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Kids Sending Smiles Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Raytevia Evans, editor

Kids Sending Smiles (KSS) took on its biggest event to date when it organized a 5K walk/run to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The event took place Saturday, Oct. 19 at Burke Lake Park and, according to a recent news release the organization raised about $1,500.

Sixty-two people from ages four to 70 participated in the event at Burke Lake Park. Laurie Underwood with KSS said participants included breast cancer survivors, their children and extended families and other individuals who share their desire for better breast cancer treatments.

"Racers came from Virginia, Washington, DC, Florida, Kentucky and Texas. In addition, children made cards and contributed to a banner that will be donated to breast cancer patients," read the news release.

KSS is a 501(c)(3) organization established by elementary school children in northern Virginia. Many KSS members have had a parent or extended family member who has been affected by breast cancer.

For more information on Kids Sending Smiles and how they help the local community and those in need around the world, visit the organization's website.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read more about what's going on in northern Virginia to support the cause.

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