Navigating Cancer the Body/Mind/Spirit Way


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We need more than $1,000 in additional funding to provide
2 weekly Yoga for Cancer classes through Autumn 2019.

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In special recognition of your generosity, donors of $100 or more will receive a beautiful Commemorative THRIVE FIVE T-Shirt.


On Friday, October 19, we celebrated THRIVE FIVE — our 5th Annual benefit to bring needed community wellness services to individuals undergoing treatment for all types of cancer.  This year’s event marked a significant departure from previous events and was geared toward including even more members of our community of wellness and the FreeMoreWest and Wesley Heights communities.

Yoga for Life is grateful to the THRIVE FIVE Committee Members for their extraordinary leadership, vision and creativity:
Bonnie Boughter-Eft
Becky Conover
April Hughey
Karen Paar
Michelle Sanders
Merritt Tracy

Many thanks to
Hampton Thrower, Karen Williams, Sara Vavra and Cindy Bickman
for teaching THRIVE FIVE classes.

Many thanks to
John Dietrich, Charlotte Investment Homes and Town Brewing Company
for sponsoring our Evening Entertainment.

Fresh and delicious food from local restaurants was donated by the following.
Thank you!

Beverly’s Gourmet Foods
Nourish Charlotte
Pasta & Provisions
Picante Mexican Grill
Pinky’s Westside Grill
Rhino Market & Deli
The Burger Company

Our new neighbor, Town Brewing Company, supported
THRIVE FIVE in some amazing ways.
A FREE Beer Coupon for a fresh-brewed Town beer was part of
each THRIVE FIVE participant’s arrival packet.
Town also hosted “Billy Jones and the Pocket”
for THRIVE FIVE guests and other neighbors to enjoy after our benefit event.


The THRIVE FIVE Raffle offered many prizes — quality goods and professional services!  Prizes included yoga (of course), skin care services, retail items, travel, gift cards and more!  As an added enhancement, the 2018 THRIVE FIVE raffle again allowed ticket purchasers to direct their tickets to the prizes they most wanted to win!

THRIVE FIVE Raffle Prize Donors and Winners Appear Below:

AirestDion, Signature Facial Gift Certificate
Michelle Sanders

Brooke Osterhoudt Psychotherapy and Life Coaching, Three 1-Hour Coaching Sesions
Beth Vogt

Christy M. Duncan, 30-Minute Custom Massage
Pam Jefsen

Maureen Scott, ANP-BC, 90-Minute Integrative Medicine Wellness Assessment
Judi Brookman

Mystery Gift Card Surprise Package
Sharon Lachow-Blumberg

Myrtle Beach Condo Weekend (December 7-9. 2018)
Merritt Tracy

Rhino Market & Deli Gift Basket
Harry Lancaster

Style FX Hair Studio – $100 Gift Certificate
Cindy Bickman

Yoga for Life Gift Bag, Including a 5-Class Pass
Jeannie Bellew

The following individuals won Yoga for Life Passes:
4-Class Pass – Judith Wood
3-Class Pass – Ruthann Flor
2-Class Pass – Donna Ryan
1-Class Pass – Lorie Brown

THRIVE FIVE Class Raffle Sponsors

Green With Envy
Toe Talk
Yoga for Life