Jen Petty (#jenpetty21) – Spinathon for WISE

Hello!

On March 23, I will be participating in a four hour spinathon for a wonderful cause.

Located in Lebanon, NH, “WISE is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people and communities impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. WISE offers a confidential and free 24-hour crisis line, peer support groups and workshops, emergency shelter and transitional housing, safety planning and accompaniment to hospitals, police stations, court houses and other social service agencies. The Prevention and Education Program works with youth, professionals, and the community to develop relevant and comprehensive prevention strategies. WISE is committed to engaging everyone in learning to recognize and eliminate the root causes of violence.”

Their employees and volunteers work tirelessly to help battered women and to help bring programs to the classrooms to help teach students about prevention and consent.

For more information on WISE, check out their website: http://www.wiseuv.org/index.html

GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/spinathon-for-wise&rcid=r01-155006924855-6ad55facff4a4569&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Thanks for your consideration!

Jen Petty

#jenpetty21

Linda Seltzer (#Lindalous1026) Riding for “Cycle for Survival”

Hi There

Jenn is one of my favorite teachers, and I love being a part of the tribe. I’m raising money for Cycle for Survival, and my link and page are listed below. I would greatly appreciate any size donation, as rare cancers have affected my immediate family… I’ve written about it in my link; but, I lost my brother at age 40 to brain cancer, along with other members of my family. I grew up in NY and am planning to go back late July, and can’t wait to hopefully meet Jenn and take a class or two while I am back there. I have had my Peloton just over a year, and love it so much!!! What an incredible community.

Thank you very much for considering

Linda Seltzer #Lindalous1026

Linda Seltzer’s Cycle for Survival Donation Page

Nancy Cutler #NancyCbikes Riding for Make-A-Wish

This will be my 8th year riding to grant wishes in the 31st Annual Wish-A-Mile® (WAM) 300 Bicycle Tour, July 26-29, 2018, benefiting Make-A-Wish®. WAM is a three-day, 300-mile bicycle ride across Michigan where I will ride approximately 100 miles a day for 3 days raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Your support will help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

As a pediatric cardiologist who cares for kids with life-threatening medical conditions, I am so fortunate to be able to nominate my patients for a wish and watch their dream come to life. Seeing their faces while they talk about their wish experience and share pictures, is simply priceless. That is why I am asking you to create life-changing experiences for these by supporting Make-A-Wish.  You make the donation and I will ride 300 miles in 3 days (July 27-29th)…rain or shine!

Click here to visit my homepage.

Any gift is appreciated and collectively, can change the life of a child living with a critical illness.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and helping to share the power of a wish®.

Nancy Cutler aka #NancyCbikes

Laurie Condon and Jamie Herz — Riding and Raising Funds to End Alzheimers

From Jamie Herz: Laurie Condon and I met at HRI, and we are both fighting to find a cure to end Alzheimer’s. Laurie lost her mom to the disease, and I am the Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. We decided to combine efforts to see if we could raise money and awareness to end this horrific disease. If anyone would like to participate in an Alzheimers Ride in the Studio on Sunday, June 24th during Jenn’s 10:30 ride, we have 30 bikes reserved. The asked donation is $100 and your bike is included in that. If you would like to just donate (any amount), or ride from home we appreciate all of it.

As an employee of the Association, I have watched people suffer from this disease mercilessly. It is unbelievably cruel, and can even effect people in their 40s and 50s. It is a slow, excruciating demise, with no treatment, cure, or prevention. It takes a toll on one’s entire family, and caregivers are left broken and exhausted. Some people can care for their loved ones for up to 20 years, and watch as the person they love become a shell of their former self. Please join us in doing what we can to put an end to this horrible disease.

From Laurie: This fundraiser is very personal to me, because I watched my beautiful, smart, healthy mom, suffer for 15 years to the point where she was not able to recognize me or my siblings. The worst part was when she knew she was losing her memory and there was nothing we could do to help her. It broke our hearts to see her suffer.

In her lifetime, she was a teacher, and a philanthropist. She taught braille to the blind, drove people to dialysis and was always the first to lend a hand. I would love to pay it forward with a cure. I am hoping that with enough funding towards research we will discover better ways to prevent this disease from robbing people of their loved ones.

Any and all donations are appreciated, and can be made using this link.

Even if you are unable to donate at this time, please consider changing your location on June 24th to #TheLongestDay #End ALZ- an Alzheimer’s Association National fundraiser that honors caregivers as every day is their longest day.

Robin Njankin-Fundraiser

 I’ve been a participant in this amazing fundraiser from the beginning. I’ve ridden in both at Peloton Santa Monica and at the NYC studio in support of my friend and fellow rider, Eric Tostrud, and his mom who suffers from this horrible disease. This year, on the heals of my one year cancer free diagnosis, I’m heading to Minneapolis to ride live with this incredible family. Please consider donating, riding and/or spreading the word!

Let’s Help Out Nancy Allen!

Cycle for Survival was founded by Jennifer Goodman Linn—a Memorial
Sloan Kettering patient and Equinox member—and her husband, Dave.
Following Jen’s own rare cancer diagnosis, they wanted to do
something to fight back. Jen sparked this movement and, despite
losing her own battle with cancer in 2011, we continue to be inspired by
her passion and determination to make a difference. Cycle for Survival was founded by Jennifer Goodman Linn—a Memorial
Sloan Kettering patient and Equinox member—and her husband, Dave.
Following Jen’s own rare cancer diagnosis, they wanted to do
something to fight back. Jen sparked this movement and, despite
losing her own battle with cancer in 2011, we continue to be inspired by
her passion and determination to make a difference.

Help Heal Henley!

Cristina Ribeiro (#LilPowerhouse) will be riding all day on Tuesday, November 14th, in honor of her niece, Henley, and to raise awareness for becoming a bone marrow donor. Please see her post here, sign up to be a donor, and join her on any of her rides, using the hashtag #HealingHenley in your location.

Melody Edwards (#MEL629) is running the 2018 NYC Marathon for Team for Kids!

Dear Fellow Tribers!
I’ve decided to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon 11/4/18 with Team for Kids and I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission. Team for Kids is a team of adult runners who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners youth programs. These programs empower youth development and encourage healthy habits via running and character-building programs across the country.

Your giving helps New York Road Runners youth programs:
Serve 267,000 students nationwide – including 134,000 in New York City’s five boroughs – through free NYRR youth running programs, events, and resources.

Engage students in long-term athlete development (LTAD), a lifelong journey that guides an individual’s experience in sports and physical activity to develop healthy minds and bodies for life.

Help build the next generation of athletes by supporting coaches, educators, and fitness leaders with the tools they need to make a difference.

Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!
See you at the finish line!

Help support Mel here!