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Semper 5K comes to Purdue

A race created to support veterans was held at Purdue, Sunday.

Posted: Apr. 8, 2018 10:33 PM
Updated: Apr. 9, 2018 12:16 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— A race created to support veterans was held at Purdue, Sunday. 

This is the first year for the Semper 5K Run. Proceeds from the race go to Summit for Soldiers.

The organization provides support, camaraderie and encouragement to struggling veterans and their families.

It's done through outreach, education and "adven-therapy" programs. Five veterans were awarded before the start of the race.

Midshipman Paige Granger hopes the event raises not only funds, but awareness too.

"At Purdue especially there is a very large veteran population so, but a lot of times they go un-noticed," said Granger. "So, I think by having one of these events we are showing that there is a big veteran population who can benefit from our help."

Granger wants the race to become an annual event.

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