Everyone Ride/Run Against Cancer Everyday (ERRACE) Holds Anniversary Ride July 13

Print icon

With a goal of inspiring the community to be physically active and health conscious, while raising awareness and funding for cancer research, a group of professionals launched Everyone Ride/Run Against Cancer Everyday (ERRACE) a decade ago.

On Saturday, July 13, the group will host an anniversary ride, run and walk fundraiser at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, at 40 Fisher Drive, Avon.

On-site registration starts at 6 a.m., with rides starting at 7 a.m. and going throughout the morning. The day includes 24-, 50- and 100-mile bike rides, a 10-mile mountain bike ride, a 5K walk/run, chance to see a Ferrari Concorso in the exotic car corral, wellness tents, family friendly activities and food.

ERRACE was started by Allison Caputo, an Avon woman who died from cancer in 2012.

“We wanted a mechanism not only to give back to the institutions that supported her but also the Livestrong Foundation. Lance Armstrong was a big inspiration for her,” said her husband, Dr. Andrew Caputo, an orthopedic surgeon at Hartford Hospital and executive director of ERRACE.

“We wanted to create an event that incorporated biking, which is my passion, and running, which was her passion, to inspire others to stay fit, be aware of their bodies, challenge themselves to do something they hadn’t done before.”

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Livestrong and the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center. To date, the run/walk has raised about $358,000 for the Cancer Center alone.

Registration for the event, which takes place rain or shine, runs through July 6, 2019. To pre-register, volunteer or for more information, go to www.bikereg.com/errace.


What's New

After Cancer Treatment

How Physical Rehab Can Help Recovery From Lung Cancer      

By Ruth H. Satterberg Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist Hospital of Central CT Cancer Institute A lung cancer diagnosis can be extremely challenging. Lung cancer, different from breast cancer, often has more complications and challenges to overcome. Evidence shows that physical and occupational therapy can be very helpful at all stages...

Senior man giving wife a kiss

The Long-Term Effects of Cancer Therapy on Your Body

Treatment of lung cancer has developed rapidly in the past 10 years. With earlier detection and improved therapies, patient outcomes have improved significantly. The therapies used for treatment of lung cancer — chemotherapy, radiation and surgery — certainly cause many acute side effects.  But this article will focus on the...

Heat wave and exercise

Having a Heatwave? When Exercising, Know Your Body’s Limits

Brace yourself for a weekend heatwave with temperatures in some Connecticut towns reaching 100 degrees. More ominously, heat-index values that combine temperature and dew point are expected to reach as high as 115. That probably won’t stop the diehard exercisers among us, but experts advise caution during such extreme weather....

Hoarding Study

Institute of Living Study: What Motivates a Hoarder?

To understand hoarding and cultivate a healthy mindset beyond the large-scale purging of piles and boxes of belongings, behavioral health clinicians must first understand what motivates the hoarder. Researchers with the Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living in Hartford will probe that motivation more closely as part of the new study “Emotional...

Insulin Pump and Exercise

Exercise and an Insulin Pump: Here’s How to Do It

How can you exercise with an insulin pump? Healthwise content is included in this report. Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare, offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine and health & wellness programs.  Please call 860.696.2500 or click here for more information.