Teens Raise Money for Cancer Camp

Teens Raise Money for Cancer Camp
By:  Wendy Ray
Scott City, MO -- Young people can make a big difference when it comes to fundraising, that's the case at Scott City High school. Every step that's made in the Scott City High School halls Saturday morning is going to help children who have cancer. "We raise money for them to go to Camp Quality which is in Northwest Missouri. It's kind of a relief for the kids to go there and get away," junior Jessica Payne says.
Teacher Martha Nothdurft says FBLA students came up with the idea to host a Camp Quality relay. This is the second year for the event. "We try to do everything we can to get these kids to realize there are kids much less fortunate than they are in many ways," Nothdurft says. "We help out with the March of Dimes and Camp Quality for kids with cancer. Money raised in the relay is helping one of their own. "We have a classmate that got diagnosed with cancer last year. He's better now. We raised money and walked for him last year," junior Megan Eaton says.
Students put together teams and collect donations. FBLA members Payne and Eaton have also gone to local businesses to collect money. Eaton says it's the least they can do to help children. "It just lets you know that you're doing everything you can to help people. You're not being greedy with your time, you're going out and collecting money and you're helping people who need it," she says.
The Camp Quality Relay is from 10 to 1 Saturday at Scott City High School. Cape Central, Oran, Chaffee, and Sikeston are also going to be there. They hope to raise a few thousand dollars for Camp Quality.