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Superheroes help fight cancer

LAWTON, Okla._Superheroes of the miniature variety were out in full force Sunday afternoon battling cancer at Elmer Thomas Park.

7News is one of the groups who sponsors Spirit of Survival's Superhero Kids Marathon. The children have been running and walking a total of 25 miles over the last month. They tracked their miles using a pedometer with help from their families and schools. Sunday, they finished the last 1-and-a-quarter mile of their marathon. We were there as hundreds of children, and their families, in their superhero attire finally crossed the finish line.

“Spirit of Survival is awesome! My favorite part of today was we got to run and had fun with our families," said Dylan Sconce, one of the participants.

"I ran really, really fast, said Zoey Willis, one of the participants.

There were costumes galore filling the park from Supergirl to the Ninja Turtles. For many of the families who came out Sunday, including the Jenkins family, it was more than just running, it was about surviving. The marathon is a part of Spirit of Survival helping to raise money for cancer research and development.

Sheryl Jenkins says she chose to run in the Superhero Kids Marathon with her two children because cancer has touched their lives.

"We did it because I just found out that my aunt is a breast cancer survivor and also my mom died of bone cancer when I was six," said Jenkins.

Jenkins says she wants her daughter and son to be around when a cure for cancer is found.

"It can go from generation to generation. Anything can happen so they can find a cure for it so when they get older it may not be around. Cancer may not be around anymore," said Jenkins.

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