Man runs Wrightsville Beach Triathlon for friend with stage 4 cancer

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — This weekend’s Wrightsville Beach Triathlon has one competitor running for a good cause. Jim Bader is running for his friend, Cameron Hughes.

Hughes was diagnosed with stage four cancer after a routine doctor’s appointment. Now, the 51-year-old father and husband is fighting for his life, and friends like Bader are trying to raise awareness.

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Bader hasn’t run competitively in years, but this year he is running the Tri holding a sign reading “Courage 4 Cam”.

“So, the best thing would be to let as many people know as possible that Cam Hughes is going through a tough time, but he’s going to make it to the finish line,” Bader said.

You can watch Bader and other athletes compete tomorrow on the Wrightsville Beach Loop.