Media Advisory: Mason Gordon, Age 11 Inoperable Cancer, Seattle Children’s Patient, Support Fundraiser June 10

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MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact:
Gail Benzler
206.250.0027
Public Contact:
Tiffany Thompson
Get Zen Hot Yoga
Get Zen Hot Yoga Wants to Make a Difference in the Life of a Boy with Inoperable Cancer
Flow in the Dark Fundraiser June 10 in Bellevue Supports Family in Need
Who
Tiffany Thompson and Get Zen Hot Yoga, Eastgate
What
Flow in the Dark
A Special Fundraiser Benefitting Mason’s Hope (Mason Gordon)
Battling Childhood Cancer
Special appearance by BMW and Pro3 Racing Driver Jason Meir (Bellevue resident) and Mason Gordon
$25 suggested donation
Highlighting struggle of single mom and family to make ends meet when caring for sick child means taking extended unpaid leave from work.
Where
Get Zen Hot Yoga, Eastgate
15100 SE 38th St, #302, Bellevue, Wash. 98006
When
Friday, June 10
Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Flow in the Dark 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 9 – Get Zen Hot Yoga and the Bellevue yoga community are coming together in support of Mason Gordon with a special yoga event, Flow in the Dark, on Friday, June 10. Mason, just 11 years old, has inoperable brain cancer. His mother, Lindsey, is a single working mother trying to make ends meet and provide essential needs for Mason. Every time Mason enters the hospital, needs treatment or must stay home from school, it means unpaid time off of work for Lindsey, and that puts a significant financial strain on the family.
Tiffany Thompson, owner of Get Zen Hot Yoga has put together a very special fundraising event, Flow in the Dark, in support of Mason and his family.
Flow in the Dark is a unique glow-in-the-dark yoga experience, practiced under neon and black lights with rhythmic music. The session will be led by well-known yoga instructor Kevin Ng.
“Our yoga studios are based on a belief that kindness matters and as such, when a member of our community needs help, that’s exactly what I believe community should do,” says Get Zen Hot Yoga’s Tiffany Thompson. “This single mom of two really needs our community to rally around her help eliminate some of the financial stress that she is under.”
All proceeds from the event will benefit Mason’s Hope in support of his care and essential needs.
About Mason
Mason Gordon was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer on June 20, 2012. The tumor is embedded in his optical nerve, surrounding his basilar artery and resting on top of his pituitary gland. Mason has good days and difficult moments and is receiving the very best of care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Since his diagnosis, he has had numerous chemotherapy treatments and has endured eight surgeries just in the past year. Just this week, it was determined that his tumor is growing and experimental chemotherapy has been undertaken. Still, Mason and his family remain positive.
Lindsey Gordon, Mason’s mother is a single working woman struggling to make ends meet. Although Mason’s treatment is covered by insurance, Lindsey must take unpaid time off from work to care for him. Things like rent, utilities, clothing, food and other essential needs are hard to come by.
That is why Get Zen and the yoga community are coming together to support Mason. 
Thompson is passionate. “We stand together, we help one another and we help hold one another up when needed. Together, we can make a difference.”
To get involved, visit getzenyoga.com and connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Use hashtag #KindnessMatters and the special #ThumbsUpForMason (for thumbs up photos for Mason).
For editors:
Flow in the Dark
A Very Special Fundraiser for Mason’s Hope
Friday, June 10. Doors open at 7:45 p.m., Flow in the Dark session: 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
All levels welcome
Get Zen Hot Yoga
15100 SE 38th St, #302, Bellevue, Wash. 98006
Suggested donation: $25
Interview opportunity: Mason Gordon and Lindsey Gordon, along with Tiffany Thompson, owner of Get Zen Hot Yoga. Images available. Contact Gail Benzler at gail@gailbenzlerpr.com.
Find out more about Mason’s Hope on Facebook and GoFundMe in support of Mason and his family.
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About Get Zen Hot Yoga
Founded in December 2011, Get Zen Hot Yoga’s mission is to achieve well-being through active yoga practice while promoting kindness and love to all beings. Now with two studios in Bellevue, Wash., Get Zen, which was voted in 2014 as the #1 yoga studio in King County, has expanded with a new yoga activewear line of comfortable, on-the-go clothing for women and men. The studio offers yoga classes for anyone, kids through adults. Visit getzenyoga.com and getzenclothing.com.
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