Fundraising Prizes

Did you know the fundraising team that raises the most money for F&CS will win a spa party?
Neko Three Sixty will take the winning team "out of this world” in this fun and relaxing spa party.  Last years top team – We Kick Asana – took home the prize after raising almost $1200 for Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca. Our top team will be anounced during the program portion of the event. Will your team be the lucky ones to win a spa party this year? 

What if we don’t raise the most, do we still get a prize? 
Everyone coming to the event is given the prize of a healthy mind, body and soul, but any team that raises more than $100 per team member will also get to take home some personalized memorabilia courtesy of Dave Burbank Photography.

How do I sign up for a team?
That’s easy! When registering you will be given the option of creating a new team or joining an existing one.  If you have already registered as an individual but now want to join or form a team it isn’t too late. Just follow these easy steps:
(1) log back into give gab using the email you provided during registration,
(2) select the link that says “Toolkit”, then
(3) scroll down, look along the right column to where it says, “Your Team” then select to either join or create a team.

What if I don’t plan to attend?
You can still contribute to our cause and help someone you know increase their odds of winning the team prize, or the 3 individual prizes we have donated from Rasa Spa.  Just click right here to find out who has already registered and which teams and individuals are already raising the most money for Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca.

The Wellness Collective

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What is the Wellness Collective?

This year’s Peace of Mind event has exciting opportunities to learn and experience new healing methods in our “Wellness Collective”. Massage, reiki and acupuncture all promote healing through physical touch practices that serve to relax our minds and aid in the physical healing of our bodies. These practices also offer a relaxing complement our yoga practice to elevate your Peace of Mind experience.

In our wellness collective room, we will have stations for chair massage, acupuncture and reiki. Our massage section will be staffed by the Finger Lakes School of Massage students to help you relax and work out any muscle tightness you may have noticed during yoga. Ithaca Community Acupuncture founders and practitioners, Tim and Colleen Foley, will offer chair acupuncture and provide focused acupuncture on your body’s achy spots, and show you how acupuncture can also support healing from past traumatic life events. Local reiki practitioners will help channel and move energy also through touch, to activate the natural healing process and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Sounds great! How do I sign up?

Just go ahead and register for the “Wellness Collective” for the session of your choosing. Registering for the Wellness Collective saves your spot for one 10-15 minutes session with one of our practitioners. We’ll be in touch after you complete your registration to take you through the rest of the registration and reserve your spot in massage, acupuncture or reiki.

Wait, the wellness collective is a 15-minute session...what do I do while I wait for my next yoga breakout session?

Relax, take stock of what your body needs or how your thoughts have evolved while receiving your treatment. Make sure to re-hydrate and enjoy the snacks and refreshments available at the event. Connect with others and grow your wellness support team. Healing practices are an essential part of achieving optimal mental health and well-being – so is developing connections with like-minded people. These are the connections we all need in our lives when stress takes over and we lose sight of our health and wellness practices.


Anything else?

That just about covers the "Wellness Collective," now all you have to do is register.Remember, the event is on March 3rd, 2018 - from 9:00am to 2:15pm at Ithaca High School.

Community Yoga with Rachel Vervalin

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Rachel VerValin will be kicking off the event with a community yoga class and everyone is encouraged to attend. 


She will guide us through a series of postures and poses to wake up the body, create space, and tune in to the breath, body, and mind - preparing for the day ahead.

More than just a yoga teacher, Rachel has been intimately involved with this fundraiser since its inception. Last year, we moved her class to the beginning of the event and nearly 125 people gathered together to breath in and let loose. For those of you that haven’t taken a class with Rachel before, it’s more like letting loose and getting down as her funky flow guides us through a vinyasa class suitable to all levels.

When should I arrive?

Doors open at 8:45 am and Family & Children’s Service staff will be there to welcome you through registration. We will have a brief program beginning at 9:15 am and Rachel’s community yoga class will begin promptly at 9:30 am.

Did we mention Rasa Spa was a presenting sponsor?

Oh yeah, we’ll talk more about that during the brief program at 9:15 am when we also announce our fundraising champions and individual and team prizes of spa treats courtesy of Rasa.