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Lululemon and Black Mat Yoga welcomed The Jed Foundation (JED) to Nourish, a World Mental Health Day celebration at Arden in New York in October. As a recipient of Lululemon’s Here to Be partner grant, JED staff members were invited to attend an evening of mindfulness and showcase the power of strong, unified communities.
The Here to Be partner grant, which JED received in 2023, is awarded to nonprofit organizations that advance equity in wellness through strategies such as culturally sensitive content, community-driven solutions, and advocacy for systemic change.
JED Director of Community Giving Dr. Thea Zunick and Senior Director of Corporate Relations Katie Isaacs attended the event, joined by Eric Mosley, Lululemon Ambassador and founder of Black Mat Yoga, and Katina Terry Ujczo, Lululemon’s Northeast Senior Retail Director. Other Here to Be partners and mental health leaders came to the event, eager to connect over their groups’ shared missions.
The dinner was lighthearted, relaxing, and fun, but also highlighted how important it is for anyone working in mental health to take time for their own well-being too. The important work of supporting others can be done well only if the people behind it prioritize themselves and enjoy space with their communities.
JED wants to thank Lululemon and Black Mat Yoga for this opportunity to connect with other leaders in the mental health space and share an evening of camaraderie and wellness this World Mental Health Day.
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