The rain didn't stop several people or their dogs from taking a walk to help children with invisible disabilities.
The first Triangle Paws 5K Run/Walk was held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary Sunday afternoon. Benefits will help get service alert dogs for kids with "invisible" disabilities like Type 1 diabetes, autism and epilepsy.
Nine-year-old Rita Cohen suffers from diabetes. She was surprised with a service dog of her very own named Lyla.
"She sleeps with me in case I drop or go really high in the night and I don't realize it," she said.
Lyla has been trained to be a service dog since she was 7 weeks old.
"In the future, she can learn to fetch the meter for them, to get something for a low blood sugar, to dial 911 and other assistance Rita might need," said service dog trainer Erin Coulter.