Ever since my mom was diagnosed with melanoma cancer a year and a half ago, I’ve become more sensitized to the disease. I find myself donating more to charities supporting cancer research and cancer patients than I did in the past.
Maybe that’s why when my yoga instructor told the class on Thursday that she was instructing a 2-hour Vinyasa Yoga Challenge on April 28 to raise funds for Rethink Breast Cancer and the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, I signed up even though I’m not at all certain I can chug through 2 hours of Vinyasa Yoga. :P
By registering, I had to commit to raising at least CAD$250 in the form of donations. I would definitely appreciate any support you can lend me… even if it’s just a few dollars! So, if you are interested in supporting the cause for which I’m going to pant and grunt through 2 hours of ‘power-yoga’, please visit my personal webpage at Rethink Breast Cancer. There are links on that webpage where you could find out where your money would go to. There’s also a meter there showing how much more money I have to raise in order to make my required target, and currently it’s at zero! :P
We’ve had some amazing weather in Toronto this weekend! Sunny and warm at 23 deg celcius, the sunglasses and capris have re-emerged onto Toronto streets! Zibin was here too, which made my weekend complete. A particular highlight for me was having authentic Mexican cuisine in Kensington Market (in a cantina that made me feel like I was back in Puerto Vallarta!) with a bunch of really cool and equally sun-starved, study/work-sick and food-loving friends.
While the gringas and chorizos could not compare to what I had in Mexico, they were still pretty good. (Wished I had known of such places when John was here!) And I had my first ever sip of a Margarita thanks to Wanting.
It was a sun-filled, food-filled, love-filled, and friend-filled weekend, and on top of that I also managed to get a fair bit of reading done! Now if I hadn’t needed to say good-bye to Zibin today and wait an entire month to see him again, it would have been a pretty perfect weekend… :)