SOURCE: Angel Charitable Trust

May 04, 2005 08:23 ET

AngelRideCT Celebration to Feature Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

MYSTIC, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2005 -- The Angel Charitable Trust (ACT) has announced that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will speak at the celebration at the end of the Second Annual AngelRideCT cycling event to raise money for children with cancer. The celebration will be held at the Mystic YMCA, in Mystic on Sunday, May 29, from noon to 4:00 pm.

ACT is honored to have Attorney General Blumenthal as its guest speaker because during his four terms in office he has been a supporter of charitable organizations and has protected consumers from the misuse of their charitable donations.

One hundred percent of the funds raised by the AngelRideCT will benefit children with cancer and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which was started by Paul Newman for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

AngelRideCT is organized entirely by volunteers. The 130-mile ride from Norfolk to Mystic on May 28 and 29 is the only cross-Connecticut ride for charity.

The challenging ride will pass through some of Connecticut's most beautiful countryside, along pristine streams, through magnificent forests and over rolling farmland on its way to Long Island Sound. The ride will feature a night's stay at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford and the celebration at the finish in Mystic, sponsored by Mohegan Sun.

For registration information, www.AngelCharitableTrust.org or contact Lynn McCarthy, Event Coordinator, 860-227-0658.

The Angel Charitable Trust, a charitable non-profit organization started in 2003 by Lynn McCarthy and Fred Brooke, is named for Angela "Angel" Uihlein, who contracted acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2002. ACT raises money through athletic endurance events with the goal of providing every Connecticut child newly diagnosed with cancer with a new laptop computer to assist them with academics and provide them with a connection to their peers who are fighting the same battle.

In the summers of 2002, 2003 and 2004, ACT hosted open-water swimming events. In 2004, ACT added the 130-mile bicycle ride AngelRideCT. ACT has raised nearly $170,000 since it was founded.

For more information about AngelRideCT and the Angel Charitable Trust, visit the website at: www.angelcharitabletrust.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lynn McCarthy, Event Coordinator
    PO Box 1013
    Old Lyme, CT
    AngelRideCT
    (860) 227-0658