The last fo 3 donation-based yoga classes to raise money for Swim Across America Nantucket: Sunday August 19th, 2018. 8-9am at SOG/46 Center Street, Nantucket.
Please join us for a dynamic prana-viinyasa practice led by Caitlin Marcoux, followed by art + nourishment hosted by Samuel Owen Gallery and sponsored by Lemon Press.
Donations of all amounts accepted. All proceeds support PASCON’s Team in the Swim Across America Nantucket Island Swim on August 25th.
Mats will be available to borrow. And did I mention fresh pressed juice and treats from Lemon Press? I think I did, but that alone is worth your time.
Can't join us for class? Please consider making a donation online HERE. Your support goes to helping support better care for cancer patients on Nantucket, including a brand-new infusion room for those patients needing chemotherapy.
Want to know more about SAA and "Why I SWIM"? Read on...
As many of you know I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2013.
That same year, I was asked to speak at my first Swim Across America event. I was 5 months into treatment for breast cancer, very weak from chemotherapy, and in no condition to swim. Though I can't remember anything I said, I remember feeling energized from the experience of connecting to other people who felt we could do something to stave off the tsunami of cancer on Nantucket. I remember feeling inspired, fortified to give my own battle an extra kick in the ass.
Fast forward to SAA 2014. I was out of the woods, thought still in treatment, and volunteered to be a paddle angel. I watched in awe, from my paddle board, the bravery and tenaciousness of the swimmers navigating their way through waves of water and emotion. How many people in that choppy water were there in honor of someone in treatment. How many of them were there in memory.
In 2015 I volunteered a second time, and provided support to swimmers in their courageous efforts to swim a half or full mile, again feeling moved to tears, multiple times
In 2016 I finally mustered up the courage to swim myself - my first "open water swim." ever.
And in 2017 I swam again. My son Griffin, did the kid's splash.
It's 2018, and SAA is still a family affair. Griffin and I are talking on cancer again: one wave at a time.
I hope you will consider making a donation to my swim, or my son's swim. We are both committed to this cause, and will continue our efforts, goddess willing, for many many years to come.
I am deeply in gratitude for your support.