Softball Game Raises $20,000 For Triad Girl Battling Cancer

Softball Games Raises $20,000 For Triad Girl Battling Cancer

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.

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.

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