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Hundreds of flags planted for Childhood Cancer Awareness month

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By Nick Seebruch
Hundreds of flags planted for Childhood Cancer Awareness month
Haleema Chaudhry with Cornwall Mayor Bernadette Clement (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Students came together to plant over 400 yellow and orange flags on the front lawn of St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The flags were to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout September.

St. Lawrence Secondary School students planting flags on the front lawn of their school to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

SLSS student Haleema Chaudhry had been selling the homemade flags at her school to help raise funds to help fight childhood cancers.

Her goal this year was to raise $450 and she wound up raising $900.

“Children are our future and we need to support them,” said Chaudhry.

Cornwall Mayor Bernadette Clement came out to thank Haleema and their classmates for their support and work.

“I’m proud to see you all come out and support Haleema and this cause,” she said. “I think there is something particularly difficult around childhood cancer. Cancer can make people feel alone and as Mayor I’m happy to know that there are young people working to make children feel less alone.”

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