Boost Juice founder and TV personality Janine Allis is set to give women in need a boost through Share the Dignity’s inaugural national yoga event, Yoga4Dignity.

Allis will host a yoga class on Saturday 2 September as part of the national fundraiser to help women access basic sanitary items they would otherwise go without.  Hundreds of yoga classes will be held nationwide at 8am on the first weekend of Spring. The goal is to have 48,000 participants – one for every homeless woman in Australia. Yoga teachers and participants are encouraged to register to participate at www.sharethedignity.com.au/yoga4dignity.

Speaking on the charity event, Allis said: “Yoga has been transformative for me, it has helped me grow as a person, be empowered and feel the healthiest and strongest I have ever felt.

“I cannot think of a better way to unite Australians to raise funds and demonstrate our support for the many women and girls who are doing it tough. I am thrilled to be part of this event.”

Proceeds from Yoga4Dignity will go towards installing more ‘dignity vending machines’ in low-socioeconomic areas and schools. In an Australian first, the machines dispense a free ‘period pack’ containing two pads and six tampons – enough to manage one day of menstrual flow. Packs will be dispensed through the touch of a button up to every ten minutes.  Each vending machine costs $9,000 to create and install. The goal of Yoga4Dignity is to raise enough funds to install a further 100 or more machines nationwide.

Share the Dignity founder, Rochelle Courtney commented on the charity and its inaugural yoga event: “Our mission is to enable and empower all Australian women and children to have the dignity they deserve.

“We are thrilled to have Janine onboard as an ambassador given her position as a role model for so many women and girls.”

To book a spot at Janine’s class in Melbourne, or your local event, go to www.sharethedignity.com.au/yoga4dignity.

For Further information please contact

Rochelle Courtenay
Founder – Share the Dignity

rochelle@sharethedignity.com.au
0488 132 774

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Rochelle Courtenay

Early in 2015, an article by Mia Freedman published on Mamamia caught our attention.

We were shocked to learn that in Australia many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period.

For these vulnerable and at risk women, each month brought a shameful and traumatic experience, suffering indignities such as having to clean themselves in public toilets and use paper towels or newspaper to create makeshift sanitary pads.

Reading it from the comfort of our homes, with the knowledge that many Australian women couldn’t take hygiene for granted during menstruation, we knew we couldn’t allow it to continue.

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