Movement Heals for On Belay

Movement Heals:  Yoga/Zumba Fundraiser to Benefit Kids Facing a Family Member’s Cancer


DURHAM, NH — Are you looking to stretch out and get moving after a long, dreary winter?  What if you could help children who need some extra support at the same time?  On Saturday, March 10, you can do both, right here on the UNH campus in Durham.  Movement Heals is a day of fun in motion – you can sign up for yoga, zumba, or a yoga/zumba combo class, with all proceeds benefiting On Belay, a Durham-based nonprofit dedicated to offering respite and support for children whose families have been affected by cancer.


Movement Heals is a way to bring people together in a beautiful space, to have fun by moving together, to encourage first timers to try zumba or yoga, while at the same time raising money for On Belay.  The event is sponsored in part by Shakti Activewear, a Massachusetts-based company specializing in clothing designed for hot yoga.  These classes are open to the public at $20/session, with all proceeds benefitting On Belay.  In addition to the classes, Movement Heals and Shakti Activewear are co-sponsoring a raffle for a weekend getaway in Jackson, NH.  You can enter the raffle without attending the event by sending a check for $20 to On Belay (write “raffle” on the memo line) or donating online and including “raffle” in the notes field.


On Belay, the beneficiary of this unique event, provides adventure-based programs that build community for children aged 9 to 19 who are living with or who have lost a family member to cancer. On Belay was created in 2004 when late Durham resident Crescentia Healy-True, newly diagnosed with breast cancer, realized her two active and adventurous daughters needed a community of support that didn’t yet exist.  She created on Belay as a place where children like hers could find a community of peers who could join them in celebrating life, not fear.  On Belay now serves children from throughout New Hampshire, southern Maine, northern Massachusetts, and Vermont.  Programs are held throughout the year at facilities across northern New England. On Belay programs are always free to all participants, thanks to gifts from community and corporate sponsors as well as fundraising events such as Movement Heals.

Movement Heals classes (which are open to beginners and experts alike) will be held at the Gables Apartments B Community Center at UNH on Saturday, March 10.  Classes are one hour long, and are offered as follows:  9AM – zumba; 10AM – yoga; 11AM – yoga/zumba combo class (for all ages); and 12PM – yoga/zumba combo.  Classes are offered at $20/session, processds benefit On Belay programs.