The Jim Calhoun Cancer
Challenge Ride and Walk will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the
Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd. in Simsbury.
The annual event brings together thousands of riders, walkers, and spectators to
raise money for the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Carol and Ray
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, “Coaches vs. Cancer” and the fight against
this deadly disease.
There will be a 5K walk as well as
rides of varying lengths -- 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles -- and varying skill
levels. At the conclusion of the ride and walk, there will be great
food and live music for all participants and their guests.
Also, to help fight skin cancer, UConn Health Center Dermatologists are offering free skin cancer screenings during and after the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk. Coach Calhoun himself has had multiple bouts with skin cancer and is encouraging everyone to get checked.
To find out more or to register,
visit: www.calhounridewalk.com or call 860-674-1500. Advanced
registration is suggested for the ride and walk, though walk-ups are welcome.