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Fundraising duo collects for research

A fundraising drive by a pair of elementary students won $449.75 for cancer research.

Fifth-grader Grace LaPrairie and sixth-grader Nathan Orf offered cancer information and sold fundraiser products to their fellow students at Royal Oaks Elementary School throughout March.

It was part of a drive to raise awareness for June's Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's signature fundraiser, which Grace's mother Mary organizes annually.

Grace and Nathan also organized a "Spirit Week" of fun events which saw students wearing their favorite sports jersey, a hat or the color purple in return for donating $1.

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