On Saturday, Aug.1, “Rally for Callie” will be held for a special little girl from Laurel, six-year-old “Super Sara” Murrell.

“She has been Super Sara since she was about two-and-a-half,” Sara’s mom Robin Murrell said.

On March 21, Sara was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of acute leukemia that is aggressive and progresses quickly.
In just a few short months since being diagnosed, Sara has gone through multiple procedures and is currently receiving chemotherapy. Sara will continue to undergo treatments for at least the next two-and-a-half years and as one can only imagine, the Murrells will need support in ways they could have never anticipated, like medical bills. Murrell wants to be able to have money aside for anything special that Sara would like to do.

Enter “Rally for Callie,” an annual benefit and bike run that raises support for families like the Murrells. Callie was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer when she was just three and after going through remission twice, is still battling cancer at the age of 8. In honor of her fight Callie's family holds the event "Rally for Callie" and selects another family to help. The family believes no one should have to fight this battle alone.

The benefit and bike run will be held at the Harrison VFW Post 7570, 9160 Lawrenceburg Rd., Harrison, Ohio. “Super Sara,” whose name rings truer now than ever, will be there and can’t wait, according to Robin.

“She is so excited,” Murrell said.

The bike run sign-ups are at the VFW at 11 a.m. with “kickstands up” at noon and will be $20 per bike. The benefit will follow at the VFW at 4 p.m. for $20 per couple or $25 per family and includes raffles, split the pot, food provided by Hog Rock Café and live music by “Face."

Donations can be made in honor of “Super Sara” at any Fifth Third Bank, requesting to donate to the Sara Murrell Benefit account.

The benefit is a rain or shine event.