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BRG Foundation Hosts Yoga Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Patients

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Baton Rouge General Foundation will host a yoga fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, with funds supporting cancer patients facing the financial burden that comes with treatment. The “Together with Yoga” event was created by Felicia Dart, a grateful patient of Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center.

The fundraiser will take place at Leela Yoga Lifestyle, at 7215 Highland Rd., from 9-11 a.m. Inspired and spearheaded by Dart, the event benefits a new Humanitarian Fund at Pennington Cancer Center. As a cancer survivor herself, Dart was looking for a way to help patients in need.

“Almost five years ago, I found out I had a very rare cancer—mesothelioma of the pelvis – and once I could take in all that was happening to me, I found myself alone in my hospital room,” Dart said. “I thought about how lucky I was that I had all I needed to care for myself, but what stuck with me the most was thinking of those who may be faced with the decision of paying their bills or fighting for their lives.”

Dart started talking to her doctors about how she could donate to patients who were struggling to pay their bills, and they connected her with the Baton Rouge General Foundation.

Together with Yoga will consist of an hour-long, all-level Vinyasa flow, as well as refreshments and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.