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More than 300 participate in annual 'Believing Beyond' race in Jackson, MO

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Rachelle Weber) (Source: Rachelle Weber)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

More than 300 people turned out for the 3rd Annual "Believing Beyond" event on Saturday to raise money to assist families who have children facing a life-threatening illness.

The annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K, 1 mile fun run, and Kids Color Dash was held on September 24, 2016.

The event started at the Jackson High School soccer field at 9 a.m.

The color dash began at 10:30 a.m.

Believing Beyond is part of the Nolan Weber Foundation, and is in memory of a Jackson teen who died after a battle with brain cancer.

At the age of 15, while at school one day, Nolan Weber experienced a seizure that was ultimately diagnosed as brain cancer.

Nolan’s family says he smiled throughout the entire three-year battle.

He passed away in 2013 at the age of 18.

Nolan had a tremendous amount of faith.

He inspired not only his family and friends but the community of Jackson and beyond.

The foundation’s main goal is to financially assist any area family with a child facing a life-threatening illness.

According to Rachelle Weber, Nolan’s mother, so far the foundation has been able to help numerous families, not just financially, but also by providing them with various resources, personal testimony, and prayers.

“We also share Nolan’s faith in God by sharing his story and outlook against fighting cancer,” said Rachelle Weber.

For the past three years, the Weber’s along with countless volunteers have organized a race to help raise money for the foundation.

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