UConn coach riding to fight cancer

Associated Press Published: June 9, 2012
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SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — Several hundred bicycle riders and walkers are joining Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun in Simsbury for his annual charity ride to benefit cancer research.

Saturday's event benefits The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Coaches vs. Cancer, a program established in 1993 by the American Cancer Society.

This year's ride is dedicated to the memory of RuthAnn Lobo, who died a year ago after battling breast cancer. She was the mother of former UConn women's basketball star Rebecca Lobo, who will be participating in the event's 5K walk.

The event also includes bicycle rides of 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles.

Calhoun fell off his bicycle during the 2009 event and broke several ribs, but finished the ride.