5K Run honors a boy who died after battling brain cancer

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation held a 5K Run/Walk in Colerain Township on Wednesday.

The foundation was established in honor of Tony Merk who died on July 4, 2011 when he was just 6 years old after an almost three-year battle with brain cancer. The nonprofit organization also provides funding for brain tumor research, supports youth who have life-threatening conditions and their families and honors the memory of Merk with scholarships and events.

The event kicked off at the Colerain Township Government Complex on Springdale Road. A free kids fun run called the Superhero Dash was also featured at the event.

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