Yogathon

May 24, 2007 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

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On July 21, 2007, I will participate in the Camp Moomba Yogathon to raise funds for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.  I am collecting pledges prior to the event and on July 21 I will perform 108 minutes of yoga.

Click here to support this great cause.

About Camp Moomba
Camp Moomba is a specialized summer camp program, established in 1997, for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Recognizing that isolation and discrimination are among the greatest challenges facing these children, we strive to give them a brief respite from their illness in a camp community based on equality, friendship, and support. For children whose lives are filled with instability and suffering from grief, loss, and illness, it is a place where the stigma of HIV/AIDS does not exist. 112 children, ranging from ages 6-17, attended Camp Moomba last year. Each year our wait list grows; as our donations grow so does the number of lives we can change. Currently, we are the only camp in Canada for kids impacted by HIV.

Most children living with HIV/AIDS not only have to cope with the suffering and losses associated with the disease but also difficult socio-economic factors that may have helped bring the disease into their lives. Camp Moomba’s greatest impact comes from providing the children with respite from the difficulties in their lives, giving them the chance just to be kids.

“Moomba” is an Australian aboriginal word meaning “join together and have fun” and forms the Camp Moomba philosophy “Friends Together Having Fun.”

Although HIV affects children from all walks of life, the majority of children at Camp Moomba cannot afford the cost of camp. For this reason, all costs, including transportation, are covered by the Western Canadian Pediatric AIDS Society and by the support and efforts of its many generous donors and volunteers.

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I am passionate about reducing my impact on the environment and am learning to live simply and live green. I am learning the age old arts of home food preservation and cooking from scratch. This is yet another eco-blog and a place for me to really channel my passions for writing, photography and sustainable living.
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