HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of people in the Hattiesburg area spent Saturday biking, dancing and kicking to help two families affected by cancer. They participated in the 2nd annual "Celebration for Lionheart Day" at Anatomies health club.
The event is raising money to assist the families of Christian Magee and Zach Little, two 10-year-old boys who are battling cancer. The event featured several types of group fitness classes, a bicycle "Spinathon" and a raffle.
"These two 10-year-old boys were at St. Jude's together and their parents have been fighting a mighty battle that the rest of us don't want to imagine," said Darian Pierce, a friend of the families who helped organize the event. "We just kind of want to lift them up and have a good time for them and thank them," Pierce said.
The event was named in honor of Reed Magee, Christian Magee's five-year-old sister who died of cancer last year.