Sea Colony hosts Spin-a-Thon benefiting Delaware Hospice

The whirl of Lamond Spin Bikes resonated throughout the morning of Feb. 22 as 65 participants rode in Sea Colony’s Ride for Delaware Hospice. The indoor cycling event, held annually on the last Saturday in February, helped raise money for the Delaware Hospice, a not-for-profit organization that provides care and emotional support to patients and families who are coping with life-limiting illnesses.

Many local businesses donated goods and services, and tickets were sold for raffles to raise additional funds. Sponsors and supporters for the Ride for Delaware Hospice Spin-a-Thon included: Arena Signs, Armand’s by the Sea, Atlantic Bodywork Center, Bayside Resort Golf Club, Beach Plum Antiques, Custom Mechanical Inc., Dave’s Silkscreening, DiFebo’s, Eco Bay Kayaking Adventures, Fat Tuna Grill, Fenwick Wine Cellars, Fox’s Pizza Den, Giant, House Pets, Japanesque, Life Fitness, McCabe’s Gourmet Market, Mickie Ruhl Designs, Millsboro Bowling Lanes, Ocean View Family Restaurant, Pepsi, ResortQuest, Studio 26 Salon & Spa, Sea Colony Fitness, Sea Colony Rec. Assoc., Sea Colony Tennis, Sea Level, Sew Crazy Creations by Cathy Durham, Sue and Ralph Galbreth for the Grotto Pizza donation, Surf Sessions with Brett Buchler and Zen Spa.

Certified spin instructors donated their expertise during 25-minute intervals to keep bikers engaged. Whether spinning or standing by giving encouragement, many supporters were focused on a special person or family who benefits from the unique offerings of Delaware Hospice.

Joining in the event were Delaware Hospice’s Assistant Director of Development Peggy Dolby and Susan Lloyd, president and CEO.

“On behalf of Delaware Hospice, I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the Ride for Delaware Hospice Spin-a-Thon, including Sea Colony, the many participants and sponsors,” said Lloyd. “We were honored to be chosen as this year’s beneficiary.

“Community support makes such a difference! Fundraising efforts such as this allow Delaware Hospice to continue providing quality care and comfort to patients and families who need it most. Our special programs, such as New Hope for grieving children and Transitions for seriously ill individuals, are made possible through the generosity of organizations in the community.”

Jen Neal, fitness and activities manager for Sea Colony, said, “It was great having Susan and Peggy here. They were multi-tasking, providing information and riding.”