TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - One mother continues to work to bring awareness to her daughter's illness.
The first Hope for Brionna run/walk was Saturday morning. Over 500 people showed up to support this cause.
It's to bring awareness and raise money for mitochondrial disease.
Mitochondrial disease deprives your body of energy and you get sick very easily.
Organizers say they're overwhelmed by the support from the community.
"To have so much support from the community, so many people care and want to help us. I could have never dreamt this many people show up from our community, to show love and support for us,” said Karen Myers, Brionna’s mother.
If you'd like to help with this cause, there’s a fund set up at Terre Haute First. All the money goes to research for mitochondrial disease.
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