Thursday, April 7, 2011
Jim Calhoun Cancer Ride and Walk
What: Calhoun’s Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk
Where: Simsbury Ct. at Iron Horse Blvd. at the Performing Arts Center
When: June 11th , 2011
Contact Information: Go to Calhounridewalk.com or call 860-674-1500
Now that Jim Calhoun and our UConn Huskies have finished a miraculous dream season, this website is privileged to team up with Coach to help spread the word on his Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk event so that others can fulfill their dream, a world without Cancer. This great benefit is on June 11th, 2011 and will be fun for everyone, even if you aren’t planning on participating in the riding or biking, because there is plenty to take part in. There will be a bouncy house and face painting for the kids, a cookout by Price Choppers' renowned House of Barbecue, some live music by Timmy Maia Band, and a chance to meet Calhoun and some of the former UConn players. Even if you can’t make it out there, you can show your support and sponsor a participant or place a specific donation. All donations go to The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UConn Health Center and Coaches vs. Cancer. So come out and support Jim Calhoun when he needs you the most and help find a cure for a disease that has touched most of our lives.
The Flatbread Company in Canton, Ct. located at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley is also lending a helping hand. On May 17th take your friends and family to Flatbread for dinner. They are donating $3.50 for every large flatbread they sell and $1.50 for each small flatbread. After you have some delicious pizza you can head over to Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, also located in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley. From 6pm-9pm on May 17th Ben and Jerry's will be donating a portion of their profits to the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk. It will be a great night you won't want to miss.
Please come out to these two events and help Jim Calhoun tackle this horrible disease, because as this college basketball season has proven, nothing is impossible. So spread the word, come on out, and join the team, because he can’t do this alone and collectively we can make a difference.