When the Camellia Boulevard bridge opened over the Vermilion River about ten years ago it was like a prayer for Lafayette motorist was answered. Today that bridge and road will close because of another prayer answered, the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center.

Today is the annual Camellia Crossing 5k race and 1 mile family fun run.

Proceeds from this event will go to support the life changing work of Miles Perret Cancer Services. Expect much of Camellia Boulevard to be closed between 5:30 and 10pm tonight. If you are interested in participating in the Camellia Crossing 5k you can sign up beginning at 4pm in town square of the River Ranch neighborhood.