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Join Us For the 2014 Comcast NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk presented by Cigna and the Hartford law firm of RisCassi & Davis

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Thank you for participating in the 8th Annual Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk! Please note, we are accepting donations until December 1, 2014.



90% of the dollars raised by our riders and walkers go directly to the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health!
YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!



Please share your feedback with us on the 2014 event!
Please click on this link to take our post-event survey! Thank you in advance!


The Comcast NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk is in its 8th year and it benefits The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health.


Congratulations to Kimberly Sokol who was the winner of our drawing of a beautiful new Cannondale 2014 Synapse 7 Sora road bike – an $1,030 value!!






To date, the dollars you’ve raised have made it possible for the Neag Cancer Center to recruit over 800 patients to clinical trials while supporting pilot research projects studying precursors to colon cancer and tumor sequencing. Additionally, the funds have made it possible for women in need to receive breast cancer screenings.






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Fundraising Requirements for all riders and walkers over the age of 18
The minimum fundraising requirement for each rider or walker 18 years of age and older, regardless of whether you are on a team or not, is $200. For the ride, children between the ages of 14 to 17 can participate by paying the $40 registration fee with no fundraising requirements. Due to safety concerns, children under the age of 14 can not participate in the ride. For the walk, children 17 and younger can participate by paying the $40 registration fee with no fundraising requirements.


Important Deadlines:
Online registration deadline for individuals and teams is noon on October 3, 2014. The fee to register to ride or walk is $40 (the entry fee does not count toward your fundraising minimum). Please note that no part of the registration fee for participation in the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk is eligible for deduction for federal income tax purposes.


Offline Donations should be made payable to the "UConn Foundation" and mailed to:

Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk
c/o UConn Foundation
PO Box 1177
Avon, CT 06001

JOIN US ON OCTOBER 5, 2014 FOR A SPECTACULAR DAY AS WE FIGHT CANCER TOGETHER!

All gifts for the benefit of the Comcast NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk should be made payable to The UConn Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation designated by the University of Connecticut to raise and administer private gifts and grants that support the pursuit of excellence. All contributions are used to support the donor's intention and are subject to certain administrative fees that are used to support Foundation operating expenses as well as other priority needs determined by the Health Center. See the State Fundraising Notices for important information about the Foundation's philanthropic work across the nation. Donors who are supporting the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk have the right to request in writing that their gifts remain anonymous.

For additional information please visit the UConn Foundation website.




Congratulations to our 2013 TOP FUNDRAISERS!! The success of this event would not be possible without your efforts! Coach Calhoun and everyone associated with the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk and the UConn Foundation appreciate your dedication in going above and beyond our fundraising minimums!!



Kudos to our top individual event fundraiser Michael McPhee, who raised over $13,500!


Our second individual top fundraiser was Cynthia Blackham. Cindy raised over $6,300! Way to go Cindy! She was our top individual fundraiser for the Walk!


David Cordani, of Team Cigna came in third! David raised $5,000. Fantastic!


Joey LaPierre came in fourth raising over $3,200. Nice Job!


Rounding out our top five is Don Anderson who raised over $3,000! Simply amazing!


Rounding out the event’s top ten individual fundraisers, who all raised $2,000 or more include Robert Cook, Gordon Baker, Adam Wexler, John Mayerhauser and Michael Balinskas! Congratulations to you all!


We’d also like to recognize the top ten fundraising teams! Teams are the backbone of this event and teams alone contributed over $105,000 towards the 2013 event!
(Based on average per rider in teams of 5 or more)
1) The Boneyard
2) McPhee Phree Wheelers
3) Team Comcast
4) RisCassi & Davis Team
5) UConn Fritz Free Riders
6) Calhoun Crusaders
7) We Take The Stairs
8) Team Cigna
9) Webster Bank Team
10) Shear Artistry Spa



Several of our top individual fundraisers (Joey LaPierre, Don Anderson, Rob Cook and Bob Cooke) and our top fundraising team - The Boneyard Team (representing that team on court was Joseph Budrow, Craig Deep, Shelby Deep, Thomas McAuliffe, Bill McAvoy, John Michalik, Puneet Nanda and Anshu Nanda)! Together this team and these individuals raised over $23,000 for the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center!! They were recognized on court at the Dec. 6th UConn Men's Basketball Game!!





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