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Big Wheels Turn Out Big Back to School Fun at JCC’s 7th Annual Big Wheel Derby

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The Big Wheel Derby in West Hartford will be a benefit for Alyssa’s Angel Fund

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Submitted by Larah Winn, Mandell JCC

Grab those big wheels, scooters and bikes and get ready to roll for a cause on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at 9 a.m. at the 7th Annual Big Wheel Derby at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT. The Big Wheel Derby will help raise funds for Alyssa’s Angel Fund.

The Big Wheel Derby was created by the Temkins in collaboration with the Mandell JCC Family Room Parenting Center to help raise funds for Alyssa’s Angel Fund. Highlights of the day will include a non-competitive bike, tricycle or scooter ride around the racetrack at the Mandell JCC, a karate demo with Sensei Dave, crafts, temporary tattoos, PJ Library stories and hair braiding by Blo Blow Dry Bar. Participants are encouraged to bring Argo Cornstarch to be donated at the event.

Alyssa’s Angel Fund (AAF) was founded by Gayle and Steve Temkin in honor of their daughter, Alyssa, who has Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a (GSD). The Temkins founded AAF to give individuals, who otherwise could not afford it, the ability to travel to the University of Florida in Gainesville to meet Dr. David Weinstein, all expenses paid, and receive the medical attention they need. AAF covers all expenses for these families, including transportation to visit the doctor, medical care, Argo cornstarch dietary needs, and supplies.

The Derby begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $18 per family and can be made in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit Alyssa’s Angel Fund. Find a cure for sure. For more information, contact Rhonda Wirth, 860-231-6344, [email protected], or to register, contact the Member Services Center, 860-236-4571, or visit www.mandelljcc.org. The Big Wheel Derby is made possible by the following Mandell JCC Partners (as of 8/11/2015): Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair Shop, Blo Blow Dry Bar and the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the JCC Association of North America. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter. All dates and programs subject to change.


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