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September 26, 2012

HEALTH/FITNESS BRIEFS: Sept. 26, 2012

TERRE HAUTE —

Prescription Drug Take Back day Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the fifth nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday.

The Drug Take Back events have proven to be a popular and safe method for the public to legally and safely dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or have expired. The Indiana State Police partner with the DEA to accept the drugs from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at any Indiana State Police Post.

The initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to be disposed of for destruction.

This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. New or used needles will not be accepted. The program is intended for liquid and pill medications.

To locate the state police post closest to your home or business visit www.in.gov/isp/2382.htm.

 

Fiji Football Run raises funds for Red Cross

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity chapters (commonly known as FIJI) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College will stage a charity football run between the two campuses Friday and Saturday. The 148-mile run is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

The run, dubbed Fiji Football Run, is in its third year and supports chapters of the American Red Cross in Jefferson County and the Wabash Valley. Rose-Hulman and Hanover College both belong to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The public can participate by going to www.fijifootballrun.com and purchasing the red and white official event wristband for $2, making a donation through Paypal or by check, or by pledging to donate to a specific runner per mile.

The run will travel through the counties of Vigo, Clay, Owen, Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, Washington, Scott and Jefferson. The run will pass through the communities of Terre Haute, Riley, Cory, Bowling Green, Spencer, Ellettsville, Bloomington, Brownstown, Austin and Hanover.

Members of both chapters will run in groups of two during the scheduled route. Individuals in the group of approximately 35 runners will each run about nine miles during the trek between the two college campuses.

The football carried during the run will be used in the opening kickoff of the Hanover versus Rose-Hulman football game on Saturday.

Kickoff is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on the L.S. Ayres field at Hanover College.

 

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