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JCCF raises funds at annual 5k

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JOHNSON COUNTY — The Johnson County Cancer Foundation raised $18,766 annual 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 11. 

Participants received gold t-shirts in honor of all forms of cancer affecting children and adolescents. 

Battle for Brynn spokesperson and mother of Brynn, Amy McCartney, provided motivation before the walk and Pastor Gina Johnson blessed the event. 

Keeton Denny sang the National Anthem and everyone observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. 

The Checker Ladies contributed an amazing donation of $10,000; over the past 11 years, they have raised more than $31,000. 

The Checker Ladies are hosting Ladies Night on Oct. 13. 

To date, JCCF has provided $768,000 in financial assistance to residents of Johnson County suffering from the hardships associated with cancer. 

Cancer patients in need of assistance can mail a letter to PO Box 169, Warrensburg, MO or email jocomocancer@gmail.com. 

To donate to the Johnson County Cancer Foundation, checks made out to JCCF can be mailed to PO Box 169, Warrensburg, MO 64093 or funds can be sent via Venmo @JCCF2006.

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