North Okaloosa schools raise nearly $15K for cancer research

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

Through T-shirt sales, benefit luncheons, a school dance and a Yankee candle fundraiser, Bob Sikes has collected nearly $1,000 of its $8,000 goal, she said. Starting April 7, students can donate pocket change to wear a hat or chew bubblegum.

Riverside Elementary School has raised more than $900 toward its $2,000 goal, team captain Amber Johns said. Staffers made donations to wear jeans on early release Thursdays, and students can participate in a March 20 "mini Relay" and an April 12 Relay For Life pageant.

New participant Southside Center has raised $65, according to team captain Becky Kannapel.

She said the school will organize several benefit luncheons for teachers and staff to increase that amount. 


WHAT: Crestview Relay For Life

WHEN: Begins at 6 p.m. April 25

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