Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jim Calhoun, Rebecca Lobo Among Riders on Saturday


Coach Jim Calhoun, Rebecca Lobo, coaches and a number of Coach Calhoun's former players will be riding and walking on Saturday, June 9th in the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk.  Over 1,000 riders and walkers expected.

WHEN:          Saturday, June 9, 2012
                   7:00AM – 3:00PM

WHAT:          The Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk presented by CIGNA and the law firm of RisCassi & Davis is an annual statewide event of Coach Calhoun's to benefit The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Coaches vs. Cancer.
                        This year's event is dedicated to Rebecca Lobo's mother, RuthAnn Lobo who lost her 17 year battle to breast cancer last summer.  Rebecca Lobo and her entire family will be walking the 5K distance. She has invited anyone who would like to walk to walk with her.
                        The ride and walk is open to everyone. There will be non-competitive rides of 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles, with riders participating from across the Northeast, and a 5K walk. The event also includes great food, family activities and live music. The UConn Health Center Department of Dermatology will also offer free skin cancer screenings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE:        The Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk will begin and end at the Performing Arts Center in Simsbury on 22 Iron Horse Boulevard.  

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