University of Rochester

EVENT: Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate Run sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to support CURE Childhood Cancer Association

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1; start and finish lines on the grounds of Anderson and Wilder residential towers on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Open to the public; three-person teams may register for $30 (and each gets a T-shirt) before April 30 in person on the River Campus, or by calling (585) 274-2051

April 22, 2004

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (SigEp) at the University of Rochester is holding its second annual Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate Run at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, to help support CURE Childhood Cancer Association. Sponsors and teams from campus and the community are welcome to join the four-mile event.

The run and relay race involve one member of each team running two miles from the University's River Campus to Nick Tahou's eatery at 320 W. Main St.; another member eats a "garbage plate," Tahou's specialty meal; and a third returns to campus. At the end of the race, participants can enjoy a post-race barbecue and others can buy a $10 T-shirt and eat lunch.

For $30, a team can register at Douglass Dining Center on River Campus through Friday, April 23, or go to Wilson Commons from Monday, April 26, to Friday, April 30, during lunch and dinner hours. At other times, contact the fraternity's vice president of programming, Luis Ortiz, at (585) 274-2051.

Proceeds from the event will support CURE Childhood Cancer Association. CURE was founded in 1976 by a group of parents whose children died of cancer. The group helps more than 1,000 Rochester-area families each year to cope with childhood cancer.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Rochester was chartered in 1986. A recently graduated alumnus, who counted Tahou's as one of his favorite places to eat, started the Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate Run.