Posted: Apr 13, 2013 3:50 PM by Jamie Leary - MTN News
Every day, 4 kids in the U-S die from cancer.
In an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research, hundreds of people came out to play dodgeball in Belgrade today.
It was a packed house for the 1st annual Lucy's Light Dodgeball tournament at Belgrade High School Special Events Center as 25 teams competed and raised thousands of dollars.
The money benefits Cookies for Kids Cancer, which is a national non-profit that raises money to fund research for pediatric cancer.
"Pediatric cancer research receives the least amount of federal funding of all cancers, the very least amount. So a lot of parents, like myself, have taken it upon ourselves to raise money," said Hillary Waldeisen, the Founder of Lucy's Light.
Waldeisen started Lucy's Light after her daughter Lucy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 3. Lucy is now 7 years old and cancer-free.
Hillary says the dodgeball tournament was so successful, she hopes to make it an annual event.