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Madrid-Waddington Central students raise money for cancer research

Madrid-Waddington Central students Colby and Alex Backus recently held a lemonade stand that raised $416 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. 'Thanks to the the generosity of their donors, their efforts will fund a full day of research,' said their mother Darcy Backus.

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