Today is Global Wellness Day!

GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Cities, Tourism Boards & Hotels in 100 Countries to Celebrate with Free Wellness Activities

One day can change your whole life!

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ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, June 10, 2017 will mark the sixth annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) celebration and the third time the special day is being celebrated around the world. With a mantra of "One Day Can Change Your Whole Life," Turkish founder and cancer survivor, Belgin Aksoy Berkin, has inspired an international network of over 85 Global Wellness Day Ambassadors, 3 Advisors & 21 Key Supports to organize complimentary wellness events in over 4,000 locations in 100 countries this year. Aksoy Berkin's idea from the beginning was that wellness is not a luxury but the inherent right of every individual and she works hard to ensure that #GlobalWellnessDay events will never be commercial and are free and open to the public.

Global Wellness Day's simple but effective pink paddles saying "I SAY YES TO WELLNESS" have become synonymous with the day and its good living manifesto is simple and clear.

Global Wellness Day Celebration Around The World
Complimentary wellness activities – like Zumba, yoga, Pilates, dance, hiking, nutrition workshops, breathing, laughter, and art – will be organized in communities as small as Whitefish, Montana and Imperial Beach, CA as remote as jungle communities in Thailand and as pristine as an oceanfront promenade in Tel Aviv. From senior centers in the Netherlands to orphanages in Brazil, people of all ages will experience the difference one day can make to inspire healthy change in the world.

International governmental institutions, mayors, associations and hotel and spa companies like Four Seasons, Fairmont, Mandarin Oriental, SIX SENSES, Marriott, Accor, Hilton, Red Door & Blu continue to rally in support of GWD in places like India, Ireland, Nigeria, Mexico, Costa Rica, Aruba, France, the U.S., Canada, Hungary, Japan, Turkey and Serbia.

"Our ambassadors have done such an amazing job over the past three years," says founder, Aksoy Berkin, "that this year we are able to expand our focus to include the goals of spreading a message of happiness, kindness, gratitude and mindfulness, often now in underserved communities. We are also seeing an emphasis on reaching out especially to children, which continues to give me hope for the future.

My goal is to have GWD included on the official calendar of the United Nations," Aksoy Berkin adds, "since it will be a real catalyst for international awareness."

SOURCE Global Wellness Day

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