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Myrtle Beach Pelicans, local gym to hold event to support cancer fighter

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Pelicans are teaming up with Core Fitness, to host the “Fierce Fallon Fundraiser.” It’s a benefit for a Myrtle Beach girl, Fallon Emery. Organizers hope this event will be a home run, but they need you to pitch in.

With your donation, you can take part in a workout at Crossfit Up Dog, get a “Fierce Fallon,” T-Shirt, and a ticket to the Pelican’s Coaches vs. Cancer game. Most importantly, the money will benefit Fallon Emery and childhood cancer.

“For her to actually see people come out and support her is a big deal for her,” her mother Melanie Emery said. “It encourages her to fight harder, not only for herself but for everyone else.”

Fallon was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 9. About a year and a half since her diagnosis, she’s gone through a major surgery, 33 radiation treatments and chemotherapy. Her mother said her original diagnosis from the the doctor was 14 months, and she's now in month 19. Fallon continues to prove doctors wrong and keeps fighting, so she's known as, Fierce Fallon.

Fallon pushes every week, through treatment at MUSC. This fundraiser will help her family cover some of the cost.

“Were inviting anybody and everybody,” Bridget Garrity of Core Fitness said. “If you’ve never worked out a day in your life, it doesn’t matter, this little girl never had cancer before but she’s dealing with it every day, so you can come in and work out for an hour and show your support.”

You'll be doing a crossfit style workout; there will even be one for kids. It’s called a “Superhero WOD,” WOD is a crossfit acronym for “Workout of the Day.”

“We’ll be thinking about Fallon the entire time and the fact that everybody could put aside all their personal stuff and come in just for that hour and fight for that little girl, I mean, that makes all the difference in the world,” said Garrity.

Organizers are hoping to surpass expectations, asking everyone and everyone, sign up.

“Just come out, come out and support,” Katelyn Guild said with the Pelicans. “It's something that everyone can do. My goal is 200+ people and I really think we can do it it's just gonna take the love of this community.”

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 25th at Core Fitness. Already, in about a  week, nearly 70 people have signed up for the event.

To take part in the event, fill out the form attached and drop it off at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 1251 21st Ave North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 ATTN: Fierce Fallon or Drop it off at Core Fitness Club at 1141 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

You can contact Katelyn Guild with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 843-918-6016 or Bridget Garrity at Core Fitness Club at 843-839-2673, with any questions

Myrtle Beach Pelicans “Play it Forward”

The Pelicans Baseball team isn’t just about winning games, it’s about being what they call,“Myrtle Beach's Team,” and doing what they can to make an impact on the community.

Every Pelicans game is geared to the community: there’s locals appreciation night, games for veterans and those geared to our schools and students.

This is all part of the Play it Forward Campaign, to make an impact off the field,  into the community.

In 2014, the Pelican’s raised nearly $466,000 dollars in their campaign.

The Fierce Fallon Fundraiser, at the end of the month, is part of the strikeout cancer series.

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