Girl Scouts raise money for kids' cancer fight with 5K

From staff reportsAugust 25, 2013 

Girl Scouts from Troop 486 recently held a 5K run/walk in honor of a fellow student who died from brain cancer. The Scouts raised $4,843 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and seven earned their Bronze Awards.

The event drew 115 participants to Lynn Road Elementary School in Raleigh on May 4. More than half were younger than 11, helping the Scouts meet another goal: to encourage kids to exercise.

The Girl Scout Juniors who earned their Bronze Awards were Rachel Chapman, Miranda Cominole, Katelyn Conn, Jana Harrison, Ruby Phipps, Lane Swecker and Briana Wells.

The Scouts were involved in all aspects of the event. They designed the logo for the T-shirts, handed out fliers to alert residents about the race, sought sponsors and publicized the event. They participated in weekly running practices and encouraged others to join.

The Bronze Award is the third highest award for the Girl Scouts.

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