On Friday, March 15th, 2013 our beloved teacher Caitlin Marcoux was diagnosed with Stage 2a invasive ductal carcinoma aka breast cancer.
She will be beginning an aggressive treatment regiment the week of March 25th & is looking at 14 weeks of chemotherapy, then a bi-lateral mastectomy, then two more additional rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and reconstruction. She will be back and forth between Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Mass General Hospital in Boston for chemotherapy. As of March 25th, she will take a hiatus from teaching a number of her regularly scheduled classes in order to focus all her energies on her health and recovery, but will continue to teach both Sunday morning’s Vinyasa Flow class and has moved her signature Dynamic Flow from Mondays to Tuesday evenings – which she hope to continue to teach throughout her cancer treatment. ALL studio “seva” & community class donations will go toward her medical and living expenses and will help support her family.
Caitlin has been blogging updates and articles about her experience as a breast cancer ninja on her website. We encourage you to share her story with other cancer ninjas, survivors and caregivers. Additionally, please visit The Caitlin Marcoux Charitable Fund, where you can make a financial contribution and/or SignUpGenius, where you can sign up to make a dinner for the family, or provide childcare for Caitlin’s son Griffin on a day she might not be feeling well. If you prefer to donate to Caitlin’s campaign by check, please make it out to the “Caitlin Marcoux Charitable Fund” and leave it here in our “seva” jar.We also have a non-yoga oriented celebration in the works for late June, so stay tuned for more info!
As she faces the most challenging campaign of her life, it goes without saying, that she needs all of our support, in whatever way we can. So please reach out and send her your strength, love, thoughts and prayers for healing. We cannot underestimate the collective power and positive vibrations that we, as a close-knit community, can generate!
Here’s to Caitlin. . . woman, yoga teacher, colleague, massage therapist, friend, mentor, lover, mother, sister, daughter, inspiration, lover of life &. . . CANCER SURVIVOR!