Husker nation lines the streets of Lincoln; not for a ball game, but in support of Pediatric brain cancer.
The Cornhusker football team took time out of their summer to join over 700 runners in the inaugural Uplifting Athletes Fun Run and 5K on Sunday.
The national Uplifting Athletes program approached the Husker squad because of the team's dedication to help in the fight against Pediatric brain cancer.
"As Uplifting Athletes continues to build a reputation and a name, we want to make sure they know this is a community surrounding this amazing cause", said NU Athletics' Jessie Gardner. "That as a community people are more aware and now are paying more attention."
Husker players know events like this help open the doors for other kids who are impacted by this disease.
"It's such a great cause to support brain cancer and development and all that stuff, to save kids lives, you know," said Husker Receiver Tarriq Allen. "Everyone deserves a fighting chance for life, and to deny somebody that it's not okay, so that's why everybody's out here supporting us and supporting the kids. It's all about the kids today."
Organizers say Sunday's race was bigger than they imagined, and will be an annual event to bring awareness and support research of pediatric brain cancer.