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Local students support cancer survivors

Joe Centers • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Strength and courage. Laughs and tears. Emotions ran high Friday afternoon during a special assembly at New London High School.

Junior and senior high students gathered to wrap up a week in honor of cancer awareness month. A pair of NLHS sophomores -- Steven Shupp and Neely Parsons -- held a fundraiser in honor of their mothers, who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Each day had a different theme: Monday was yellow for Live Strong; Tuesday was gray for brain cancer; Wednesday was pink for breast cancer; Thursday was wig day; and Friday was purple for the assembly.

(NOTE - To see photos of the event, click HERE.)

A story about this subject was published on the front page of Saturday's Reflector.

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