Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
Fifty athletes and supporters got on their spin gear and headed out on April 14 for a day of exercise to benefit Michael’s Mission, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life and treatment options for those suffering from colorectal cancer through education, research and patient support.
In a luxury bus filled with mouthwatering, healthy snacks, the participants navigated around the north shore of Long Island. First stop was to the Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills, followed by a trip to Hot Ryde, itself located in downtown Roslyn. From there, the group traveled to two more destinations: Equinox Woodbury and Lifetime Fitness in Syosset. Throughout the day, volunteer instructors provided 30 minute spin classes. Additionally, Hot Ryde included a warm yoga class, while Equinox offered a stretch class and their signature VIPR class.
Participants enjoyed the challenging workouts, as well as the camaraderie the day provided. In addition, there were many raffle prizes, which were donated by individuals from around the metropolitan area.
Michael’s Mission was formed to honor and remember Michael Soussa, who at the young age of 30, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer. Michael underwent several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Michael passed away at the age of 33. The organization is focused on improving the quality of life and treatment options for those suffering from colorectal cancer through education, research and patient support.
Dr. Alan Sloyer, a gastroenterologist in Great Neck, is the creator and host of this annual event. The event combines Dr. Sloyer’s desire to promote colorectal awareness with his passion for fitness.
To learn more about the annual event, visit www.spin2k.com
For information on getting screened, contact Dr. Sloyer at 516-487-2444.
To make a donation or learn more about Michael’s Mission, visit www.michaelsmission.org.