The fifth annual Hoops for life 5K took place Saturday, July 26. They surpassed their goal this year and had more than 700 participants.
The race started and finished at Kiwanis Park in Cape Girardeau.
They have raised more than $100,000 for pediatric brain tumor research.
Sahara Aldridge, 13, lost her life to a cancerous tumor.
Since then, her parents have made it their mission to make sure no other families have to endure the loss they experienced.
"They know what we went through with the battle with Sahara, and now we are just trying to save others," said Sahara's dad, Shannon Aldridge.
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The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.
No motive was immediately determined.