Hundreds run in 5k to benefit toddler battling cancer

Hundreds run in 5k to benefit toddler battling cancer

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Hundreds ran across the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge Saturday to help a little girl battling cancer.

A whistle blew as hundreds raced past the starting point of a 5k race sponsored by Brantley Ellison fitness.

"It's a little chilly out here today, but we've already gotten about 150 to 200 people out here," said Ellison.

The racers came out for 4-year-old Ariana Farragut, who's battling a rare form of terminal brain cancer.

"Ever since we found out she was sick with brain cancer, it's been a fight. She's a strong little girl," said runner, Steven Triegle.

Triegle and his family were at the race to show their support. They have a daughter who's the same age as Ariana.

"They used to dance together and Ariana had to cut it short and didn't finish the dance studio with her. It's a sad situation, but we're all fighting for her," said Triegle.

Hundreds of supporters came from all over the Coast to offer their support. Many helped raise money in a variety of ways, ranging from raffles to silent auctions.

"We wanted it to be a family event. It affects the community, whether people realize it or not. And we wanted to have a way to support this family," said organizer, Holly Mott.

All the money raised in the 5K Will go to Ariana and her family.

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