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Recess relay


ZUMBROTA, Minn. (KTTC)--  Hundreds of elementary students at Zumbrota-Mazeppa and those close to them laced up their shoes and hit the track as a way to give back.

The students have been working to raise money for cancer through a recess relay. This is the second year of the event.

This is something very close to the entire school's hearts. They decided to put on the relay after one faculty member and one student were diagnosed with cancer. Jill Keach organized last year with the community support behind her, after finding out her daughter had leukemia.

11-year old Hannah Keach was diagnosed in November of 2010 and today is she is cancer free.

Hannah along with a few other Survivors led Friday's mini Relay for Life, holding a survivor banner as hundreds took a lap around the track at Zumbrota-Mezeppa Elementary School.

The track was decorated with bags in honor of those who are battling, or have lost the battle to cancer.

The kids also enjoyed hoola-hoop contests, crazy hair booths and healthy snacks, as well as getting to see their principal take a pie to the face and one faculty member shave her head. This was all in an effort to raise money for cancer.

The students raised $3,416.70 for the American Cancer Society.


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