Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Grows Indoor Cycling Event with New Locations This Fall
spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures expanding to 18 markets across nation to raise funds and awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
New York, NY, May 24, 2016 - The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today that its spin4 crohn's & colitis cures indoor cycling event will expand to 18 markets across the nation in 2016: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Fairfield/Westchester, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Twin Cities.
spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures is an indoor cycling event that raises funds for research, awareness, and patient services. Individuals form teams of up to four people per bike and participate in a two-hour indoor cycling relay. Alternatively, solo riders can take on the entire ride themselves. Each bike has a $1,000 fundraising commitment for CCFA. Professional instructors will lead teams to high-energy music offering a lively workout experience. The event is capped off with a celebratory party to reward participants for their efforts in the stationary bike relay and fundraising success. Don’t live in a market with an event? Anywhere in America, you can “Ride Where You Live.” This gives supporters the opportunity to create a local event and raise funds.
“The excitement surrounding last year’s events motivated us to double our efforts to find cures,” said Craig Comins, Vice President of CCFA’s spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures program. “Living with Crohn’s or colitis is a lifelong challenge—our event offers a way to feel connected in a fun, high-energy, and encouraging atmosphere.”
In 2015, Los Angeles resident Kelly Silk participated in spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures on behalf of her daughter, Ashlyn, a newly diagnosed 9-year-old ulcerative colitis patient. Ashlyn is in the zero percentile in height and weight because colitis has impeded her growth, making her fall victim to bullying. Silk raised $3,000 for CCFA through spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures last year.
“As soon as she was diagnosed, I went straight into ‘mommy mode.’ I knew I needed to do something to help my child,” said Silk. “After last year’s event, I was simply elated. I finally felt like I was around people who shared similar experiences. It is one of the most worthy causes, and we need to spread that message. ”
To learn more, visit www.spin4.org.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org).