JoyRide Cycle Studio, 25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, is participating in Fitweek from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 to support cancer research.

A $20 pass gives access to unlimited classes at JoyRide Cycle. All proceeds will be donated to the Closer to Free Fund supporting cancer research at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

The second annual fitness event aims to help local residents by raising awareness of the benefits of making a long-term commitment to an active lifestyle and encouraging people to find ways to incorporate fitness into their daily lives.

"As a working woman," Shana Schneider, Yale graduate and founder of Fitweek, said. "I can easily empathize with those who say they don't have time to add a fitness program into their busy schedules. Through the annual Fitweek event, we are excited to provide an easy and fun way for people to learn how to incorporate fitness into their everyday lives by offering them access to hundreds of free classes, which they may not have otherwise tried. We're also delighted to help raise awareness about the importance of exercise in the prevention and recovery of cancer by providing 100 percent of the proceeds from the Fitweek pass to support the Closer to Free Fund."

Dr. Anees Chagpar, director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, said, "We are grateful to Shana and the many sponsors of Fitweek for donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the Closer to Free Fund supporting cancer research and helping to raise awareness about how exercise can help with prevention and support recovery from this widespread disease."

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