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October 25, 2002

Purdue sponsors commemorative walk/run

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Jay Severson Walk/Run on Saturday (10/26).

The event, sponsored by University Residences, begins at 8 a.m. in front of Wiley Hall, which also serves as the finish line. Participants can run a five-kilometer route or walk one and a half miles.

Participants are encouraged to make a $10 entrance donation. Proceeds go to the Purdue Red Ribbon Week Fund, which provides money for education, training and counseling in the prevention of drug use and abuse.

The walk/run is held each year to commemorate Severson, who died in 1996 while serving as a counselor in Wiley Residence Hall.

CONTACT: Rich Clark, director of residential life, (765) 494-1000,; Lenore Ferguson, counselor applications director, (765) 494-1011,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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