Jim Calhoun CardioRaiser: Workout for Autism Speaks!


If you’re from Connecticut, or even if you’re not, you’ve GOTTA know who Jim Calhoun is…unless you’ve been living under a rock!  Coach Calhoun, as most know him, is one of only 5 coaches in the history of US College Basketball to win 3 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Titles!!  Wow…you’d think that would be enough accomplishments for one guy…NOPE!

Coach Calhoun is also know for his philanthropy, with his wife Pat, through the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Reseach Center and the annual Jim Calhoun Holiday Food Drive, which has raised nearly $1 million to help serve his home state!  He also launched, with the help of Gold, Orluk and Partners, the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament, and the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride.

Coach Calhoun has done all of this and more, while battling his own health problems!  His selflessness and generosity should be an example to all of us that one person can make a HUGE difference!  All you have to do is take the first step!

The last weekend of February: Sunday, February 26th to be exact, I will be participating in the Jim Calhoun CardioRaiser:  Workout for Autism Speaks at Cardio Express in Manchester, CT.  You have the option of doing Zumba, Spinning, or Cardio Machines to raise money.  In addition to helping others, you will also get some exercise…but don’t worry, Panera will be there as a sponsor to help you gain back all the calories you just burned!  😉 I chose to do Zumba…it won’t be pretty but it will DEFINITLY be worth it!  If you have the means to do so, it would be great to see you there or to receive a donation for this great cause!  If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to my team, please feel free to do so on my page!

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About erinHasThoughts

I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on January 31, 2012, in Exercise, Random Experiences, This is Me!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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