Light Up the Night 5K benefits Believe Cancer Fund

Light Up the Night 5K

(WTVM) - More than 100 people ran on the RiverWalk and through downtown Columbus Friday, all to help a little boy battling cancer.

The first-ever Believe Cancer Fund "Light up the Night" 5K kicked off at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Park.

Nearly $3,000 was raised for the family of 5-year-old Aidyn Reed, who has had cancer four times.

His mother Dora Reed had to quit work and they have trouble paying the bills. Aidyn got out of the hospital just in time to be in the race, his mother pushing the wheelchair to the finish line.

"It gives me chills," said Dora. "I flat out told them last night, you've got to let us out, I want to see the people who are keeping us in their prayers and just standing behind us as much as they can."

News Leader 9's Jason Dennis said he was honored to run the 5K for this great cause, all to help Aidyn, who will likely have health problems his entire life, according to doctors.

If you want to donate, you can visit this link or call the head of the Believe Cancer Fund Jenny King at 706-332-1711

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