- Almost everyone knows a friend or family member battling cancer. Today the sixth-annual Colors of Cancer Run in Crandon raised money for Forest Co. people in a cancer journey.
The race is put on by the Forest County Ties That Bind Us, a non-profit that helps cancer patients cover driving to treatments, prescription drugs, and other burdens. Co-founder Kadie Montgomery said money from national non-profits often doesn't make it to rural areas like Forest Co.
"It was important to us to have something that stayed within our community," said Montgomery. "People knew their donations were going to help a family member, or a community member, or their neighbor."
Runners and walkers were showered with colored powder during the fundraiser at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
Fourth-grader Malia Stamper said she tries to get more color than her friends every year.
"It was really fun because you kind of just get to run and be crazy with colors and everything," said Stamper.
About 300 people participated. The event raises around $20,000 every year.