Giving Back/Bobbie Cohlan/Baby Loss Awareness Ride 10/1/17

October is Pregnancy and Baby Loss Awareness Month .  To remember the babies sadly gone too soon we will be riding in the studio on October 1 at 9:30 .  Sadly miscarriage, stillbirth and baby loss has affected many of our Peloton families, either personally or through family and friends. 
 
DID YOU KNOW:
– One in four pregnancies ends in the loss of a baby .
-The loss of a child is recognized as the most intense cause of grief.
-Parents never “get over” the loss of a child- no matter what the age
-Parents experiencing grief without supportive care can have debilitating consequences such as PSTD, depression and anxiety that could further result in job loss, divorce, difficultes in daily living, or impediments with parenting of living children.
-The loss of a child stays with a family forever, but the emotional and physical impacts are often challenging for others to truly understand. Having support through grief is paramount to recovery.
-Raising awareness is the first step to accessing help and also to bring awareness to the need for research to find the ways to lower the alarming statistics.
For all these reasons and more our family founded and is active in the Star Legacy Foundation New York Metro Chapter. (serving NYC, Long Island, northern New Jersey, Westchester County and Fairfield County,Ct) To learn about this premier baby loss charity and see if there is a chapter near you go to the website at starlegacyfoundation.org

This event is not a fundraiser but merely a way to bring awareness to the world of baby loss in the hopes that more awareness will lead to better care and education for families and professionals, as well as research to lower the incidence.

Of course if you would like to consider a donation or learn more about the leading non profit baby loss charity Star Legacy Foundation, just click on this the website starlegacyfoundation.org
If you will be riding in the studio that morning please let us know. We would love to support each other.   I will provide you with a racer back performance tank top if I hear from you in time to order.
HASHTAG WILL BE:
#NeverBeStill
and if you would also like
#StarLegacyFoundation
and
#( your babies name if they have) (eg. #Oliver)
Bobbie aka #Mimi_moves
mother of a miscarriage in 1976
grandmother of Oliver born still 1/25/13

Giving Back/Beth Sacco/MS Bike Ride

Riding the Bike MS – Again!

Can’t believe it’s that time of year already!  Every year I swear it will be my last ride.  But then training time arrives and I begin to think about those like my sister, Carol, who continue to live with MS.  Carol and those like her inspire me to ride year after year. She was diagnosed over 25 years ago and continues to lead a very full life with a positive, upbeat attitude.  I am proud to be her sister and I am once again dedicating this ride to her.

Why You Should Sponsor Me

Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Bike Tour to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Tour, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, “You have MS.”

Please help by making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Giving Back/Sherri Breslow/Mitochondrial Awareness

 I will be doing 4 rides this Sunday for Mitochondrial Awareness Week which is a cause very important and close to my heart because my daughter has a mitochondrial disease.
Hi JSS Tribe! I am going to be riding in the NYC Studio on Sunday 9/24 for Mitochondrial Awareness Week and for my 150th ride.!!! After 8 years of searching for answers my daughter, Sydney , was finally diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases occur when the mitochondria in a person’s cells cannot convert food into life sustaining energy. Sydney is now 25 and is one of 8 people in the world that have been identified with her specific mito disease
which affects her vision, speech, walking and balance. I am going to ride at 9:30am with Jenn for HOPE, at 10:30 am with Jenn for ENERGY(150th!!!) and then a 3rd ride for LIFE and a 4th ride for A CURE. Please join me in the studio or at home as we ride for Sydney and the many others with this devastating disease who can’t!
“YOU’VE GOT THE ENERGY…WE NEED THE CURE.”
To learn more about Sydney , mitochondrial diseases and our fund please go to:

https://www.classy.org/campaign/research-fund-logan-sloane-aronson-in-honor-of-sydney-breslow/c126518
To learn more about mitochondrial diseases please go to umdf.org
My screen name is spinninsherrib and right now my location is jsstribe#hope#energy#life#cure

Giving Back/Angela/#ATX_Angela/Tour de Cure for Diabetes

My 9 year old daughter and I are participating in the Tour de Cure on October 28. We have committed to raise $200 for the American Diabetes Association. It is a 15 mile ride, which will  be a challenge for my daughter since she hasn’t done this many miles, but I will be with her for moral support. Would love it if you could share this to the JSS tribe event website. My LB name is ATX_Angela. Every $ helps and I appreciate all donations!
The fundraising page is:
Thanks so much!