Summerville non-profit fighting cancer with fun

Published: Apr. 20, 2014 at 12:24 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Not even torrential rainfall could stop the first-ever Chase Challenge.

Hundreds gathered at North Charleston's Wannamaker Park to go through a 15-station obstacle course, to benefit childhood cancer.

The event was created by Summerville non-profit Chase After a Cure.  In 2007, Chase Ringler, then 3-years-old, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma. His mother, Whitney, started the organization in his honor in 2009.

"At age three he was given a 30 percent chance of survival," she said. "He's now ten."

For each group registered in the relay-styled race, that meant funding for one hour of cancer research at The Medical University of South Carolina.

"A lot of people who are fighting cancer don't get to spend that quality time with their children," Ringler added.

"It gives children a way to give back to their peers."

For more information on The Chase Challenge, visit


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