Allison Osborn’s Landmark Self Expression and Leadership Program project aimed to aid women in the Congo, many of whom have been the rargets of violence during Congo’s long running civil war. To do this, Osborn raised money for City of Joy, a refugee center that provides shelter and services to these women. The fundraiser took the form of a Yoga day, where instructors came together to teach yoga classes for attendees. There was also a raffle held for various wellness services.
The event was previewed by ABC’s Channel 13 in Rochester, which wrote this report.
Yoga Fundraiser Benefits Women of the Congo
Dr. Joanne Wu talked about “Warriors for Peace,” a yoga fundraiser taking place Saturday November 8, from 1 to 8pm at Physickos Yoga studio in the Village Gate Plaza on Goodman Street.
A dozen women in the Rochester area, including six yoga instructors, are donating their time and energy to create a day of peace through yoga to gather donations for the Women of the Republic of Congo.
There will be many classes to attend throughout the day. Each class costs $15, with a $5 additional charge for more classes.
All proceeds will go towards the City of Joy, a refuge center/hospital for women and children the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been feed from what social experts are calling the “worst crimes against humanity in history.”