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In addition to providing food, FAIRWAY Market has launched a
“Receipts for Research” campaign that makes it easy for its Stamford store customers to support the cause. From February 1 to March 5, shoppers are urged to save their FAIRWAY receipts and bring or mail them to SPINODYSSEY at PO Box 457• Westport • CT • 06881-0457. FAIRWAY will then donate 5% of all the receipt values directly to the American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Researchers.
SPINODYSSEY Co-Chair Patty Kondub
FAIRWAY Market VP of Marketing
SPINODYSSEY Committee Member
Fairway Market the Official Fuel and Grocer for SPINODYSSEY 2011 is donating 5% of purchases from February 1-March 5 to support breast cancer research at SPINODYSSEY! Bring your receipts to SPINODYSSEY on March 6 (or pre-registration on March 4 & 5) with completed form that is on www.spinodyssey.org (Click here for the PDF Form) or mail to SPINODYSSEY 2011 PO Box 457 • Westport • CT 06881-0457
or drop them in the collection boxes at the following Drop Box Sites:
1. INTENSITY • 490 Westport Ave • Norwalk CT • 06851
2. STUDIO M Dance & Fitness •112 Main Street • Norwalk CT • 06851
3. WESTPORT WESTON FAMILY Y • 59 Post Road East • Westport CT• 06880
4. NORWALK YMCA • 370 West Avenue • Norwalk • CT
Receipts are from the Stamford store only: Harbor Point • 699 Canal Street •
off exit 7 on 95 (Atlantic Street) – behind the train station.
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New Stamford Location of Iconic Gourmet Supermarket to Be Exclusive Grocer and Breakfast Sponsor for Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser on March 6
|Chris Klimek, Media Contact
Media Contact SPINODYSSEY 2011
|Susan Graziano, Media Contact
DKC Public Relations,
Marketing & Government Affairs
(Stamford, CT, February 1, 2011) ….. Participants in the 12th Annual SPINODYSSEY for breast cancer research may get tired during the six-hour indoor cycling and fitness fundraiser, but they won’t go hungry! Fairway Market in Stamford is contributing fresh food and organic produce as well as breakfast and lunch to hundreds of local indoor cyclists, Zumba enthusiasts, tennis players, and other fitness fanatics who will raise a good sweat-and more importantly, raise funds in support of American Cancer Society breast cancer research and Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center breast cancer research trials. SPINODYSSEY 2011 takes place Sunday, March 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Intensity Fitness & Tennis Club, 490 Westport Avenue, in Norwalk.
As the official SPINODYSSEY food sponsor, Fairway will provide muffins, yogurt, bagels, smoothies, wraps, salads, water, sandwiches, and lots of fresh fruit to the 600 participants and 125 volunteers at Intensity.
To make sure all SPINODYSSEY participants start their day off right, Fairway will serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a full lunch at noon. Sliced bananas, cut-up oranges, and apples will also be served to participants throughout the event. At the end of the day, each SPINODYSSEY participant will leave with a special edition, re-usable Fairway shopping bag filled with goodies from Fairway and other event sponsors.
In addition to providing food, Fairway Market has launched a “Receipts for Research” campaign that makes it easy for its Stamford store customers to support the cause. From February 1 to March 5, shoppers are urged to save their Fairway receipts and bring or mail them to SPINODYSSEY or participating collections sites. Fairway will then donate 5% of all the receipt values directly to the American Cancer Society breast cancer researchers.
“We are so proud to be a major sponsor of SPINODYSSEY 2011, and to be able to support the event, its participants, and, most importantly, the fight against breast cancer, with our unique resources,” said Amy Weisman, Vice President of Sterling Investment Partners in Westport, which is an equity partner of Fairway Market. “We are delighted to be back for a second year, and look forward to continuing to increase our involvement in the local community through this and other worthy causes.”
“SPINODYSSEY depends upon the generosity of sponsors like Fairway, whose contribution of food is essential to fueling our volunteers and participants while allowing us to keep costs down so that all monies raised go to the cause of funding research to put an end to breast cancer,” said SPINODYSSEY co-chair Patty Kondub. “On behalf of SPINODYSSEY and all breast cancer survivors, I offer our deepest thanks to Fairway for its amazing support.”
“Without a doubt, Fairway’s involvement in SPINODYSSEY has added tremendously to the event,” added SPINODYSSEY co-chair Terri Polley. “Fairway’s donations of food, goody bags, and funds through its ‘Receipts to Research’ campaign are greatly appreciated by all of us who participate in this day of fun and fitness out of our shared desire to see the day when breast cancer is a thing of the past.”
