Southeastern to host ‘Color Out Cancer’ run Nov. 2

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Division of Administration and Finance is hosting a 5K fun run/walk to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Scheduled to begin at Cate Square at 9 a.m., Color Out Cancer is a run/walk where participants are doused in different colors. All ages are invited to attend, but participants should be able to complete the three-mile course, said event co-captains Mary Imbraguglio and Pam Hoover.

"We invite the community to celebrate health, happiness and individuality while supporting the fight against cancer," Hoover said. "Participants should wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color. Be sure to have the word cancer written on you somewhere, and we will do our best to color-it-out."

Hoover said the colors are basically powder made of natural food grade cornstarch and will be thrown from four stations on the route. While most of the color will wash out, participants may want to wear clothing that they won't mind getting colorful, just in case.

"While color throwers will aim low to avoid the eyes and mouth, participants may want to bring glasses or goggles or use a bandana or dust mask for their mouth," she said.

Hoover added that blowers will be provided at the conclusion of the route to blow off any excess color powder, but participants may want to bring towels for the inside of their cars just in case.

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is $30, while event day registration is $35. Registration applications can be obtained from the Human Resources office on Southeastern's North Campus, by calling 985-549-5773 or 985-549-3811, or by emailing event co-captains Hoover at or Imbraguglio at

Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. Payment is also available online at

Relay for Life's purpose is to raise the public's awareness of cancer and the work of the American Cancer Society. The main celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 9, at Southeastern's North Oak Park.

For more information about Color Out Cancer, contact Imbraguglio at 985-549-5773.


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