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The Periwinkle Foundation Presents 20th Cycle for Life Bicycle Spin-a-Thon

Feb 19, 2015

Funds raised go toward programs for children with cancer

The Periwinkle Foundation announces its 20th Annual Cycle for Life Spin-a-Thon Cycle 2014 - 3at 9 a.m. on March 7 at The Houstonian Club, 111 N. Post Oak Lane, to raise funds to provide healing programs and camps for children, teens and families challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  Presented by White Oak Energy, this year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Periwinkle” and welcomes biking and spinning enthusiasts from around the Houston area who are teaming up to support the Foundation.

Along with riders, the indoor spin-a-thon brings together patients, families and Periwinkle supporters for a festive and fun-filled morning that helps ensure the continuation of powerful Periwinkle programs, which better the lives of children and teens with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Cycle for Life teams of four rally together to raise needed funds while spinning on stationary bicycles inside The Houstonian Club. Each team spins for four 30-minute heats. Individuals are also welcome to participate in the event by securing sponsorships or pledges.

“Cycle for Life is one of The Periwinkle Foundation’s signature fundraising events,” says Doug Suggitt, The Periwinkle Foundation Executive Director. “Now in our 20th year, we incorporate fitness, fun and frivolity to raise money for a serious cause.  The community is invited to participate, put together a Cycle for Life team or to support a rider or team by making a donation.”

Suggitt noted that volunteers are also needed that Saturday morning at The Houstonian to help with activities and logistics, including a silent auction, children’s games, a raffle, music, food and contests. Awards will be given to the Best Dressed Team, Best Bike Decorations, Most Spirited Team, Most Calories Burned and Top Fundraiser.

Learn more about Cycle for Life and find a registration form by going to our website at periwinklefounadtion.org and checking out “Events.”  You can also call our office at 713-807-0191 for details. The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa has been a valuable Periwinkle Foundation partner for numerous special events over the years.

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