Harrison’s Heroes run continues to grow with support and donations

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) — Friends, family, and members of the community came out to run for a good cause in Beavercreek.

The third annual Harrison’s Heroes 5K, 10K, and kids fun run was held Saturday.

The race is in honor of Harrison Mummert, who died in 2012 from a rare disease known as Trisomy 18.

Harrison’s father and co-director of the race said they’ve raised thousands with the event and he hopes the donations and support continue to grow.

“This means everything,” said James Mummert. “When you have the loss of a child or anyone – a loved one, it can be a tough, troubling time, and we wanted to turn it into a positive. My family, we love to run, we love to be outdoors, so we came up with this idea and we’ve had a really awesome reception.”

Funds raised from the race will support the Dayton Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

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