Local 6th Grade Students To Hold Skating Fundraiser For Cancer Research
ST. CLOUD -- Three South Junior High 6th graders are organizing a fundraiser to raise money for cancer research.
Jasmine Jett, Halle Vaverek, and Isabella Linares are partnering with the American Cancer Society for the Skate For Life event to empower kids to take action to fight cancer.
Jett says she wanted the fundraiser to be something fun kids would enjoy and want to be apart of.
"So I thought it would be a little more kid oriented to have it skating so I came up with Skate for Life. It's like Relay for Life but instead of walking and running we are on roller skates," says Jett.
For ten dollars, kids can skate, enjoy games, listen to music and above all have fun. If you don't want to skate, the event if only $5-dollars.
Linares says the event is means a lot to her, having losing her grandparents to cancer.
"I lost my lost two grandparents to cancer to I thought I could join the organization and do something about fighting cancer," says Linares.
Vaverek says they will also honor cancer survivors with special ceremonial laps throughout the night.
"We're going to have some laps around the Skatin' Place. Some will be called the survivor lap and there are a couple of other laps that are given to certain causes," says Vaverek.
Everyone is welcome and all the money raised will go to the American Cancer Society.
Skate For Life will run from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Skatin' Place at 3302 Southway Drive, St. Cloud.
For more information you can call the America Cancer Society at 320-255-0757.