A Middletown, New Jersey mom is planning to ride her Peloton for 24 hours straight to raise money for Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer.
As first reported by The Monmouth Journal:
Andrea Verdone Gorsegner, founder and president of Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, will be getting on her bike this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. with a live class via Peloton instructor Tunde Oyeneyin. More than 200 Peloton members have already signed up to join a portion of the ride, and Gorsegner will be crossing the finish line on her Peloton on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 9:30 a.m.
“I’m the crazy woman riding my bike for 24 hours straight in an effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer and of course for our awesome foundation Infinite Love,” Gorsegner said. “We’re still 100 percent volunteer run and this is our First Annual “Spin 4 Kids” virtual event.”
COVID-19 has made group fundraising runs nearly impossible, but many organizations have taken to Peloton to offer virtual options. Back in December, we saw Axios raise money for restaurants using Peloton.
Despite not being able to ride with a group, people will still be able to cheer for her as she rides for a full day.
“My bike is on the ground level in a room filled with windows and a sliding door, so I’ll be keeping those windows open for potential visitors so that we can easily and very safely chat,” she said.
One has to wonder if there is an opportunity on the software side for Peloton to build in some sort of way for people to donate to these causes through Peloton based on things like minutes that someone road, etc.