Ready to race for cancer research? Register to join in on the one-mile Cancer Research Run taking place here on campus Oct. 1 at 2:30pm, or join in virtually from your own home! This inaugural event is hosted by the Student Philanthropy Organization, and all proceeds from the race benefit the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center.

The Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center (PRCR) was founded after a generous donation from the Porters themselves. The PRCR aims to push the boundaries of cancer research at Indiana State University, thanks to the research laboratory within. The PRCR also aims to help transform Indiana State University into a great training facility for the future generations of cancer researchers.

The Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center provides competitive fellowships to incoming graduate students that are considered the best and the brightest. During completion of the program, Porter Fellows will have the awesome opportunity to publish their own peer-edited examinations of their research. Training in both research and mentorship is a main focus within the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be mentors for those entering the field of cancer research, as well as successful researchers on their own.

The Student Philanthropy Organization is a student-led group that strives to give back to both Indiana State University and the Terre Haute community. Although the Cancer Research Run is a huge event, they participate in many other events that support and provide help to the ISU community, such as service days and Give to Blue Day, which is their keynote event of the year.

Individuals can participate in the Caner Research Run in many different ways. They can run and race other participants, as well as cheer others on either in person at the event or virtually. Another great way to show support for this amazing cause is to spread the news! The more people who know about the event, the more money can be raised in support of cancer research. If individuals do not wish to participate directly in the event, they are more than welcome to simply donate.

The Porters have generously agreed to match the donation amount gathered from this event, up to $5,000. Registration cost for this event varies, costing students and virtual participants $15 and alumni, staff, and faculty $25. The first 200 registrants will receive a tie-dyed t-shirt once they cross the finish line. Registration can be found here:

For those interested in donating in another way, you can do so here: