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High School Students Raises Thousands of Dollars for Cancer Research

Updated: 05/18/2014 2:33 PM
Created: 05/17/2014 11:00 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) -- Austin's Hormel Institute will be getting around $10,000 in a period of four years. The money raised is for breast cancer research thanks to a handful of Austin High School Students.

Youth Leadership members at the school put together the Stride for the Cure Race at Austin's Todd Park.

It's the fourth year of the event and it's the most crowded one yet.

The students hope to raise money that even surpass their goal.

Madison Wuertz, Youth Leadership president believes in the cause and says it's a personal thing, "People in our school have noticed the need for breast cancer research, it's just becoming a really big thing in our community, specifically people in youth leadership and our advisors' lives, we've had it affect family members and friends and so it's always been a pretty personal thing for all of us."

This is also the first year for a 5-mile course in addition to the 5K path.

Money for cancer research came from registration fees and local donations.

High school students raises thousands of dollars for cancer research.