’22 Coast to Coast Comes Home

Two medical students and a dental student are back in Connecticut after spending the last seven weeks carrying out the annual UConn Health tradition of cycling cross-country to raise money for charity.

Julia Neri, Dustin Moore, and Brian Legato arrived to a cheering crowd of classmates, friends and family members awaiting them at the academic entrance on the UConn Health campus Monday afternoon.

From left: Brian Legato, Dustin Moore, and Julia Neri return to campus after bicycling 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 they cyclists, and anyone who wants to join them, pedal from Farmington to Madison, officially ending the ride when their bike tires touch the Atlantic waters at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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

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

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

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

Find the students’ blog, photos, videos, and how to donate.

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