Sweating has literally paid off for Chelsea Clinton!
The former First Daughter and SoulCycle have raised $66,810 for the earthquake victims in Haiti by hosting a special 90-minute spin class in New York City Thursday.
Clinton, a member and regular at the indoor cycling studio, was overjoyed by the rapid response of donations made by dedicated riders – including Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos who both generously opened their checkbook and participated in the calorie-burning class.
“Thank you all for being here to support this effort,” Clinton, 29, said. “I hope you all continue to support Haiti over the months and years to come.”
Just a few days ago, she and her father, former President Bill Clinton, visited Haiti experiencing the disaster first hand. “The day after the earthquake struck, the international community fed 3,000 people,” Clinton said. “Today, people have fed 100,000 people and we actually need to be feeding a million people. This demonstrates how much we’ve done, but how much more work we have to do. We need a lot of money to do that.”
With 100 percent of all proceeds made from the cardio benefit going towards the Haiti relief efforts overseen by the Clinton Foundation, SoulCycle co-owner Julie Rice could not be more proud.
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“Chelsea is just so amazing. She’s really like any other person that is part of our exercise community,” said Rice. “So for her and the others to help when something like a tragedy like in Haiti comes up, it’s really easy for us to rally our troops. We have a powerful community and it’s a really giving place. We are so happy that we could do something for Haiti.”