If you ask people who have achieved any kind of success who their biggest inspiration was, or who has had the most profound influence when it came to success in their life, you might find a majority would say it was their mother.
For OnTrac Corporate Account Manager Nina Hegyi, that answer is always bittersweet.
“I lost my Mom when I was young and was robbed of so many lessons and too many years of celebrating her,” she said. “So, that’s the bitter part.”
But here is the sweet part – in that time, Hegyi’s mom was able to pass on some knowledge.
“She did a lot in the little time she had,” Hegyi said. “Even though my Mom did not have a long time to download all her knowledge to me she did pass on a wealth of wisdom that has helped me in so many ways to become successful.”
One of those is her willingness to volunteer, to give back and to continue fighting for the cure to a disease that took her mother too soon.
For the last four years, the City of Hope has hosted Yoga for Hope, an event that brings together yoga beginners and experts to raise awareness of the benefits of yoga for patients with life-threatening illnesses.
This year, Hegyi, and team Delivering Hope, will come together to raise money and participate in the Yoga for Hope event held on June 7 at Petco Park in San Diego.
“For us, this is personal,” she said. “And for so many others like us, it’s personal too. You just feel powerless when a loved one gets a horrible disease. You feel powerless and hopeless when they are taken away. And they are always taken away too soon.”
Hegyi has been on the Women’s Council for City of Hope for 10 years and the OnTrac team, Delivering Hope, will be fundraising in the area and donating funds to support the event.
Additionally, Delivering Hope partnered with Bella Body Boutique to host Beading Cancer last month, an evening of beading fun and fundraising for Yoga for Hope.
For more information on the Yoga for Hope event, visit http://www.cityofhope.org/yoga-for-hope. Or to donate to the City of Hope, http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org/site/TR/YogaforHope/General?team_id=42491&pg=team&fr_id=2040