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Marlowe Middle School to hold walkathon

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:33 p.m. CDT

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Marlowe Middle School on Thursday will begin its second annual Mustangs Walk for Teagan.

The 24-hour walkathon is scheduled from 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday.

According to a news release from the school, 415 students will participate, and 90 parents will volunteer at the event.

Last year, the school raised more than $22,000 for the Opening Doors with Teagan Foundation, which provides financial support for families affected by pediatric cancer. The foundation offers assistance to help families with rehab, therapy and other post-hospital costs that insurance typically doesn’t cover.

Money from last year's walkathon helped families in Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Grayslake, Hoffman Estates and Des Plaines, the news release said.

The foundation is named for Teagan Haniszewski, an 8-year-old Chesak Elementary second grader, who has spent the last six years battling pediatric brain cancer that has since gone into remission, according to the school news release.

For more information about the foundation, visit openingdoorswithteagan.org

- Northwest Herald

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