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Cascades Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Cascades Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Cascades Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Posted at 6:20 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 02:34:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One Tallahassee organization is shedding light on childhood cancer tonight.

WTXL ABC's Jada Williams was live Thursday morning from Cascade's Park to share details on how Hang Tough is raising awareness.

The Hang Tough Foundation will light a fountain at Cascades Park gold all in recognition of childhood cancer.

This is the fourth annual Cascades Goes Gold for the organization.

Hang Tough provides support for children with terminal illnesses or disabilities and their families.

One of the founders says when she and her business partner started Hang Tough they knew there was a need for families to have a support system, but they didn't know how great that need was.

"We're serving over 475 heroes, which is the child with the diagnosis, and all their families members," said Janelle Irwin, the Hang Tough Foundation executive director. "And it's incredible, you give them a place to belong. You give them a place where they're safe and can be without judgment for whatever reason. And they form these networks with one another and these communitiess with one another."

Anyone is invited to attend Thursday night. It begins at 6 p.m. at Cascades Park.

WTXL ABC Sunrise Anchor Christine Souders will emcee the festivities.