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Cancer event raises more than $55,000

More than 700 people attended Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana’s 11th annual Lapper & Survivors Day event to help raise money for people with all types of cancer. More than $55,000 was raised for the organization, which provides emotional support, practical resources and information to more than 3,000 people with cancer and their families each year.

Lapper is a fundraiser designed for participants to test their endurance as people with cancer do every day, officials said. Each participant walks as many laps as possible around Brotherhood Place Office Park near Coldwater Road and Interstate 69.

Afterward, participants enjoyed Survivors Day, a celebration for those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed. Chick-Fil-A served sandwiches, Jamison Meats provided hot dogs and Edy’s was on hand with frozen treats.

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana helps people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. For more information, go to