Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local News

June 26, 2013

5k run to help Peru native's family

Funds will go towards cancer treatments for Neal Young.

PERU — Neal Young landed his dream job in April when the 28-year-old was hired as the head basketball coach at Goshen College.

Then earlier this month, he received devastating news.

After waking up one night and having a hard time breathing, Neal went to the doctor where he was told he had a kind of cancer called T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.

The cancer attacks the body’s lymph nodes and tears down the immune system.

Since then, Neal has started going to chemotherapy treatments once a week in Chicago.

Now, area residents are helping to raise money for Neal and his wife, Maggie, this Saturday during the Fear Not 5K run and fundraiser.

Maggie is a 2003 graduate of Maconaquah High School. She’s currently a first-grade teacher in Goshen. Her father, Dave Noonan, is the current principal at Maconaquah High School.

Event coordinator Jessie Myers said Neal and Maggie are staying positive despite the diagnosis. “They’re being very aggressive about fighting it,” she said, noting Neal was fortunate to discover the cancer early.

Myers said people 30 years old or younger diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma have a 70 percent survival rate. After 30, that number drops to 40 percent.

The 5k walk or run starts and finishes at Hometown Federal Credit Union, 151 N. Broadway, Peru. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and costs $30. The race begins at 9 a.m.

People can also bid on 40 items including Chicago Cubs tickets, Connor Prairie tickets or gift cards to local businesses during a silent auction from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $5.

Myers said 40 people already have registered to run in the 5k, but she hopes to get at least 50 people participating in the event.

She said Goshen College will send volunteers to help man the fundraiser.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Police blotter: April 16, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 16, 2014

  • Superintendent of Ind Ed 05 [Duplicate] State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Peru, discusses new standards PERU -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said Tuesday she is comfortable with the quick pace at which new academic standards are moving from concept to classroom. The Indiana Department of Education released a final draft of new

    April 16, 2014 4 Photos

  • NWS-PT041614 Flora Doc1.jpg Flora physician remains after health group's departure FLORA -- The safe at a downtown bank building, once used for protecting cash and valuables, is now stocked with medical supplies. The former bank office on East Main Street became Flora Family Medicine last month after it was made possible for one lo

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS-PT041614 Rob Visher.jpg Nashville musician will play to raise funds for Emmaus A Pioneer Jr.-Sr. High School student's senior project will come to fruition this Saturday with an interactive live music show to benefit a local charity. When Morgan Barger, a senior at Pioneer Jr.-Sr. High School, set out to plan her senior project

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Police blotter: April 15, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 15, 2014

  • Fry sentenced to 55 years, $10K fine Loren Fry, 78, was sentenced today to 55 years in prison and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of murder last month in the 2011 deadly shooting of Dave Schroder, a 76-year-old Logansport man. Three members of Schroder's extended family took the st

    April 15, 2014

  • Lotus Scarf NOT TONED Logan native's scarves on QVC Bobbi Benish loves wearing scarves in stylish knots. Her problem? The knots kept falling out. That's what the Logansport native set out to solve with a modified scarf she developed, called the Easy-Style Lotus Scarf. It's also the latest addition to

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blood drive to honor Kathy Dingo Kathy Dingo felt strongly about giving back to the Logansport community. And now, the community has a chance to do the same in her honor. A blood drive will be held in Dingo's memory from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. The date of the blood drives

    April 15, 2014

  • NWS-PT041514 farmers market 1.jpg Farmers market starting in Flora FLORA -- Carroll County is getting its own farmers market this summer. A pair of volunteers are launching a once-a-month market this summer for produce and artisan vendors that has already generated significant interest among local residents. "We do

    April 15, 2014 4 Photos

  • NWS-PT041514 Pets3.jpg Keeping tabs on the cat population For every one person born, 10 kittens are born. And if you ask Dr. Tess Peavy, a veterinarian who visited Logansport Monday with the Neuter Scooter, that math doesn't work. But with the work Peavy and her assistants did Monday, the math is looking be

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Should e-cigarette marketing be regulated like tobacco?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
eEdition