East Texans are celebrating the fight against cancer at a 5k run in Longview.

The annual Celebrate Life Survivors 5K Run and Walk, helps raise money for cancer patients in Longview.

This year, officials say 240 people participated and helped raise more than $30,000. This is the fourth year of the event which started with 80 participants.

Many families are walking and running to support their loved ones battling cancer.

“The community showing how much we care for those fighting this disease,” Ruth Ann Vewley says. “We have to stick together and help these brave people with their fight.”

Officials tell us the event was a success and look forward to next year.