PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of runners and walkers are headed to Tualatin this weekend to aid in the fight against childhood cancer.

The St. Jude Walk/Run takes people on a fun 5K around Tualatin Community Park while helping to raise money for local families.

One of the families being helped by the Walk/Run joined KOIN 6 News to talk about the event’s importance.

Watch the full video in the player above.