Spin For Life at Hope Blooms

May 11, 2019

Every year, the Calgary office of the Canadian Cancer Society uses their “Hope Blooms” event to say thank-you to some of their biggest supporters, sponsors, and volunteers. As an added bonus this year they also introduced and featured Spin For Life. Attendees heard from our Sponsorship Committee Chairperson, Eric Bennett, and were the first to see the premiere of a Spin For Life promotional video.

We’re grateful to everyone from our Sponsorship Committee that was able to attend and answer questions from the guests. Thanks as well to RocketHouse, the creators and producers of Spin For Life, for having people on hand to help spread the word.

It’s always exciting to share the scope of Spin For Life with new people. They start to get just as excited as we are.

If you’re ready to start your own fundraising campaign for your own hour on a bike on October 17, 2020, then click here to register.

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Inclusive

Spin For Life values inclusion and removing barriers to entry for participation; any skill level, beginner to pro, is encouraged to join. There’s no need for any special equipment or gear – alongside 180 spin bikes, Spin For Life is equipped with low-impact floor and arm pedal machines. Spinners are in a controlled indoor environment where the risk is low, medical support is always close-at-hand, and the weather won’t affect the experience. Our participants’ physical and fundraising commitments are also designed to be manageable challenges: one hour of sweat with a minimum $1,000 raised for charity.

Impactful

Thanks to our growing list of like-minded sponsors and patrons, 100% of donations stay with the Canadian Cancer Society. With each event, Spin For Life aims to raise a minimum of $1.44 million with new host cities being added every year for a ten year goal of $180 million. Tax receiptable donations can be allocated to any of three categories: Clinical Trials, Wheels of Hope, or the Alberta Cancer Research Fund (which was specially created to be funded by Spin For Life). Even in our first year, we are aiming to break the World Record for most money raised with a static cycling event.

Immersive

Over the course of eight hours, our Spinners will collectively ride the circumference of the world: 40,075 km. Each hour is themed around distinct global landscapes with LED screens, theatre lighting, and mapped projections transporting participants through a beautiful, challenging, and cathartic experience. Emcees and Instructors will lead the music-filled Spin Hours, introducing stories of cancer heroes, researchers, clinicians, and remembrances of those we have lost. All culminating in a world record ceremony and on-site after party when we finish spinning around the globe!