Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, Being Active and Supporting Research

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

EscapeOutdoors Yoga

You’re glowing! YOU have a look around the room and all YOU can see are white, orange and green glowing t-shirts. What’s that YOU hear? Florence and the Machine are playing in the background and everyone is synchronized doing the latest yoga positions. This doesn’t sound like your typical yoga class. No, this is a unique fundraiser that was held on Friday night at Escape Outdoors in North Sydney.

Escape Outdoors is a relatively new business that sells the latest active and outdoor clothing, accessories and gear. The owners, Paul and Sherry Finney frequently hold yoga classes at their store and decided to turn one of their classes into Yoga to Remember- a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

To make sure there was enough room for participants, Paul and Sherry cleared out the entire store for the evening and it’s a good thing they did because they could not have fit another person in; the fundraiser was a success!

Over 50 people participated in Yoga to Remember. They brought donations and rolled out their mats for a unique evening of exercise and raising funds. After the exercise, the group enjoyed refreshments and door prizes provided by Lole Women and Escape Outdoors.

It was a memorable event. Many donated in memory of a loved one and to support families living with Alzheimer’s disease in their community now. Paul and Sherry wanted to do something to give back because they lost a close family member and know the disease all too well. Their store promotes a healthy lifestyle in the community and they know that being active is an important part of disease prevention. YOU can like Escape Outdoors on Facebook here.

Thank YOU Paul, Sherry, yoga participants and the community for making this event a success! YOU are promoting an active lifestyle and raising important funds for research.


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