Local organization hits milestone with $100,000 raised for cancer research

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A local organization is hitting a milestone with over $100,000 raised to find a cure for childhood cancer.

Kyle’s Crusaders hosted its fourth annual walk Sunday afternoon in memory of Kyle Addington, who died from Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2014 at 16-years-old.

Dozens of participants contributed donations to the organization, and made the 2-mile walk at Old National Pike District Park.

Organizers announced that after three years of fundraising they finally surpassed the $100,000 mark, with proceeds funding cancer research. 

“We’ve funded research grants for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Emory University…Hopefully, somebody will have the research to get the break-through that will lead to a cure someday and I hope that we’ve been able to be a part of that,” explained Kyle’s mother, Wendy Addington,

100 percent of donations to Kyle’s Crusaders directly funds research grants through Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation.

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