Media/Photo Advisory - Power of Movement 2010: Thousands participate in
world's largest yoga fundraiser for arthritis research

By 2026, over 6 million Canadians will have arthritis

TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - On Sunday, March 7, thousands of Canadians are doing yoga to raise money for arthritis research at Power of Movement 2010, the world's largest yoga fundraiser. Throughout the day, large-scale Power of Movement yoga "mega-sessions" are taking place in 10 cities coast-to-coast including Vancouver, Nanaimo, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and Halifax. Now in its fourth year, Power of Movement has raised almost $400,000 benefiting 4.5 million Canadians who live with arthritis and autoimmune diseases.

    
    -   Arthritis affects one in six Canadian adults and 1 in every 1,000
        children
    -   By 2026, over 6 million Canadians will have arthritis
    -   It is the leading cause of long-term disability in Canada
    -   Arthritis accounts for over 10% of all illness in Canada yet just
        over 1% of research is dedicated to finding a cure
    -   Arthritis highly misunderstood - it includes more than 100 different
        types of inflammatory and degenerative musculoskeletal diseases

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    WHAT:  -  Power of Movement 2010
           -  world's largest yoga fundraiser for critical arthritis research
           -  Toronto mega-session
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    WHERE: -  Ryerson University
           -  Upper Gym, Kerr Hall West 271 (KHW 271) - second level
           -  Enter from 379 Victoria Street (between Gould St. and Gerrard
              St. East)
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    WHEN:  -  10:20 a.m. - pre-event interviews
           -  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - yoga class
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    WHO:   -  More than 300 people doing yoga
           -  Erin Moraghan - Power of Movement founder and AARC senior
              development officer
           -  Dr. Eleanor Fish - Senior scientist, Toronto General Hospital
           -  Kelly Tipler - Top Power of Movement fundraiser
           -  Farah Nasser - CP24 reporter who lives with vasculitis (form of
              arthritis)
           -  Deena Robertson - Power of Movement class leader
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SOURCE POWER OF MOVEMENT

For further information: For further information: to RSVP or book interviews please contact: Shauna Simons, Nikki Gentles, Media Profile, shauna.simons@mediaprofile.com, nikki.gentles@mediaprofile.com, (416) 342-1841, (416) 342-1806, Shauna cell: (647) 502-4600, Nikki cell: (416) 737-6801

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