Published on April 13, 2016

Altru Hosts Seventh Annual Spin for Kids Event

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health System will host the seventh annual Spin for Kids event on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Red River High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spin for Kids is an annual indoor stationary bike race, raising over $296,000 since it began in 2009. Teams of all different backgrounds and riding abilities participate, with each rider taking his or her turn for 20 minutes. 

All funds raised directly benefit children with a variety of special needs due to neurological, orthopedic, and genetic disorders, as well as problems with developmental delays. Proceeds are disbursed to qualified families to help ease the struggles they face every day and help children in our communities live the fullest lives possible. 

“Spin for Kids is truly an amazing event, and it is so rewarding to be a part of something that helps children reach their full potential. Each year, our event has grown bigger and better,” said Jessica Strand, Spin for Kids co-chairperson. “There are many opportunities for everyone to be involved in Spin for Kids, whether by riding, volunteering or offering financial support.” 

Last year, Spin for Kids raised over $68,000. This year, Altru Health Foundation has received a $75,000 grant from the Engelstad Family Foundation as a matching opportunity for Altru’s Spin for Kids event. 

For more information on the event, or to donate, visit or call 701.780.2538

About Altru’s Pediatric Therapy Services

Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services utilizes a team approach for the treatment of neurological, orthopedic and genetic disorders, as well as problems associated with premature birth and developmental delays. The team includes occupational, physical and speech therapists, social workers, the child's medical team, and prosthetic and orthotic specialists. The goal of the department is to help each child live the fullest life possible by enhancing function and fostering independence through innovative therapeutic programming.