Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The First Annual NYC Spin-a-Thon to benefit The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care

Cancer. Probably one of the scariest words that a doctor can utter.  It seems like cancer diagnoses are all around us, doesn't it?  I've personally been lucky enough to have very few relatives that have battled cancer, but lately it seems like more and more friends are being diagnosed with various cancers, and at younger and younger ages. I pray that cures for these terrible diseases are found soon.  Too many lives are cut short and too many people lose loved ones.

I received some information today about an event going on to raise money for The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care. The event is this Saturday, October 30th, and it's called the First Annual NYC Spin-a-Thon. Here's some information on the Spin-a-Thon and the Center for Cancer Care:
Twenty-five cyclists will face the challenge of completing four consecutive 35-minute spin classes and one Pilates class at four separate New York Sports Club fitness centers throughout Soho and Greenwich Village.  True to the cycling theme, rickshaw-bicycles will transport the participants between locations.

All monies raised will be donated to the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care, in Harlem, New York. The center has been providing advanced cancer screening and treatment programs for the surrounding community since 2003. The Center performs screening and diagnostic procedures including ambulatory colonoscopies and endoscopies free of charge or at reduced costs to uninsured or underinsured individuals.

The event has taken place successfully for the past five years on Long Island and has generated more than $60,000 in donations. This year’s event will be the first of its kind in Manhattan. Our goal for this NYC event is to raise more than $10,000 in donations. The event has been generously sponsored by New York Sports Club, ZICO, and Ice-Qube.
I'm tired just thinking about all that exercise! Best of luck to the participants! If you'd like more information or would like to make a donation, email Michael Sloyer at

Disclosure: I will be receiving a gift bag as thanks for my time in writing this post. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.