Participants still sought for Purdue Cancer Center Challenge
The Purdue Center for Cancer Research Challenge is drawing near with another way to help defeat cancer.
The 5K run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m. April 17 outside Ross-Ade Stadium. Runners, walkers, volunteers and sleepers — yes, sleepers — are wanted. One option is to "sleep in" on Saturday morning, i.e., participate in spirit and in donating without doing the route.
Registration is $30 for adults and students. There were 1,300 participants in the 2009 Challenge, which raised more than $50,000 for cancer research.
Football head coach Danny Hope is event spokesman and has lent his name to a participation challenge award. Another award is named for former Purdue basketball player Cuonzo Martin, a cancer survivor.
More is at www.thepurduechallenge.com. The site has registration details, event facts, award challenges and testimonials.