There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event or an adult’s night out, it’s a great way to show your support to local businesses & organizations that support the programs and services we provide. Find an event and mark your calendar!
Who are you cycling for?
Beat back winter and head over to CycleBar at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley to “Cycle Out Cancer” for an epic, one-of-a-kind spinning event on January 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Register for a one-hour class or for multiple hours by clicking on the “tickets” button on the eventbrite registration website. There will be t-shirts, food, awards and prizes.
You and your friends can beat the January chill, spinning indoors at your own pace. Burn up and down the virtual hills or cruise the open road. Either way, you will be “Cycling Out Cancer” for kids in our region receiving treatment at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
CYCLEBAR of Canton is a premium indoor cycling facility opened by Kevin and Liz Anderson in September 2018. Kevin is a retired colonel with the United States Marine Corps and retired Connecticut State Trooper. They are excited to bring a new cycling experience to the Farmington Valley and look forward to giving back to the community.
Let Zumba Fitness be Your Stress Reliever
ZumbaTHON is the best way to get prepared for HuskyTHON’s 18-hour dance marathon! It’s a 3-hour Zumba Fitness dance party, and all for a great cause! On February 10th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, your favorite UConn Bodywise instructors will be rockin’ the UConn Field House with your favorite dance styles: Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip-hop, Pop, Bollywood, and more!
ZumbaTHON is open to anyone — not just UConn students!
Bring your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, teammates, coworkers… whomever! Stay as long as you’d like — every instructor will be teaching during every hour, so if you have a favorite (or several favorites, as the case may be), you can’t miss them. Instructors will include Michelle Lombardo, Rachel Barile, Sabrina Skenyon and Justine Montreuil.
HuskyTHON is an annual fund-raising effort coordinated by the students at the University of Connecticut. Last year alone, HuskyTHON raised more than $1 million and since 2000 they have raised nearly $5 million. For more information about HuskyTHON, please visit www.huskython.org
Online registration closed February 7th at 3pm. Walk-up registrants are welcome to pay at the door.
Lace up and join us at the 5th Annual Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run and Walk. Enjoy the pristine woods of Winding Trails, where we encourage all skill levels to run in the trail race or take in the scenery on the non-competitive 5K walk.
Enjoy music, refreshments, fire truck demonstrations, awards and more. Reid’s Run is a rewarding celebration you will enjoy whether you are a serious athlete or simply love the outdoors. Your participation in the race and/or as a fundraiser supports the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The scenic Nevers Road Park is the perfect spot for an inspirational 5K race supporting patients and families at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Run 4 Robin welcomes runners and walkers at any level, from the recreational walker to the experienced road runner. Leashed pets and jogging strollers welcome. By registering today, you are helping our researchers push the boundaries to develop the best clinical trials for young patients who are bravely battling kidney disease.
The Need You Now Fund was created at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in memory of Robin, Kaylee’s mother, who passed away suddenly in 2015. The fund will help further kidney disease research and support families cared for by the Division of Nephrology who are facing financial challenges. Kaylee is battling this disease without her mom, and you can be there to support her and kids like her by joining Run 4 Robin now.
Don’t delay, register and start fundraising today!
Online registration closes Thursday, May 16, 2019 at midnight.
Not a runner?
Join the Virtual Run 4 Robin. Sign-up up today to get started on your personal fundraising page! Your support will help encourage our runners as they race toward the finish line.