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North Augusta color run raises awareness for epilepsy

March 25, 2017 GMT

On an overcast Saturday morning, the Greeneway was full of color.

Various shades of purple, red, green, yellow and orange, among other colors, flowed through portions of the trail as March 18 marked the fourth edition of the Carly Unlimited 5K and Fun Run, a color run that benefits Carly Prosser, a North Augusta child who battles epilepsy.

“This is just amazing,” said Carly’s mother Amy. “This is our fourth year doing it, and it’s just amazing to see all the people that come out and want to run for Carly.”

Brandon Waller, a friend of the Prosser family who helps organize the event, said Saturday’s event was well-attended.

“It’s a little down this year from other years ... but it’s still a great turnout,” said Waller. “We always have a good support group come out and come run and have fun.”

Prosser said Saturday’s color run served two main purposes: to help raise awareness of epilepsy throughout the community and to help fund Carly’s ongoing medical expenses.

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“It raises awareness for epilepsy for the community, and then it’s a fundraiser for Carly for medical expenses that get her to and from Memphis where her doctors are in Tennessee,” said Prosser. “You can’t even describe it in words. It’s the only way that our family gets to go to Memphis every three months for her medical care, so it’s just amazing (to have this support).”