The American Cancer Society's Spin for Hope is an indoor cycling fundraising event to benefit the Society's programs of cancer research, education, advocacy, and services.
Spin for Hope 2012 will be held primarily on Sunday, March 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. noon, at participating clubs throughout New England, including Answer is Fitness
Spin for Hope began in March 2005 with a goal of raising $30,000. That year, six clubs participated, (Boston Athletic Club, Beverly Athletic Club, Manchester Athletic Club, Orchard Hills Athletic Club, Wayside Racquet & Swim, and Worcester Fitness) and raised $115,000 via online donations, cash/check donations, and corporate sponsorships. By 2011, the event grew to nearly 50 clubs in New England and has raised over $1.5 million.
Registration and Event Information
Participants register online and pay the $25 non-refundable registration fee (not included in the recommended fundraising minimum) to participate. All participants in the American Cancer Society’s Spin for Hope event need to register as either a team captain or team member, even if planning on spinning the full three hours individually. This is the only way to accurately track the need for bikes at each club. Those who register by midnight on Sunday, February 12 will receive a special Spin for Hope registration gift.
Participants may register as a one person team and reserve their own bike. Individuals registering to cycle the entire three hours should strive to raise at least $300.
Participants can also choose to share a bike with up to 2 other members and split up the three hours. Those registering to share a bike should aim to raise $100 each. A non-refundable $25 registration fee applies per participant.
Clubs that host Spin for Hope will be listed on this Web site and local/regional publicity/media releases. Each club will also be given an event banner as well as a supply of posters and brochures to help spread the word on their participation.
Survivors are honored guests at all American Cancer Society events.
Volunteers need to be recruited by each club to plan the event, help recruit instructors, participants and survivors, solicit local businesses for sponsorships (both financial and raffle/giveaway items, food, etc.), manage the logistics on the day of the event, and other entertainment/activities that the club may want to offer. Volunteers are responsible for making sure people are having fun!
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