Sept. 30, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue track and field teams were busy during the homecoming weekend. The Boilermakers got out in the community and participated in the third annual Carry the Torch Walk on Sunday. It was the second-straight year the track and field teams helped with the event.
The Carry the Torch Walk helps raise money for local patients in their fight against cancer. The money raised benefits the Community Cancer Network in Lafayette. The center strives to help all Mid-Northern Indiana families receive professional and consistent support during all treatment and recovery. The network works to help families and patients rest and recover, and provides financial and emotional support. The money raised goes directly to non-medical needs, including food, transportation, wigs and other needs.
The men’s and women’s teams walked and ran for about 45 minutes, covering 2.5 miles. Local patients were on hand to help raise awareness about the Community Cancer Network and to thank those who participated.
More information about the CCN can be found here.