Three-Hour Spinathon Benefit at the Madison Area YMCA
Thursday, February 28, 2013 • 2:14pm
The Madison Area YMCA will hold a three-hour Spinathon to benefit the Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Support Fund and St. Baldrick’s, an international childhood cancer charity, on Sunday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A social will take place afterward.
Spinathon participants may make a tax deductible voluntary donation to participate. Y members and non-members alike are welcome to sign up now as limited bikes are available.
Jennifer Casanova, Madison Area YMCA Associate Health & Fitness Director, and Karen Tom, a Madison Area YMCA cycling instructor, who will be donating their time, will lead the charity Spinathon.
Sign up prior to the event is required. Contact Karen Tom at email@example.com or text 973-738-2400. Please indicate which hour or hours you would like to participate.
The Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Campaign raises awareness and funds for Y financial assistance that enables hundreds of children and families to participate in Y membership, programs and services including child care, early childhood education, and summer camps at the Madison Area Y’s renowned F.M. Kirby Children’s Center. The campaign is one of the ways that allows the Madison Area Y to provide assistance to anyone who resides or works within its local service area. Support is provided based on demonstrated need, with the goal that all have access to Y membership regardless of income or background.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is an international childhood cancer charity that funds research to find cures for children with cancer. St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events involve volunteers, known as shavees, who are sponsored by friends, families and colleagues to shave their heads in solidarity with kids who often lose their hair during cancer treatments. While these events raise money for a serious cause, they are festive, community gatherings that often take place around St. Patrick’s Day.