KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most people have heard about pancake breakfast and 5K fundraisers, but what about doing yoga for a good cause? Sunday morning more than 150 people met for the third annual Yoga on the Steps at Barney Allis Plaza in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
The charity benefits the organization, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and those affected by the disease.
Marcia Pinkstaff, from Colorado, is a breast cancer survivor.
“I went through chemotherapy, double mastectomy, radiation, three other surgeries and I’m blessed to be here,” she said.
Three years after being diagnosed with stage III breast cancer, Pinkstaff is sharing her story with others.
“When you go through something like this you learn treatment is not the only thing. You, there’s so many other challenges that you come into,” she said.
Supporting women like Pinkstaff and their families is the idea behind Yoga on the Steps. A benefit put on by Silpada and Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
“Breast cancer diagnosis can be very isolating. People don’t, they feel it’s a burden to share with their families. They feel like it’s too much on their friends. But, if they can be with a group of women who are right in it, it gives them hope,” said Sandy Martin with the organization.
Money raised Sunday helps women and their families after they’re diagnosed, providing them with information, support and community.
“It’s close to our heart. We want everyone to feel as if their life matters, their journey matters and that they have people lifting them up along the way,” said Silpada Co-CEO Ryane Delka.
“All women knows someone who has gone through a breast cancer journey and it’s important for us to be able to not only support them, but give back to an organization that is so valuable to them through their entire breast cancer journey,” said Siplada Co-CEO Kelsey Perry.
Sunday’s event raised more than $45,000 for the charity. To learn more visit: http://yogaonthesteps.org/