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Quail Run and North Star host fundraiser

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Yakima, WASH.--Quail Run at Terrace Heights joined forces with North Star Lodge Cancer Center Saturday to provide screenings and educational classes for people in the community.

Staff members from Memorial Hospital were on hand to examine people. Participants paid $15 at the door and could be tested for skin cancer, diabetes, vision loss and several other health conditions.

"There's a lot of people that have health care and cancer needs that don't have the finances," said Dr. Palmer Wright, a physician at Memorial Hospital. "This is one of the avenues to raise money for those."

Around $12,000 was raised and will be donated to North Star's cancer care fund.

The fund helps patients pay for transportation costs, electric bills and monthly rent payments.

The money will also go towards family support programs that provide social services and counseling.