Welcome to Nicole Smith's Personal Page
I have once again signed up for the Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge here in Madison! I can't wait participate in this event for the second year in a row for a cause that is so very personal to me. I expect this year's event to be especially cathartic as it is taking place one year exactly after losing Grandma MaryEllen to lung cancer, June 9th of 2016. Her loss still remains a daily struggle and something that I really have a hard time wrapping my head around, even after all these months. She has been one of my favorite people for life. To me, she was invincible and so full of life that she would live forever. As many of you know, lung cancer has affected my family not once, but twice. The first time, it claimed my Grandma Marie at just 54 years old. I was only 9 but still to this day remember her huge heart and spirit, and the way she worked so hard for her family.
So, in honor of these two amazing women, I have taken on a serious physical challenge by committing to 4 hours of yoga, and will be dedicating my practice to changing the future of lung cancer. Through this unique team yoga challenge, I am fundraising for Free to Breathe, an organization committed to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. Last year I was personally able to raise $1200 with the amazing, unwavering support of my friends and family. This year, I've set my goal a bit higher and would love to hit $1500. Will you donate today and help me reach my personal fundraising goal?
The Madison Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge unites people who are passionate about yoga and dedicated to improving the lives of each and every person affected by lung cancer. Free to Breathe is our opportunity to make the world a better place.
Your donation helps fund lifesaving lung cancer research and education programs focused on making surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. You have the power to give families hope when a loved one is facing a lung cancer diagnosis.
Here's how you can help:
• Click on the “Donate” button to support my fundraising efforts with a donation
• Spread the word about my fundraising efforts by sending the link to this webpage to everyone you know
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. Please share this page with your friends and family. Together, we can make a difference for each and every person whose life has been touched by lung cancer. Together, we can all be Free to Breathe.
Much love and peace,
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