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Monument Ave. 10K helps family turn tragedy into something positive

Posted at 7:57 PM, Jan 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-08 20:15:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU’s Massey Cancer Center is one of the major beneficiaries of the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10, which takes place on March 28.

Kelly Durham and her son, Tucker, are among the fundraisers for Massey. The pair is raising money for the cancer center in honor of Tucker's grandfather, Ronnie, who died in 2010 of melanoma.

"It's been a great way to take a tragedy in the family and try to find something positive in it and try to help other people and make it an encouraging thing,” Kelly Durham said.

Kelly Durham and her son, Tucker,

Kelly Durham and her son, Tucker,

Jennifer Mott is a cancer survivor and training team coach.

“One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer at one point in their life," Mott said. "With the 10k, 40,000 people run the 10K every year, and that's about the number of Virginians who will be treated by Massey.”

This year’s Massey Challenge goal is $500,000.

Click here to sign up for the run and info about the Massey challenge.