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Students raise money for Cancer Coalition

Maria Cerrone (right) and Kendall James organized a fundraiser Maria Cerrone (right) and Kendall James organized a fundraiser
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Twin Oaks Students Donate Money Some Lee County kids are raising awareness about cancer and money to help survivors in south Georgia.

Twin Oaks Elementary School students Maria Cerrone and Kendall James organized a fundraiser to support the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.

They asked parents, teachers, family members, and classmates to donate one dollar or more to help fight cancer.

"It's just a wonderful thing to see young, young kids who understand that there is a need in the community and take a stand," said Emily Jorgenson of the Cancer Coalition. "South Georgia is known for our high cancer rates and it's just so cool to see you know some girls that these girls have had cancer run in their families and they're not going to sit back, they're going to do what they can to help fight it."

Twin Oaks raised nearly $700.

Maria and Kendal's class raised the most money, so their class got a got to have a Krispy Kreme doughnut and ice cream party.

 

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