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Malas to Cure Melanoma

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Thanks for an amazing Malas to Cure Melanoma. Together we raised more than $4,000 for melanoma research! We're still accepting donations.  See more

BENEFITING: WHITE AISLE FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: Move against Melanoma

EVENT DATE: May 17, 2014

Wise Heart Community

THE STORY:

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Please join the Wise Heart Community this May in supporting the White Aisle Foundation's Move against Melanoma campaign by participating in Malas to Cure Melanoma.

Date: Saturday, May 17th

Time: noon until 7 p.m.

  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Welcome, introductions, overview of sun salutations &   modifications
  • 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Mala of sun salutations practice
  • 5 – 7 p.m.: 108 minutes of kirtan

Silent auction and sale, refreshments, free sunscreen and skin care products, sun safety tips throughout the day

Location: Ruscombe Community Health Center

Sponsors and corporate donors: 

  • Ruscombe Community Health Center
  • W.C. Badger Company
  • Diane J. Orlinsky, M.D., F.A.A.D.

What we are doing and why we are doing it:

108 is an auspicious number in Yogic tradition. Mantras are traditionally chanted 108 times, using mala beads to keep count. Yogis also regard the sun with reverence, viewing it as not only the source of light and life for our planet but as a powerful symbol of the divine Light within us all. But the sun can be a dangerous friend. Exposure to the sun without adequate protection can lead to skin cancer, including melanoma. The practice of Surya Namaskara, sun salutation, is at its heart a prayer to the sun. At our Malas to Cure Melanoma event, we will complete a mala of 108 sun salutations to invoke the healing qualities of the sun and chant mantras for protection from its dangers, while raising money to help the White Aisle Foundation fund melanoma research.

How to participate:

  • Commit to completing an entire or partial mala of Sun Salutations (modified and chair versions are fine), or
  • Commit to chanting one or more malas of mantras, or
  • Commit to participating in 108 minutes of kirtan

Sign up here and create your own fundraising page. Tell your friends what you are doing and ask them to sponsor you. Everyone raising at least $108 will receive a commemorative gift!

Where and when to participate:

  • Join us at Ruscombe Community Health on Sunday, May 17, or form a team at your own studio and host your own event any time during May.
  • If you can't make it to an organized event, do your practice at home! Use this site to create a fundraising page, post photos and report your progress if you are practicing on your own.

Other ways to get involved:

  • Sponsor one of our participants
  • Sponsor our event at the $108 level: sponsors are invited to display their promotional materials at our event and will have their names featured on our promotional materials. 
  • Donate goods or services to our silent auction.
  • Stop by on May 17th and support our team from the sidelines. Bid at our silent auction, shop at our sale, sing with us at kirtan.
  • Spread the word!

$4,038

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alden Caldwell-Gaines

    $20

  • Cary mason

    $40

  • Kim Meagher

    $25

  • Jennifer Lewis

    $25

  • Ruth Hurd

    $27

  • An old roomie and brother

    $25

  • Tattwamayi Kandy Aboud

    $108

  • Pat Barnes aka Patradhara

    $27

  • Sharon Harty

    $50

  • Diane Finlayson

    $45

  • barbara vann

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Diane J. Orlinsky, M.D., F.A.A.D.

     

  • W.C. Badger Company

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mary Bee and Myrt

    $100

  • Maureen Sutherland Weiser

    $30

  • Fraser Smith

    $100

  • S. Feldman

     

  • Arthur Magida

     

  • Margaret Caro

    $50

  • Bernadette Skobjak and Fred Dowaliby

    $100

  • Lisa Horton

    $50

  • Betty Jeung

    $50

  • Tom Livingston

    $25

  • FRIEDMAN & SAIYED CPAS

    $25

  • Mumtaz Kammerer

    $25

  • Barbara Fraiser

    $25

  • Lee and Beth Gaines

    $100

  • Ruscombe Community Health Center

     

  • Helen Baylin

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Jenny Murray

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Donna Brady

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle Kohler

     

  • Kim Meagher

    $25

  • Chuck and Alison Frey

    $20

  • Mark Garner

    $25

  • Sara-Ellen Akers

     

  • Drew and Patricia

    $25

  • Wilhelmina Hargrave

    $25

  • Evie Pakas Williams

    $25

  • Bruno & John-Elliott

    $25

  • Tim Hurley

    $108

  • Cindy Goodrich

    $50

  • Meaghan Sanchez

    $10

  • Holly Rothrock

     

  • Ingrid Polk

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Judi Damask

    $10

  • Shanna Spearman

    $10

  • Maggie Brewer

    $33

  • Donna Mitzel

    $25

  • Elaine & Brian Loughlin

    $25

  • Sara Eisenberg

    $36

  • Becky Scaletta

    $25

  • Connie Sullivan

    $100

  • Pat Dunning

    $50

  • Kim Kennedy

    $108

  • Kate, Scott, and Chance KEnnedy

    $32

  • laura hardesty

    $20

  • Robin Moskal

    $50

  • anne heles

    $25

  • Santosh and family

    $20

  • Rosemary Hall

    $20

  • William Dudley and Harriet Underwood

    $25

  • Kim Lank

    $20

  • Ann Jewer

    $10

  • Pippi

    $50

  • William Danos

    $50

  • Maarten Calon

    $50

  • Larraine Caldwell

    $108

  • Mollie Lange

    $58

  • Robin Bell

    $25

  • Claudia Simpson

    $60

  • Class donations

    $33

  • Shannon and Nick King

     

  • Chris Marzano

    $10

  • Takeko H. Cartwright

    $50

  • Chris Kasprzyk

    $10

  • Helen Stine

    $20

  • Sheila Light

    $25

  • Mary Anne Hinshaw

    $108

  • Connie Wheeler

    $30

  • Pam Lucas

     

  • Hazel Dennis

    $10

  • George

    $10

  • Macashla Wiedonn

    $10

  • Carole Norris-Shortle

    $25

  • Lisa Auld

    $20

  • Swaran Dhawan

    $50

  • Karen Shavin and Jeff Crabtree

     

  • Daisy Kuchinad

    $100

  • Marguerite Wille

    $100

  • Gannett Foundation matching donation

    $50

  • Anita Orlandi

    $20

  • Rosemary Northcutt

    $10

  • BWMC yogi

    $10.80

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202% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,038 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Alden Caldwell-Gaines

Amount Raised

$923

 

171% Raised of$540 Goal

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Diane Finlayson

Amount Raised

$856

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Christine Garrison

Amount Raised

$645

 

129% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wise Heart Community

Amount Raised

$360

 

18% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sharon Harty

Amount Raised

$340

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Barnes

Amount Raised

$267

Fundraiser Title

Carole Kennedy

Amount Raised

$173

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Ruth Hurd

Amount Raised

$125

 

58% Raised of$216 Goal

Donor Comments

BWMC yogi

BWMC yogi

DONATION: $10.80

5 years ago

Rosemary Northcutt

Rosemary Northcutt

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anita Orlandi

Anita Orlandi

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Gannett  Foundation matching donation

Gannett Foundation matching donation

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Marguerite Wille

Marguerite Wille

DONATION: $100

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! 6 years ago

Daisy Kuchinad

Daisy Kuchinad

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Karen Shavin and Jeff Crabtree

Karen Shavin and Jeff Crabtree

6 years ago

Swaran Dhawan

Swaran Dhawan

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Carole Norris-Shortle

Carole Norris-Shortle

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Lisa Auld

Lisa Auld

DONATION: $20

6 years ago