Stamford native and Sacred Heart Executive Director of Athletics Bobby Valentine has been named the honorary chair of the 10th annual CT Challenge Bike Ride on July 25-26.
The event will start in Westport. This is Valentine’s second time participating.
“What the CT Challenge is doing for cancer survivors is very cutting edge,” said Valentine. “The CT Challenge is about hope. It’s about putting all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to work to help survivors win back their lives from cancer and it’s about providing the effective tools needed to do it. Plus, it’s right in our backyard, a Connecticut innovation our community is proud to support.”
Valentine will be spearheading a team from Sacred Heart for the bike ride that will encompass many different parts of the university’s community.
Financed in large part by the annual CT Challenge Bike Ride, the CT Challenge is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the 14 million cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through mind-body health, exercise, nutrition and community-building support programs. The CTC opened the Center for Survivorship in Southport in 2012 as an incubator for cancer survivor programs that aim to set the model nationwide. It is the only standalone center for survivorship in the country.