Tracey Zehl 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 her campaign and/or cheering her on at the event.
Why I’m Spinning:
I am spinning in this event because cancer has impacted me, my family and my friends in so many ways, often ending in heartbreak. I have seen many brave souls, from small children to elders, fight this brave battle with a fierceness and determination. I would like to see more of those people to be able to say “I kicked Cancer right in the butt and I am Cancer free.” So, I am going to participate in this historic event and truly Spin to Save Lives. Please join me in my fight!!!
Who I’m Spinning For:
I am spinning for those who have passed – my sister, my aunt, some of my co-workers, some of my friends, some of my friends’ family members, those who have beat cancer and are living a cancer free life, and those who will be impacted. We all share in this devastation so let’s make it end!
$102.56 from Cheralee Rutledge on September 25, 2019
Message from Donor: “Great cause – way to go Tracey and team!”
$222.22 from The Grant Thornton Foundation on September 24, 2019
Part of donation to team: Grant Thornton
Message from Donor: “Living our purple by making a positive impact on our community!!”
$500.00 from David C Blom on August 13, 2019
$102.56 from Justin Heskes on August 2, 2019
Message from Donor: “Good luck Tracey! Great cause, go get em!!!!!”
Harmandeep Gill on July 28, 2019
Message from Donor: “Good Luck!”
Teri K McKinnon on July 28, 2019
Message from Donor: “You are awesome Tracey!”
$102.56 from Anonymous on July 26, 2019
$50.00 from Anonymous on July 24, 2019
$102.56 from Scott Kerby on July 22, 2019
Message from Donor: “Get er done Tracey!”
$255.93 from Dave Burt on July 22, 2019
Message from Donor: “Spin to Win. Best of luck Tracey.”
$51.43 from Maria Moldovan on July 22, 2019
Anonymous on July 22, 2019
$100.00 from Wes Leibel on July 21, 2019
$100.00 from Hugh Erickson on July 20, 2019
$100.00 from Tracey Zehl on June 1, 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!