Vygor is a gym I teach aerobics and yoga classes at here in Pittsburgh. They are having a week long “I-inspire” event. It consists of multiple free seminars including Weight Management, Healthy Eating, Being your Best You, and Becoming Inspired Everyday …to name a few. The week also includes fitness classes and training sessions. I’m helping teach part of a special two hour long workout Friday night as part of the event. In return club members and community members are invited to make donations that will all be given to UPMC Children’s hospital Oncology department in honor of Lincoln. Pretty awesome huh?! Also Vygor is donating 10% of money earned from any purchased packages or Products sold this week to Children’s Hospital as well. My director emailed me yesterday that to tell me that four of the kids from the “kids Yoga” class at the gym had a bake sale for Lincoln/children's hospital and raised $300.00.
On Saturday my church is putting on a Blood Drive to help replenish the Blood Bank in honor of Lincoln. A lot of work has been put into organizing and preparing for Saturday, and we already have more than 50 people signed up to donate. How great is that!! I’m going to try and take pics and post more on that post blood Drive. Here’s the flyer that’s been circulating our church and community. If you haven’t signed up yet and you’re in the area, it’s you only have a few days left!
I’ve talked about the awesomeness that is Jack Demos and Surgicorps before, and I’ll talk about them again. Jack is a “retired” physician who travels the world on medical missions helping people who otherwise would have no help. When he’s not across the globe saving the world he likes to come to my group fitness classes. The more I learn about him and what he does the more impressed and inspired I become. Currently he’s in Bhutan. Before he left he asked if it’d be okay he I gave him a few pictures of Lincoln to take with him. Today I got the following pictures in an email from Jack. The first three are of Tiger's Nest, an extremely famous monastery located outside of Paro and visited by tons of Buddhists yearly. Absolutely spectacular.
Lets not forget my awesome in laws who raised over $3000.00 for childhood cancer research and shaved their heads. If you sometimes feel like there is a lack of good people in the world doing good things, I beg to differ. There are good people doing amazing, wonderful, Christ-like things everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and see them. Thank you to all you awesome people. Lincoln says thanks too.