Pedal to the metal in 55-hour fundraiser 

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Concordians were sweating bullets on the mezzanine of the SP Building on the Loyola campus during the Spin to Save fundraiser for humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
Organized by the Department of Exercise Science and Mission Solidarité Responsable, they had raised $3 000 and counting at press time for Médecins sans frontières.

Ten bikes were set up during the day from Feb. 8 to 12 for a total of 55 hours. Willing cyclists gave $20 for each one-hour spinning class, led by volunteer instructors from Le Gym and elsewhere.

Co-organizer Jonathan Bourget-Murray (pictured on the far left) said that people responded well and were more than willing to donate. “I think they realize where the money is going and how important the cause is,” he said.

There is still time to get in on the action since the event wraps up at 3 p.m. Friday. Send an email to RSVP.

After grinding the pedals, take advantage of the restorative powers of massage. Athletic therapy students will be nearby hosting their Helping Hands event with massages for a $10 donation. Catch them in L-SP 165-15, near the Security Desk and in the Rehabilitation Lab on Feb. 11 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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