Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) 16th Annual Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Motorcycle and Car Cruise was held on Sunday, June 23 at the Thompson Speedway and raised $7,495 to benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH.
This event has contributed $118,495 to for the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, which provides financial assistance for cancer-related screening and treatment services to individuals living in Northeast Connecticut who otherwise may not have the financial resources to pay for needed medical care.
Over 200 motorcyclists and classic car enthusiasts joined in for the scenic ride that covered over 40 miles throughout beautiful Northeast Connecticut. This year’s event once again started and ended at the Thompson Speedway, and featured a friendly competition of cornhole, motorcycle rodeo and raffles, as well as a memorial lap around the Thompson Speedway’s 1.7 mile course at the end of the cruise.
Many joined in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one. This annual event allows for riders to commemorate their loved one by including their name in a special memorial tribute announced by the Speedway’s Master of Ceremonies.
“With the generosity and enthusiasm of our riders, cruisers, volunteers and sponsors, DKH is able to continue to be at the heart of cancer care for patients across Northeast Connecticut,” said DKH Director of Development Kristen Willis.
Major sponsors for the event included Wheelabrator, Putnam Bank, Thompson Speedway, Chandler’s Custom Homes, EDS Mechanical, Inc., Riverwalk Partners, LLC. To learn more about the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, visit daykimball.org/nectcancerfund.
Motorcycle enthusiasts take their memorial laps around the Thompson Speedway’s 1.7 mile road course at the conclusion of the cruise portion of DKH’s 16th Annual Cruisin’ for Cancer Care event held on June 23 at the Thompson Speedway.