TYLER, Texas — The community will come together for the eighth annual Tyler Gold Run this Saturday to support families who have been impacted by childhood cancer. One family knows that battle all too well.
Isabel Rodriguez and her family have been through a lot over the past two years. Her son Matt was diagnosed with leukemia in 2020.
With expenses adding up, they turned to the Tyler Gold Network for support. They provide support groups and meals for families traveling for treatment.
This weekend, their goal is to raise awareness and donations to fight pediatric cancer.
"You can make any amount of a donation. And our funds are used right here in East Texas directly to families in the forms of meals, gas cards, gifts, and our variety of programs," Heather Rucker said.
On Saturday, they will have activities for the whole family to enjoy. But for many, it’s the support that’s most important.
"We support those children. We support those families, Matt is now considered a survivor," Isabel Rodriguez said.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Bergfeld Park. Those interested can register for the Tyler Gold Run on their website.