BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) – The Forged Alliance Riding Club founded the Children’s Teddy Bear Run after 4-year-old Jaxson Cottrell of Braxton County lost his battle with cancer.
Jaxson passed away on April 29, 2021. The benefit evening will take place on Sunday, May 23 at 10:00 am at Luzader’s Diner in Sutton.
The riding school’s McGee Martinez says Jaxson’s grandfather was a rider. “It was very special to us and it touched our hearts and we thought, ‘okay, we’re going to dedicate this ride to him’ and all the proceeds will go to the WVU Children’s Child Life program,” said Martinez.
Martinez says the group plans to continue this benefit in his honor every year.
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