— There is still time to register for the Comunale Spin-For-Life Event Oct. 31. Go to www.stephencomunale.org to register for The Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation’s 2015 Spin-For-Life, or call (330) 835-5985.
This indoor cycling fundraiser will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Proceeds will help individuals and families meet immediate living expenses while coping with the high financial cost of cancer.
The event is expected to draw 250 participants and achieve record proceeds topping $100,000.
Spinners will be led by coach and motivator Jackie Banyan, of Jackie’s Gym in Fairlawn. Banyan is a Certified Personal Trainer with a master’s Degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology from the University of Akron.
The nonprofit Comunale Foundation is named after Stephen A. Comunale, Jr., who died of cancer in 2006 at age 27. During Comunale’s cancer treatments, he along with family and friends observed repeated incidents of patients and families struggling financially due to the high cost of cancer. That gave rise to the mission of the Foundation, which is to respond quickly to relieve day-to-day financial burdens so attention may focus on the job of fighting cancer. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee confidentially reviews grant applications twice a week and often responds within 48 hours. All payments are made directly to vendors.
Today, the Foundation also honors Stephen’s mother, Jane Comunale, who died of cancer in 2011, and his aunt, Amy Comunale Klein, who died of cancer in 2007.