Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spin Relay to Benefit Cancer Survivor Program at Loyola

WHAT:  The Loyola Center for Fitness will host a spin relay to benefit Loyola University Health System’s Survivor Care, a wellness program for cancer survivors. Funds raised during the event will create scholarships for people unable to participate in the program due to financial need.

All participants will be a part of a team of at least four people. Individuals are encouraged to sign up as a team, otherwise they will be added to one. Each team will be assigned a bike and must have someone from the team on that bike at all times from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Participants will receive a fundraising packet to help encourage friends, family and neighbors to participate by financially supporting the spinner. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event. Each member of the team with the highest mileage will receive a prize and the individual who raises the most money will receive a prize.

WHEN: Saturday, April 28

The event will begin at 8 p.m., but participants need to arrive between 7:30 and 7:55 p.m. to check in. A completed registration and waiver form must be submitted to Loyola Center for Fitness staff by April 21.

WHERE:  Loyola Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood IL 60153

COST:  $100 registration fee

INFO:  For information or to register, contact the Loyola Center for Fitness at (708) 327-2348.

MEDIA:  For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at or call (708) 216-5313.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.