Jun 25, 2009 -
Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) held its 7th Annual ECHN Bike Connect on Sunday, June 14. Over 150 participants attended this event, which raised more than $27,000 towards nursing scholarships for ECHN employees wishing to further their nursing education or become a nurse. The 23-mile bicycle course connects Woodlake at Tolland, Rockville General Hospital, Manchester Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut facilities. Cyclists could also choose a 43-mile route which adds the Glastonbury Wellness Center to an already challenging route. This was also the second year offering a Nurses walk, which was a 6-mile course.
This event would not have been possible without the generosity of the lead sponsors, Connecticut Business Systems and Bolles Motors, as well as the other major supporters; Brico, LLC, Eastern Connecticut Medical Association, Eastern Connecticut Pathology Consultants, PC, Iatric Systems, Manchester Road Race, Ann & Kevin Murphy, Rockville Bank Foundation and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. A special thanks also to founding Bike Connect co-chairs Alan Krupp, MD and Robert Rodner, MD.
Bike Connect was hosted by the Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT and all participants, volunteers and spectators enjoyed a complimentary lunch donated by Angellino's Restaurant in Vernon. Thanks also goes to Bolles Motors, The Bike Shop in Manchester and Manchester Cycle Shop, who provided SAG Wagon support for the day.
ECHN holds many annual events throughout the year and partners with corporations for maximum marketing opportunities. For information on how to be a part of future ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation events, please call 860.647.4750.