The Trumbull-based running group Girls Gone Miles traded their running shoes for spin bikes in support of cancer survivors earlier this month at the JoyRide of Westport Spinathon. Led by teammate and JoyRide of Westport Spin Instructor Meagen O’Connell, the Girls Gone Miles spinners joined nearly 70 other participants to raise $6,000 to benefit CT Challenge programs for cancer survivors, including the Southport-based Center for Survivorship, which empower survivors to reclaim their lives from cancer through exercise, nutrition, meditation, yoga and community-building support workshops and activities.
Testifying to the common ground shared by this group of supporters and the CT Challenge, Girls Gone Miles Team Captain Jennifer Iacaarino said, “Girls Gone Miles was born during an overnight relay in 2010. After the relay, we continued to run together, encourage one another and challenge one another through other running/sports and life events. We know firsthand how exercise can help the mind and body and wanted to share that with others.”