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YMCA Spin-a-thon to Support Launch of New Cancer Wellness Program

October 21 @ 11:00 am

The Darien YMCA will join forces with the New Canaan YMCA to RECLAIM THE RIDE in support of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA on Saturday, October 21, 2023

(DARIEN, CT, September 13, 2023) – The Darien YMCA and New Canaan YMCA are proudly joining forces and inviting our communities to RECLAIM THE RIDE with a special spin-a-thon event this fall. Held simultaneously at each Y location on October 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., all proceeds will benefit each community’s LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, a free program offered in each community designed to help cancer survivors reclaim their physical and emotional strength.

In Darien, RECLAIM THE RIDE will be an hour-long, high-energy spin-a-thon to raise funds for the Darien YMCA’s new LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, launching in Fall 2023. Riders of all fitness and experience levels are encouraged to participate.

There is a $25 donor registration fee for each rider, along with a $150 personal fundraising goal. Corporate sponsors include Ring’s End, The Darien Sport Shop, Ruddy Builders, Matrix, New Canaan Community Foundation, April and Kelly at William Raveis Real Estate, Healthcare Pathfinder, and Palmer’s Market. All proceeds will benefit the launch of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program at the Darien YMCA.

Darien participants may register at: www.darien-ymca.org/reclaim-the-ride.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.  It is designed to address the unique needs and challenges faced by cancer survivors as they navigate their diagnosis journey.

The program will provide a comprehensive approach to support cancer survivors in rebuilding their physical strength, emotional well-being, and self-confidence after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Under the guidance of certified YMCA instructors, participants will engage in a tailored exercise and wellness program, focusing on cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility, and balance activities.

On October 21, ride for yourself, ride for a loved one, or ride for the cancer survivors in our community who will become stronger through this free, life-changing program!

For more information about RECLAIM THE RIDE and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA in Darien, please contact Beverly Wagner, Darien YMCA Livestrong at the YMCA, Program Coordinator (203) 655-8228 x1322 or [email protected].


About the Darien YMCA

The Darien YMCA is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community service organization committed to strengthening our community through programs that build healthy spirit, mind & body for all. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across our community. Learn more by visiting www.darien-ymca.org.


October 21
11:00 am
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At the Darien YMCA
2420 Post Rd
Darien, United States
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