Darcy Hulston is one the Spinners at the inaugural Spin For Life event in Calgary, Alberta on October 17, 2020! Each participant (once they reach a fundraising minimum of $1,000) gets one hour on a bike while we collectively attempt to Spin around the world in just one day. All donations go to support the Canadian Cancer Society. You can help by donating to his campaign and/or cheering him on at the event.
Why I’m Spinning:
I have been a passionate volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society since I was 12 years old. Too many of my family and friends have been affected by the disease and it needs to stop. It’s time to #kickcancersass
Who I’m Spinning For:
My Grandfather, My grandmother, my father in law, my mother in law, my mother, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, my nieces and nephews, my best friends and my co-workers. All affected by Cancer.
$16.67 from Steve DiGregorio on December 4, 2019
Part of donation to team: Canoe Financial
$250.00 from Ed Jackson on October 17, 2019
Message from Donor: “Leadership”
$75.00 from David Parkinson on October 8, 2019
$500.00 from David Chernos on October 7, 2019
$500.00 from John & Kathleen Davis on October 3, 2019
$511.55 from Michael Hale on October 3, 2019
$511.55 from Ian Anderson on October 2, 2019
$255.93 from Chris Enright on October 2, 2019
Message from Donor: “Good luck my friend!”
$102.56 from Keith W Glenday on October 2, 2019
Kathryn Fuller on October 2, 2019
$50.00 from Josh Eddie on October 2, 2019
$153.68 from Tycho Manson on October 2, 2019
Message from Donor: “Good luck Darcy! This is a great cause.”
Shiny Mathew on October 2, 2019
Shlomi Feiner on October 2, 2019
$100.00 from Jason Martin on October 2, 2019
Message from Donor: “Great work Darcy ! keep on peddling!”
$100.00 from The Hodge Family on October 2, 2019
Message from Donor: “Great cause Darcy!”
$500.00 from John Hall on October 2, 2019
Stacy McLean on October 2, 2019
$511.55 from Darcy Hulston on October 2, 2019
Anonymous on September 30, 2019
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.
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.
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!