Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI) - You can help support people dealing with cancer at a special event later this month.
It is the third annual "Carry the Torch" walk registration is now underway. Hundreds of people have already signed up to be a part of the event to support local cancer patients.
The walk is scheduled for 3 p.m. September 29 at Riehle Plaza in Lafayette.
It is a 2 1/2 mile course that runs through Lafayette and West Lafayette. All proceeds benefit Lafayette's Community Cancer Network. The CCN provides non-medical support to patients and their families.
Cancer survivor Susie Wilken said the network helps when medical bills start to pile up.
"The Community Cancer Network helped me with the gas cards and the food pantry," said Wilken. "Everybody just works as a team and it's amazing. You get to where you don't even mind coming in for your treatment."
Last year's event raised nearly $80,000. After the walk, participants can enjoy a celebration including free food and live music.
To find out how you can sign up for the Carry the Torch walk click here.
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