24 Hours of Booty is a 24-hour cycling event series that increases public awareness, funds, and support for LIVESTRONG and local cancer organizations. Since its inception in 2002, this non-profit organization has seen over 13,000 riders raise more than 15 million dollars to help fight cancer. The 24 Hours of Booty organization works hard to grow participation and fundraising by increasing the number of quality events held in communities worldwide. Although the organization is headquartered in Charlotte and started here, there are now 24 Hours of Booty events in Indianapolis and Columbia. A 24 Hours of Booty event brings together cyclists of all abilities and unites people who are passionate about fighting cancer. Held on a traffic-free loop, 24 Hours of Booty raises vital funds for local and national cancer charities. Local organizations include the Levine Cancer Institute, Wind River Cancer & Wellness Retreat Center (a prior Be Good karma partner), GoJenGo Foundation, and Keep Pounding Foundation.
Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), (also known as Buddhi Yoga) or the “discipline of action” is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. Of the four paths to realization, Karma Yoga is the science of achieving perfection in action. Selfless action and service to others are emphasized in this type of yoga. Karma Yoga is selfless service unto humanity. If you have a favorite charity, that you would like to see Be Yoga feature, please email Michelle Seymour, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know how you can help? Here’s how:
Volunteer – Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the event. If you have time to give, please take a look at the volunteer opportunities here: http://www.24hoursofbooty.org/events/charlotte/volunteer/
More details to come!
Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood is home to the original Booty Loop. In partnership with presenting sponsor, Levine Cancer Institute, 24 Hours of Booty Charlotte will celebrate its 14th year and host 1,200 riders who will raise more than a million dollars for cancer research and survivorship. This year the event will be held from 7pm on Friday July 29th to 7pm on Saturday July 30th. Riders fundraise and can ride as much or as little as they want during the event. The simple joy of riding a bike, listening and sharing stories about why others ride, and having the feeling of community and power is a special thing indeed, whether a cyclist or not. For more information, here is the 24 Hours of Booty website – http://www.24hoursofbooty.org. There’s also still time to sign up to ride or volunteer.
It’s summer! Even if you didn’t have a calendar you would know summer is in full force in our community because of the many outdoor events taking advantage of the longer days and easygoing, good feeling in the air. One of these outdoor events this month just happens to be our karma yoga partner for July and August! We’re excited to be partnering with the 24 Hours of Booty organization again and eager to support their mission of integrating cancer fundraising and cycling to engage communities in support of cancer research and programs.
A 24 Hours of Booty event brings together cyclists of all abilities and unites people who are passionate about fighting cancer. Held on a traffic-free loop, 24 Hours of Booty raises vital funds for local and national cancer charities. Local organizations include the Levine Cancer Institute, Wind River Cancer & Wellness Retreat Center (a prior Be Good karma partner), GoJenGo Foundation, and Keep Pounding Foundation.