LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 6th annual Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer is in the history books.
The event is in honor of Donna’s daughter Queah, who died from colon cancer in 2011.
Our goal is to pick up where she left off, spreading the message of early detection.
Letting people know you’re never too young to get colon cancer and showing people how yoga can help with chronic illnesses and stress relief.
They came together for a purpose.
“I have a family member who has died from colon cancer.”
To help create a community of awareness and for some to share their own personal stories.
“It touches home. We’re going three times with my uncle. He’s on his third round so it’s kind of near and dear.”
This room hearing the message that colon cancer does not descriminate.
“It’s very important with colon cancer being the number two leading cause of cancer deaths here in the U-S. It’s affecting men and women equally.”
“I loved it, I loved it. I’m going to keep getting in shape with it.”
This year Donna Terrell invited news anchors from each TV station in the market and each gave the event their own personal touch.
When it was over, the reactions were expectedly favorable.
“I had never done yoga before so I was like, I’m going to do it and today it feels so good.”
An event that continues to touch the mind, body, and spirit.
“It was awesome and I want to come here every year.”
Last year $15,000 was raised to provide liquid nutrition for cancer survivors.
The organization also provide free yoga classes and house cancer patients who need a place to stay when they’re in town going through treatment at any of the area hospitals.
Go to yogawarriors.org to learn more.