MES is hosting its annual ‘Spin Lives Around’ Spinnathon in support of World AIDS Day in November this year.
The purpose of the Spinnathon is to raise awareness of HIV / AIDS, introduce the MES Impilo Healthcare Programme to the broader community of Johannesburg and finally to raise funds for the MES Zaziwe Hope for Life Hospice and Treatment Centre.
The event made national impact in 2007 through the sharing of success stories on national TV as part of the build up to World AIDS Day.
The Spinnathon will take place on Saturday, 29th of November, 2008. This Spinnathon is scheduled to take place at Brightwater Commons in Randburg. 100 spinning bikes will be supplied by FitnessWorld, as well as a number of rowing machines and donors will start Spinning Lives Around at 08h00.
Spinning instructors will be provided by Elsa Storm from Spinning and each spinner can sign up for R100 per bike per hour. Provision will be made for people who cycle all the hours to raise additional funds. In 2007 a gentleman of 70 spinned for all 8 hours and raised about R4000 for the MES Impilo Health Care Programme on his own!
But raising funds is not the only focus of the event. Private HIV testing will be available all day round with follow-up counseling on how to live a positive and healthy live, living with the HIV / AIDS virus.
Further to that, it will be a fun-filled day with a lot of entertainment and prizes. There will also be jumping castles, bungee, weightlifting, kiddies corner and an opportunity to meet some of your favourite celebs at the event. ‘Spin Lives Around’ tattoos will also be on sale.
Venue: Brightwater Commons, Randburg.
Date: Saturday, 29th of November, 2008
Cost: R100 per bike/per hour.
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