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'Ride For Colton' Keeps His Memory Alive
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on October 12, 2013 @ 11:49PM
Created on October 12, 2013 @ 7:41PM

Cancer not only takes a toll on the person suffering from it, but the family as well.

When you hear about our children fighting the disease, it can be some of the most devastating news.

Games, Snuggies, and stuffed animals were just some of the things the Hogs for Heroes Foundation brought to UHC  to help support the kids who currently have some type of cancer, and help keep Colton Dean's memory alive.

Just to bring you up to speed, 9-year-old Colton Dean tragically lost his battle with bone cancer a few years ago, but that didn't stop the community from supporting the family, and giving hope to kids who have cancer.

Dean's parents were amazed to see the outpouring of support from UHC and the Hogs for Heroes Foundation of America.

"It's truly amazing. It's a really nice thing that they do. This is important because it's keeping the memory of a child alive," said Lori and Douglas Dean, parents of Colton Dean.

5 News also talked to one of the "Moose Riders" at the event, and he said when he heard about Colton's story, it motivated him to help the family, and give hope to all the kids who currently have cancer.

"We love it. We've become friends with the family, and Colton was an inspiration to all of us," said Donald House, Hogs of Heroes member.

House said they have a picture of Colton hanging at their lodge to serve not as a shrine, but as reminder to the group.

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