BOWLING GREEN, KY. (WBKO) --- Every year, the Frozen4 mile run is held at Ephram White Park in Bowling Green benefiting local high school athletes battling a severe illness.
This year, all proceeds went to Mckinley Crain, a Metcalfe County High School sophomore who was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2016.
"When something traumatic happens, you have to have a good outlook on everything. You can't go about it just being negative like, "'oh this is horrible,' you have to tell yourself you're going to get better, you have to have a good outlook on it," said Mckinley Crain, a cancer survivor.
After having 49 chemotherapy treatments over the span of ten months, enduring several surgeries and undergoing risky procedures, Mckinley is currently in remission.
She and her parents are beyond grateful for the support of Metcalfe County and the Bowling Green community.
"But, to have people that don't even know her or even know her story to come out, I mean, what generous hearts. I'm just overwhelmed and just amazed by that," said Sherry Crain, Mckinley's mother.
"It's really overwhelming to be honest because I was not expecting this kind of turnout and I'm just so blessed for this opportunity to have this," Mckinley said.
Awards were also given to participants in several categories.
For more information on how you can participate in the Frozen4 mile run, go to here