This month, YogaCAN 2020 will feature live-streamed yoga and connect the community in support of families battling cancer, with weekly virtual events scheduled for each Monday at 6:00p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the annual YogaCAN event has raised nearly $400,000 for local families in need of financial assistance during cancer treatment. According to YogaCAN 2020 Co-chair Lisa Dimond, the event was originally scheduled for April but was postponed due to the pandemic.

“Cancer, however, did not shut down and the need is greater than ever,” said Dimond, who has co-chaired the event for the last two years. “Joel Waltzer, the founder of YogaCAN, and myself, along with dedicated supporters of Cancer Alliance of Naples, knew we needed to do something innovative to raise the desperately-needed funds which provide services and monetary assistance to families and cancer patients in Collier and Lee County.”

“Our annual event, though it looks a bit different this year, offers great opportunities for locals to support our local cancer charitable organization while also supporting local businesses,” added Dimond.

The weekly schedule is designed to allow attendees to participate from the comfort of their homes, with livestream power flow yoga led by Southwest Florida’s most respected instructors.

Each week’s event will feature a different instructor:

· Oct. 5 – YogaCAN Founder Joel Waltzer

· Oct. 12 – Yoga House Owner Gus Komninos

· Oct. 19 – Baptiste Yoga Guru Leandra Antonutti

· Oct. 26 – Practice Yoga Instructor and cancer survivor Magge Camuti.

Attendees can purchase individual Monday sessions for $25 each or select all four Monday sessions for $80.

In addition, YogaCAN 2020 will feature an online silent auction including items donated from local businesses. The online silent auction begins on October 24 at 8:00a.m., and the bidding will close at noon on October 31.

All proceeds from YogaCAN events benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples, an inspiring local organization whose mission is to offer non-medical financial support to families battling cancer. CAN provides financial aid, resources, and support to help cancer patients and their families avoid eviction, ensure utilities stay on, provide gas and food cards, and other needs-based assistance during cancer treatment.

To register for yoga and the online auction, text yogacan2020 – to 76278 or visit or

About YogaCAN

YogaCAN is an annual philanthropy event benefitting the Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN), founded seven years ago by Joel Waltzer and his late wife Jane. Beginning as JaneCAN, the event was originally created as an opportunity for family, friends, and community to support Jane and raise money for the Cancer Alliance of Naples. Following Jane’s passing, her legacy lives on through YogaCAN events.

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