Color Run To Raise Awareness For Rare Birth Defect

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Lace up your shoes and prepare to be drenched in color and glitter Saturday. "The Shine Tour Color Run" starts at 9a.m. in front ofthe State Capitol and ends at Adado Riverfront Park. Last year, nearly 9,000 people took part in the fun run.

Saturday's Color Run is also bringing attention to what's called Arteriovenous Malformations, or AVMs.

It's a rare birth defect that affects the blood vessels and can lead to hemorrhage, severe disfiguration and congestive heart failure.

Like last year, Saturday's run will raise money for Kelleigh's Cause named for the teenager seen here, who was first diagnosed with the defect when she was four-years-old.

"That's the main reason we started this charity.. just so people know what it is... cause i was misdiagnosed for four years... and we know people that have been misdiagnosed or just don't know about it until something happens, like a seizure, just things like that, we want to raise awareness for that," says Kelleigh Gustafson, founder of Kelleigh's Cause.

Kelleigh's Cause has partnered with Sparrow Children's Hospital for this fundraiser, as a way to thank the hospital for all the care they've given her since birth.