Join the Power of Movement Yoga Challenge to Beat Arthritis!-Giveaway

On Sunday, March 4, thousands of Canadians at locations across the country will join together for the sixth year in a row to help raise money for arthritis and autoimmune disease research in the Power of Movement yoga fundraiser! This amazing initiative has already raised more than one million dollars and this year, the founders hope to raise an additional $500,000 to help find a way for those with arthritis to wave goodbye to joint pain once and for all.

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The Power of Movement fundraiser consists of 23 yoga mega sessions from Vancouver to Halifax that will be held simultaneously across Canada. I think this is such an amazing fundraiser, especially since yoga can be extremely helpful in treating the pain of arthritis by improving blood circulation and removing unwanted toxins from the body. Not to mention the amazing emotional benefits that yoga provides too!

And arthritis is a cause that really does deserve notice. Over 4.2 million Canadians over 15 years of age suffer from the disease. Arthritis always makes me think of my grandmother; she once loved to crochet but in her later years her hands were so twisted with arthritis that she couldn’t even dress herself some days. I can’t imagine how hard it was for her to be so helpless when she was once so capable, but that’s the kind of anguish that people with arthritis have to suffer through every day.

the main recipe by anthony sedlak cover To raise awareness about this incredible cause, Power of Movement is offering a Better Health Prize Pack to one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader. Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak has experienced firsthand the benefits of a healthy diet – resulting in his own health transformation and weight loss. Anthony will continue his health regime by participating in the Power of Movement fundraiser and one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader is going to win a copy of Anthony’s cookbook The Main: Recipes and a YogaFit Canada DVD to help start them on their own road to good health!

So this March 4, why not join health enthusiasts across Canada and move for a cause in the Power of Movement event? Your body and mind will both be nourished after participating in this healthy and hope-inspiring fundraiser!

Learn More: To learn more about Power of Movement or register for one of the sessions near you, visit the website today



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Comments

  1. all started in 2005 when Dorna Chee made a phone call to the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre (AARC) Foundation in Toronto with an idea.

  2. I learned that Power of Movement was founded on one women’s dream, the passion of volunteers and supporters and a lot of community engagement.

  3. There are prizes for the Top 5 National Fundraisers

  4. There will be a power of Movement close to me in Ottawa.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  5. Trish Stratus is a celebrity ambassador for the Power of Movement.

  6. There’s some close to me in Toronto

  7. susan margaret says:

    I learned that there are a number of locations in Ontario, including 1 that is about 30 minutes from my house!

  8. It started in 2005.

  9. looks like they have 23 locations

  10. Maegan Morin says:

    To date they have earned over 1,000,000 and they hope to raise an additional 500,000 through the 2012 campaign

  11. began in 2005!

  12. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I read that it was founded by a women – yippy

  13. I found out that the inaugural POM event was hosted at the Wellesley Community Centre with 250 in attendance raising more than $50,000.

  14. I dont know much about yoga and certainly how much didnt realize how much yoga helps with arthritis

  15. i learned that this is canada’s largest yoga fundraiser, already raising over 1 million dollars. this event began in 2005, with the idea of a yoga teacher dorna chee who was suffering from lupus. the 2012 campaign hopes to raise an additional $500 000!

  16. The closest location in Montreal is around 20 minutes from my place, Montreal Location: L’Espace Griffintown
    1314 Olier

  17. Power of Movement was founded on one women’s dream, the passion of volunteers and supporters and a lot of community engagement.

  18. I learned they have 23 locations

  19. There is a few locations in Ontario

  20. I learned that the closest location is in Vancouver, which is 4 1/2 hours away! Yikes!

  21. B.J. Bernal says:

    Started in 2005

  22. I learned that Power of Movement was founded on one women’s dream

  23. Dorna had turned to her yoga breathing exercises to help her get through a long stay in hospital after being diagnosed with lupus

  24. After starting in 2005, the event went National by 2009 and was hosted across Canada, from Nanaimo to Halifax.

  25. Jennifer L. says:

    I learned that I could join this in Kitchener Waterloo. It sounds great!

  26. power of movement started in 2005

  27. Christine says:

    Power of Movement was founded on one women’s dream

  28. Adina H. says:

    I learned that David Paetkau is one of the celebrity ambassadors.

  29. Cindy B says:

    They desire to help others specifically those with arthritis and other auto immune diseases. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  30. Charlene Vidal says:

    Trish Stratus is a celebrity ambassador for the Power of Movement.

  31. Celia K says:

    i found they have a location in Calgary

  32. I learned Power of Movement was founded on one women’s dream

  33. Becky Boo says:

    It started in 2005 by Dorna Chee. To date they have raised over one million dollars for the AARC foundation.

  34. Jennifer Barata Allen says:

    That is was started by a women. She was introduced to yoga during a long stay in the hospital and it helped her, living with lupus.

  35. Carley L says:

    I learned that The Power of Movement became a national event in 2009 and there are locations that host the event all across Canada, including one in my town.

  36. Deidra B. says:

    The Power Of Movement organization has raised over 1 million dollars.

  37. Dorna had turned to her yoga breathing exercises to help her get through a long stay in hospital after being diagnosed with lupus,

  38. Power of Movement was founded on one women’s dream, the passion of volunteers and supporters and a lot of community engagement.

  39. I learned that It all started in 2005 when Dorna Chee made a phone call to the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre (AARC) Foundation in Toronto with an idea.

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