COVID-19 has taken our attention hostage and altered our lives in unprecedented ways but it hasn’t stopped our battle against cancer. In fact, the realities of the novel coronavirus compel us to refocus our efforts to fight for the livelihood and well-being of our cancer champions and survivors. Spin For Life will be continuing in this mission no matter what.
Physical distancing and stay-at-home guidelines have meant the indefinite postponement and cancellation of most events scheduled throughout 2020. Many of these are cancer fundraisers that have been responsible for raising lifesaving research and care funds across the country. If those funds go un-raised it will mean drastic delays in research and support. Spin For Life is one of the few events that can safely continue in its mission, albeit while focusing on the digital experience and making forms of social gathering a bonus.
Spin For Life has always been a unique cancer fundraising event and these characteristics are why we can adapt better than most:
- 100% of donations through Spin For Life go to the Canadian Cancer Society
Zero money gets taken off for event costs and within 3 days of when a donation is made the CCS has it in their bank account so they can use that money right away.
- Digital and streaming content has always been part of the Spin For Life event experience
SFL has always strived to remove fundraising barriers by bringing participants indoors, onto stationary bikes, to unite in a digital journey around the world while raising funds for cancer research and care. We were always going to have cameras recording every bit of content while streaming it online so that supporters could enjoy the experience no matter where they are in the world.
COVID might keep us from gathering in large groups on October 17, 2020, but it won’t keep us from gathering digitally and raising needed funds for the CCS.
So, the whole Spin For Life team is focused on these (slightly) updated goals:
- Keep fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society
They need our collective efforts now more than ever.
- Make our online experience an over-the-top party
The digital Spin For Life experience will feature incredible spin instructors, shared cancer stories, and explorations of how your efforts save lives while adding in everything we can to keep the atmosphere of pumping music, jamming out together on the pedals, spinning around the world, and setting records.
- Gather in whatever capacity we can
If we have to be individuals at home, we’ll gather digitally. If we can be in small groups, we’ll gather in spin studios and gyms. If we can go big, we’ll fill the AirSprint hangar as planned. No matter what we’ll have accessible digital content so that we can push this cancer journey forward together.
Thank you for continuing your support while being flexible in this pandemic.
Thank you for being the heroes of this adventure