Driving on Interstate 95, it’s hard to overlook the billboards advertising events for charity. With fall fast approaching, there are plenty of options for good Samaritans to dedicate time (and money) to. With people home from summer vacation, a number of walks, runs and bike rides benefiting different causes are set to take place in the region. Here are just five of them.
Sept. 10: Closer to Free: A Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Three route options, ranging from 25 to 100 miles, pass through 12 towns. More information can be found on the website.
Sept. 10: For the third year in a row, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is having a bicycle ride to benefits its camp programs for kids with terminal illnesses. As usual, the event is held at the camp at 55 Ashford Center Rd. in Ashford, Conn. Distances range from 15 to 62.5 miles. The nonprofit organization’s website has all the details.
Sept. 24. Mari’s Mile of Smiles 10K and Family Fun Fest raises money for autism. The event goes from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cheshire’s on North Brookvale Road. The event's Facebook page has more details.
Sept. 24: The Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer will be at Hammonasset State Park in Madison on a 1288 Boston Post Road. More information about the second annual walk can be found on the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s website.
Oct. 23: Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk is one of four similar events in Connecticut that the American Cancer Society is offering to raise money for breast cancer research. The event will be at the New Haven Lawn Club on 193 Whitney Ave. The website has more information.