BENEFITING: Yoga Gangsters Inc
EVENT: Yoga Gangsters Challenge
EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2013
Sarah Martin wrote -
I came across the non-profit organization when I attended a Yogathon benefit for my friend Bailey Leal. Bailey took her own life about 4 months ago due to bullying. This organization empowers youth by addressing the symptoms of trauma and poverty such as limited education, addiction, violence, teen pregnancy, HIV, and more through the science and practice of yoga. I became extremely interested and want to help make a difference in children and teenagers. Going through high school can be VERY difficult. High school is supposed to be memories you make that will last forever. Yes school work and college applications can be stressful but you have school dances, football games, sporting events, prom, homecoming, pep ralleys, "high school is supposed to be the time of your life" .. they say. But sadly, I never would of thought someone I knew would commit sucidie because of bullying going on in school. Words cant describe how much I miss Bailey and it completely breaks my heart knowing she was going through so much pain and no knew about it. I'm here to make a difference. Connect mentally with others and share feelings, let people know that you aren't alone.