Sepsis Alliance partners with Sage Yoga to raise sepsis awareness
Sun Salutations for Sepsis combines yoga with sepsis awareness for the first time on Sunday June 1 at Sage Yoga in Armonk, New York. The event will raise funds and awareness for a disease that impacts more than 1.6 million and takes more than 250,000 lives in the U.S. each year.
ARMONK, NEW YORK March 31, 2014. The first annual Sun Salutations for Sepsis, hosted by Sage Yoga, is coming to Armonk on June 1.
Sun Salutations for Sepsis is a unique event designed to raise awareness of sepsis, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined and takes more children’s lives than cancer. Sepsis also leaves hundreds of thousands of survivors with life-changing effects. Sometimes called blood poisoning by the general public, sepsis is the body's often-deadly response to infection. The beneficiary of Sun Salutations For Sepsis is Sepsis Alliance, the leading national organization dedicated to raising sepsis awareness by educating patients, families, and healthcare professionals to recognize sepsis as a medical emergency.
“Sage Yoga is generously donating their support to help raise awareness for this disease that will affect one out of every 187 Americans every year,” said Thomas Heymann, Chappaqua resident and Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance. “Considering the dramatic impact that sepsis has on millions of Americans every year, it’s alarming that still fewer than half of Americans have ever heard of it. Sun Salutations for Sepsis is part of a national Sepsis Challenge™ effort to promote change through fun, community-building events.”
“We are pleased to be teaming up with Sepsis Alliance to help raise awareness of an epidemic that takes more young lives than cancer and can strike anyone at any time” said Susan Rubin, Sage Yoga Director. “We believe that it is our responsibility to do what we can to help make people in our community aware of this terrible disease.”
The event will start at 12 pm and go through 3:00 pm at the Wampus Brook Park on Maple Avenue in Armonk (rain location Sage Yoga 6 Maple Avenue in Armonk). The event will include special By Donation Classes ($10 suggested donation) at 12:30 – 1:15 (Beginner Level – Kids and Families of All Ages are welcome), and 2:00 – 3:00 (Open Class – For All Levels). Yoga mats will be available for anyone who doesn’t have their own and everyone is welcome to attend.
All participants will receive “Suspect Sepsis, Save Lives” wrist bands, and information about sepsis will be available. Participants can register to participate at sunsalutationsforsepsis.org.
The event will also feature a raffle, and food and drinks will be available for participants and family members and guests of all ages.
About Sage Yoga
Our Mission: Planting seeds of wisdom with intention, compassion and practice. Sage Yoga is a comfortable and sacred space where you can practice alignment-based, Sage Hatha Yoga, receive detailed instruction from accomplished teachers, explore spirituality, life affirming philosophy and meditation, connect with community, replenish yourself and build a practice that enables you to be more available and present in your life. Please visit: www.sageyogaarmonk.com
About Sepsis Alliance
Sepsis Alliance is the leading nonprofit patient advocacy organization in the U.S. promoting awareness of sepsis. Sepsis Alliance's mission is to save lives by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. The organization hosts national events, distributes information, and conducts training and education of sepsis and its devastating effects. Sepsis Alliance also provides support by giving people affected by sepsis a forum to share information. Sepsis Alliance is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and is a founding member of the Global Sepsis Alliance. For more information on Sepsis Alliance, please visit: www.sepsisalliance.org
For more event information and to register: http://www.salutationsforsepsis.org
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