Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk
When: Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd.
Events: There will be a 5K walk and bike rides of 10, 25 50 and 75 miles. The 75-mile course is considered one of the most grueling in the state, running through West Hartland and Barkamsted and several state forests. … There will be food and live music at the finish line.
The goal: Raises money and awareness for the the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Carol and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, “Coaches vs. Cancer.” The history: This is the sixth year; more than $1.5 million has been raised, with another $300,000 the target for this year.
The dedication: This year’s event is dedicated to RuthAnn Lobo, the mother of Rebecca Lobo. RuthAnn Lobo died of cancer in 2011.
Cancer Screenings: The UConn Health Center will offer free skin cancer screenings at the Performing Arts Center between 8 a.m. and noon.
To participate: Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome. To register or get more info, call 860-674-1500 or visit www.calhounride.com. Walk-ups are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended. To see The Coach: Calhoun plans to ride in the 10-mile race, which begins at 11 a.m.
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