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Runners brave the rain in Iggy’s Doughboy Dash

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Despite the rain, runners and walkers took part in the 7th Annual Iggy’s Doughboy Dash at Oakland Beach in Warwick.

Proceeds from the 5K family fun run benefit the A-T Children’s Project. Ataxia-telangiectasia, or “A-T,” is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems.  It does not have a cure.

Runners were encouraged to eat an Iggy’s doughboy in the middle of their race Sunday.

This year’s race honored Zach McMillan, who lives with A-T, and the memory of Andrew Martin, who also had the disease.

Money raised will go toward research and helping families who have a loved one with the disease.

Eyewitness Sports Anchor Yianni Kourakis emceed the event which had a great turnout.

Learn more about A-T, or find resources and ways to help right now on the A-T Children’s Project website.

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