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Cancer awareness event reflects desire to help others

H-M-S Elementary raises $2,440 for Compete for a Cure

Raising funds for research and remembering those impacted by a life-changing disease are the purposes of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary's cancer awareness day. This year it was also an opportunity for students and staff to raise funds to support a foundation created by an H-M-S graduate who is currently battling the disease.

Donations collected in the fish tank on Friday totaled $2,440.42. During an assembly that day, event organizer Janet Prins commended students and staff for their generosity, noting the results reflected their desire to help others.

The funds will go to Compete for a Cur...