WILLIAM RAVEIS RIDE + WALK CONNECTICUT
William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut
FAMILY FUNDRAISING EVENT BENEFITS THE
DAMON RUNYON CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, SCIENTISTS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance will host the second annual William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, on Sunday, October 16 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This family and community fundraising event includes a 5K walk, a 12-mile or 25-mile bike ride, and a children’s 100-yard dash. Following the walk, rides and dash, there will be food, music and kids’ activities.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Damon Runyon identifies the brightest early-career scientists with innovative research ideas and provides them with funding to pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.
Registration begins at 8am and participants will start at 8:30 a.m. Just prior to the start, there will be a celebration of the cancer survivors and Damon Runyon scientists who are participating in the event.
The minimum fundraising amount for adults is $250. Minors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult and have a $25 fundraising minimum.
Participants can register for the event before October 10 at raveisridewalk.com or http://www.raveisridewalk.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=504, and the fundraising window closes on October 30. The web site also includes fundraising tips and tools, information about the scientists, and photos and video from 2015.
In 2015, more than 500 people participated and volunteered in the inaugural Ride + Walk, raising more than $500,000. With the funds raised, the William Raveis Charitable Fund created two fellowships for emerging scientists at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Aaron Viny, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Yi Yin, PhD, of Harvard University received four-year grants to pursue new breakthroughs in cancer research.
About William Raveis Charitable Fund
Since its founding in 2004, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has raised over $2 million to support communities across the Northeast that are impacted by cancer. Their focus is on the advancement of cancer research and programs that offer cancer patients and their families’ physical and emotional support during treatment. In 2015, the fund partnered with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which provides young scientists with the funding to pursue their boldest, and most innovative ideas to prevent, diagnose, and treat all forms of cancer. With the $500,000 raised at the inaugural Ride + Walk events, Raveis was able to fund two very deserving scientists with the “William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships.”
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Location: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, Conn.
Time: 7-8 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. event starts
Beneficiary: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Web site: raveisridewalk.com
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