SpinOdyssey to help in the fight against breast cancer
Mar 1, 2012
The SpinOdyssey annual event is a six-hour indoor cycling and fitness fundraiser that raises money for breast cancer research. This Sunday will mark the 13th year of the event that takes place in Norwalk, Connecticut, according to the Minuteman News Center.
Participants can take advantage of a wide range of fitness classes, including Zumba, yoga and a new body pump class this year for the first time. This way, local residents can do what they like if they would rather not spin, according to the news source.
This is the longest running and largest spinning event in the country, and it is completely volunteer run with all of the pledges and donations going toward breast cancer research, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been steadily decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the United States.