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February 19/02 8:42 am - Gears Racing 24 Hour Spin, Team Diabetes Seeks Riders

Posted by Editoress on 02/19/02

Gears 24 Hour Spin Time

February means it is once again time to hop on the Spin bike to support cancer and AIDS research and palliative care! It's time for the 3rd Annual Gears 24 Hour Spin Event this Friday, February 22nd at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. We've gathered over 2000 people to ride more than 150 Spin bikes to raise money for the Trillium Breast Cancer Fund and Casey House AIDS Hospice. The goal is to have every bike in the arena, whether it be ridden by a Solo Athlete (aka someone with a screw loose!!) or team of riders, in motion (well, as much motion as a stationary bike can be in!) for 24 hours straight starting at 8pm on Friday night!

Personally, I will be riding at least 6 hours over the 24! It's time to kick-start that winter training regimen!

That's great... but what does this have to do with you, you ask? You can show your support in the fight against cancer and AIDS through donation. Pledges of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt. Who is the money going to? 100% of pledge money raise will go to the following two charities:

The Trillium Breast Cancer Fund provides dedicated funds for Trillium's Breast Cancer services. Those aspects of prevention, detection, treatment and support essential to the care of breast cancer patients and their families will be brought together in one location at Trillium's Queensway Site in Mississauga. Learn more here:

Casey House Hospice is a freestanding health care facility in Toronto, Canada, providing a comprehensive range of palliative and supportive care services for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, partners and friends.

Learn more here: caseyhouse

If you are interested in pledging, drop me an email and let me know... and, come on out to the Hershey Centre this weekend and take in the event... rumour has Blue Rodeo will be among the entertainers this year!!

Paul Skafel

Full details of the event can be found here: 24HourSpin

Team Diabetes Canada Seeks Riders

TEAM DIABETES CANADA summons all "weekend warriors" for the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner or an expert mountain biker, the 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ Mountain biking series will get your blood pumping this summer.

TEAM DIABETES CANADA is proud to be the official charity of the 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ mountain bike team relay series, run by Trilife Sports International, for a third consecutive year. This year, Trilife Sports International has again designated a select number of individual and team spots at three of their Canadian events exclusively for TEAM DIABETES CANADA. Team sizes vary from 1-10 participants. Team riders complete as many laps as possible in a relay format over the course of 24 hours, riding throughout the day and night. These teams will be offered free entry into the event and an exclusive package of benefits in return for raising funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

In the past two years this partnership between Trilife Sports International and TEAM DIABETES CANADA has raised more than $130,000 for diabetes research and education.

This year TEAM DIABETES CANADA will be participating in 24 Hours of Adrenalin ™ races at
• Kelso Conservation Area, Milton, Ontario, June 15 and 16,
• Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore, Alberta, July 20 and 21 and
• Hardwood Hills, Barrie, Ontario, August 17 and 18.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of TEAM DIABETES CANADA for one of the 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ races this summer contact us at 1-800-BANTING, ext. 486. More information about TEAM DIABETES CANADA and the 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ series can be found at teamdiabetes


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