More than 200 runners hit the pavement Saturday morning all in an effort to provide a free summer camp for local children with diabetes.
They participated in a 5K run and walk for Camp Little Shot. The camp specializes in helping children with the disease better understand it and live with it.
"It's real easy to get caught up in what we do everyday in our lives and everybody has challenges of their own, but if you take the time to look around you can always find somebody else in need and maybe doesn't have the same means as you do," said Brant Weems, who participated in the run. "These kids, this is something they go through their whole life with and it's not a cure for it. They have to take medication and they have to live a completely different live style than a lot of their friends in school."
Camp Little Shot was started by Dr. Tom Jones 32 years ago. He and his wife Elizabeth plan and direct the camp each year. Children from ages 6 to 18 years old get to attend free of charge.
The money raised from the 5k run and walk will go towards registrations fees for the children.