(6/14/10) — A team from Webster Bank rode 760 miles to help raise money and awareness as part of the 2010 NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk on June 12 in Simsbury, Conn.
The event benefits The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Coaches vs. Cancer, a program established in 1993 by the American Cancer Society.
It included 10-mile and 25-mile rides, as well as 50- and 75-mile rides for advanced cyclists. For the third year, Webster also was a corporate sponsor of the event.
The Webster team logged enough miles to make a round-trip from Westchester County, N.Y., to the bank's new office in downtown Boston, with miles to spare. Two Webster employees opted for the 75-mile ride to pay homage to this year being Webste's 75th anniversary.
Midway through the ride, a downpour began. "It definitely made the course a bit more difficult, but nothing compared to the difficult course that cancer patients endure in their battle to conquer the disease," said team captain Jennifer Hoynes, vice president, brand management.
In all, 14 Webster employees participated in the ride. Six are pictured here, from left to right: Jorge Lozada, Jeanette Cardentey, Jennifer Hoynes, Kathy Luria, Victor Yelevich and Kasia Trapszo.