Two medical students and a dental student are back in Connecticut after spending the past seven weeks carrying out UConn Health’s annual tradition of cycling across the country to raise money for charities. charities.

Julia Neri, Dustin Moore and Brian Legato arrived to an enthusiastic crowd of classmates, friends and family waiting for them at the academic entrance to the UConn Health campus on Monday afternoon.

Left to right: Brian Legato, Dustin Moore and Julia Neri return to campus after cycling more than 3,000 miles this summer. (Photo by Kristin Wallace)

The final stretch of the 2022 Coast to Coast for a Cause ride is Tuesday, when cyclists and anyone who wishes to join them pedal from Farmington to Madison, officially ending the ride when their bike tires touch the waters of the Atlantic. at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

They started on the Pacific coast at Anacortes, Washington, more than 3,000 miles away, on June 6.

The cause again this year is the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, a free summer camp for children with medical conditions, founded by celebrity Paul Newman.

By the time they arrived on campus, the students had raised over $16,000.

Neri is an MD/MPH candidate, Moore is a medical student, and Legato is a dental student, all entering their second year of study.

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