Spin for the Cure!


We encourage the entire color guard community to get involved and join us in the fight against breast cancer!


Color Guard “Spin for the Cure” was begun in the winterguard season of 2005-2006 by Catina Anderson, coach of the Broad Run High School Winter Guard from Ashburn, Virginia as an extension of their winter show theme which centered around the Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer.  This ensemble combined with the winter guard from neighboring Heritage High School, performed locally in the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA) circuit in the Independent Regional A class.  In addition to their show and performances, Coach Anderson started a Race for the Cure team “WGC – Winterguard Spin for the Cure” for the Komen National Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer held June 3, 2006.  At competitions throughout the season, the team set up tables to hand out important literature about breast cancer prevention and to collect pledges and donations towards the Race.  They also hosted a color guard exhibition where they challenged the audience and participating units to donate to this important cause.  From these efforts, as well as 2 yard sales, selling bracelets and pleas to family and friends, the team was able to send over 15 team members to represent the Color Guard community in the race AND raise $8,825.17 towards this important cause!  This made team WGC one of the top 25 fundraising teams in the National Race for the Cure that year!

This Year:

Because of the wonderful experience of the first year and the amazing support we found in our local color guard community for this effort, Coach Anderson has decided to expand and continue the “Spin for the Cure” initiative.

We are encouraging members of the color guard community WORLDWIDE to get involved!  Here’s what you can do!

  1. Consider purchasing a t-shirt with the “Spin for the Cure” logo to show your support for this important fight.   (Details to come soon).
  2. If you live in the Washington D.C. area, consider joining our National Race for the Cure team and coming out to walk with us in the race! (Details to be posted when they become available)
  3. If you do not live in the Washington D.C. area you can still join our National Race for the Cure team and support the team through collecting donations online.  The Komen foundation provides each team member with their own webpage and email system for contacting family, friends and others in the color guard community to ask for their support.  Help us to surpass our goal and do even better than last year! (Details to come)
  4. If you want to do even more, become a team captain in your own geographic area.  The Komen Foundation holds 5K walk and run events throughout the United States.  Look on their website to find the closest walk to your area and consider becoming a team captain!  Encourage members of your color guard or winter guard community to be active participants!
  5. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT SPIN FOR THE CURE!!!  Get the word out!  Wear a t-shirt!  Tell people where they can purchase their own! (Details forthcoming).

The Future:

We hope that “Spin for the Cure” will grow and become more and more successful each year.  We hope that in future years we will be able to expand this initiative to help lead the color guard community in the fight against even more deadly diseases that touch all of our families.  Together, we can make a difference!