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Take it to the Mat,The Great Yoga and Wellness Event - a Fundraiser for Lymphoma Canada

Thank you so much to all of you who joined us for our series of Karma classes at Yoga Seven in support of Lymphoma Canada’s second annual fundraising event - take to the mat, the Great Yoga and Wellness event. to be held on November 15th. Also, a special thank you to the amazing team at Yoga Seven opening the doors to their studio to support the cause!

While many of you couldn’t make it, you have generously supported us by donating to our fundraising page – we are forever grateful. With your help, we have raised over $1,000 so far.

We would still like to raise more in support of more than 100,000 families in Canada living with lymphoma. As a childhood Hodgkin’s survivor, I am especially disconcerted that Lymphoma is the number one cancer in young adults between the ages 18 and 39, and Hodgkin lymphoma is on the rise. It is my personal goal to help others remain healthy so one day we can share news of lower incidence of this disease. If you would like to support us for this worthwhile cause - there is still time.

We understand that everyone is inundated with fundraising requests for many worthy causes, so we appreciate any support you may offer.
We are also excited to welcome two more friends to our take it to the mat team: Chantal Elward and Linda Philp. We have included all of our links so you can donate directly to one fundraising page:

For Cameron’s story and to donate to his fundraising page, please click here.

For Catherine’s fundraising page, please click here.

For Chantal’s fundraising page, please click here.

For Linda’s fundraising page please click here.

Thank you once again for your continued support.

Namaste,
Cameron Mattice
On behalf of the TQS Transformation Team

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take it to the mat - the Great Yoga and Wellness event 2015

take to the mat, the Great Yoga and Wellness event

Take it to the Mat,The Great Yoga and Wellness Event - a Fundraiser for Lymphoma Canada

On November 15th, my mother Catherine and I will be participating in Lymphoma Canada’s second annual fundraising event - take to the mat, the Great Yoga and Wellness event. Take it to the mat is presented with a host of wellness and yoga gurus, and all participants have the option to join either a 108 minute yoga class or 108 minute meditation workshop. We have decided to team up with Lymphoma Canada for a second year because it connects with many of the principles that our TQS Transformation initiative strives to promote.

It has now been nearly ten years since my diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For me, this event is a way of celebrating being in good health. As I reflect upon some of my darkest moments, I know that I would not have managed to overcome such experiences without the help and support from many of you. For that, I am forever grateful. It is in this thought that I recognize that there are many people who now find themselves in similar places as I once experienced, so I have made it a goal of mine to continue to raise awareness and support for them.

We are asking you to join with us in the next part of the journey as we work to raise funds for Lymphoma Canada. It is our hope that the funds raised through take it to the mat will assist the more than 100,000 Canadians and their families living with Lymphoma through, education research and support. Lymphoma Canada is the only national organization solely dedicated to Canadians affected by lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma & CLL.  Lymphoma is the number one cancer in young adults between the ages 18 and 39 and Hodgkin lymphoma is on the rise.

We understand that everyone is inundated with fundraising requests for many worthy causes, so we appreciate any support you may offer.
In order to donate directly to Lymphoma Canada, please click on one of the links below to support either Cameron or my fundraising page. (We have only sent out one letter as many of our contacts overlap. But you only need to click on one web page if you wish to donate.):

For Cameron’s story and to donate to his fundraising page, please click here.

For Catherine’s fundraising page, please click here.

Thank you once again for your continued support.
 
Namaste,
Cameron and Catherine Mattice.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON KARMA CLASSES for “take it to the mat’s” fundraiser

TQS Transformation is working in partnership with Yoga 7 to host a series of Sunday Karma Yoga classes during September and October. Proceeds will support Lymphoma Canada’s take it to the mat fundraiser.

It’s only $10 a class. So please join us for one or all six classes. It’s a great way to give back while enjoying a yoga class!

Sundays at 1:30pm on the following dates:
September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 18, 25
(no class on Thanksgiving weekend)

Warm Vinyasa Flow Class
All levels welcome.
 

Yoga Seven and take it to the mat

2-170 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga,
Ontario L5H 1G1 (905) 278- YOGA (9642)

Download event poster to get more info!

Instructor - Catherine Mattice,TQS Transformation - RYT 200
Catherine is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and Master Reiki practitioner. Almost 10 years ago, she introduced her son, Cameron, to yoga as he healed from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Today, both she and Cameron are happy to celebrate the healing powers of yoga and give back to Lymphoma Canada.

