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Prairie Wind Middle School students, left to right, Chase Belka, Kaylie Kirchenwitz, Grace Kalina and Caden Bormann show the medallions they made in honor of relatives who have fought cancer. The honorees ranged from Bormann’s elementary school librarian to Belka’s great-grandmother. “I wish we could have walked,” said Kalina. Heart of the Lakes Elementary School also held a Relay For Life fundraiser last week. Joe Bowen/FOCUS

Rain doesn’t dampen student generosity

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While last week’s string of rainy days may have cancelled the walk itself, it did little to dampen the spirits of Prairie Wind Middle School’s Relay For Life participants, or the money they raised to help fight cancer.


Had it not been rainy, students would have taken turns walking around the school’s track, with the goal of having a continuous procession of people walking at once in a symbolic nod to the idea that “cancer never sleeps,” according to the Relay For Life’s website.

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