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Joplin Young Life Races for a Brighter Purpose

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More than 200 runners from as far away as Kansas City take off from Calvary Church in Joplin for a 5K.

The annual event aimed to bring community members together to support children who feel they are walking alone through life.

The Christian-based organization helps teenagers lead lives of purpose.

Today's fundraiser helps to raise money for members to go to Young Life camp.

"I really want to go to young life camp and I think that raising money for it was an awesome opportunity for the community,” says Young Life member Kyndall Erisman.

Haley Sloan says "I agree, young life camp is the best week of your life for sure, so being able to raise money for kids that can't afford it is really good." 

"This is my home church, Calvary Chapel, so we're excited to host it this year so this great weather, couldn't beat it,” says runner Justin Sullivan.

Joplin Young Life's goal today was to raise the $10,000 needed to pay the way for children to go to camp. 
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