By LYNETTE HAALAND
Four Points News
Vandegrift Legacies, families and friends participated in the Brain Power 5K in Cedar Park on Sunday to show support and help raise awareness and funds to fight brain cancer. Fellow Viper dancer, Madison Nuessner, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July.
Nuessner, a VHS senior, and her team, Madi Dash for a Cure, raised $1,500 as of Monday afternoon for brain cancer research for the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
“We won first place for the largest team (126 plus people) and first place for the best decorated tent,” posted Jennifer Nuessner, Madison’s mom on their Facebook page Mad Love for Madison – Go Gray! “Today was a beautiful and touching day for our family. We truly appreciate your love and support as we begin down this unknown path.”
Many local families also came to the Brain Power event in memory of Pierce Broe, who lost his fight with brain cancer Oct. 4, 2014 at the age of 12.