Prisoners raise $2,000 for ChadTough Foundation
The Robert Cotton Correctional Facility hosted their second annual ChadTough 5k.
Prisoners volunteered to race and raise money to find effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer.
Co-Founder and Former Michigan Quarter Back Jason Carr started the ChadTough Foundation after his son.
Who is also the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr.
"A charity we started in honor of our son Chad who was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor called D-I-P-G," says Jason Carr.
D-I-P-G stands for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and right now there is a 0% survival rate.
"When Chad was diagnosed within about a week, a group of people decided to put together a run," says Carr.
Chad lost his battle with D-I-P-G 15 months after he was diagnosed.
The ChadTough Foundation decided to keep doing fun runs to spread awareness of the disease.
"A thing within our run called a virtual run," says Carr.
The prison caught wind of the foundation and wanted to join in.
One follower of the ChadTough Foundation who works at the facility brought the idea to the prisoners.
"We have 136 prisoners and three leader dogs that are running today," says Christine Hemry a Grievance Coordinator at Cotton Correctional Facility.
"Even though we are guys in prison we still trying to do our part," says inmate James Adrian.
Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice even joined in on the race.
"The guys at this facility decided to run it and raise money and more then that raise awareness, inspired me to join them," said Bridget McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice.
This year the prisoners raised $2,000 for the ChadTough Foundation.
To find more information about the ChadTough Foundation and how you can contribute head to their website,