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6th grade students at Austintown Middle School raised $1500 for The V Foundation for Cancer Research

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Don't give up.  Don't ever give up.  Those are the famous words spoken by former college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano at the 1993 ESPY awards just weeks before he died of cancer.  They're also the words that  inspired more than 100 sixth graders at Austintown Middle School to raise $1500 for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  For their accomplishments, students enjoyed an activity-filled Jimmy 'V' Day.

"We have different stations and at each station you do an activity and when you complete that activity you get one piece of information about a certain type of cancer," said Austintown Middle School 6th grader Kaitlin Sciortino.

"Just knowing there is a lot of sick people out there that need help made me want to help them out," said Austintown Middle School 6th grader Stevie Woodberry.

All of the money raised was collected in less than one month.

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