The sixth annual Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk will take place on June 9 in Simsbury, and this year it will be dedicated to RuthAnn Lobo, mother of Rebecca, for her courageous fight against cancer. RuthAnn died in July, 2011 at age 67 after a 17-year battle with the disease.
"RuthAnn set an example that is an inspiration to so many fighting the scourge of cancer," Calhoun said. "It is my home that everyone walking or riding on Jun 9 will carry her fighting spirit forward so that we may defeat cancer once and for all."
The dollars raised from the event go to
benefit the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UConn Health Center and
Coaches vs. Cancer. To date the event
has raised over $1.5 million – with more than 90% of those dollars going to the
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.
event starts and finishes in Simsbury, Connecticut with bike rides of 10, 25,
50 and 75 miles and a 5K walk. While the
10, 25 and 50 mile rides are suitable for riders of all levels – the 75 mile
ride is considered to be the toughest ride in Connecticut. There will also be great food and live music
as well. The public is welcome.
Labels: Jim Calhoun, Rebecca Lobo