On Saturday, May 21, we hosted our 9th Annual Lapper. This year, over 500 participants helped raise over $55,000, and since its inception, the event has raised over $150,000. These funds provide financial assistance, medical equipment, emotional support, transportation assistance and health supplies to people with cancer and their families in Northeast Indiana.
Lapper founder Jill Burnett designed Lapper to honor and memorialize those touched by cancer. When Burnett first organized this event 9 years ago, she encouraged people to test their own endurance and push past their comfort zone just as people with cancer do every day. The tradition continues today, and each Lapper participant walks as many laps around the paved two-mile trail at Foster Park as they can.
Immediately following Lapper, participants and community members attended the annual Survivors Day celebration. Attendees enjoyed music, food and entertainment for the entire family.