Bikram Yoga Lower East Side Fundraiser for Japan Relief

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 at 11:45 am by

Words, pictures, and even video can’t fully capture the enormity of the tragedy transpiring in Japan right now.  Just a complete disaster in every sense of the word.  Bikram Yoga Lower East Side (BYLES) is one local organization chipping in cash for the relief effort.

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[Photo Credit: Daily News]

Apparently BYLES was personally affected, as student Akiko is stranded in Sendai City, an area that suffered significantly in the quake-tsunami-radiation three-punch.  The best way to help Akiko is donating to the Japan Society.  In addition, BYLES will contribute $1 to the fund for every Facebook page like it receives in the next week.

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More info below:

We are so sad to learn that our friend Akiko, a Bikram Yoga Lower East Side student and friend, is a victim of the earthquakes in Japan. Akiko is in Sendai City, an area that suffered some of the worst outcomes of the earthquakes. She and her family feel very lucky to have survived, but they are living without water, food and electricity. She and her family are not allowed to leave the house because of the nuclear radiation alert.

We have been advised that the best way to help Akiko is by donating to the Relief Fund organized by the Japan Society.

For the next week, BYLES will donate $1 to the Japan Society each time a new fan “Likes”  our Facebook page.

Just click this

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button, and you will help.

You can also make a donation at the front desk – just look for the hot pink bucket.
Thank you for your compassion.

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