Whitley County walkers

Laura Lefever organized a team of Whitley County residents to participate in the 11th Annual Lapper & Survivors Day event, a walk to benefit Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.More than 700 people attended the walk Saturday and helped raise more than $55,000 for the organization.Cancer Services provides emotional support, practical resources and information to patients and their families dealing with cancer. The organization also serves Whitley County.Lefever serves on the Board of Directors for the organization.CSNI is based in Allen County, but serves the 10 counties surrounding it.“I am working with the County Outreach Committee to help build awareness, client usage and volunteerism in the outlying counties,” Lefever said. “ I am hoping we can do more in the future.”Pictured residents of Whitley County who participated in the walk Saturday. Front row, from left: Gayle Bloom, Nancy Reiff, Kay Fleck and Elissa Cohen. Back row, from left: Laura Lefever, John Lefever, Jim Fleck and John Bloom.