A large crowd took part in Saturday's "Moving Towards A Cure" Brain Tumor Awareness 5K Run & Walk in Grand Rapids.

More than 500 people took part in the second annual event, which took place at Comstock Riverside Park, located at 2001 Monroe Ave. NE in Grand Rapids and featured a 5-kilometer run and walk as well as a 1-mile Survivor Tribute Walk led by local brain tumor survivors.

Ten-year-old Grand Rapids area resident and brain tumor survivor Mitchell Buning served as the ambassador for this year's "Moving Towards A Cure" Brain Tumor Awareness 5K Run & Walk. Mitchell also was featured as FOX 17's Pay It Forward Person Of The Week on Friday.

The goal was to raise at least $24,000 for brain tumor research.