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Westport Spinners Raise $37K to Fight Cancer

WESTPORT, Conn. – A team of 22 indoor cyclists raised more than $37,000 for cancer research Saturday during a fundraiser at JoyRide Cycling Studio in Westport, the studio announced Monday.

"We are incredibly grateful to the JoyRide family for coming together to raise money for this important cause,” said Westport resident Amy Hochhauser, co-owner of JoyRide.

The team at JoyRide was one of more than 30 satellite teams participating in Cycle for Survival , a national indoor cycling event that raises funds for research on rare cancers. The JoyRide Team raised the most money of any Satellite Team in the world.

“The strength of our community and the dedication of our riders made Team JoyRide the No. 1 satellite fundraising team in the world with more than $37,000 raised for cancer research," Hochhauser said. "We are thrilled to have been able to share our studio with such a fantastic organization."

Over the last six years, Cycle for Survival has raised about $17 million for rare cancer research and has funded 25 clinical trials and research studies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. More than half of all cancers are classified as rare, including all pediatric cancers.

JoyRide’s fundraiser included a 90-minute ride, led by Westport resident and studio co-owner Rhodie Lorenz. Westport resident Jerri Graham, founder of Nothin’ But Premium Snacks , catered the event and Fairfield resident Scott Williams kept the spinners going with his live guitar accompaniment.

To learn more about JoyRide, visit the official studio website .

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