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Teen hopes to raise $10,000 for MS fight
Lakeridge Junior High sixth-grader Claire Sarnowski is at it again, hoping to raise another $10,000 for the fight against a disease that has affected her mom, Carol, all of Claires life.
Last year, Claire raised $10,300 for the MS Walk, which supports the fight against multiple sclerosis. This year, she wrote on her donation page, my goal, as a daughter of a person with MS, is that I can put my fundraising skills to use for a fantastic cause.
Over the years, she adds, I have been able to see my fundraising dollars being used productively as new MS drugs have been developed.
Claires charitable efforts made her the fifth-largest fundraiser in the State of Oregon last year. As a result, the National MS Society invited Claire to its National Leadership Conference in November. And with another $10,000 in mind, her hope is to again attend the conference this fall in Denver.
According to her online fundraiser page, Claire is nearly halfway to her goal, with $4,625 already collected.
To learn more or to help her in her fundraising efforts, go to main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/claireswalk.