HEAT ALERT

High temperatures and humidity continue; risk of thunderstorms this afternoon

Cyclists ride in Fairfield to help cancer survivors

Dozens of supporters turned out for Saturday?s Connecticut Challenge, a bike ride that raises money for Yale New Haven Hospital?s Survivorship Clinic. Despite the heat and humidity, bikers rode for miles

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2007, 11:28 PM

Updated 6,172 days ago

Share:

Dozens of supporters turned out for Saturday?s Connecticut Challenge, a bike ride that raises money for Yale New Haven Hospital?s Survivorship Clinic.
Despite the heat and humidity, bikers rode for miles and crossed the finish line to help thousands of people in Connecticut who are winning the fight against cancer.
Riders came from near and far and said helping the Survivorship Clinic is a worthy cause because the facility helps survivors in all aspects of their lives. It employs a nutritionist, social worker, physical therapist and oncologist.
Jeffrey Keith, who lost his leg to cancer 30 years ago, founded the clinic. He participated in the bike ride and said he knows all too well how life changes after chemotherapy. ?The problem is down the road the complications that arise. This is where our survivor clinic comes in,? he said.


More from News 12
1:51
HEAT ALERT: High temperatures and humidity continue; risk of thunderstorms this afternoon

HEAT ALERT: High temperatures and humidity continue; risk of thunderstorms this afternoon

1:04
DOT finalizes plans for Fairfield Ave. bridge replacement

DOT finalizes plans for Fairfield Ave. bridge replacement

2:32
Doctor: Critical shortage of primary care physicians in CT is a ‘public health emergency'

Doctor: Critical shortage of primary care physicians in CT is a ‘public health emergency'

0:42
Sen. Blumenthal urges Congress to pass HEAT Act

Sen. Blumenthal urges Congress to pass HEAT Act

0:38
The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

0:58
Bridgeport Pride Center celebrates grand opening

Bridgeport Pride Center celebrates grand opening

1:46
Fairfield celebrates International Make Music Day

Fairfield celebrates International Make Music Day

0:57
The Real Deal: Spending on gambling in Connecticut

The Real Deal: Spending on gambling in Connecticut

2:20
Bridgeport man says his AC was stolen from his window

Bridgeport man says his AC was stolen from his window

2:00
'You sweat just standing still.' Fans battle hot temps during 1st round of PGA Tour Travelers Championship in Cromwell

'You sweat just standing still.' Fans battle hot temps during 1st round of PGA Tour Travelers Championship in Cromwell

2:12
‘CT is a laughing stock.’ Republicans call for new ballot fraud commission after Bridgeport arrests

‘CT is a laughing stock.’ Republicans call for new ballot fraud commission after Bridgeport arrests

0:24
Stratford police mourn loss of officer Ken Kubel

Stratford police mourn loss of officer Ken Kubel

0:49
'The heat plays a really big part in what we do.'  Bridgeport FD conducts live burn training

'The heat plays a really big part in what we do.' Bridgeport FD conducts live burn training

2:03
‘Incredibly frustrating.’ New law will dramatically speed up wheelchair repairs

‘Incredibly frustrating.’ New law will dramatically speed up wheelchair repairs

0:51
Alzheimer's Association encourages people to come up with creative ways to fundraise for research efforts

Alzheimer's Association encourages people to come up with creative ways to fundraise for research efforts

0:22
Police: Bridgeport man facing several charges in Iranistan Avenue shooting

Police: Bridgeport man facing several charges in Iranistan Avenue shooting

0:28
High-speed crash in Orange sends 5 people to the hospital

High-speed crash in Orange sends 5 people to the hospital

0:28
Police: Waterbury man arrested for burglary and attempted burglary at Norwalk smoke shops

Police: Waterbury man arrested for burglary and attempted burglary at Norwalk smoke shops

2:11
Main Street Connecticut: Showcasing the best of Westport

Main Street Connecticut: Showcasing the best of Westport

1:09
The East End: Goat yoga at Corwith Farm in Water Mill

The East End: Goat yoga at Corwith Farm in Water Mill