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Redbird Ribbon Walk encourages community to take steps to beat cancer

Participants were asked to make a donation for each lap around the track.
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 2:12 PM CDT
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DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - The De Pere community raised over $8,000 for STINGCANCER.

The Redbird Ribbon Walk took place at the De Pere High School Track.

Participants were asked to make a donation for each lap around the track.

All proceeds from donations, as well as food and shirt sales benefited the De Pere High School STINGCANCER club. STINCCANCER supports local cancer patients and families through volunteer efforts. In total, the walk raised $8,530.

We first alerted you to STINCCANCER’s impact on Northeast Wisconsin.

“There’s so many people touched by cancer. You can’t walk around a school and somebody asks you about your scars or your bald head. Immediately they have a neighbor, a cousin, a mom or grandma that went through cancer. It’s just affected everybody,” founder Nick Nick Nesvacil said.

Sting Cancer started 19 years ago when Nesvacil was a teacher at Green Bay Preble High School. He used the school’s colors and mascot to cleverly start a group... all kids with personal connections to cancer.

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