Tonawanda Race Pushes For a Cancer Cure

September 27, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM EDT

TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) -- Hundreds of people got up early Saturday morning to raise money for childhood cancer research. The 6th Annual Lindsay's Legacy 5K run took place in Tonawanda around Clinton Park and along the scenic Niagara River. Organizers say it was another record breaking year with more than 700 runners.

The event is held in honor of Lindsay MacIver of Tonawanda who died from a rare type of cancer at the young age of 21. "My daughter Lindsay would've loved... that we're raising {money} for Roswell to try and find a cure for the cancer that she had," Bonnie MacIver said. "She wasn't a runner herself but I think she would've been so proud of what we're doing here and that's what I want to do, is find a cure."

Channel 7's Jennifer Stanonis was one of the runners in the race. She also emceed the post race party. She has been participating in this event since the first year it started.

The first place overall female went to Lacey Watkins with a time of 19 minutes and 38 seconds. And a correction, the first place overall male winner went to Kevin Carrigan with a time of 16 minutes and 55 seconds.