TRINITY, NC -- A Triad community came together to help a teenager battling cancer.
13-year-old Kaleigh Moore was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in November of last year. Saturday, family and friends held a softball fundraiser to help offset the medical costs.
'Grown-Ups' Softball Game Benefits Local Teen With Cancer
The second annual grown-ups benefit ball game raised more than $20,000 for Kaleigh. There was also a silent auction and raffle to raise money as well.
"She's a wonderful young lady who's demonstrated such strength and encouragement and inspiration to a lot of other people," said organizer Joey Hilburn. "The event couldn't be for a better family."
Even better than the fundraising though: Kaleigh is currently in remission.
Leigh Moore, Kaleigh's mom, said the family appreciated the event, but the support meant even more.
"Honestly the money helps with a lot of things," she said. "But more than anything the love that we've been shown means more than any dollar ever could."
The grown-ups benefit ball game is expected to continue for future years in hopes of raising more money to help more families.