Sun Salutations for Cystic Fibrosis

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65 Sun Salutations for Cystic Fibrosis

Date: November 29, 2020
Time: 10:30am CST-12:00pm CST
Location: Virtual (Event will be live-streamed through Zoom and Facebook Live)
Contact: Colleen Caul, 314.952.0187;

Sun Salutation, Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, means Salute to the Sun. A sun salutation consists of yoga poses linked together in a flowing, moving sequence. Sun salutations are a way to find center, express gratitude and send energy out into the world. In October 2019, Trikafta was approved by FDA, a ground-breaking, highly effective drug, which treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF). This drug literally alters how the proteins are being folded in the cells of people with CF - the first approved treatment that is effective for people 12 years and older with at least one F508del mutation. This accounts for 90% of the population with CF, including my little sister, Katie.  I am immensely grateful, and my heart is overfilling with hope. 

I hope to celebrate and show thanks for this milestone by hosting a Sun Salutations - Gratitude event, in partnership with Empowered Spaces. We will begin with a short meditation and some gentle movement to begin warming up the body, followed by a demonstration of 3 variations of Sun Salute A,  with the hope to make this event accessible to all bodies and all levels.  Then you will be invited to practice 65 sun salutations (or as many as feels best for you), followed by a cooldown and savasana (resting pose). 

Why 65? “65 Roses” is a term often used by young children with cystic fibrosis to pronounce the name of their disease. The rose is the ancient symbol of love, and 65 Roses has become the beautiful symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
There are many ways to get involved with 65 Sun Salutations for Cystic Fibrosis:

Donate $65, Raise $65, or Donate/Raise what you can (no one turned away) to support cystic fibrosis research
•Click the Register for the Event and Fundraise  button  above to attend virtual event on November 29 by committing to fundraise $65 (or what you can; noone turned away) by gathering pledges/donations from your network by December 1, 2020.  

Click the Register for Event and Donate  button above to attend virtual event  on November 29 by donating $65 (or what you can; no one turned away).

•Click the Donate  button above  to make a donation to support this event without attending.

Raising awareness is so important for funding continued research for cystic fibrosis because CF is an orphan disease, only affecting 30,000 people in the United States. I invite you to consider posting a facebook live or photo of your sun salutation at home, sharing your commitment to curing cystic fibrosis on social media. Please use the hashtag #sunsalutationsforCF. 
100% raised from this fundraiser will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Though immense progress has been made, we will not stop running, riding, or sun saluting until CF stands for Cure Found.  I thank you with all my heart for being a part of this journey.
Questions? Contact Colleen at 314.952.0187 or