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Race raises money for couples struggling to have children

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RICHMOND, Va. – Folks raced Saturday morning to raise money for couples who want to have children.

The third annual Race to Parenthood 5K stepped off from West Creek Business Park at 9 a.m.

WTVR CBS 6 anchor Julie Bragg was mistress of ceremonies for the event, which raised $35,000 for families.

Five featured couples will receive get grant assistance for fertility treatments, which can cost on average between $30,000 to $60,000, so they can achieve their dream of having children.

Couples who experienced the struggle and expense of the treatments created the event. The aim is to promote infertility awareness, education, and support to those struggling to have children.

Click here to learn more about the annual event.