San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2016
Join City of Hope in a wonderful event that will benefit your health and the health of others. The Retreat, a City of Hope event brought to you by Be Well and hosted by Pala Casino Spa Resort will take place on Earth Day weekend, April 23 to 24, 2016. The Retreat offers the perfect opportunity to try yoga, recharge, refresh, reconnect and show support for City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading centers for cancer treatment and research.
The event will consist of nutritious meals, goal setting workshops, a marketplace featuring over 20 healthy vendors, musical entertainment, outdoor and indoor yoga classes, a labyrinth mediation, cooking demonstrations and a yoga hike. Cancer survivors will be treated to extra pampering. 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.
Recent mind-body-medicine studies have shown yoga to reduce stress and blood pressure, while improving flexibility, muscle stamina, lung capacity and a sense of well-being.
“Yoga is an integral part of 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. “The Retreat will bring more awareness to the benefits of yoga for patients with life-threatening illnesses and help raise money directly benefiting the research, treatment and care we provide at the hospital.”
Media is invited to interview cancer survivors, yoga instructors or Hima in the days prior to The Retreat. Contact anixon(at)coh(dot)org.
Date: April 23 to 24, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Pala Casino Spa Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059
Registration Fee: Advance registration two-day pass: $275; One-day pass: $150
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 45 comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.
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