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RHS Students Fundraising for Diabetes

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Students at Richland High School are working together to raise awareness about people living with diabetes.

The leadership class and executive council, at the school, have been collecting money for the American Diabetes Association since last Thursday.

Each morning, the students go around to homeroom classes and ask their peers to donate their spare change. So far, they have raised nearly $2500.

"A lot of times people don't think that youth have that big of a voice in our community, but it's nice to see that we're donating a lot...a big sum of money towards a good cause," said Alex Hall, a member of the school's executive council.

This year's fundraiser continues through Friday. Anyone interested in making a contribution, can drop off donations at the schools main office.

Richland High School has donated more than $75,000 toward diabetes research since 2003.