June 27, 2016

Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.


* June 29  - Cancer Moonshot Summit featuring David Wolf

* Through July 15 – Camp celebrates 15 years of helping area ‘PALS’ build positive life skills


Purdue University Center for Cancer Research Cancer Moonshot Summit

June 29. 1-3 p.m. Herman and Heddy Kurz Atrium of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering.

Astronaut and Purdue alumnus David Wolf will speak at the Purdue Cancer Moonshot Summit, hosted by the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. The summit is free and open to the public and will be one of hundreds held across the nation that day, including one in Washington, D.C., convened by Vice President Joe Biden. In January, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing a first-of-its-kind federal task force to end cancer as we know it and announced a new $1 billion initiative to jumpstart the Cancer Moonshot. The Cancer Moonshot summits are part of that initiative. More information is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q2/astronaut-david-wolf-to-speak-at-purdue-cancer-moonshot-event.html

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu


Camp celebrates 15 years of helping area ‘PALS’ build positive life skills

Through July 15 at various times and locations Mondays through Fridays. The Purdue Athletes Life Success program is celebrating 15 years of helping area youths. This year, 400 participants, ages 8-14, are attending the free camp. PAL campers qualify for the free program based on income guidelines. The campers spend time at various stations - strategically spaced so campers walk more than an hour a day - to learn about various sports, such as soccer, judo, flag football, basketball, swimming, and outdoor active team-building games.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, at 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu.

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