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Firefighters support fallen peers as part of 12th annual 5k

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Members of the Cedar Rapids Fire Department laced 'em up for their peers Saturday morning.

More than 400 runners pounded the pavement as part of the 12th Annual Memorial 5K Run and Walk.

The annual race is designed to raise money for fallen firefighters and their families.

Since it's inception, the fundraiser has collected more than ten thousand dollars for several families in need. 

Organizers say it's important to take care of their own.

"They just get hit with so many things and emotions at the same time.  It's kind of nice to be able to help them," said Nick Miller, organizer of the event with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.

Organizers say a record number of runners turned out this year.

The event is expected to net close to $2000.

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