“Yoga offers incredible healing benefits for everyone. For me, the postures realign any imbalances in my physical body, but it also calms my mind to help me fully restore - both inside and out.”
Cameron Mattice, Performance Consultant and Cancer survivor


 

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take to the mat, the Great Yoga and Wellness event

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, we (Cameron and Catherine Mattice) joined over 130 people at the Canadian National Ballet School to participate in take to the mat, the Great Yoga and Wellness event in support of Lymphoma Canada. Thank you to our family and friends who generously donated over $4,000! In total, the event raised close to $150,000. All of the funds raised will enable Lymphoma Canada to further its mission of supporting over 80,000 Canadians living with lymphoma: Hodgkin, non-Hodgkin and CLL.

The entire day was a celebration of wellness. The morning sessions focused on strategies for healthy living.  Among the speakers, Dr. ‘Joey’ Shulman, a highly regarded authority on weight loss, health and nutrition, took the stage to address strategies for healthy eating. Dr. John Kuruvilla, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a clinical investigator  and hematologist in the Department of Medical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, discussed the latest advances in treating lymphoma patients using pharmaceuticals.

The highlight of the day was practicing 108 minutes of energetic and healing yoga with all of the participants – cancer patients and survivors, families and friends.

One of the guest speakers, Ryan Leal, shared his story as a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor.  At the age of 24, just after graduating university, Ryan was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s. For Ryan, the illness presented itself with a very uncomfortable and at times debilitating rash. For almost two years doctors unsuccessfully treated the rash with various prescribed medications until two lumps appeared which helped pinpoint the correct diagnosis. Today, 12 years later, Ryan is married and the father of two young boys.

As many of you know, Cameron went back and forth to doctors before anyone could come up with a proper diagnosis.  He also experienced a rash, as well as a persistent dry cough that caused him shortness of breath, both at rest and during exercise. Doctors prescribed cream for the rash and one doctor misdiagnosed his illness as asthma, prescribing an inhaler. When Cameron was finally diagnosed with Hodgkin’s it was Stage IVb, with a tumour pushing on his trachea, nearly closing the airway to his lungs. He responded immediately to treatment and is now thriving at 22.

In addition to our shared philosophy of promoting wellness through TQS Transformation, part of our goal in participating in the take it to the mat event is to create awareness for Lymphoma to assist in earlier detection. Ryan and Cameron’s symptoms were just a few of the symptoms for Hodgkin’s, and there are over 60 types of lymphoma. Hodgkin’s is the third most common cancer diagnosed in adolescents and young adults aged 15–29 in Ontario, with a higher incidence in males. If you, or anyone you love, are not feeling well and have annoying symptoms that don’t respond to any treatments, be persistent with your doctor. As we have learned over the years, wellness is the best defense. So we encourage you to treat your body with kindness – eat healthy foods, restore with sleep, exercise and get outdoors to move your body, and minimize stress by fostering a nurturing and loving environment for your family and yourself.

Our bodies love all kinds of exercise – walking, cycling, running, tennis, swimming – so whatever your pleasure, your body will thank you. But we especially love yoga. Our family and our co-workers through TQS Transformation have experienced yoga’s healing benefits first hand. Various studies have shown that practicing helps the heart rate decrease which benefits people with high blood pressure. When practiced with proper alignment, yoga poses can also bring relief to people with physical ailments, especially back pain sufferers. For people with lymphoma, yoga exercises can improve the circulation of the lymphatic channels through the contraction and massage of skeletal muscles through a variety of poses. In addition, a recent study conducted by Ohio State University found that breast cancer survivors who practiced 90-minute yoga classes twice-weekly for 12 weeks experienced reduced inflammation. Inflammation is associated with chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and arthritis and can also cause fatigue in cancer patients for months after treatment.

If you have any questions about Lymphoma Canada, please access their website at www.lymphoma.ca and for more information on the recent yoga study with breast cancer patients, check out the study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology: http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2014/01/21/JCO.2013.51.8860.abstract

Or an overview in the National Geographic:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140207-yoga-cancer-inflammation-stress/

Once again thank you to all of our supporters for making this day possible for us.  It was a day we’ll always remember!

Namaste,
Cameron and Catherine

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