EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2014
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 31, 2014
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Apr 16, 2014
Why Give to the Y?
Six years ago an oncologist told Kathy she had less than five years to live. Determined to prove her doctor wrong – she fought back with an aggressive treatment plan. The treatment left Kathy physically weak and struggling financially. On a subsequent visit to her oncologist, her doctor referred Kathy to the Livestrong at the YMCA program at the Jim and Heather Gills YMCA. As part of the Ys commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with specially trained Y staff to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self esteem. Kathy worked hard throughout the program to increase her strength and stamina in the hopes that she will continue to persevere in her fight to beat the disease. Pictured at the right is Kathy at her Livestrong at the YMCA class graduation – climbing the rock wall in a show of her newfound strength.
The program is funded solely by community support and is offered to participants free of charge. In addition to the countless programs and opportunities offered to the community at no cost- in 2013, the YMCA of Greater St Petersburg gave out over $800,000 in scholarship assistance to help members of our community live healthier lives. The more we raise, the more we serve. Give. And do so much more.
WHAT IS SPIN-A-RAMA?
Spin-A-Rama is a fun, competitive spinning event which lasts for 9 hours and there are a variety of ways you can join the fun! You can ride independently, or as part of a 3 person team, or on a multi-person team! Competitive spinning event designed to raise awareness & donations for the YMCA Annual Campaign in support of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Program at the Jim and Heather Gills YMCA.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Spin-A-Rama is a fun, competitive spinning event which lasts for 9 hours and there are a variety of ways you can join the fun! You can ride independently, or as part of a 3 person team, or on a multi-person team!
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Ride for the Cause! Register with Member Services, speak with your favorite spin instructor, or contact Jacqui Frehling - to learn how you can ride independently, or as part of a team, to help raise money for your YMCA. Each participant is urged to make a $20 donation for the 2014 YMCA Annual Campaign and asked to raise additional as an individual or as part of a team goal.
WHEN IS IT?
April 12, 2014, 8am - 5pm
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Not only will you be making a difference in your community, you will also enjoy a day full of fun, food and fitness. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual that raises the most donations as well as the team that burns the most calories!
For More Information Contact Jacqui Frehling: firstname.lastname@example.org | 727.328.9622