Work out for a cause Ostomy Awareness

When: Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Where: 814 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702

Register below and Pay at the door: $10
*Cash or Check made out to Kvell

Register Here!

  • Work out
  • have fun
  • give back
  • What is it?Every month Kvell facilitates a 45-minute total body workout to raise funds for a charitable Boise organization or cause. Kvell writes a check to the organization for 100% of the proceeds made from ticket purchases for the workout.
  • What to Expect.These workouts are fun, invigorating, and a great way to give to the community while also getting fit.

Come join us at our next Workout for a Cause! Benefiting the United Ostomy Associations of America.

What is an ostomy? An ostomy is a type of surgery that creates an opening (stoma) on the abdomen that allows for the removal of bodily waste into a ‘pouch’ or ‘ostomy bag.’ outside the body. Why do some people have an ostomy? An ostomy-placing surgery occurs when a person has lost the normal function of digestive, or urinary systems due to birth defects, cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, trauma (such as a military service injury or accident), and other medical conditions.

How many people have an ostomy?

At least 750,000 Americans of all ages live with an ostomy according to United Ostomy Associations of America.

Why raise awareness?

Many people still choose to not have this lifesaving surgery due to fear or stigma. Education is key in making people aware that with the proper support those living with an ostomy can live full and productive lives.

What does the United Ostomy Associations of America do? The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports, empowers, and advocates for people who have had or who will have ostomy or continent diversion surgery. UOAA promotes quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy and collaboration. UOAA also unifies and strengthens its affiliated support groups, which are organized for the benefit of people who have, or will have intestinal or urinary diversions and their caregivers.

Time and Location
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Where: 814 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702

    Register below and Pay at the door: $10
    *Cash or Check made out to Kvell

    Register Here!