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December 17, 2003

Albany - An Albany girl received a big surprise for raising hundreds of dollars for sick children. An anonymous donor gave 8 year-old Katelin Richey a new bicycle Wednesday.

Katelin raised more money for St. Jude's Children Hospital than any other student in the Dougherty County. "It's pink, and it says "celebrate" on it. I like to ride bikes too," said Richey.

The 2nd grader at Lincoln Fundamental Elementary raised $287 in a Math-A-Thon contest. She found sponsors who donated money for every math question she got right.

This was a system wide fundraiser for St. Jude's, and it raised thousands of dollars for children's health research.

Posted at 5:30PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com