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D-200 elementary kids raising money for childhood cancer research

Community members can get involved in District 200's fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

The district's elementary schools have partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to collect change for the cause. The fundraiser started Sept. 16 and will run through the end of the month.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Individuals can give change to elementary school students or bring it by any District 200 elementary school. Donations are also accepted online at www.alexslemonade.org/search/fundraisers.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation started after a 4-year-old cancer patient decided she wanted to raise money to find a cure for all kids with cancer.

Alexandra Scott held the first stand in 2000. Scott died in 2004 having started something that already had raised $1 million toward the cause.

Today, the foundation has raised more than $60 million in all.

For more information about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit www.alexslemonade.org.

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