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500 People Take Part in "Hope for Brionna"

Saturday was the inaugural Hope for Brionna 5K run and walk to shed light on Mitochondrial Disease. Brionna's family will soon be presenting MD Foundation with a check from all of the money raised on Saturday. Organizers already have plans for next year's event.
The community is stepping up, as a family fights to raise awareness for a disease affecting their daughter.

Saturday was the inaugural Hope for Brionna 5K run and walk.

Over 500 people took part to shed light on Mitochondrial Disease.

It strips your organs of need energy, and in Brionna's case, it's targeting her heart and lungs.

The 6-year-old was diagnosed less than a year ago, and while there's no cure, her family and friends want everyone to be aware.

"So the awareness is out there in those kids that are not diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease can possibly get diagnosed. A lot of times it goes misdiagnosed as other things like Cerebral Palsy and heart problems, and lung problems, and that's not really the issue," said event coordinator Teena Feuquay.

Brionna's family will soon be presenting MD Foundation with a check from all of the money raised on Saturday.

Organizers already have plans for next year's event.
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