YAS Fitness Centers and Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) teamed up for their annual YAS-A-THON on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at three YAS Fitness Centers: 245 Main Street, Venice; 1932 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake; and 831 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles. The three-hour cycle-thon benefited the FREE programs and services provided by CSCLA for people impacted by cancer. Event raised more than $83,000 to fund the programs at CSCLA.
First place top fundraiser was awarded an Aero Spin Bike donated by Spinning HQ; second place top fundraiser was presented a $420 Tomoko Spa gift card, courtesy of Tomoko Spa Beverly Hills; and the top fundraising team won a pair of Revolution headphones and two pairs of BTS headphones, courtesy of 66 Audio. Additional riders won opportunity prizes courtesy of YAS Fitness Centers, FabFitFun, ZICO Coconut Water, Rag & Bone, Nurse At Your Door and Arbonne.
All riders received swag bags filled with goodies provided by Lenny & Larry’s, Bare Snacks, KIND bars, FabFitFun, SweatyBetty, Arbonne, ZICO Coconut Water, Sagely Naturals and Buiced Liquid Vitamins. Healthy beverages were donated by ZICO Coconut Water, Smartwater, WANU water and Renew Juicery to keep cyclers hydrated and energized.
Since the opening of YAS Fitness Center, Kimberly Fowler, founder, had a vision – an event that would tie two of her passions together, fitness and philanthropy. YAS Fitness Centers pioneered the unique combination of yoga and spinning® and has raised more than $2 million for a variety of organizations focusing on cancer research and programs benefiting those impacted by cancer.
“Cancer Support Community is so fortunate to have the support of Kimberly Fowler and the YAS Fitness Centers who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to health and fitness,” said Julia Forth, Executive Director, CSC. “Their vision, generosity and devotion enable us to provide FREE services to cancer patients and families, including support groups, counseling, healthy lifestyle classes, educational lectures, family programs and so much more. Cancer Support Community is proud to have them as part of our family.”
“We are thrilled to host YAS-A-Thon once again to support the amazing FREE programs at CSC Los Angeles,” said Kimberly Fowler, YAS Fitness founder. “As a cancer survivor, this organization is close to my heart and they provide much needed hope to cancer patients and their families. CSC is truly dedicated to improving and saving lives.”
About the Cancer Support Community Los Angeles: CSC’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of 50 licensed affiliates, more than 120 satellite locations and vibrant online and telephone communities, touching more than one million people each year. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the Institute of Medicine advocate that services provided by CSC are an integral part of quality “patient-centered” cancer care. Cancer Support Community Los Angeles was founded in 1982 in Santa Monica, California by Dr. Harold and Harriet Benjamin. Cancer Support Community Los Angeles offers 100% free, invaluable emotional and psychological support and healthy life-style services, including education, family and social activities. For more information, visit cancersupportla.org.
About YAS Fitness Centers: YAS Fitness Centers feature hybrid fitness movement combining Yoga and indoor cycling. YAS is for people who value their health, fitness and time. “The Godmother of the Hybrid Movement,” Kimberly Fowler is founder of YAS Fitness Centers, author, philanthropist, feminist, athlete, speaker and cancer survivor. Since opening YAS Fitness Center in Venice, CA in 2001, Fowler has regularly shaken up the yoga and fitness worlds with her fresh, no-nonsense workouts designed for everyone. There are currently 4 YAS Fitness Center located in Venice, Silverlake, Downtown Los Angeles, and Costa Mesa. YAS workout DVDs, YAS Signature yoga and sportswear line and Fowler’s bestselling practical guide to yoga, The No OM Zone, is available at all YAS Fitness Centers. YAS has raised more than $2 million for a variety of organizations focusing on cancer research. For more information, visit go2yas.com.
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Center YAS’ Melissa
#CSCLA Executive Director Julia Forth
YAS’ Myrna and YAS-A-Thon event organizer Amy Horwitch
Cookie and Gabriella
YAS-A-Thon’s top fundraiser
$83,000 and counting raised at this year’s YAS-A-Thon! Amazing
Thank you to all YAS Fitness athletes for doing great!
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