SPIN FOR LIVESTRONG SEATTLE 2012!
Last Friday we had our “Spin for LIVESTRONG Seattle” event on the downtown urban sidewalks.
There were men and women in spandex, spinning on their bikes but going nowhere, loudly heckling Seattleites (including cowbells), handing out LIVESTRONG wristbands, and raising funds & awareness for cancer survivorship.
It was a sight to be seen – and experienced, let me tell you.
|2012 LIVESTRONG Day spinning on the streets of Seattle!|
We were interviewed by a few news media outlets, which was great. But most importantly, we heard a lot of “thanks” from people who know what LIVESTRONG does, and how this organization has helped them and their loved ones. It’s those moments of unsolicited appreciation that keeps us going.
We couldn’t have pulled it off without the help of the riders/volunteers: from back to front in the photo – Dan, Damon, Jon, Nina, Patrick and Rob! Well done, everyone!
Of course, a HUGE thank you to Unico Properties (http://www.unicoprop.com) for hosting us again on their sidewalk, Gregg’s Cycles (http://greggscycles.com) for lending us their canopies, and Urban Nomad (http://www.urbannomadseattle.com) for the very tasty (and highly recommended) food truck pasta lunch at the finish.
We’re looking forward to next year’s event – and other future opportunities to “Spin for LIVESTRONG” around the area!
Thank you, Seattleites – for all your support this past year!
Senior LIVESTRONG Leader
Team Captain, Ride for LIVESTRONG Seattle
Next (and last) official event stop for 2012:
The Team LIVESTRONG Challenge in Austin, Texas!
|Our 'Cyclists Combating Cancer' team at the beginning of the ride in 2011.|
From the October 19-21 weekend, a few of us will be at the birthplace of LIVESTRONG – participating in the final fundraising ride of the year, making connections within the LIVESTRONG community, and organizing for 2013.
“As our organization celebrates its 15th anniversary, the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge takes great pride in our history of cycling events. What started as a small ride called the Race for the Roses that Lance Armstrong began in 1997 has blossomed into a premiere fundraising event for LIVESTRONG.
We hope you’ll join us as we aim to make this year’s event a monumental cycling experience for LIVESTRONG. Our goal is to have over 4,000 cyclists raise $2 million to support our programs and services.”