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Registration open for Rinehart family fundraiser

Hannah Rinehart

Hannah Rinehart

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A non-profit organization has organized a fundraising event for the family of the late Hannah Rinehart.

Rinehart, whose husband, Mark, is a math teacher at South Gwinnett High School, died Sept. 5 at the age of 32 after battling a bacterial infection.

Rinehart fell ill in late June. By late July, the tissue in her hands and feet had deteriorated to the point that her extremities had to be amputated.

A patient care technician in DeKalb County, she had successfully battled Hodgkin's lymphoma for years, and had advocated for cancer research at Relay For Life events.

According to a news release from Operation Appreciation, a 1-mile fun run, walk-a-thon and family activities are scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawreneville.

The event aims to help Mark Rinehart "get through this time of tragedy."