On a sunny Sunday in April, 20 people flocked to Turnstyle Cycle to take a spin class celebrating Margo Lindauer’s birthday and raising funds for Roca’s High Risk Young Mothers’ sports program. The event was a great introduction to spin for many of Margo’s friends and family as well as a lucrative fundraiser for Roca.
A mother herself and an expert in the field of domestic violence, Margo knows a bit about the High Risk Young Mothers Roca works with. “I thought ‘it’s my birthday and I have everything I need, why not do a fundraiser to raise money instead’. I was hoping this might make the fund for Roca a little bit bigger and also help maybe bring a spin class to Roca!”, Margo said in an interview. So with that, she reached out to Roca.
Margo was moved by the fact that Roca provides athletics programming in addition to the rigorous intervention model designed by Roca to mediate risk for our Young mothers. Margo explained that when working with such high risk populations, self-care and exercise are frequently overlooked out of a need to address more immediate crises. She feels Roca is special in that it offers both high risk intervention as well as a holistic approach to being a mom and being happy. This is key to when our young moms move beyond Roca and into happy productive lives.
This event was wildly successful. There was a good turn out the day of, connections made with other people interested in Roca’s young mothers program, and most exciting, Margo Raised $1,500 for Roca’s High Risk Young Mothers Sports program. We are so grateful to her and her community of family and friends for their support!
“I thought ‘it’s my birthday and I have everything I need, why not do a fundraiser to raise money instead”
— Margo Lindauer