News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Health & Fitness

April 22, 2014

Rose-Hulman to host Relay for Life on May 3

TERRE HAUTE — Relay For Life of Vigo County is set to kick off at 4 p.m. on May 3 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer.

Survivors from Vigo and Clay counties will join together at RHIT’s Sports & Recreation Center to walk the opening lap while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.

Another part of the event is a free dinner for survivors and a guest after the kickoff.

All cancer survivors in Vigo and Clay counties are asked to register now for free at and join the “I’m a Survivor” team.

Relay For Life is a  grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams in more than 6,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and commit to fight back against the disease.

The money raised through Relay For Life supports the efforts of the American Cancer Society to create what the group calls “a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

Relay For Life is designed to keep at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.

Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some also hold creative fundraisers at the event.

The event is free for anyone to attend.

Signing up, learning more

• If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Vigo County, contact Shannon Giles at 812-307-9117 or or visit

• Be sure to “like” the Relay For Life of Vigo County Facebook page to get upcoming event information.

n For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Health & Fitness
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine Today in History for July 25th 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee
NDN Video
What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010