Wine & Yoga Fundraiser
We had a great time at the Brain Health Center in Wexford, PA for the Wine & Yoga Fundraiser for The Scheuermann's Disease Fund.
Big thank you's go out to Kim Nussbaum for the use of the wonderful facility and to Sharon Skittle for being our awesome guest Yoga Instructor. A fun time was had by all (as you can see by the pics!).
The room was perfect size (20 people max.) for the event and we were just about filled to capacity! We raised $500 for The Scheuermann's Disease Fund!!
The afternoon started with Sharon leading the group through 2 different types of yoga. Afterward, we all gathered around tables of assorted chocolates, fresh chocolate covered strawberries, cheeses, and with a glass of wine in hand while Kaylee Patsko (Advisory Board Member) and I discussed Scheuermann's Disease and the charity.
It was an excellent discussion as we explained the ease at which a person can be diagnosed with SD but that physicians rarely look for it during exams. We also discussed the warning signs to look for in young adults as well as the potential harmful long-term effects that the disease can cause.
Questions centered around why the disease has been labeled so benign and the goals of the charity, so we reviewed the goals of TSDF, with emphasis on improving pubic recognition and medical opinion of the disease.
Overall, we couldn't have asked for better participants and a better day!
On a side note, if anyone would be interested in holding their own "Wine & Yoga Event" as a fundraiser for The Scheuermann's Disease Fund, please let us know. It is a perfect sized event for raising and improving public awareness of the disease while it takes less planning efforts than more involved fundraisers. We can provide you with a step-by-step process for planning and holding your event, with a timeline.