PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The Broad Street Run may be over, but the stories coming from it are not. On Sunday, we showed you two young girls who were running. The reason they did it is truly inspiring.
"I just liked being with my family and running 10 miles down Broad Street." 9-year-old Cadence Chidester, of Downingtown, was one of the youngest runners to finish Sunday's Broad Street Run.
It was also a family affair as Cadence ran with her 7-year-old sister, her mom and dad all in effort to raise money for cancer research.
"It feels really good to be part of helping people," Cadence said.
The Chidester girls started out raising funds through bake sales before practicing with their team, which would benefit the American Cancer Society. They wore the names of cancer patients and victims on the back of their team shirts.
"It's going to help people who might not be able to pay their rent because they have to pay for these hospital bills or these chemo treatments, so every penny counts," their mom said.
Come race time, it was all about pure determination and going the distance, but not without some fun stops along the way.
"We high-fived some big green puppets. We had a teammate hand us donuts on the course--things like that. We made it fun," their mom said.
Even after the race, the family watched as donations poured into their team's website. They're already looking ahead.
"Do it next year do you think?" FOX 29's Dave Kinchen asked. Cadence replied, "I think so, yeah."
If you wish to help the family raise money, please click here.
Don't forget to check out the family on Good Philadelphia during the 9 a.m. hour Tuesday morning.