Award initiated at Challenge to recognize faculty-staff team fundraiser

April 2, 2013  

A new award at the Challenge run/walk on April 13 will recognize the faculty-staff team that achieves the highest fundraising goal.

The Leroy Keyes Faculty/Staff Team Challenge Award will be presented at a ceremony after this year's 5K run/walk, along with awards for the most money raised by an individual, community group and student group. Each award will include a plaque and pizza party at Puccini's. Individuals do not have to be signed up for the race to participate in the fundraiser.

Faculty and staff can create a personalized fundraising page at by clicking on the green fundraise button and then choosing "I registered offline." While completing the form to build their page, they can create or join a team. All proceeds directly benefit the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research.

Faculty and staff also may participate in the 5K run/walk, which starts and ends at Ross-Ade Stadium after winding its way through the north part of campus. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $30 for everyone and may be completed online at

The center also offers "Sleep-in for the Challenge" for those who can't participate that morning but still wish to contribute. This option allows participants to receive the same benefits as the racers without having to get up for the early start. 

More about the Challenge is available at

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