Fairway Market —one of New York City’s most lauded and beloved food emporiums for more than 75 years—opened its Stamford store at 699 Canal Street, part of the Harbor Point Project, Exit 7 (Atlantic Street) off of I-95 (behind the train station) in November 20l0. It is the market’s first store in Connecticut. When Fairway locates to a new city, it seeks to become involved in that community through charitable endeavors. According to Ms. Weisman, SPINODYSSEY’s focus on rallying residents of Fairfield County around the shared goal of eradicating breast cancer made it a perfect fit with Fairway’s desire to become part of the community, rather than just another business.
“The event that SPINODYSSEY co-chairs Patty Kondub and Terri Polley and their team have created is simply inspirational,” said Weisman. “They have raised more than $2.5 million for breast cancer research since their first ride in 2000, and now have the longest running and biggest Spinning fundraiser in the country. Add to that the fact that the event remains 100% volunteer-run, with 100% of pledges raised donated to the American Cancer Society, and their accomplishments become all the more remarkable.”
To appeal to a wider range of fitness enthusiasts, SPINODYSSEY 2011 has added hourly Zumba, Tennis, Body Pump & Give It Up Fitness with Herman sessions to its lineup of activities. To accommodate the ever-growing number of SPINODYSSEY participants, for the first time ever, the 2011 event will feature a satellite location—Studio M Dance & Fitness, 112 Main Street, Norwalk—which will host four hours of high-energy Zumba.
SPINODYSSEY 2011 is 100% volunteer-run by people who are breast cancer survivors, indoor cycling and fitness instructors and students, and their families and friends. SPINODYSSEY is an event of Charity Treks Inc., 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. SPINODYSSEY has raised $2.5 million since its first charity Spin ride on January 1, 2000. The next annual indoor Spinning®, Tennis, ZUMBA and Fitness event is planned for Sunday March 6, 2011 at the INTENSITY Club in Norwalk, which is co-owned by Clair Mason and Mike Marcus of Westport.
For more information log on to www.spinodyssey.org
or call Patty Kondub, SPINODYSSEY Chair, at 203-362-5231.
About Fairway Market
Fairway was founded in the 1930s by Nathan Glickberg as a fruit and vegetable store in Manhattan and is now a growing New York grocery chain with an expertise in specialty foods. It is also one of the nation’s highest grossing food retailers per square foot. Sterling Investment Partners took control of the company four years ago. Today there are seven locations in the tri-state area employing more than 3,500 people, as well as 2 Fairway wine & spirit super stores. Two new Fairway Markets are scheduled to open in 2011, one in Manhattan and one in Queens. Specialty Food Magazine recently named Fairway one of the country's six Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers for the Specialty Food Trade. In May 2008, the grocer was named Consumer Deal of the Year by M&A Magazine. Fairway was also listed on Inc.'s top 5000 fastest private growing companies for 2008, 2009, and 2010. www.fairwaymarket.com
|J. McLaughlin of Westport today hosted a “Sip and Shop” event to benefit SPINODYSSEY, the volunteer-run fitness fund-raiser for American Cancer Society breast cancer research. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests enjoyed refreshments while shopping for bargains at the store’s 1026 Post Road East location, with 15 percent of all sales being donated to SPINODYSSEY. Enjoying the event were (l-r) Patty Kondub, Terri Polley, SPINODYSSEY co-chairs, Samantha Holmes, general manager, J. McLaughlin of Westport; and Norm Trepner of the Wilton Family YMCA SPINODYSSEY team, which helped organize the event. SPINODYSSEY 2011 takes place Sunday, March 6, at Intensity in Norwalk. For more information, visit www.SPINODYSSEY.org.
Members of Team Norwalk YMCA gather for a group photo after a recent workout. Team members include: front row kneeling, from left: Kathy Valentine, Dave Roger, Team Norwalk YMCA mascot Ben, Chris Klimek; (top row, from left) Lily Keize (holding photo of absent team member Erin Wathen), Maria Cheung, Betsy O'Malley, Norwalk YMCA Spinning Coordinator Colleen O'Brien, Team Norwalk YMCA co-captain Joyce Quinlan, Team Norwalk YMCA co-captain Eileen Farmer, Monica Lane, Lisa Roger, Katie Morgan and Jenn Inglis.
CONTACT: Chris Klimek, Media Relations Contact • SPINODYSSEY • (203) 984-6108
Westport, CT, February 1, 2011…..J. McLaughlin, the classic men’s and women’s clothing store known for its bold colors and signature prints, will treat customers to refreshments and the good feeling that comes with supporting a good cause by hosting a Sip and Shop party at its new Westport location on 1026 Post Road East. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, the store will donate 15% of all purchases to SPINODYSSEY, the local, 100% volunteer-run organization that helps fund American Cancer Society breast cancer research.
