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Wilton YMCA Gets $1,000 Donation From SpinOdyssey To Help Cancer Survivors

Wellness professionals from area YMCAs gather recently to celebrate the success of the over $200,000 raised for cancer research by SpinOdyssey. See story for IDs.
Wellness professionals from area YMCAs gather recently to celebrate the success of the over $200,000 raised for cancer research by SpinOdyssey. See story for IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Family Y received a donation of $1,000 for its Livestrong Cancer Rehab program from the SpinOdyssey indoor cycling fundraising event held earlier this year.

The 15th annual SpinOdyssey event in Stamford benefits breast cancer research and raised a total of more than $201,000 with 350 riders  from Fairfield County participating.

Wellness professionals and team members from the YMCAs of Westport/Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and Darien all participated in the event. As a result, each Y received a donation of $1,000 from SpinOdyssey to support their cancer exercise survivor programs.

The Wilton Family Y's Livestrong Cancer Rehab program is open to anyone at any stage of cancer treatment. It includes a free three-month membership at the Y and a series of personal training sessions with certified staff in the Y’s Fitness Center.

One of the largest indoor cycling charity events in the United States, SpinOdyssey has raised more than $4 million for the American Cancer Society’s research and support services for patients and their families over the years.

Registration fees and merchandise sales from the local event benefit Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center and Smilow Family Breast Health Center.

For more information on the Wilton YMCA’s Livestrong program, contact Health and Wellness Director Mary Ann Genuario at 762-8384 Ext. 282 or magenuario@wiltonymca.org.

Photo caption: Fourth from right is Wilton YMCA Health and Wellness Director Mary Ann Genuario; second from right is Patty Kondub, chairman of SpinOdyssey Westport, who organized the local event; and at far right is Mary Heery, Breast Health Specialist at the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital.

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