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Students Raise Money for Muscular Dystrophy

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Paper foot prints and the efforts of a group of junior high school students in Clinton led to more than $2,000 being donated a good cause.

National Junior Honor Society students at Sumner Hill Junior High School raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Kamesha Williams, a counseling intern at the school, says the money goes towards research. She says it also helps kids with MD by paying for equipment and activities, like summer camps.

WIlliams has a form of the condition.  She formed a team for the MDA fundraising walk, held April 27th.  Their original goal was set at $500.

They raised $2,019.36.

Students worked on it for 2 weeks, selling paper footprints for $1, $5, $10 or $20 each.  The footprints were then put on display in the school's hallway.

Before the fundraiser started, students learned about muscular dystrophy and "even if you're diagnosed with it, you don't have to let it get in the way of your life plans," said Williams.

"There are more than 100 muscle disorders that MDA researches and tries to find cures for."

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