Yoga Event to Raise Funds for Local Cancer Patient Care

Annual Yoga on the Lawn event promises fun, exercise and relaxation


(Baton Rouge) Bring your yoga mats, appetite and zen as Yoglates II South hosts the 3rd annual Yoga on the Lawn, June 9 at Lipsey’s, 7277 Exchequer Drive from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include a relaxing yoga class led by Yoglates II South, food bites by Ruffino’s, ice cream by Red River Bank and beer provided by Mockler Beverage Company. Free skin cancer screenings will be provided by Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and all proceeds benefit the cancer care organization.

April Hill, one of the founders of the event and owner of Yoglates II South, is passionate about Yoga on the Lawn’s impact in the community.

“What’s so great about this event is that we’re able to introduce people to yoga and help raise funds that will directly support cancer patients and their families locally,” said Hill. “My dear friend and fellow Yoglates instructor Tanie Bush received incredible care from the Cancer Center and it is an honor to host this event for her and all of those affected by cancer in our community.”

Tickets for Yoga on the Lawn are $40 prior to the event and $50 at the door. A limited number of VIP spots are available for $100. You can also sign up ten of your friends or family as a team and showcase your spirit with T-shirts, props or other fun ways to show unity in the fight against cancer.

Proceeds from Yoga on the Lawn will help transform cancer care by advancing prevention, research, survivorship, innovation, teamwork and patient assistance at the Cancer Center.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit or contact our events team at


About Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
As a premier destination for cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the most advance technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. MBP-OLOL provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program, extensive supportive care services and is the first  facility in the Gulf South to offer  the revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife®Icon™. The American College of Surgeons has named MBP-OLOL a recipient of its prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award for three consecutive survey cycles. As a nonprofit organization, donor generosity is essential to sustaining the mission of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer for so many throughout Southeast Louisiana and beyond. For more information on MBP-OLOL, and how you can become involved, please visit