8th Annual Ta-Ta Trot Brightens the Day

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Runners laced up their shoes this past Saturday morning for the annual Ta-Tat Trot in Casper.

News 13 spoke with a runner who accomplished his first run in memory of his mother.

Over 200 runners, dressed in pink, came to participate in the eighth annual Ta-Ta Trot.

Race entry fees went a long way for breast cancer patients.

We spoke with Eve Stahl from Rocky Mountain Oncology who shared, “It goes to the Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care and those funds help support patients for their non-medical needs here in the state."

Runners even ran for loved ones battling this disease.

Ned Murray shared, “I went to run for my mom because she battled breast cancer and won."

"I just came out in support my wife and family. I’ve had cancer in my life and so it’s for a good cause,” shared Dennis Carrick.

One runner said he hit the gym and toned up his body to run for a loved one.

"Back in May I actually lost somebody, my second mother to me to stage four breast cancer and started going to the gym next thing I know started thinking about it lets just start doing runs,” said Matthew Brown.

Brown ran in support of his former neighbor, Julie Ledger who raised his brother and him.

Although she's now gone, Brown said after the run, he knows she's still with them in spirit.

"I have strong feeling, really emotional feeling knowing that she’s watching over me and I just completed 5k run just for her,” said Brown.

The Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care and Rocky Mountain Oncology staffers helped to put on the race.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 28-hundred Wyomingites will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

They also estimate around another 41-thousand people will die from the disease in 2017 alone.