Living Beyond Breast Cancer www.lbbc.org is an internationally recognized nonprofit based here in Haverford, PA. LBBC’s mission is “to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support”.
As a 20+ yr. young survivor, I can vouch for the incredible services that they offer to women who feel alone and frightened when diagnosed. LBBC is a perfect name because they truly help thousands of women live through and beyond BC treatment, and back into healthy lives again.
Aside from their annual Butterfly Ball each Fall, Yoga on the Steps is LBBC’s biggest fundraiser and community event. This year it is slated for Sunday May 18th. As always it is staged, rain or shine, on the majestic steps of one of our city’s greatest landmarks, the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Y.O.T.S. was born from a collaborative friendship that developed between yoga master Jennifer Schelter www.jenniferschelter.com and student Courtney Kapp, who at the time was practicing yoga as one of her modalities for coping with breast cancer.
Jennifer states that her vision for Y.O.T.S. came to her while meditating at the Art Museum.
“I had a vision of the steps being covered with people who would practice yoga and it inspire them to trust their own inner voice; to feel their strength and their sense of belonging, especially if they were facing any adversity in their lives”. “I dedicate my life’s work to helping people practice good health for their well being and happiness”.
Jennifer will be joined on stage by TV personality and recent author of “I Dare Me”, Lu Ann Cahn www.luanncahn.com who herself is a vibrant and healthy BC survivor. Lu Ann says that:
“Y.O.T.S. is the most uplifting and spiritual event that I participant in and support, because of its mission”.
Literally, from her vantage point on the elevated stage with Jennifer as she leads the practice, Lu Ann notes:
“I am in awe when we are standing there surrounded by over a thousand other people impacted by Breast Cancer. I feel empowered because you know that you are not alone”.
A quote from her book explains “It’s important to recognize where we’ve been – to remember the scars and what we’ve survived – and also to honor what we’ve accomplished”.
Lu Ann’s words sum up the euphoric feelings and sense of empowerment that Yoga on the Steps offers to those who partake of it. Please visit this link to learn more about how you can help or be involved www.yogaonthesteps.org/Philadelphia. There are many ways to participate that day: a yoga practitioner yourself; or, to create a fun team of people to practice together; or, to be a volunteer; or, to be a vendor at this inspiring outdoor event.
We hope to see you there.
~ Namaste ~