Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

relay recessEUGENE, Ore. — Some local school students hit the track Monday to help raise money for cancer research.

For the third year in a row, McCornack Elementary in Eugene held a Relay for Life recess.

The staff says it incorporates the fund raiser into its field day.

Besides learning about fitness and healthy eating, students run laps to raise money. They went door to door last week on a penny drive, leading up to Monday’s lap running.

For fifth grader Jasmyn Anderson, the fundraiser means a lot because she has already survived cancer.

“That’s what it means to me. If you donate money or if you donate for people with cancer, you’re saving someone’s life,” Anderson said.

Anderson ran two laps Monday. The school’s goal is $500. So far they’ve raise a little more than $100.

You can donate in the school’s name by clicking here.

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