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Local Kids Say ‘Namaste’ to New In-School Yoga Program

Two Columbus-area schools to learn, get fit, support local lung health Through American Lung Association program

(September 26, 2019) - COLUMBUS, Ohio

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
[email protected]
312-940-7001

This October during National Lung Health Month, two local schools are participating in a new American Lung Association in Ohio program where children will learn about lung health and breathing through a fun yoga fitness class. Woodward Elementary in Delaware, Ohio and Hamilton Intermediate School in Columbus, Ohio will start the Yoga Power program on October 7.

Yoga Power is a new school-based fundraising initiative with a three-pronged approach -- education, physical activity and fundraising.  It is a fun way for children to support the fight against lung disease and to help promote healthy lungs. Weekly Lessen plans include engaging themes like Dr. Seuss, Around the World and a Garden.

“We are so excited to work with local schools to bring them this great educational program. By practicing yoga, children learn how to exercise, discover the power of their breath, develop confidence and strengthen the mind-body connection,” said Brittany Sinzinger, senior manager of development for the Lung Association. “Children enjoy amazing benefits from yoga both physically and mentally. Yoga Power includes education around the importance of proper lung health and will teach healthy breathing practices to every child.”

Additionally, the Yoga Power program teaches the value of community service; by collecting donations, children raise awareness and vital funding to help those who are suffering from lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The participants also earn incentives -- they receive a wristband for registering, a keychain for their first $5 donation and much more.

To learn more, visit the Yoga Power website.

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About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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