TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An annual event took place on Friday that helped raise awareness and funds for cancer research at Indiana State University.

The Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Run is hosted by ISU’s Student Philanthropy Organization and is a one-mile walk and run, around campus.

The research center is located in the science building and was established after a $250,000 dollar gift, from alumnus Rich Porter, and his wife, Robin.

This world-class facility supports the research of five internationally competitive, graduate student research fellows.

“It’s growing quite a bit within the science building and part of the funds that Rich and Robin Porter gave, works as scholarships for international students to come in and play a part. So not only as a making an impact you know here on campus and for cancer research but it’s also helping out international students as well,” said Drew Daming, Vice President of the Student Philanthropy Organization.

Daming adds that this event is a great way to help give back, to the community.