YMCA of Greater New York wrote -
Support the West Side YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign by participating in or sponsoring The Great 108.
About The Great 108:
Drawing on the philosophical significance of the number 108, the TogetherYoga count down to the YMCA's Strong Kids event grew out of a desire to reconcile the painful division wrought by the tragic events of September 11th. Devoting our daily practice to promoting peace and unity offers a chance to send healing energy to everyone divided by violence and conflict.
The 108 Days of Peace and Practice stems from the belief that world peace starts with inner peace and that, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches:
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves."
For more information on The Great 108 and Together Yoga please visit: http://www.togetheryoga.net/the-great-108.html
About the Strong Kids Campaign:
Contributions to the YMCA's annual Strong Kids Campaign ensure that no child or family is turned away from life-enhancing YMCA programs because of the inability to pay. Each year, the YMCA of Greater New York provides financial assistance to tens of thousands of local youth and families in need. These requests are now rising to unprecedented levels. The YMCA of Greater New York, through its annual fund-raising, wants to be there to meet them.