Davidson Dash raises $5K for American Cancer Society research (Gallery)

Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 07:03 PM.

"Its been a very, very long road," she said. "I was on dialysis for three years."

"I always want to run for a good cause, especially with my situation," Ammons said. "I think it's really important to raise money to find cures for people who suffer.

Tyler Mitchell, 18, a recent Crestview High School graduate, took first place in the men's 5k run.

"It's always good to know that you are running for a cause and not just running for the fun of it," Mitchell, whose grandfather died from cancer, said.

The 5k and 10k occurred at the same time, with two routes near the school. The Dash event included a fun run.

Event organizers gave door prizes and awards  —  including commemorative drinking glasses, folding camping chairs and T-shirts — to those who placed first through third in the multiple categories.

Local businesses also donated to the event, including gift certificates and hats.

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