Yoga event to raise funds for program that benefits kids with cancer at Miller Children’s

Leap Frog Yoga, a community-based organization fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit Catalyst Network of Communities, will conduct a benefit for its Healing Exchange program at Little Rec Park, 4900 E. 7th St., on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1pm to 5pm.
Leap Frog Yoga was created to provide a positive environment for kids and teens to learn tools for wellness, stress management and empathy through yoga, art, music and literature, according to Maria Dambrosio, the coordinator of the program. “Our current program, Healing Exchange, reaches out to kids with cancer at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach,” she said. “We use yoga as a tool to teach patients to manage their pain, anxiety and fear.”
Leap Frog Yoga also collaborates with other nonprofits in the community, such as the Long Beach Time Exchange, So Cal Harvest and Hope Foundation, to connect, affect and share resources.
At the Sept. 28 event, there will be a number of local groups participating, including Long Beach comedy troupe Held Together and the Long Beach Ukulele Club. An opportunity drawing and live auction will include donations from Long Beach businesses, including tickets from the Art Theatre and classes at FreeSpirit Yoga. Other activities will include: massages, a reiki session amongst the trees, restorative yoga for kids, face-painting and a tea ceremony.
Envelopes will be available for cash or check donations, as well as Paypal for credit cards. Donation receipts will be available for contributions. Those not able to attend who would like to make a donation may do so by visiting gofundme.com/45h88g . Cost of admission into the benefit will be a donation of $5.

Source: Leap Frog Yoga

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