CINCINNATI - The final preparations for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event have begun. On Monday morning, representatives from the non-profit organization stopped by the Fairview-Clifton German Language School to surprise sixth grader Thea Huffman, 11.
Huffman was presented with a T-shirt that had a design she created. Huffman was the winner of the T-shirt design contest for the event.
The local charity's development director, Amy Wagner, said that getting kids involved is important, because they are the next generation to have to fight the disease.
"Thea is one child who's helping us in the battle against breast cancer, but we've got a child in Mason who bakes cookies and takes them her grandma's work to raise money," said Wagner. "I mean, so there are so many kids out there doing lemonade stands and doing whatever they can to remind us we're all in this together."
All of the kids who are registered to participate in the Sept. 29 "Race for the Cure" will receive the T-shirt. Huffman's inspiration for the design was her homeroom teacher who is currently battling the disease.
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