News Release

July 2, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

PHOTO: UConn Health Center Bike Team at Calhoun Ride

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The 2009 NBC 30 Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride, held June 13, has raised more than $215,000 to benefit the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Coaches vs. Cancer.

NOTE: See for the latest update on the donation total.

Caption: UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun prepares for the third annual NBC 30 Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride in Simsbury with a team of riders from the UConn Health Center. This year’s event has raised more than $215,000 to benefit the Health Center’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and Coaches vs. Cancer, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. General donations are being accepted through Aug. 29. More information is available at

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