Press release from the UConn athletic department:
Coach Jim Calhoun has launched a new event, “The Jim Calhoun CardioRaiser – Workout for Autism Speaks,” presented by Farmington Bank, to help raise important dollars for the autistic community. This family friendly fitness event will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Cardio Express in Manchester and Southington from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
Participants will be able to choose from a variety of cardio activities including Zumba, spinning, running or walking on treadmills, stair climbing, elliptical training, or riding a stationary bike. No matter the fitness level – there will be an activity for everyone. Panera Bread will be on site at both locations providing breakfast during registration, lunch during the day and food for the closing celebration at 3:00pm.
“I am deeply committed to the cause of helping families confronting the many challenges of autism,” Calhoun said. “It is my hope that this event will bring Connecticut families together to raise dollars so important to all those facing this complex neurobiological disorder. I am extremely grateful for all of the community support we have received thus far.”
The dollars raised will go to the Connecticut Chapter of Autism Speaks and be used to fund global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder here in Connecticut.
Registration is open to anyone 14 years of age or older. To find out more or to register visit: www.calhouncardioraiser.com or call the event office at 860-674-1500 today.