Yoga for Hope Fundraiser at Petco Park

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An anticipated 1,000 health conscience San Diegans will unite on June 13 on the centerfield grass of the San Diego Padres Petco Park to practice yoga and show support of City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading centers for cancer treatment and research. Yoga for Hope is the largest yoga fundraiser in Southern California and proudly showcases San Diego’s premier yoga studios and wellness enthusiasts as they join together to raise funds for cancer research & raise awareness of the benefits of yoga.

The event will consist of a Yoga Marketplace featuring over 30 vendors and a master yoga class led by 4 celebrated and acclaimed yoga instructors: Stacy McCarthy, Michael Fukumura, Claire Petretti Marti and Dominic Mineo. Yoga for Hope event sponsors: San Diego Padres, Chobani, Northrop Grumman, LUNA, prAna, Beaming, Epic PhotoJournalism, California Coast Credit Union and OnTrac. The proceeds from the event benefit research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope, aiding the center’s efforts to expand awareness of the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection when battling cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseases.

“Yoga is an integral part City of Hope’s overriding mission to heal the whole person, including nurturing the emotional, spiritual, social and physical well-being,” said Robyn Hima, Director of Philanthropy for City of Hope’s San Diego regional office. “Yoga for Hope will bring more awareness to the benefits of yoga for patients with life-threatening illnesses and help raise money directly benefiting the research and care we provide at the hospital.”

Media is invited to film and photograph this spectacular event.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: Master Yoga Class 8:30 a.m. Yoga Marketplace: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Petco Park 100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Registration Fee: Advance Registration: $45; Yoga Instructors: $35

About City of Hope:
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S. News & World Report.

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