Yoga and Pilates Studios Join National Foundation for Cancer Research to “Stretch to the Cure”

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Yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure and stress levels, as well as to regulate metabolism, body temperature and heart rate.

Yoga and Pilates studios offer people a wonderful means to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is expanding its partnership with yoga and Pilates studios across the country in their nationwide cancer prevention and education campaign, “Stretch to the Cure.”

Participating studios are joining with NFCR to promote the health benefits of an active lifestyle that includes practicing yoga and Pilates. Participating studios are donating part of the proceeds from classes or offering free classes to inspire renewed cancer awareness around exercise, diet and stress reduction.

Yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure and stress levels, as well as to regulate metabolism, body temperature and heart rate. Stress reduction is a proven cancer prevention technique, as well as a leading rehabilitation tool for cancer survivors. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help lower the risk of getting certain cancers.

“Yoga and Pilates studios offer people a wonderful means to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Franklin Salisbury, Jr., President of NFCR. “Our partnership with these studios and their talented instructors greatly benefits our mission to fund critical cancer research.”

“We are all deeply touched in some way by the effects of cancer,” said Shauna Simon, owner of the Simon Says Studio in Bethesda, Md. “While coming together to raise money for cancer research, we can practice yoga to help to bring balance, flexibility and strength into our bodies, minds and hearts.”

For more information on how to participate in Stretch to the Cure, visit http://www.nfcr.org/stretch.

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

Since 1973, NFCR has provided nearly $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.NFCR.org.

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Adam Belmar
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