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Mid-Prairie Elementary Schools Raise Money for Cancer Research

Posted: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

During the month of September, students at Mid-Prairie Elementary schools were able to turn their spare change into cancer research. Last month the Kalona and Washington Township Optimist Clubs sponsored the Mile of Pennies program, with the goal being to bring in enough pennies to stretch a mile.

According to Optimist member, Dennis Phares, the kids at Kalona Elementary, Wellman Elementary and Washington Township Elementary rose to the challenge and combined raised almost $2,000.

The money raised is being donated to Johns Hopkins Universities research of childhood cancer.