“J. McLaughlin’s Sip and Shop event is a great way for Westporters and our neighbors to come together in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy light refreshments, and make a purchase or two for an outstanding cause, namely, funding research that will help put an end to breast cancer,” stated SPINODYSSEY co-chair and Westport resident Patty Kondub. “We thank J. McLaughlin for generously hosting this event.”SPINODYSSEY 2011, the only indoor cycling fundraiser where participants can ride, Zumba, pump, and/or play tennis in support of American Cancer Society breast cancer research and Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center, takes place on Sunday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Intensity Fitness and Tennis Club, 490 Westport Avenue, Norwalk. Individuals and teams pre-register to participate anywhere from one to six hours in one of the many SPINODYSSEY fitness sessions, raising sponsorship dollars from friends, family and co-workers. Now in its 12th year, SPINODYSSEY has raised $2.5 million for breast cancer research and breast cancer patient and family support services. In 2010 alone, the event raised more than $400,000 for the cause, and fully-funded three breast cancer researchers.
More information about registering or volunteering for SPINODYSSEY 2011 is available by visiting www.spinodyssey.org.
SPINODYSSEY 2011 is 100% volunteer-run by people who are breast cancer survivors, indoor
cycling and fitness instructors and students, and their families and friends. SPINODYSSEY is an event of Charity Treks Inc., 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. SPINODYSSEY has raised $2.5 million since its first charity Spin ride on January 1, 2000. The next annual indoor Spinning®, Tennis, ZUMBA and Fitness event is planned for Sunday March 6, 2011 at the INTENSITY Club in Norwalk, which is co-owned by Clair Mason and Mike Marcus of Westport.
For more information log on to www.spinodyssey.org or call Patty Kondub,
SPINODYSSEY Chair, at 203-362-5231.
Volunteers representing SPINODYSSEY 2011 spent the morning of Saturday,
November 27 wrapping gifts for holiday shoppers at Barnes & Noble of Westport.
(l. to r.) Amelie Babkie, Patty Kondub, and Karen Newman wrapped gifts while raising funds for
and awareness of SPINODYSSEY's mission to find a cure for breast cancer. SPINODYSSEY 2011 is a 100% volunteer-run indoor cycling and fitness fundraiser taking place Sunday, March 6 at Intensity Fitness & Tennis Club in Norwalk, and is one of several non-profit organizations that will be wrapping gifts at Barnes & Noble this holiday season. For more information about
SPINODYSSEY, log on to www.spinodyssey.org.
CONTACT: Chris Klimek • SPINODYSSEY 2011 Committee
SPINODYSSEY 2011 recently donated $12,000 raised during its Third Annual Wine Tasting and Silent auction event to representatives of Norwalk Hospital's Whittingham Cancer Center to help fund its breast cancer research trials. Participating in the check presentation were (l. to. r.) Susan Ludwig, Special Events Manager, Norwalk Hospital Foundation; Mary Heery, Breast Health Specialist, Smilow Breast Health Center; Patty Kondub, Co-Chair, SPINODYSSEY 2011; Richard Zelkowitz, M.D.Hematology and Oncology, Norwalk Medical Group; Mariann Van Zanten, member of the SPINODYSSEY 2011 Wine Tasting and Silent Auction planning committee and the Westport/Weston YMCA SPINODYSSEY spin team; Linda Versea, Administrative Manager, Norwalk Hospital Cancer Services; Jennifer Long, Clinical Research Coordinator, Norwalk Hospital Cancer Services; and Rita Ort, Oncology clinical Resident Specialist, Norwalk Hospital Cancer Research.
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CONTACT: Chris Klimek • SPINODYSSEY 2011 Committee
(Norwalk, CT, November 18, 2010) . . . . . Although SPINODYSSEY 2011 officially takes place on March 6, its volunteers and donors are already contributing to local efforts to put an end to the disease. Earlier this week, SPINODYSSEY volunteers presented Norwalk Hospital's Whittingham Cancer Center with $10,638 to help fund breast cancer research trials. The monies were raised at the November 6th SPINODYSSEY Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser organized by members of the Westport/Weston YMCA SPINODYSSEY spin team.
"On behalf of Whittingham Cancer Center and its Smilow Breast Health Center, I am would like to thank SPINODYSSEY and all its volunteers and donors for this generous contribution to our breast cancer research," said Jennifer Long, APRN, Oncology Research Coordinator. "It will go a long way toward helping us conduct clinical trials that are crucial to developing new drugs to help improve survival and hopefully, one day, eradicate this cancer."
"SPINODYSSEY 2011 has truly grown from a one-day fun and fitness event to a year-round effort to fund trials, studies and research needed to put an end to this disease," noted Patty Kondub, Westport resident and Co-Chair of SPINODYSSEY 2011. "We owe our ability to support local research efforts to the many wonderful SPINODYSSEY participants, volunteers, and contributors who give so selflessly to this cause each year."
