BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Every year, close to 2,000 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor, and if found cancerous, treatement can be very difficult.
Eight-year-old Nathan Street was diagnosed with DIPG, a very aggressive form of brain cancer back in January. Today, his entire family will stand behind him to raise money for a cure.
"It's been absolutely amazing," said Jeremy Schindle, an uncle of Nathan's. "You expect the family [to come], and we have the strangers - people dropping off dinners to Nate and his family," he said.
Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, affects many children between the ages of five to 10 years old. Once diagnosed, the survival rate is low and the cancer can be very aggressive.
Today, hundreds will hit the pavement to change that by raising money for Nathan's medical expenses as well as research on the devastating disease.
"If they can figure out a way to stop this type of cancer, they can get cancer anywher ein the body," Schindle said.
Nathan's army begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 6:45 a.m. at the Historic Rio Bravo Ranch at 15701 Highway 178. Registration is $40 and will include a Nathan's Army t-shirt.
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