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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Student raises $400 for breast cancer

  • Crocker student Katelyn Fraski knows what struggles and hardships breast cancer victims have to endure.
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  • Crocker student Katelyn Fraski knows what struggles and hardships breast cancer victims have to endure.
    She has family members, friends and neighbors currently battling breast cancer.
    Katelyn also understands the challenges that many face as she has personal experience with severe illness. She has undergone surgery to remove a brain tumor and as a side effect, struggles daily with disabilities.
    So as a part of a National Honors Society project, Katelyn decided to raise breast cancer awareness for women in Pulaski County.
    She designed and assembled over 600 assorted pink ribbons over her summer vacation. The ribbons were attractively displayed in several Pulaski County businesses with a sign that read, "Helping hands promote support, hope, and ultimately cures."
    She started selling them for a $1.00 donation and so far has been able to raise $401 and is still going. Before Breast Cancer Awareness Month grew to a close, Katie presented the $401 to the Pulaski County Health Center's Special Mammogram Fund at the Healthy Futures Pulaski County Coalition Meeting on October 30.
    "People have helped me and now I have found a way I can help someone else," said Katelyn.
    Katelyn was presented with a Certificate of Excellence in recognition and appreciation for her help in saving the lives of the women in our community.
    "This project is proof that helping hands can and do promote support, hope and ultimately cures," Debbie Fraski, Katelyn's mother, said. "People taking the time to help each other in little ways each day can bring about big changes in the world."

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