilates studios around the country.

Yoga and Pilates studios across the U.S. are joining with the National Foundation for Cancer Research for “Stretch to the Cure,” a week-long event to help fund cancer research. During the week of Sept. 20-26, these studios will donate the proceeds from at least one of their classes to NFCR. Local yoga studio Bloom (4663 N. Rockwell St.) is among those participating.

In a press release, Bloom Yoga Studio Director Kerry Maiorca described the many benefits of this event. “We’re excited to participate in ‘Stretch to the Cure’ because it gives individuals a concrete way to contribute to NFCR’s groundbreaking cancer prevention efforts while caring for themselves at the same time,” she said. “Though yoga is by no means a cure for cancer, the practices of deep breathing, gentle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation are steps towards a healthier lifestyle, which can significantly reduce the risk of getting cancer.”

To sign up to participate in “Stretch to the Cure” at Bloom Yoga, call (773) 463-YOGA (9642).

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