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Students Help Cancer Patients

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Making pennies count.

...or any kind of change, for that matter, can help make a change for those fighting cancer.

Every February, Burlington Elementary School raises money for Pennies for Patients.

The school has been named the top fundraiser in North Dakota for three year's running and this year the students were racing for a repeat.

Burlington Elementary students raised $10,300 this year.

That's slightly less than last year but still beyond the students' goal.

Pennies for Patients had a theme of "Racing for a Cure" this year, so part of the incentive was a live race car and driver in front of the school today.

(Erik Laudenschlager, Nodak Speedway Racer) "A lot of them wanted to know how fast it goes and they were amazed that we don't have speedometers. I told them all that's important is to be faster than the guy in front of you. It was really interesting to bring the car out here and see what the kids had to say."

(Terry Van Berkom, Burlington Elementary School) "O that kids realize that there are other kids just like them that might be sick and might not have everything that we have. It was really nice to see them excited about giving to other people."

Donations went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help local patients.

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