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Published July 07, 2011, 10:09 PM

Racing for a cure

Ada, MN (WDAY TV) - It's literally a race for a cure. Hundreds of helpers took to the Norman County Race Track tonight, to put a speedy stop to epilepsy. A cause close to one Ada family.

By: Travis Skonseng, WDAY

It's literally a race for a cure. Hundreds of helpers took to the Norman County Race Track tonight, to put a speedy stop to epilepsy. A cause close to one Ada family.

The races are a summer past time for many people. But tonight, they had special meaning for fans, racers and a little seven year old girl.

Racer after racer puts the pedal to the medal as a captivated crowd becomes inspired. Among the fans, Emma Pederson...The seven year old with a smile as bright as her red hair, cheering on her favorite racer, #2-her uncle, Mike Roy.

Roy is racing for a cause close to his heart. Emma has epilepsy. Her young life, marred by medication, uncontrolled seizures, and developmental delays. The brave girl is a bit shy, but that's not stopping her from trying to make her and many other lives better.

Each sold cup of lemonade and bag of M & Ms, her favorite candy, goes to an upcoming walk. Team Em-ma-ms taking part.

And no matter the winner in these races, each lap is making a lasting impacting on the real winners here, the ones battling this little known disease.

The stroll for epilepsy is August 11th at the Fargodome. If you'd like to help.. Donations can be sent in care of the Emma Pederson Benefit to Frandsen Bank in Ada.

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