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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Runners laced up their shoes in honor of a good cause Saturday.

In Leesburg, dozens of runners signed up for the "Kickin it with Christie" 5K run to support a 20-year-old teacher whose battling cancer.

Christie Coty is a teacher in Leesburg, and has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Organizers say all the proceeds from the run will help her with medical expenses.

"She has been one of the strongest people that I know. She has been in great spirits every single day. If you didn't already know, you would not know that she was battling anything if you met her," says co-worker Erica Sims.

Organizers say they were able to raise about five thousand dollars for Christie.

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