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Bikers, Walkers Stepping Off To Support Cancer Research With William Raveis

2015 Ride + Walk. Bill Raveis, Meghan Raveis (daughter-in-law)
2015 Ride + Walk. Bill Raveis, Meghan Raveis (daughter-in-law) Photo Credit: Alex Tremaine, Moffly Media/Big Picture
2015 Ride + Walk. Bikers racing through the finish line.
2015 Ride + Walk. Bikers racing through the finish line. Photo Credit: Alex Tremaine, Moffly Media/Big Picture
2015 Ride + Walk. Bill Raveis speaking at podium.
2015 Ride + Walk. Bill Raveis speaking at podium. Photo Credit: Alex Tremaine, Moffly Media/Big Picture

NORWALK, Conn. -- 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 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.

This family and community fundraising event will include 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 event's 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 the funding to pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.

Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m., and participants will start at 8:30 a.m. At 8 a.m., 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 age 17 must be accompanied by an adult and have a $25 fundraising minimum.

The full schedule for the event is as follows:

  • 7:15 a.m. -- Registration opens.
  • 8 a.m. - Opening ceremony
  • 8:30 a.m. – 25-mile bike route starts.
  • 8:35 a.m. -- 12-mile bike route starts.
  • 8:40 a.m. - K run/walk route starts.
  • 9:30 a.m. -- Finish line festival starts and will include Kids Zone, massage and entertainment.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 100-yard kids dash.
  • 1 p.m. - Event ends.

Since its founding in 2004, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has raised more than $2 million to support communities across the Northeast that are impacted by cancer.

Its 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.

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.”

For additional information about the event and to donate, visit raveisridewalk.com. The site also includes fundraising tips and tools, information about the scientists, and photos and video from the 2015 event.

The fundraising window closes on Sunday, Oct. 30.

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