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‘Step Up For Cancer’ Raises Money For 45 Cancer Organizations

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Climbing a few flights of stairs can go a long way in the fight against cancer.

CBS4 is a proud sponsor of Step Up For Cancer. It’s a very important fundraising event that helps dozens of cancer-related charities.

One by one they climb each step – 1,765 steps to be exact. For Hope Holloway each of those steps is a victory.

“It’s really exciting to know that I’m still here and that I can do this because it’s really awesome that I’m not in the hospital anymore,” Hope Holloway said.

“Proud dad, proud dad; she looks great, she’s doing fantastic,” her father Mark Holloway said.

Hope Holloway was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just 5 years old, but Sunday she and her family, along with hundreds of others, walked each step at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to raise money for 45 different nonprofit cancer organizations.

“It’s just a horrible, horrible thing to go through, but you come out of it, you do what you can to help other families that are going to go through the same thing,” Mark Holloway said.

The Holloways participated in the name of the Just-In-Time Neuroblastoma Foundation. The charity provides financial support to families dealing with the disease.

PHOTO GALLERY: Step Up For Cancer 2013

“The social workers contact us from the hospitals and say, ‘Can you give them financial support?’ And we just cut them a check and say whether it’s for groceries, travel; it could be for prescriptions,” Katrina Brohman with the Just-In-Time Neuroblastoma Foundation said.

That financial support comes from fundraisers just like Step Up For Cancer.

More than 1,200 people stepped up to fight cancer Sunday. It was the fifth annual Step Up event at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. CBS4’s Vic Lombardi emcees the event every year.

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