BRAWLEY – The Brawley community came together Saturday night, April 26, for a glow run at Warne Field to help raise money in support of Caelynn Iten’s charity, Fight Like a Princess.
Students from Brawley Union High School coordinated the run.
Julio Cortez, one of the high school students that made the run possible, said that it took months of planning to prepare everything. When it came time for the day of the event, everything went flawlessly.
Runners and walkers alike were dressed in neon colored clothing and glow sticks to make them visible in the dark. After a few laps around the field’s track, they set out into the streets of Brawley to complete the run.
“What Caelynn has is Ewing Sarcoma cancer in her left femur,” said Caelynn’s mom, Leticia Iten. “It’s been tough, but she’s tougher. We’ve been so blessed by the community that helped make all this happen.”
“I wish I could have brought Caelynn out tonight, but her immune system is so low, I don’t want to take her out and risk her getting sick. Once she’s healthy again, I promise everyone will get to meet her, and we’ll give back what was given to us,” Iten commented.
Follow Caelynn’s journey on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-Like-A-Princess/146624765547439?ref=br_tf
To donate, visit http://gofundme.com/4cen9c