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PHOTOS: 5K Benefits Local Tyler Fighting Brain Cancer

Dozens of community members took part in Saturday’s charity run on the Legacy Trail in Tyler.

Believe in Miracles 5K was hosted by The Coco Bean, F45 Training Legacy Trail and The Refinery Chiropractic as a fundraiser for Garrett Pendergast, Tyler’s man who is battling brain cancer.

The event also included a winter market with about a dozen vendors showcasing their products and services, food trucks, a children’s trampoline, and more. T-shirts with Pendergast’s initials and a Bible verse were also available for purchase.

Between 10 and 15 other companies also donated their time and services, such as Tyler Creative Company, which created balloons for the 5K start/finish line.

Alex Ezell, owner of F45 Training Legacy Trail, told our news partners on CBS19 that she has a connection with Pendergast and wants to do something to help the tylerite and his fiancée Mallory Fuller on their difficult and unexpected journey.

Fuller told CBS19 that the fundraiser means a lot to them.

“It was incredible because we felt such support from our community,” Fuller said.

Pendergast recently underwent surgery to remove a grade 4 malignant tumor in his head and is currently undergoing treatment.

Fuller said doctors told Pendergast that his treatment was going incredibly well. With the support of the Tyler community, the couple continues to remain optimistic.

All proceeds from the race will go to Pendergast to help with his medical expenses.

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