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Posted on: May 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] “Lynn M. Bentley Memorial Walk, Talk and Yoga Event To Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project” Returns

Old Glory Flags and Flagpoles of Canton, MI, and Canton Leisure Services have joined forces to host “The Lynn M. Bentley Memorial Walk, Talk and Yoga Event To Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project,” with Dan Nevins on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Canton’s Heritage Park. This special fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will be held in Heritage Park, which is adjacent to the Canton Administration Building, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. Participants are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. for event day check-in or registration.  


This year’s event will begin at 9 a.m. with a one-mile warm-up walk around the scenic ponds of Heritage Park, which will lead into the inspirational yoga session with Dan Nevins, who has traveled the globe teaching and sharing the healing powers of yoga and purposeful thought. After the walk, participants of all ages and abilities can either choose to take part in the yoga session or just have coffee and listen to Nevins' inspiration talk.  

Dan Nevins is a motivational speaker and nationally recognized Wounded Warrior and a retired Staff Sergeant United States Army, who began his military career out of high school as a paratrooper stationed in Germany.  In November of 2004, an IED detonated beneath his vehicle during a combat mission in Iraq causing Nevins to suffer a traumatic brain injury as well as his left leg to be amputated below the knee.  After more than 30 surgeries, Nevins’ right leg was also amputated below the knee. Nevins credits the practice of yoga for turning his life around after losing his legs in Iraq. This professional speaker, who for over a decade, has shared an inspirational message of leadership, perseverance, resilience, and overcoming adversity with audiences around the globe, is also a certified Baptiste Yoga instructor. Nevins has also been featured on the CBS Evening News, as well as NBC News, detailing the benefits of yoga.

Nevins believes that yoga can help everyone, especially veterans returning home from service, and encourages all veterans to try yoga for its physical and emotional benefits. “My whole platform is for you to invite a veteran to yoga, because it just might save their life,” said Dan Nevins. “I became a yoga teacher because I knew first hand of the power it has to heal.”

“We’re hoping that a lot of people will take advantage of this unique opportunity to be inspired by this remarkable wounded warrior, who struggled with depression and turned to yoga for help, and who is now spreading his amazing message through events such as this fundraiser,” said Jane Keenan of Old Glory Flags of Canton.  “You don’t need to be a yoga enthusiast to be moved by this inspirational speaker. We encourage those who aren’t yoga practitioners to just come for the inspirational walk and talk, all of which is for a good cause.”

All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets are currently on sale now at; just search Dan Nevins. Tickets are currently $20 online and will be $25 the week of the event and $30 on-site the day of the event. Participants will receive a tax statement at the end of 2018 stating the portion of your donation that is tax deductible. Veterans will receive free admission to this event. Learn more about Dan Nevins’ incredible story at

For additional information about the “Lynn M. Bentley Memorial Walk, Talk and Yoga Event To Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project,” visit or call 734/394-5360.

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