Riding For Hope at the YMCA For Survivors in Cancer Recovery

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The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Hosted their 12th annual Spin-A-Rama Event for those in Cancer Recovery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 09, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "RIDING FOR HOPE" AT THE YMCA FOR SURVIVORS IN CANCER RECOVERY

The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg hosted their 12th annual Spin-A-Rama event for those in Cancer Recovery

The YMCA's 12th annual Spin-A-Rama "Ride For Hope" fundraising event was held on March 2nd to support survivors in cancer recovery. Jim & Heather Gills YMCA and Bardmoor YMCA located in St. Petersburg & Largo respectively, had this event that boasted hundreds of dedicated riders who rode for this cause. Together they raised over $45,000 in donations and are still accepting donations today. Donations accepted at: https://www.stpeteymca.org/spinarama

Spin-A-Rama helps supports our LIVESTRONGŪ at the YMCA program. This program has been in existence for 12 years and focuses on rebuilding the body, mind and spirit of its participants. LIVESTRONGŪ at the Y encourages a safe, comfortable place to build companionship with others affected by cancer and to share inspiration. This program has helped thousands of cancer recovery participants move beyond the disease.

LIVESTRONGŪ at the Y is a nationwide program that has served over 50,000 people in over 600 communities by over 3,500 trained YMCA staff members. (2/1/2018 data). Learn more about this program on our website at: http://www.stpeteymca.org/spinarama

The Y supports our community with many programs through generous donations. Our Annual Giving Campaign for example, ensures that we are able to offer many meaningful programs like the YMCA Diabetes Prevention program, YMCA Dance Academy, youth sports, affordable childcare and LIVESTRONGŪ at the Y to mention a few. To learn more about giving opportunities, visit our website at: http://www.stpeteymca.org/give

About the Y The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y's engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more about the Y and our programs by visiting our website at: https://www.stpeteymca.org/

 

SOURCE The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg



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