Foundation honoring kids who died from cancer

AUGUSTA, Georgia (WRDW/WAGT) – A local foundation held an event at Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic School to honor all the children who have died of cancer in our area.

The Alex Strong Foundation was founded by Chris and Erin Dexter, Alex’s parents. They started the foundation after Alex died of cancer last year.

On Saturday, the foundation honored all the children who fought a similar struggle as Alex. The group held a march and then a butterfly release.

We spoke to Alex’s parents to find out what the butterflies represented, who said:

“When we think of our children who have passed and get their angel wings… they, like the butterflies, take off with the wind and it is the memories you have left. And that’s why we have the base.”

Chris and Erin say all proceeds from the event will go to a bone marrow transplant program at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

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