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Thousands support Sherry's Run for cancer awareness

Posted: Updated: Sep 15, 2013 08:07 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Hundreds of runners hit the pavement on Saturday in Lebanon for cancer awareness.

Sherry's Run raises money to cover everyday expenses for families dealing with cancer.

The run started 10 years ago in memory of Sherry Patterson Whitaker and many others with cancer.

Runners and walkers wore their best to honor those they love most, and on Saturday, there was a special pirate in the crowd.

Bobby Harris was "Pirate Bob," and his twin brother Johnny was right by his side.

The pair was featured on Nashville's News 2 in February as one of 15 sets of twins at Castle Heights Elementary School.

In April, Bobby was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The six-year-old took on the name Pirate Bob after the tumor caused double vision and forced him to wear an eye patch.

Following surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, he's got his own team of supporters for this year's run.

"My feeding is very good and my peptides are very good, and my blood cells. And I don't have to use any more neupogen shots," said Bobby.

His father, John Harris, said Bobby is improving.

"He's cancer free in his brain as far as any particles. His pineal gland has resolved itself which is inoperable, which is amazing," he explained.

"Everyday is a challenge. There's good days and bad days," added Bobby's mother, Leticia Harris.

Bobby continues to fight his battle against cancer, but luckily, this pirate has a mate to see him through.

On Saturday, 750 people ran in the race, and over 4,000 attended to support the cause.

The event raised over $320,000.  The funds will be used to assist cancer patients all year-round.

For more information on the event, click here.

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