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About Core Compassion Project

Core Compassion Project strengthens the body, mind, and spirit through post-rehabilitative Pilates. We seek to help restore strength and mobility in a setting that offers a time to heal mentally and physically.

Breast Cancer survivors are faced with many challenges. Core Compassion believes no one should have to fight these challenges alone. The Core Compassion Project comes alongside those personally affected to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul.

Physically, radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are extremely rough on the body. According to the American Cancer Institute, fatigue is one of the most common and distressing side effects of cancer and its treatment.

Emotionally, cancer can cause one to experience feelings of sadness and fear. The effects can be so paralyzing that it sometimes leaves one unable to perform a regular, daily routine. Exercise is important for everyone, even cancer survivors, so it is crucial to slowly build a fitness regime after cancer to restore good health.

Core Compassion Project provides Pilates scholarships to breast cancer survivors. Every $500 we collect provides one survivor 10 private sessions with a qualified and approved Pilates Instructor who will create a program specific to the recipient’s needs with a goal of encouraging them to gain strength physically and mentally.

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Board of Directors

Jill Hinson
Executive Director

Jill Hinson, a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and Cancer Exercise Specialist, is the owner of Core Studio Pilates and Yoga, and is proud serve as Executive Director of Core Compassion Project.

Jordan Griffin

Jordan is an associate attorney at Stepp Law Group, PLLC in Monroe, North Carolina, and acts as the president of the Core Compassion Project Board of Directors.

Leslie Gaylord

Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Treasurer for Core Compassion Project. She is a breast cancer survivor who has experienced firsthand the physical and emotional benefits that Pilates can bring to post-cancer rehabilitation.

Sarah Sawtelle
Scholarship Coordinator

Sarah Sawtelle is a Core Compassion instructor, and serves on the Board of Directors as Scholarship Coordinator. She is aSTOTT PILATES® and PAI trained instructor, a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, and has practiced Pilates for over 15 years.

Linda Gaura

After being with Core Studios for 6 years and a part of all of the Girls Night Out events, Linda was looking for a way to get involved and give back.

Amanda Eaton

Amanda is Vice President and owner of Carolina Inspection Services, Inc. She serves on the Core Compaasion Project board has served as chair and co-chair for the project’s annual fundraiser Girls Night Out.

Susan Rackcliff
Board Member

Susan is a recipient of a Core Compassion Project Scholarship, her cancer journey began in 2012. She knows firsthand the impact cancer has to your body mind and soul. Her desire to recover is fueled by her two children Benjamin and Gracie.

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