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Local student raises money for cancer research

After losing 2 family members to cancer, she was inspired to take action.

Posted: Apr. 19, 2019 4:56 PM
Updated: Apr. 19, 2019 4:56 PM

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alone, nearly two- million people in the united states will be diagnosed with cancer. and more than 600-thousand will die from the disease. so chances are, you know someone who's impacted by it. that includes a rochester high school student who has lost two family members to cancer. so now, she's fighting back against the disease through relay for life. kimt news three's maleeha kamal joins us in studio to explain.xxx relay for life friday-bmintro-1 relay for life friday-bmintro-2 coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult at any age. but it can be especially tough on young people. century high school student elizabeth spencer is using her pain as fuel to raise awareness about cancer.xxx relay for life friday-minipkg-1 relay for life friday-minipkg-6 elizabeth was just eleven years old she lost her mother to a rare form of cancer. her grandparents quickly stepped up to fill the void. but then five years later she got some more devastating new. her grandpa, who she calls her rock, was diagnosised with cancer. he died this past december, just days before christmas. elizabeth knows all too well that cancer doesn't just affect the patient, but the family as well. so now she's one of the leaders for rochester public school's relay for life. relay for life friday-minipkg-5 "it definitely affects everyone differently and there are different emotions and helping people that do have cancer just by giving them a meal and stuff is such an amazing thing." / relay for life friday-bmtag-1 relay for life friday-bmtag-2 rochester public school's relay for life is tomorrow at century high school. it starts tomorrow afternoon at four and goes until ten. thank you maleeha. the olmsted county relay for life will take place june 21st. relay for life events will be happening across our area over the next few months. relay for life friday-tag-2 if you'd like to get involved, just head over to kimt dot com. we've posted a link to the american cancer society's website on our website kimt dot com. you'll find it under local news. / pony express fri-vo-3
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