3rd Annual 'Hoops for Life' 5K run/walk held Saturday - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

3rd Annual 'Hoops for Life' 5K run/walk held Saturday

(Source: Amy Aldridge) (Source: Amy Aldridge)

There was a huge turnout Saturday for one of the Heartland's biggest races.

It was a real record breaker for the Third Annual Hoops for Life 5k run/walk in Cape Girardeau.

More than 650 people participated in the event.

Organizer Shannon Aldridge called the race the second hardest race in Missouri.

Money raced from the event benefits childhood cancer research.

It's in memory of Sahara Aldridge who died from a brain tumor nearly five years ago.

Her parents continue to fight to make sure no other families have to endure the pain of cancer.

Saturday night at the River Campus in Cape Girardeau rocker Rick Springfield will perform a benefit concert as well.

Springfield has performed in Cape Girardeau two other times, all in honor of Sahara.

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