Registration open for Purdue Cancer Center Challenge 5K run/walk

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Cancer Center is inviting the community to participate in a running/walking event on April 12 to raise awareness and funding for the battle against cancer.

The Purdue Cancer Center Challenge 5K run/walk, a 3.1-mile race, is open to the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will start and finish at Ross-Ade Stadium. The registration fee is $18 for students and $20 for non-students. More information is available online at

Greater Lafayette community members Paulette Moody and Beth Saiki-Olsen are co-chairing the event. Proceeds will benefit the Purdue Cancer Center, one of just seven National Cancer Institute-designated basic research facilities in the United States. The center, which was established in 1976, attempts to help cancer patients by identifying new molecular targets and designing future agents and drugs for effectively detecting and treating cancer.

Purdue employees can earn a purple apple for their Healthy Purdue 2008 program by participating in the race and maintaining a training log. More information and the required form are available online at

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