After 20 incredible years, we are ending Reach & Raise - our signature fundraising event, to envision a new path forward. The world has changed in the way we gather, communicate, and connect with each other. It is time for us to change some of the ways we gather to support our community.
We are so grateful for all the participants, donors, sponsors, partners, and community members that have supported this event over the years. We thank award-winning yoga instructor, creativity coach, and mindfulness leader Jennifer Schelter, who has been the visionary behind this event, Yvette Pecoraro, our chant artist and songwriter, and the dedicated staff and board of Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
Reach & Raise became an annual event held on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2001. Thousands of people have shared this yoga practice, coming together towards a common purpose of raising awareness and funds to support the work of Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Since its founding, more than 20,000 people from across the country have raised more than $4,000,000 in support of this resilient community.
During 2022, we will be designing a new signature fundraising event that reflects these changes. And in 2023, we will launch this new event that will connect participants from across the United States and honor the many ways people experience breast cancer.
As we make plans for our new event, we will be creating meaningful, personalized “do-it-yourself" fundraising events for 2022. We encourage you to learn more and get involved to make a difference.
About Reach & Raise 2021
LBBC held the 20th anniversary of Reach & Raise on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
The day featured inspiring stories from our breast cancer community, an empowering all-levels yoga practice, music, and much more. At the center of Reach & Raise is a powerful yoga practice that unites our community in support of those diagnosed with breast cancer. We honor and celebrate their resilience and raise funds to provide knowledge and connection.
This event was a hybrid event. We were approved by the City of Philadelphia Health Department to have a limited number of people join us in person. We also broadcasted live from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Jennifer Schelter’s mission is to support your personal and professional goals through focusing on self-acceptance, creativity, and peace. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience as a creative leader, has been named “Best of Philly” multiple times by Philadelphia Magazine, and is the co-founder of Reach & Raise. She is honored to help others tap into their creativity, courage, and self-acceptance to reach their goals and dreams.Read full bio
Yvette Pecoraro is a celebrated songwriter, chant artist, and vocal/mantra coach. Her music and chanting open the gates within the heart, allowing for the divine within to shine. Yvette has a unique way of blending traditional eastern music with western popular melody, peaking energetic waves of mantra with spontaneous vocal harmony, spiraling sound, and song.Read full bio
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