South Fayette Township community raises money for sick children, tries to find match for sick baby

SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The South Fayette Township community came together to help kids who are facing unimaginable challenges.

The South Fayette Glow Run was held at the South Fayette Stadium on Old Oakdale Road on Saturday evening. The event is a major fundraiser to benefit kids who are fighting cancer.

“This is one of our biggest fundraiser events of the year for our South Fayette mini-thon,” Said Tyler Smith, director of the Glow Run Race. “This raises tens of thousands of dollars every year.”

People at the event also took time to test to see if they were a bone marrow match for 8-month-old Clementine Blackham. Clementine has a one-in-a-billion gene mutation and doctors say she will need a bone marrow transplant that is a “perfect match.” Her family has been hosting different events to find that match for the baby since May.

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Runners at the event could choose between a one-mile run or a 5K.

All proceeds were put towards childhood cancer research and assistance.

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