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Kennewick Students Create Human Chain

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Students from Kennewick, Kamiakin and Southridge High School came together tonight to promote breast cancer awareness. The students along with members from the community formed a human chain from the Blue bridge to the Cable bridge. The human chain is one of several events during Pink Week.      

The students interlocked hands around 7:15 p.m. and took three minutes to pay tribute to those who've suffered from breast cancer. John Hogg is one of the leaders of the event and he says the kids are excited about the message they are sending. "We've got 14 to 18 and 19 year old kids and to get them excited about service projects usually doesn't happen, this has been amazing," said Hogg.

During the event the students were selling Pink Week t-shirts and pink glow sticks. The goal is to raise $25,000 for breast cancer research.  All the proceeds for Pink Week will go toward the Susan G. Komen Find the Cure Foundation.