CHARLESTON, SC – Want to join hundreds of other devoted yogi’s for an afternoon of
down dogs, headstands and mountain poses to raise money for a children’s charity?
Louie’s Kids and COPE are readying for the first Yoga Marathon in historic Forsyth Park
in Savannah, Georgia, the 9th yoga marathon for Louie’s Kids.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, participants will fill the park from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
as some of Savannah’s most popular yoga instructors lead the way in Forsyth Park, rain
“This is so amazing for us as an organization and for me personally,” explains Louis
Yuhasz, founder of The Yoga Marathon and Louie’s Kids. “To date, Louie’s Kids has
raised over $75,000.00 for programs that benefit overweight and obese children in
Charleston, SC, our home base; to take this event on the road to benefit other areas
with our programs is such a blessing. We recorded donations from 37 states in the 8th
annual Yoga Marathon this past October in Charleston, SC. I am so indebted to the
yoga community and am certain this inaugural Savannah marathon will be an
extraordinary event for the Savannah community as it has been in Charleston for the
past eight years.”
This Louie’s Kids’ yoga marathon in Savannah will benefit Savannah-based COPE
(Childhood Obesity Prevention and Education). COPE will be funding a Louie’s Kids’ Fit
Club for 25 kids through a Title 1 school in Savannah this fall.
Participants can register a personal fundraising page by logging on to
www.louieskids.org/yoga. Friends and family can support efforts to complete 108 Sun
Salutations, a yoga sequence combining 12 postures. Sponsors also can donate money
for each Sun Salutation or minute of yoga completed.
To find out more about participating or becoming a sponsor of the Savannah Yoga
Marathon visit www.louieskids.org/yoga or call Ashley Gunnin at 843-901-0431.
About Louie’s Kids:
Louie’s Kids is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that raises funds to help treat
childhood obesity, which afflicts 25 million American children today. Louie’s Kids works
to find the best treatment options to meet the needs of each child. We find the fix that
fits, one kid at a time. Founded in 2001 in Alexandria, VA and now operating from
Charleston, SC, Louie’s Kids serves economically disadvantaged kids nationwide. To
learn more, visit www.louieskids.org.
COPE is a local non-profit devoted to combating childhood obesity with a threefold
approach – fitness, nutrition, and behavioral health. COPE, a qualified 501 (c) 3
organization, brings already existing successful programs to Savannah to benefit our
children struggling with overweight and obesity. For more information, contact