Westport resident Mariann Van Zanten, a member of the event planning committee and a cancer survivor, added "Whittingham Cancer Center is a tremendous resource for local cancer patients, and I am so pleased that the community has provided such an outpouring of support for its work to find a cure. Many thanks are owed to all of the individuals and organizations that contributed to the success of this SPINODYSSEY fundraiser."
The Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event featured an array of fine vintages from Fat Cat’s renowned wine cellar, including a number of “food-friendly” wines and the hors d’oeuvres that complement them. Silent auction prizes included spa packages, restaurant gift certificates and other items and services generously donated by local businesses.
In addition to Ms. Kondub and Ms. Van Zanten, the Wine Tasting Committee volunteers included Westport residents Michele Lamothe, Donna Renzulli, and Laurie Gray.
The donation of $10,638 represents SPINODYSSEY's initial contribution from the wine tasting fundraiser. Event organizers expect that, as additional promised donations continue to come in, the final total donated to Whittingham will total approximately $12,000.
Registration for SPINODYSSEY 2011, the organization's "centerpiece" event, began earlier this month. This annual indoor Spinning®, Tennis, ZUMBA and Fitness event, will take place Sunday March 6, 2011 at the Intensity Fitness & Tennis Club in Norwalk, which is co-owned by Clair Mason and Mike Marcus of Westport. For more information log on to www.SPINODYSSEY.org or call Patty Kondub, SPINODYSSEY Co-Chair, at 203-362-5231. SPINODYSSEY 2011 is now on Twitter and Facebook.
SPINODYSSEY is 100% volunteer-run by people who are breast cancer survivors, indoor cycling and fitness instructors and students, and their families and friends. SPINODYSSEY is an event of Charity Treks Inc., 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. SPINODYSSEY has raised $2.5 million since its first charity Spin ride on January 1, 2000.
Featured from Left to Right: Committee Members: Barry Ficken, Sharon Simon, Shelley Goldman (in back),
Cathy Beckman, Dr. Stevens (with ACS), Marc Menillo (2009 Researcher), Herb Wexler (in back - SO),
Don Stillman (SO), Amelie Babkie (SO Co-Founder, Creative Director, Web Site Designer),
John Dugdale (SO), Jenna Brien (SO). Down in Front: Ginny O'Neil (SO), Judy Samuels (SO),
Emm Koteka-Wiki (ZumbaOdyssey), Patty Kondub (SO Co Chair).
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The SPINODYSSEY Committee was proud to donate $25,000.00 to Norwalk Hospital's Wittingham Cancer Center. Featured in the top photo shown below are Phoenix Kovacs (farleft) and Sarah Binderberger (middle), both of The McIntyre Group. Sarah has served as both the Volunteer Chair and Music Chair since 2000.SPINODYSSEY is an indoor cycling event that spans 6 hours during which participants ride on Spin Bikes anywhere from one to six hours in a collaborated effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.
The 2010 goal can and only will be met with the support of volunteers and sponsors.
This year's event will take place on Sunday, March 7th, 2010.
Stay tuned for updates! The McIntyre Group is proud to partner with SPINODYSSEY once again!
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SPINODYSSEY marched in the 2009 Westport Memorial Day Parade
Cheryl Curthoys, owner of the Robeks Juice at 883 Boston Post Road, together with organizers
from SPINODYSSEY, Sharon Simon and Patty Kondub and fellow Robeks store participants
Bonnie Adler (Westport) and Teah Maunula (Stamford). Robeks sponsored the fundraising event
supporting breast cancer research, SPINODYSSEY 2008.
Robeks Juice is committed to helping customers lead healthy lives and is a strong supporter
of Breast Cancer charities and events in Fairfield County. Darien store owner Cheryl Curthoys
organized the support effort behind this year’s SPINODYSSEY event to be held this Sunday at
Fitness & Tennis Club in Norwalk, enlisting fellow Robeks store owners from Stamford and Westport. Robeks will be providing fresh squeezed orange juice and fruit smoothies to more than 500 cyclists and spectators throughout the 6 hour event. Following a strong opening in October, the Darien Robeks, located at 883 Post Road, has solidified itself as a destination for health-conscious
adults and teens. Open weekdays at 7am, a Robeks smoothie with a free nutritional
supplement is a great way to start the day.
SPINODYSSEY presents major check to Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital
SPINODYSSEY promoters Patty Kondub - with her little friend Charlie Schwartz - Terrie Pollie and Lory Wasserman
make their presentation at Wild Oats - one of the major Sponsors at the 2007 SPINODYSSEY.