Each year, the event also recognizes special honorees of the year. This year, they chose individuals who have been in the center since the beginning (or very near the beginning!) to be the honorees.
The event Music Heals the Soul is a fun filled night of musical performances and exciting auctions. Proceeds benefit integrative oncology research and help to provide educational programs to the cancer community at the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The evening also includes a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and complementary therapies from the Zakim Center, which offers integrative therapies such as massage, acupuncture, Tai Chi and qigong.
This year we also added musical guest Erich Bergen from the movie Jersey Boys.
This year, the Zakim center honored some of the people that have been with the center for many years. And some even, such as your humble mind-body blogger, which have been working with these programs even before the center started, and were lucky enough to witness and be a part of history during the creation of the center.
The Zakim Bridge
Many people ask me, “Is the bridge in Boston, the Zakim bridge, named after Lenny?”
Yes! it was named after Lenny, Leonard Zakim, who was a civic leader and a civil right activist who championed “building bridges between peoples”.
For those of you that do not know, I am actually a Zakim as well, from my mother side by Professor Zichria Zakay Rones.
Next week I will tell you the meaning of the Zakim name, as well as the story of how the name originated and the prayer that was specially created for the Zakim family. Make sure you are tuning in!
And as usual, happy stretching, deep breathing, empty your mind, strengthen your energetic system, and evoke your spirit!