If you thought spin class at the gym was hard, spare a thought for those who will be on a bike for 24 hours this Thursday.
From 12pm riders will be donning lycra and sweating it out as part of SolarisCare’s Spin for Cancer fundraiser, which aims to raise $20,000 for SolarisCare’s cancer support centres. The challenge is to get as many people riding for as long as they can manage; a minor inconvenience compared to those for whom they will be raising money.
They’ll be joined by Solaris’ Patron, Justin Langer, who has volunteered his time and energy to help raise as much money as possible.
No experience or minimum level of fitness is required, registrants can spin for as long or short as they like – they just need to head down to Brookfield Place between 12:00 pm on Thursday, 21 April to 12:00 pm on Friday, 22 April 2016.
In addition to anyone who wants to have a go, teams have registered to ride for 6, 12, or 24 hours. They include representatives from Deloitte, Brierty, PAV Solutions, Brookfield Multiplex and Sodexo.
There will be spin trainers provided to run formal spin sessions, massage therapists to provide relief to riders, and prizes given to the team and individual who rides the most kilometres.
“The Spin for Cancer is not only a great way for people to make a real difference in the community; it’s also a fun way to create a great team building experience where business groups get together in a philanthropic corporate environment ” says SolarisCare CEO David Edwards.
SolarisCare is a leading provider of integrative care for cancer across WA with four Cancer Support Centres providing free support services to all types of adult cancer patients and their primary carers.
SolarisCare Foundation has partnered with Goodlife Health Clubs, Brookfield Place, and Platform Communications to bring this event to the Perth community. All of the money raised directly benefits the Western Australian community.