30 in 40 for Chown

Team Member: Mary Skelly

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EVENT DATE Jul 23, 2015


DharmaCycle Yoga Jackie Kitty wrote -



The 30 in 40 is a Karma Challenge is for individuals in the DharmaCycle Yoga community. They commit to living their dharma by attending 30 classes in 40 days while raising $10/class for Chown's Bucket List.  Practicing mindful yoga and cycling brings more health to our bodies, clarity in our minds and joy in our hearts. This leads us to live empowered lives and as a community we will support Chown to do things that she has dreamed of.   Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Chown through collective individual fundraising from July 23rd-August 31st.

Who is Chown and what is her bucket list?

Chown is a member of the DCY Community and she works at the studio and is a member of the DharmaFamily.  In November 2013, doctors discovered a mass on her rectum.  Chown was later diagnosed with rectal cancer.  She was only 26 and newly married to her husband Matt Wucherpfennig.  For the next few months Chown underwent several chemotherapy and radiation treatments, being sick, being in pain, going in and out of hospitals, and being away from her loved ones.  Chown ultimately underwent surgery in May 2014.  By the grace of God, Chown was given a second chance at life; something we all sometimes take for granted.

She just found out that her cancer has returned. Only this time the cancer is in both her lungs.  Chown has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer.  Her doctor says it's treatable but not curable.  Chown meets with her oncologist on August 13th and a treatment plan will be discussed as to how to prolong her life. 

Chown has a bucket list she would love to fulfill.  As a community we will help her fulfill it. Continue to share her story and let's make it happen for her.  Any amount and all prayers are greatly appreciated.  All proceeds will help Chown do all the things she loves!  

Bungee Jumping
Go to a Twins Game
Go to a Vikings Game
Go to a Packers Game
Go to a Wild Game
Go to Canada
Go to Vallyfair and ride all the roller coasters (if my butt can handle it)
Travel the world
Ride an elephant in Thailand
Ride a camel
Go visit Jerusalem and walk where Jesus walked
Do a missions trip
Bring at least one person to believe in God
Mentor a young girl
Name a star after Matt, or what we were planning on 
Go to Alaska and see northern lights
Go rock climbing (indoors)
Volunteer at a cancer center (adult or children)
Go on a road trip around the USA or at least to Montana/Dakota area
Go to Florida/Key West
Go back to the Bahamas
Go back to San Fransisco and visit the piano bar and have dinner on the horn blower
Go to Cancun with Becky (and whoever else…maybe our husbands lol)
Have a planned dinner with all my close girlfriends (friends and family)
Learn how to play a complex song on the piano
Go to a horse race such as the Kentucky Derby
Go to a rodeo
Go on a caribbean cruise (or any cruise)
Maybe get a puppy and name him Bacon or a pet pig and name him Sausage
Plant something and keep it ALIVE
Go to China and walk the Great Wall
Scuba dive in deeper parts of the World
Salsa/tango lessons with Matt
Ride a hot air balloon


Want to take the Karma Challenge?  

1. Join the Team

2. Sign up at the studio 

3. Share your crowdrise page with the people in your life and ask them to sponsor one of your classes. 

4. Come to 30 classes!


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The Team: $1,485 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Becky Chang

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Lindsay Henningfeld

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Matt Nankivel

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Corlie Aldrich

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DharmaCycle Yoga

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1% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Jesselyn Toufar

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Lindsey Collins

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