Try spinning and help in the fight against cancer at the same time this Saturday at Anytime Fitness in Prescott Valley. And you don't need a gym membership to do it.
There's no admission fee for stationary bicycle (spin) classes, and all money collected at the donation-only event will go to the Ronan Thompson Foundation to benefit cancer research. Phoenix boy "Rockstar Ronan" was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer in August 2010, and died May 9, 2011, when he was only 4 years old.
Anytime Fitness will add spin classes as needed throughout the day as people sign up. Classes at 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon already are full, and a few spots remain in the 1:30 p.m. class. If more people sign up, 3 p.m. is the next class gym co-owner Leanne Shearer will conduct. Anyone who's taken even one spin class will understand her dedication to this cause by leading consecutive - and exhausting - sessions.
Country superstar Taylor Swift won't be spinning, but she did write a song about Ronan with help from his mother. Proceeds from sales of the single go to cancer research. Have tissues handy when listening at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS7JrI-JPOc&feature=youtu.be.
Find more information at: standup2cancer.org.
To register for Saturday spin, call 928-443-5701 or stop by Anytime Fitness at 6715 E. 2nd St., Suite A, Prescott Valley (across from Stepping Stones coffee shop).