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Health Center Today, June 18, 2010

Walkers, Bikers Join Calhoun to Fight Cancer

By Chris DeFrancesco

Photo of Coach Calhoun on a bike

Coach Calhoun prepares for the
25-mile ride.

Photos by Dan Mercado

UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun returned to the bike trail for a fourth year to raise money for the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and Coaches vs. Cancer.

The NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk featured 495 participants on bicycles and another 481 walkers June 12 in Simsbury. Checks are still coming in; an updated tally of the donations is available at

The bike rides were 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles, and the walk was 5 kilometers. The walk and 75-mile ride were new this year. Calhoun completed a problem-free 25-mile ride.

Photo of Coach Jim Calhoun speaking to a group of bike riders

Coach Jim Calhoun gives a pep talk to a group of riders at his annual Cancer Challenge Ride in Simsbury.

Photo of Coach Jim Calhoun

Coach Jim Calhoun at the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk.