Students are able to take part in a free yoga class on the green space between the Klotsche Center and Sandburg Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 11 to support healthy lifestyle choices and breast cancer prevention, through Susan G Komen Southeast® and UW-Milwaukee
Thi.s event will be free to students and the general public, and will take place on Study Day. All participants are encouraged to wear pink in honor of breast cancer and to bring their own yoga mats or towels. The class will be taught by two different instructors, UW-Milwaukee yoga instructor, Mary Ellen Metzendorf, and breast cancer survivor, Amelia Coffaro.
Students are encouraged to learn about breast health through Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure before and after the event. Norris Health Center will also be open for free breast examinations.
Kohl’s Conversation for the Cure is looking towards working with young people when it comes to developing healthy lifestyles and choices for their futures.
Amberlea Childs, the program manager for Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure, said, “We want to reinforce healthier lifestyle choices with younger generations.”
UW-Milwaukee and Susan G. Komen Southeast ® teamed up earlier this year for a four-week pilot program in Sandburg Hall. It was found that the students enjoyed the mind and body aspects of yoga, so Susan G. Komen Southeast ® and UW-Milwaukee will be teaming up again to put on the “Pink Yoga on the Green”, which will be open for the rest of campus and the community to encourage healthy living among young people.
“UWM is in our hometown,” said Childs, “and it’s a great place to start.”
To find out more about the event, the link for the Facebook event page is here.