(Photo courtesy HomeStart)
Charlestown resident Nancy Ludwig spent a day spinning with more than 200 people to help raise more than $100,000 for the local non-profit HomeStart that battles homelessness.
Ludwig and her fellow spinnrs braved the elements February 28 to participate in the sixth annual ICycle 2013, an all day spinning event to raise money for HomeStart.
HomeStart works to end and prevent homelessness in the Greater Boston area by helping people obtain permanent housing and settle in their communities, and by developing strategies to address systemic barriers to housing placement.
“Every day more and more people in our community are affected by homelessness,” Linda Wood-Boyle, president and CEO of HomeStart, said in a statement. “While we know people had fun at the ICycle, we also hope they understand the important message behind it—that one or two hours in the cold cannot compare to living without a home. The ICycle event is just one way we can simulate a fraction of the many challenges those struggling with homelessness must face.”
Teams from Energi, Income Research and Management, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, ICON Architecture, Micronotes, Deutsche Bank, Eaton Vance, Ropes & Gray, Eastern Bank, and UBS joined Charlestown's Ludwig.
Ludwig is also a member of HomeStart’s board of trustees.
Lyndon Byers, former Boston Bruin and radio personality on WAAF; Lou Merloni, former Red Sox infielder and co-host of the Mut and Merloni Show on WEEI; the Patriots Cheerleaders, a serveral other media personalities also joined the spinning.
This year’s ICycle was sponsored by Fitness International, HelioPro, RCN Boston, and The Chiofaro Company.
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