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A lot of people ran in the colors of cancer run Saturday, and so did children at Crandon elementary school in their mini color run held Friday.Submitted: 05/02/2015

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CRANDON - It's the second year the run's been held.

About 400 students ran in the mini color run, which went two laps around the school.

Crandon elementary's mini color run cooperates with the Ties That Bind Us.

That group supports cancer patients in the area.

Elementary students knew what they were running for.


The kids had a lot of fun supporting a good cause.

The first place runner Tucker Belland says he was thinking about one thing throughout the race.

"One of my friends aunts has cancer, and kind of fighting for that," said Belland.

Students show us that fighting against cancer is something everyone can care about, no matter how young.


Story By: Wren Clair

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