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Cortlandt Manor Residents Volunteer For Make-A-Wish

Photo Credit: www.hudson.wish.org

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley will host the fourth annual ‘Yoga For Wishes’ benefit from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at The Garrison in Garrison, N.Y.

All proceeds from the Yoga-thon will help the Make-A-Wish chapter fulfill its mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Currently, the chapter is working on more than 165 pending wishes with the average cost of a wish ranging from $7,500 – $10,000.

Participants will be asked to solicit donations from family and friends before the event to support their participation. These efforts will culminate in a three-hour yoga experience, taught by two yoga masters—Neva Goldstein and Lela Damico of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. The class is appropriate for all levels of students with a combination of resting, restorative and moderately active poses, including a mid-session break.

“The process of having a wish granted gives these children something to look forward to - giving them a sense of hope, and the strength they need to fight the battle they are faced with,” said Goldstein. “A wish gives them something to focus on outside the world of medicine, doctors and hospitals, allowing them to enjoy being children again.”

Last year, more than 45 people participated in the benefit and helped raise over $20,000.

To register as a participant or become a sponsor (“Sponsorship Opportunities”), please go to http://www.yogaforwishes2014.kintera.org .

Neva Goldstein and her husband, Howard, have been making a difference in the lives of Wish Children since 2007. Together they have spent countless hours volunteering their time as Wish Granters and raising money in support of the Foundation’s mission. Together, they have raised over $150,000 to help make wishes come true. In addition, Neva volunteers at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, teaching yoga to cancer survivors and their caregivers. Neva and Howard also volunteer their time as camp counselors for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other serious illnesses.

For more information about the Hudson Valley Chapter visit http://www.hudson.wish.org .

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