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Sisters raise nearly $300 with ‘Cans 4 Cancer’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA Two sisters have been collecting bottles since the summer, with a big push on Dec. 6 at a local redemption center. The effort resulted in a $278.50 donation to Community Partners for its wellness effort through Medina Memorial Hospital.

Paige Smith, 12, and her sister Gabby, 10, handed over a bag of change and dollar bills on Tuesday to Cindy Perry, director of health education, wellness and outreach for Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial. In the top photo, Paige, left, is pictured with Perry and Gabby.

The sisters teamed with Shawn and Anna Callard, owner of Route 104 Redemption, for the “Cans 4 Cancer” drive on Dec. 6. The girls wanted to help battle cancer after their grandmother and grandfather both fought the disease.

Perry said the donation will go towards paying for mammograms and other health screenings.

“Early detection saves lives,” she said.