Many of us at RisCassi & Davis are active walkers, runners and cyclists and we also work hard to defend walkers, runners and cyclists across the state. Many of us are also UConn graduates. For the past eight years, we have taken this passion and served as the Presenting Sponsor of Coach Calhoun’s annual ride and walk to support medical research at UConn Health. To date, over $2 million has been raised for this purpose. We are proud to say that over $250,000 of that has been raised by the lawyers and staff in our office!
This year’s event – the Jim Calhoun Ride and Walk for Lifesaving Research and Care – is an event Coach Calhoun created because Federal and State dollars, as well as corporate support for important, cutting edge medical research and care has been declining for years at academic health centers across America.
The 2015 Jim Calhoun Ride and Walk for Lifesaving Research and Care will take place on May 30th and will start and finish at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford. The event will feature rides of 15, 30 and 62 miles and a 5K walk, and as the day ends, there will be a celebratory cookout for all participants. Ninety cents of every dollar contributed by riders and walkers and their supporters will go directly to the cause and every UConn Health department will be eligible to receive funds.
All funds raised by the Jim Calhoun Ride and Walk for Lifesaving Research and Care will specifically benefit the UConn Health Research and Discovery Fund – a fund to support research aimed at curing disease and improving human health.
Each of us at RisCassi & Davis is proud to be a part of this important endeavor and commend Coach Calhoun for his decades of support of UConn Health.