Written by Lore Kent and Laura Weinberg Saturday, 07 September 2013 00:00
The Yogathon & Wellness Fair, scheduled for Sept. 22 at Firefighters; Park on Grace Avenue is moving full speed ahead. Registration brochures are displayed in over 80 different stores and businesses in Great Neck, and also can be found at our Great Neck public libraries and village halls.
This “first of its kind” Fair in Great Neck will benefit the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition (GNBCC), an all volunteer organization that has been servicing the Great Neck and Long Island community with many programs since 1992. “We are delighted to see the positive feedback we are receiving from the community for this event which is in concert with our mission to promote good health,” said Laura Weinberg, president of the GNBCC.
The GNBCC has been giving back to the Great Neck and Long Island Community in various ways. The coalition’s programs include: Lend a Helping Hand which assists newly diagnosed women, Risk Reduction Outreach Presentations and the Students & Scientists Research Program. Now in its ninth year, this successful program has provided for 29 internships at laboratories in the Northeast which are researching environmental links to breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. GNBCC also has a seat on the board of the
New York State Breast Cancer Network. Through this position, GNBCC advocates for legislation in Albany on a myriad of breast cancer issues, including survivor’s support and environmental links to breast cancer. For more information about GNBCC visit: www.greatneckbcc.org. (Please note that the coalition does not make solicitations by phone.)
The Yogathon will be offering over 21 classes to choose from. There will be continual beginner Yoga classes as well as, Chair Yoga. They are also offering classes specifically for tweens and teens as well as Yoga for young athletes. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. Canopied tents will offer you refuge from the sun and/or inclement weather.
Some of the very best instructors on Long Island who will be participating.
The Wellness Fair will have a massage area, energy healing area, nutrition area, physical therapy area, personal trainers, holistic chiropractors, meditation/visualization and breath work area, reflexology, acupuncture, vendors sampling their products and foods and snack area.
Register on-line at: www.breastcanceryogathon.blogspot.com or if you prefer picking up a brochure, you can find brochures at many stores in town. Until Sept. 9, registration is $25, teens $10, over 75 $10 and under five free. After Sept. 9: $35.