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Event Dates: June 9, 2019 - June 9, 2019 Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
A large collection of imported, custom and classic cars will be on view at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT during the third annual Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer. This free family and community event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 (rain date: May 12). A motorcade will kick off the day, with a selection of cars traveling along a route from Veteran’s Memorial Park through Norwalk to Calf Pasture Beach.
Throughout the day, the owners of participating cars will be on hand to discuss their unique vehicles and answer questions. Attendees will be invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Additional trophy winners will be chosen by individual event sponsors and dignitaries. Awards will be presented at 1:45 p.m.
Live performances by popular regional musicians will begin at 11:00 a.m. with students from the Fairfield School of Rock. The entertainment will continue with Tangled Vine at 12:30; Tim Currie’s Tumblin’ Dice Band at 2:15 and The Straightjackets at 3:45.
For a $10.00 donation, Ripka’s Beach Café is contributing discount lunch tickets. A Silent Auction will include restaurant gift certificates, a wide assortment of baskets and merchandise, a margarita party for 10 and gift certificates for the ferry to Sheffield Island Lighthouse, among other valuable items.
The Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer is organized by a committee led by Mark Schlegel, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April of 2015. The goal is to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer and help fund research for an early detection test to diagnose this disease. All proceeds support a landmark pancreatic cancer research study at WCHN being led by Dr. Richard Frank, a hematologist/oncologist and the Director of Clinical Cancer Research at the WCHN Biomedical Research Institute in Danbury and Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center.
To date, the Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer organization has donated over $60,000 to Dr. Frank’s research study.
For more information please visit the website at www.rallyeforpancreaticcancer.org.