Before we get started, we wanted to share our story as to why this month is particularly meaningful to us: In July, we lost Kula’s one of Kula's biggest supporters and mother of our Founder Geri Topfer, Barbara Infeld, to Breast and Ovarian Cancer. After Barbara’s passing, we received an outpouring of support and condolences from our community, some of whom had also lost a loved one to Ovarian Cancer. It was incredible, and we are so grateful.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 22,280 US women in 2016 will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. We want to make sure that our community is aware of the signs and symptoms, which you can find here. We also want to ensure that as many people as possible know that yoga can be very beneficial for those struggling with cancer. That’s why we offer a program that is focused on supporting cancer patients, and we’d love for you to help us spread the word to anyone in your life who may benefit.
This month, in an effort to increase awareness about Ovarian Cancer, we’ve partnered with some amazing Instagram yogis to participate in this Instagram challenge. Here’s how it works:
- First, make sure you’re following all hosts and sponsors listed below on Instagram. (List and links are below)
- Repost the banner image included in this post, and tag 3 people in your Instagram yoga family who you think might want to participate as well.
- Then, from September 12-18, share a photo of yourself doing the pose of the day posted by
- @lljerseygirl on Instagram, tagging all of the hosts and sponsors and using the hashtag #OvarianCancerAwarenessYogaChallenge.
Challenge sponsors (with the prizes offered):
- @lljerseygirl – 7 winners will receive a teal baseball cap and an Ovarian Cancer Teal Ribbon bracelet
- @yogasloth – 1 winner will receive a Duddhara Strap
- @pawpawyogawear – 1 winner will get an organic cotton yoga tanks
- @fourseeapparel – 1 winner will receive a yoga tank
- @beadsbymelissa – 1 winner will receive a Mala Necklace
- @kulaforkarma – 1 winner will receive a bracelet
- @youromlife – 1 winner will receive a yoga tank
- @liforme – Grand Prize – 1 person will get a travel yoga mat that comes with a carrying bag. The grand prize winner will be able to choose the color of their mat.
We hope you’ll join us in this challenge, and help us raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer! If you’re interested in following along, we’ll be participating on Instagram (@kulaforkarma) as well! Check it out here.